STUDY: OVER 1/2 OF INKJET PRINTER INK IS THROWN AWAY

  • cartridgewebsite-com-big-banner-02-09-07-2016
  • 161213_banner_futorag_902x177px
  • 05 02 2016 429716a-cig-clearchoice-banner-902x177
  • 4toner4
  • futor_902x177v7-tonernew
  • Print
  • banner-01-26-17b
  • mse-big-banner-new-03-17-2016-416716a-tonernews-web-banner-mse-212
  • ink-direct-banner-902-x-177-v-1-2-big-banner-03-23-2017
  • 2toner1-2
  • clover-depot-intl-us-ca-email-signature-05-10-2017-902x1772
Share

STUDY: OVER 1/2 OF INKJET PRINTER INK IS THROWN AWAY

 user 2008-07-22 at 12:05:20 pm Views: 55
  • #20125

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/132969/study_over_half_of_inkjet_printer_ink_is_thrown_away.html
    Study: Over Half of Inkjet Printer Ink is Thrown Away
    As much as 60 percent of the ink in inkjet cartridges is wasted when printers ask users to throw away half-full cartridges.
    july
    08 As much as 60 percent of the ink contained in a typical inkjet
    cartridge is wasted, when printers ask users to throw away half-full
    cartridges, according to research commissioned by Epson.The printer
    company commissioned research laboratory TUV Rheinland to measure how
    much ink is used up and how much remains in an inkjet cartridge when
    the printer claims it’s out of ink. The study revealed vast amounts of
    wastage: no matter which printer you choose, around half the ink you
    pay for goes unused. On average, inkjet printers provide an ink
    efficiency of just 58 percent when used for photo printing purposes and
    47 percent when used for printing business documents such as
    presentations.Research company TUV Rheinland performed comparative
    tests on eight different printers from well-known brands such as HP,
    Canon, Brother, Lexmark, Epson and Kodak. The Kodak EasyShare model
    that was included in the test proved to have an ink efficiency level of
    just 40 percent. By contrast, models made by Epson and one HP inkjet,
    were shown to have efficiency levels of around 80 percent.The printers
    that scored particularly poorly were multi-ink cartridge models. This
    category included printers in which colors are supplied in a single
    unit of cyan, magenta and yellow as well as six-color printers that
    have a five-color ink cartridge. The printers each printed as many
    sample pages as possible until one of the colors was exhausted. The
    residual amount of ink that was unused was then recorded.

    TUV
    Rheinland’s Hartmut Mueller-Gerbes explained that tests were carried
    out separately for photo printing and for business printing. The sample
    photo prints used were chosen at random by a focus group while a
    typical PowerPoint presentation was used as the sample document for the
    business-focused efficiency test.Here, explained Mueller-Gerbes, one
    color tends to dominate as a presentation will have a particular color
    theme “such as the light magenta used in our example or the light cyan
    used in my presentation.” Because of this, business printing tends to
    drain one color faster than any other and the printer alerts the user
    that replenishment ink is needed.Epson commissioned the tests to
    measure the environmental impact of ink waste and to back up its
    assertion that it’s less wasteful — as well as cheaper — to use a
    printer that has individual color tanks. Epson sells inkjet printers
    only that have separate ink cartridges for each color. This means that
    when one color runs out, the consumer can replace a single cartridge,
    rather than having to replace all the colors when only one has been
    used up, as is the case with multi-ink cartridges.The weight of the
    inkjet cartridges was taken before and after the tests to ascertain how
    much ink was in it. They also compared with the weight of an empty
    cartridge to arrive at a figure for the ink on its own. The cartridges
    were chemically cleaned to ensure the weight of the cartridge alone was
    factored in.However, as conference attendees were quick to point out,
    the tests Epson commissioned did not measure the cost to the consumer,
    the number of pages each printer was able to produce before running out
    of color and did not factor in the amount of ink used up by the
    cleaning cycle that printers routinely perform. This last factor is
    something industry experts believe accounts for a significant amount of
    ink waste