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Toshiba Printer Allows Paper Reuse, Cuts CO2 Emissions 57%

e-STUDIO306LPToshiba America Business Solutions’ latest multifunction product (MFP) incorporates an erasable toner that allows the reuse of paper and lessens carbon dioxide emissions by up to 57 percent, the company says.

The e-STUDIO306LP/RD30 — with copy, print, scan and fax functions — can erase images and text output, allowing users to reuse the same sheet of paper as many as five times.

The British Standards Institute, a global national standards organization, has validated the device’s CO2 emission claims, Toshiba says.

To further minimize a company’s carbon footprint, the e-STUDIO306LP/RD30 integrates bio-based plastics, which produce 20 percent less CO2 emissions during production compared to traditional petroleum-based versions, the company says. The new e-STUDIO’s output — a distinctive blue — further distinguishes itself from any other available device while serving to notify users that the page’s output is erasable.

The e-STUDIORD30 unit is where a page’s output is erased. By applying heat, the toner color is effectively removed, thereby erasing any output on the page. For archival purposes, the eraser unit can also be configured to scan any documents to a network file location or USB drive prior to performing the erasing.

Reusable paper, which has been erased, is returned to the unit’s upper drawer while output that is unable to be fully erased is sent to the e-STUDIORD30’s bottom drawer to be recycled.

Toshiba’s latest MFP also includes advanced security functionality including the company’s proprietary Self Encrypting Drive (SED) with Automatic Data Invalidation (ADI) that renders the drive’s data useless if removed. By coupling the company’s IPSec enabler — that encrypts information sent to and from a device — and data overwrite capability, the e-STUDIO306LP/RD30 meets the US Department of Defense’s rigid security requirements.

To help organizations further lessen their carbon footprint, Toshiba’s Encompass Analysis reviews a company’s carbon footprint and then issues a report, detailing the print-related eco footprint and suggesting ways to reduce environmental impact.

The company continues to provide customers free toner recycling through its zero-waste-to-landfill toner partnership with Close the Loop. In addition to accepting its own toner, Toshiba accepts any other brand of spent toner cartridges.


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