|[December 05, 2012]
Toshiba Launches World's First Eco-Friendly MFP System That Can Erase Images and Text on the Prints
TOKYO --(Business Wire)--
TEC (TOKYO:6588) has announced the world's first eco-friendly MFP
system that can erase images and text on the prints with integrated
scan-to-network function, available in Japan from February 2013 to be
followed by a worldwide roll out.
e-STUDIO 306LP/RD30 lends strong support to conservation and sustainable use of natural ecosystems. (Photo: Business Wire)
The e-STUDIO 306LP MFP combines with the e-STUDIO RD30 for
removing the toner color from the printed documents. The instantly
erasable toner is a special toner whose color is removed by passing the
paper through the RD30 at high temperature.
If the same paper is used five times, this constitutes some 57%
reduction in the system's total CO2 emissions.
The key features of the RD30 are its ability to sort paper into reusable
and un-reusable sheets at the same time as removing the toner color, and
to digitize the documents prior to erasing. Normally, documents that
have been used, for example, at a meeting, are either filed away or
scrapped, but with this system, there is no filing or destroying of
paper documents, and the contents of the documents can be converted into
data and saved for future use.
Differentiation in eco-printing
Based on the Toshiba (News - Alert) strategy of 'Differentiation in ECO-printing' the
company has always provided multifunction printers with enhanced
environmental technology by reducing the MFP's size and weight and smart
energy efficiency improvements.
Yet a key cost-saving issue with a positive 'green' effect in every
office today is "saving paper". The e-STUDIO 306LP/RD30
re-usable paper solution opens a window to a new work style in the
office environment by encouraging users to re-use paper through the new
Toshiba TEC new e-STUDIO 306LP/RD30 helps enterprises to adopt
business strategies that contribute to sustainable development.
Environmental Technologies: Customer Benefits
1. The e-STUDIO 306LP/RD30 houses Intelligent Green MFP
Technology with the built-in erasing system, allowing users to refill
their paper tray five times with the same paper! This has a double
advantage for the enterprise:
paper cost is reduced to one-fifth of the current cost structure
lower ecological footprint of every e-STUDIO 306LP/RD30 MFP
improves the standing of the enterprise in CSR (News - Alert) campaigns and is part
of a sustainable future for all
2. Toshiba's award-winning design team incorporated bio-based plastics
into this innovative re-usable paper MFP. Bio-based plastics are made
from raw materials extracted from plants, Bio-based plastics are
environmentally friendly, producing approximately 20% less CO2
during its production when compared with petroleum-based plastics.
As of November 1, 2012, it is the world's first product in the
category of mass-produced multifunctional printers to use
electrographic (TOSHIBA TEC data).
The erasable toner was jointly developed with Pilot Corporation. The
erasing speed is 30 A4-size sheets per minute using only the erasing
function, or 15 A4-size sheets per minute using the
The number of times sheets can be reused varies depending on the
Eco-friendly MFP (Multifunction Printer) system has verified the
calculation method used to determine the amount of reduction in CO2
(Life Cycle Assessment: LCA) by BSI Group Japan. Life Cycle
Assessment (LCA) is a method of assessing the environmental impact
of a product or service from the time of production until
(British Standards Institution) is a global organization that
equips businesses with the necessary solutions to turn standards
of best practice into habits of excellence. Formed in 1901, BSI
was the world's first National Standards Body and a founding
member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
About Toshiba Tec Corporation
Tec Corporation, a Toshiba company, designs and markets worldwide an
extensive range of technology products, including POS (Point of Sales)
systems and barcode printing equipment, label printing and RFID systems
for the manufacturing, logistics and retail industries; and kiosk and
self-service solutions for the retail, hospitality and transportation
industries. Toshiba Tec is a leading global provider of copiers and MFP
for office use.
Please visit http://www.toshibatec.co.jp/en.
In the USA: http://business.toshiba.com/usa/home.html
In Europe: http://electronicimaging.toshiba.de/
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