Environmental Conservation

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Printer product standards

Resource saving
  • Recycled plastic materials (pre-consumer materials, post-consumer materials) shall be used in one or more parts.
  • It shall be possible to print on one or more types of paper with an overall rating of 80 or more as specified in "Paper" and "Copy paper" under the Act on Green Procurement. (Excluding thermal printers and impact printers.)
  • For electrophotographic printers and multifunction devices, the automatic duplex function shall be configurable as an option or as standard for black and white speed 25 ipm or more (black and white printer) or 20 ipm or more (color printer).
Ease of recycling
  • Ease of reuse, recycling, and separation/disassembly shall be considered from the design stage.
  • Large plastic casing parts weighing 25g or more shall be made from a single homopolymer, copolymer, or polymer blend.
  • Large plastic casing parts or chassis weighing 25g or more shall be composed of no more than 4 types of separable polymers or polymer blends.
  • Appropriate material labeling shall be performed on packaging materials. Plain packaging shall be excluded.
Energy conservation
  • Information on maximum power consumption and sleep mode power shall be provided.
Regulations on hazardous substances
  • Batteries shall not contain lead, cadmium, mercury or its compounds as recipe constituents.
  • Lead shall be used for electrophotographic printer toner and photosensitive drums. They shall not contain cadmium, mercury or their compounds as recipe constituents.
  • Plastic materials including packaging, toner, and photosensitive drums shall not contain cadmium, lead, mercury, hexavalent chromium or their compounds as recipe constituents.
  • Plastic materials including packaging shall not contain brominated or chlorinated flame retardants to avoid the generation of dioxins.
  • Toners, inks, and ink ribbons shall not contain heavy metals such as cadmium, lead, mercury, hexavalent chromium or their compounds as recipe constituents.
Longer operating life / upgrades
  • The minimum holding period for performance parts and consumables for repairs shall be at least 5 years after production stoppage.
  • Devices shall be structured such that installed batteries can be replaced or removed as a battery unit.
Maintaining the office environment
  • Products shall be compliant with Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) standards stipulated in Eco Mark printer certification standards.
  • Products shall be compliant with noise standards stipulated in Eco Mark printer certification standards.
Collection/recycling of used consumables and products
  • There shall be a system for collection and recycling of consumables.
    In Japan, customers shall be able to return consumables to manufacturers etc. for free.
Safety
  • Safety certification conforming with IEC60950 shall be obtained. Foreign certification may be obtained for series models.
  • Products shall comply with VCCI standards regarding electromagnetic compatibility.

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