*NEWS*BROTHER:BACK TO THE FUTURE W/INKJET

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*NEWS*BROTHER:BACK TO THE FUTURE W/INKJET

 user 2007-07-24 at 11:19:00 am Views: 48
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    Brother goes back to the future with inkjet innovations
    Printer manufacturer invests in low energy technologies as paper becomes more precious
    Innovations
    in inkjet, rather than laser printing, hold the key to developing a new
    generation of highly energy efficient printers, according to printer
    manufacturer Brother.Speaking to IT Week’s BusinessGreen blog, Mike
    Dinsdale head of communications and CSR at Brother UK and a former
    engineer at the company, said that it was impossible to deliver
    significant improvements in the energy efficiency of laser printers and
    as a result, environmentally-conscious firms were likely to turn to
    next generation inkjet printers as a means of reducing the energy
    consumption of their printers.”We might be able to cut laser printers’
    energy use by 10 percent or so, but laser is by definition an energy
    hungry technology,” he said. “If you are going to deliver real energy
    efficiency it has to come from inkjet, and the trick is to make the
    print head long enough so that it doesn’t have to move and you don’t
    need a motor.”Dinsdale said Brother was currently developing a long
    head inkjet printer for printing photographs, which would be available
    by 2009 and promises to print 170 pages a minute boasting 600dpi and
    using just 13.5w/h of energy. In contrast, he said a current inkjet
    printer would use 40w/h and a laser printer up to 600w/h. He added that
    the company was also working on a similar long head printer for office
    use that would consume just 60w/h when in use.Dinsdale predicted that
    growing concerns over the energy consumption of IT kit, particularly
    among public sector accounts, would convince many companies to adopt
    the new generation of inkjet printers.”At the moment laser has an
    advantage in terms of speed, but long head will change tha,” he argued.
    “We’re convinced inkjet has a big future, though we accept it will need
    a real shift in industry and customer attitudes. It is concern over
    energy consumption that will stimulate that change in attitude.”The new
    energy efficiency inkjet printers are just part of a wider
    environmental strategy, according to Dinsdale, which has seen the
    company invest heavily in non-printer technologies, such as reusable
    paper and electronic paper display units that could help promote the
    paperless office.”We have to accept that paper will become more
    precious and we may have to move on,” he said. “We are throwing a huge
    amount of money into research and the vast majority of it isn’t going
    into conventional technologies, but into new systems.”