How Green is Your Printer?

By now everyone knows that routinely printing out e-mails or Web pages is a waste of paper and ink — and thus, of money. Now Xerox wants to persuade customers that it is also an assault on the environment. Xerox’s new tool can calculate the carbon footprint of printers and copiers…

How Green Is Your Printer? By Claudia H Deutsch

Uhm, is it just me but using a printer is simply NOT green. Period. ?

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  1. A related item:

    You have to pay for the font and the software is Windows only, but it supposedly helps you save paper. I’m poor and a mac owner, so I’ve tried neither. :(

    About the software:
    GreenPrint’s patent-pending software is a simple idea, but it solves a problem nearly everyone can relate to: The ubiquitous wasted page. This is the page with just a URL, banner ad, legal disclaimer, etc. These wasted pages occur many times a day littering homes and offices around the world and wasting money, trees, and time.

    About the font:
    EverGreen is the first font aimed at minimizing paper use. Its characters were designed to allow more words to fit on each printed page without compromising readability. Compared with common fonts such as Arial, Times New Roman and Helvetica, EverGreen reduces paper use by 15-20%.

  2. I haven’t had ink in my printer since about 2005. If I need something printed then I really need it printed and most likely needs better quality than my hp printer can spit out.

  3. I am currently out of Magenta… So.. VERY green.

    I am in the same boat as Chase. I email all my invoices, estimates, and comp work to clients, or else post pending work online for viewing. I would say that what little use my printer has HAD of late is mostly for my kids’ school work!

  4. Printing is not green but neither is driving, eating, working, and basically living. Just reducing consumption still doesn’t make it green. Just wait for technology to catch up.

  5. I was thinking today. Wouldn’t a typeface that takes up less ink, use more paper? since we wouldn’t use as much ink? I thought it was the paper that killed trees, not the ink. Maybe I’m dumb but I was wondering that. hah