- 31st August 2016
- Published: 29th November 2019
Sharp have long been at the cutting-edge of design and innovation. As a company, they have also taken great strides in reducing energy consumption of the photocopiers and MFP's they create. One of the ways they do this is through their membership of EuroVAPrint, a self-regulatory initiative that aims to reduce the environmental footprint of imaging equipment.
In recent times, Sharp have achieved remarkable results in energy saving across Europe, and between 2011-2014 the energy consumption of related products was cut by over 30 percent. The agreement, backed by the European Commission, obliges manufacturers to comply with a strict set of design and information requirements, related to energy consumption, recyclability, and use of compatible cartridges. In terms of design, manufacturers must address the energy consumption of imaging devices, as well as offer machines and consumables built with easy-to-recycle plastic and other materials.
Manufacturers have also agreed to help encourage the use of automatic duplex, or double-sided printing, as well as printing several pages on one sheet, to help end-users save even more paper. The agreement also lays out a series of requirements for environmental information that needs to be made available to customers. The aim of which is to promote and secure energy efficiency both in the office and the home when using imaging equipment.
In conclusion, by reducing energy consumption across its imaging equipment products, Sharp has once again demonstrated its ability to put its vision into practice. Find out more about the Sharp's latest range of energy saving copier printers in our colour photocopiers and black and white photocopiers sections.