EPSON REDUCES INK CARTRIDGE PACKAGING

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EPSON REDUCES INK CARTRIDGE PACKAGING

 user 2008-12-01 at 11:58:41 am Views: 52
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    http://www.sustainableisgood.com/blog/2007/07/epson-gradually.html
    Epson Reduces Ink Cartridge Packaging
    Epson printers have long been the printer of choice for graphic and imaging professionals.  Mike over at Vestal Design put together an interesting post on his observations of reduced print cartridge packaging by Epson.  Over time he has noticed significant downsizing of the packaging for print cartridges for his Epson 2200.  Thanks to some excellent photography and saving the packaging his piece is quite interesting. The packaging began at 77g, (11cm x 15cm x 3.5cm), in a package much larger than the cartridge itself. Having owned several Epson 2200′s myself I can attest to the excessive nature of the cartridge packaging.

    Mike notes about two years ago, Epson slimmed down this packaging by eliminating corrugated cardboard filler and shrink wrap inside the box and narrowed the width to 2cm to drop the packaging to 63g.The cartridge itself is only about 7cm tall, so a third generation of packaging shrank the box down another 3.5cm to 57g.Epson’s packaging reduction had environmental and cost benefits for the company.  By making the packaging smaller and lighter, Epson is able to pack more cartridges onto a pallet, maximizing shipping efficiency and resources.

    Earlier this year HP announced it was redesigning the packaging for of all of its North America home printer cartridges.  HP estimates its redesigned print cartridge packaging will eliminate the use of nearly 15 million pounds of materials, including 3 million pounds of corrugated cardboard in 2007.  The packaging also will eliminate the use of more than 6.8 million pounds of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic through material reduction and substitution of recycled content plastic and paperboard.