Epson 25: how we’re making products more sustainable

Learn about our Epson 25 corporate vision and how we’re taking a long-term view on the design, development and manufacture of our products

Epson 25: how we’re making products more sustainable

Epson 25: how we’re making products more sustainable

The fight against global warming requires all organisations to do what they can for the greater good. At Epson, technological innovation is our forte – our longstanding commitment to monozukuri (a Japanese philosophy meaning ‘the art and science of making things’) and Sho Sho Sei (compact, precision and energy saving) characteristics have allowed us to achieve this in an economical fashion.

Our dedication to sustainable business and these Japanese principles are why we’re weaving an environmental commitment throughout our entire product range – designing products that are both more efficient, and more effective.

Our WorkForce Pro inkjet printers have been developed with these combined philosophies at their core. Their high-capacity ink pack system requires less frequent replacement of consumables, resulting in up to 94% less waste than competitive laser alternatives, as well as up to 96% less energy1.

For businesses that require textile printing, there are huge benefits too. Our digital inkjet printing shrinks the printing process from up to two months, to a total of fourteen days. Unlike traditional ‘analogue’ textile prints, digital printers print directly onto the fabric. That means no plates are required, meaning a reduction in energy, water, ink and chemical use. In fact, the technology uses up to 75% less electricity and water during production than traditional methods2.

It’s not just our inkjet technology that’s kinder to the environment either. This transformative approach is also evident in our interactive projectors. They lessen users’ environmental impact with a variety of functions that minimise power consumption, both when projecting images and when idle. Among other modes, the newly developed Light Optimiser Function automatically adjusts lamp brightness based on the projected image – cutting power consumption by as much as 27%, without affecting the quality of the picture.

These are just a few examples of us leading the way in fighting climate change – but we won’t stop there. Driven by our Epson 25 corporate vision, we’re taking a long-term view on the design, development and manufacture of our products – to create a new connected age of people, things and information with efficient, compact and precision technologies.

Every day, we’re striving to create products that are better for our planet, and better for our users. As a race, innovating, imagining and creating is the way to preserve the earth, and provide a bright future for our children.

1 As tested by BLI, over two months to April 2015, against a selection of competing machines, as commissioned by Epson. For more information visit www.epson.eu/inkjetsaving

2 Source: Epson internal research, 2015