Have you ever thought about how your office printers might impact the planet? You might be heavily reliant on printing for your workplace productivity, but the printers can be one of the main offenders when it comes to your business’ environmental footprint. Irresponsible printing practices in your business contribute a great deal to waste, C02 production, and resource usage.
Investing in brands that are embedding sustainability in the way they design their products is a small way to run a more eco-conscious operation while streamlining workflows and creating quality documents. Nashua is a leading brand in the quick-growing sustainable printing movement. We offer the latest printing technology that meet modern day demands, created with earth-friendly practices in mind.
Taking the time to learn more about the tremendous benefits of green printing practices in your business will hopefully motivate you to follow this very popular and important trend.
For many employees in the office, printing supplies waste has become a habit: they print unnecessary copies, print on one side of the paper, or load paper incorrectly, which can lead to paper jams. Not only do these habits put extra strain on our natural resources and damage our environment but they also cause your printing supplier to run out quicker. At Nashua, some of our printers like the HP Colour LaserJet Managed MFP E47528 are designed to keep use of resources to a minimum. Sustainability features include default two-sided (duplex) printing, longer-lasting inks, and locking paper tray guides that prevent paper jams.
Conserving supplies naturally leads to savings. Printer features such as duplex printing and higher ink yields, as well as some printers’ ability to enter a reduced power state after a set period of inactivity, will noticeably cut the price of your bills as you don’t have to purchase new stock as often.
Beyond acting as the centralised hub where all printing, copying, faxing, and scanning takes place, today’s multifunction printers have sustainable features that enhance workplace efficiency. One of the main boosts of productivity comes from these printers’ Instant-on Technology and Instant-On Copy, which produces the first page faster when the printer is coming out of low-power mode. Eco-friendly printers also offer wireless printing and colour touch screens that lets you complete tasks quickly and easily.
Sustainable printers bring the added benefit of not only being planet-friendly but people-friendly, as well. Many standard printing inks and toners contain harmful substances to some degree, which can pollute indoor air. Eco-friendly inks and toners, which are plant-based and 100% biodegradable, contain no hazardous artificial chemicals. This means they’re significantly less likely to irritate the airways, eyes, or skin, leading to happier, healthier staff.
Did you know that consumers are increasingly demanding eco-friendly products and social responsibility from businesses? If you have a commercial print shop, promoting your green printing practises can set you apart from your competitors and attract new customers who want to conduct business with a company that embraces sustainability.
There are a lot of boxes that need to be ticked when finding an office printer that is the right fit for you, and their environmentally-friendly qualies are just part of the equation.
One small step your business can take to minimise its environmental impact is to be a bit savvier about which printers to buy and where you buy it – partnering with a service provider that makes a demonstrable effort to make a positive footprint. At Nashua, you can find a great selection of sustainable printers that benefit your workflows and the environment.