How Epson is changing perspectives

Find out how we’re improving our current product offering with solutions that transform everyday activities and are kinder to the environment

How Epson is changing perspectives

How Epson is changing perspectives

At Epson, we’re committed to changing the way our customers work and live. That’s because in order to meet our own ambitious environmental targets, we’re going to need to fundamentally improve the efficiency of our lives. With that in mind, we’re not just working on improving our current product offering – we’re imagining new solutions that transform everyday activities, and are kinder to the environment.

Recently, we developed the world’s first compact office papermaking system, PaperLab. Capable of producing new paper from securely shredded wastepaper – without the use of water – it’s set to drastically reduce its users’ impact on the planet. Organisations that install a PaperLab will be able to produce paper of various sizes, thicknesses, colours and types – for everything from daily use, to business cards. Transforming waste into an asset, it’s the kind of innovation that will help us achieve our targets, and preserve the world we live in.

Sometimes though, a new approach to existing technology is what’s required. Many people now assume that when it comes to printing, laser technology is more environmentally-friendly than inkjet. But at Epson, we have found that’s not always the case. Our WorkForce Pro inkjet printers use up to 96% less energy1, and up to 94% less waste2 than competitive laser alternatives – making them far more efficient than the competition.

Our WorkForce Pro RIPS models, with their replaceable ink pack systems that last for up to 75,000 prints before being changed, go even further – producing up to 99%1 less waste than lasers and copiers. What’s more, there are up to 92% fewer CO2 emissions from raw materials sourced and manufactured to produce RIPS consumables than those of comparable laser products2.

By reimagining technology old and new, we’re developing new outlooks that change previously accepted processes. This will help us achieve a number of the goals set out in our Environmental Vision 2050, including the reduction of CO2 emissions by 90% across the lifecycle of all products and services, and the complete elimination of global warming gas emissions other than CO2. By the same year, we also aim to have made significant progress in restoring and preserving biodiversity as a member of the ecosystem, in partnership with local communities.

With our eventual targets in mind, we’ll continue to drive improvements in the performance of our existing products, by looking at them with a completely new perspective. At the same time, we’ll develop unique, next-generation Epson technologies, products, and services that tread more lightly on the Earth. This combination of approaches, facilitated by innovation and imagination, should prove vital in our fight against global warming – and help us create a more efficient, more connected, more intuitive world for our users.

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

2 Based upon the extraction and processing of raw materials and supplies fabrication. As tested by Epson methodology: 1. Calculation is only CO2 emission as global warming environmental burden. 2. The results of calculation is based on self-declaration (third-party verification is not received). 3. We use the coefficient of CO2 (kg- CO2 /unit) published in JEMAI database ‘LCA Pro’.