Sustainability and Printing

Print & Sustainability

Printing and Sustainability – Mutually Exclusive?

These days you’d be hard-pressed not to find someone in the upper tiers of management not concerned with sustainability. Either from an ethical point of view, as in it’s the right thing to do or a strictly financial – reducing waste is good for the bottom line.

You may not have thought about it, but printing can consume a lot of resources – financial and natural. With a quick Google search, the consensus seems to be that the average employee prints about 10K pages per year, costing somewhere around $700 and using up a little over three per year! In addition, for each print server you have, the cost is somewhere around $4000 per year to maintain that and on average, could consume 7500 kWh per year.