Printer Manufacturers Cut Energy Consumption in Europe

With a self-regulation initiative in Europe, all major imaging and printer manufacturers have improved the energy efficiency of their products by more than one third between 2011 to 2014.

According to, the Voluntary Agreement (VA), developed by EuroVAprint and approved by the European Commission, requires manufacturers to comply with a strict set of design and information requirements related to energy consumption, recyclability and optimized use of paper.

The latest Energy Efficiency Report revealed energy consumption from inkjet products had been cut by 35.6% over the four years.

Besides this, the sales and energy consumption of non-compliant products in the EU have been more than halved within the same period.

Now the market coverage of the VA signatory companies in Europe is said to be “more than 99%”.

“More than 97% of the printers our industry put on the market are compliant to the standards we agreed,” said EuroVAprint president Maxime Furkel of Lexmark.



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