ENERGY STAR makes it easy to find the printer, copier, or scanner you are looking for. Using our product finder tool , you can select certified energy efficient models made by the best and most trusted brands you have long relied on -- like Ricoh, Canon, Brother, Lexmark, Epson, HP, Konica, OKI, Savin, Xerox and others. In addition, you can filter the list for specific attributes such as:
• Printing Technologies
• Color or Black and White Printing
• Print Speeds
• Page Sizes
Selecting the appropriate printer, copier or scanner can be a complicated undertaking. They come in wide range of printing technologies, shapes, sizes, and purposes. For example, some printers are designed specifically for photographers, others as bulky central printing/copying hubs serving an entire office, and many fill the “all-in-one” desktop needs of the home office. See our buying guidance for information on how to select the right model for your situation.
Regardless of your specific needs, the one aspect of the decision is simple – select ENERGY STAR certified printers, copiers, and scanners to save energy and money! They are third party certified to be energy efficient and save up to 35 percent versus conventional equipment by using the least amount of energy when working, and most importantly, when they are doing nothing! See the criteria met to earn ENERGY STAR certification.
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Current Specification Effective Date: October 11, 2019
The ENERGY STAR certified imaging equipment product criteria require that printers, multi-function devices, mailing machines, scanners, and digital duplicators operate efficiently, requires automatic duplexing capabilities, and utilizes certain power management features.
The criteria are tailored to each product type and considers the appropriate way to evaluate energy use by use profile and also includes the speed of the product. For certain products, a base allowance is used, which limits the amount of energy the product can consume and then adds allowances for features that increase energy demand. In addition, there are requirements for external power supplies, duplexing requirements for certain printer and multi-function devices, and specific requirements for digital front end accessory.
For a complete description of the specification, please go to Imagine Equipment Version 3.1 Program Requirements.
Whether you are procuring a multifunction copier, printer, or digital duplicator for the office or for your home you can maximize the energy savings and reduce your carbon footprint by engaging in these best practices.
Multifunction Copiers and Printers
Ensure that your Sleep settings are set up to maximize your savings.
Use apps and widgets.
Print only when necessary.
Use secure-print feature.
Use double-sided printing and image combination modes.
Consider your quality settings.
Digital duplicators are printing products designed for high volume jobs. These products utilize stencil duplicating with digital reproduction as an alternative to toner printing.
- Choose the right size.
Purchasing a digital duplicator that can’t manage your paper loads will result in increased wear and tear and a short product life, forcing you to purchase a new product sooner. Purchasing a digital duplicator that is too large is a waste of financial and energy resources. Identifying the right size, which includes projected growth, is one of the most important purchasing decisions you can make.
- Consider your sleep settings.
As with other, similar products, digital duplicators can go to sleep or automatically shut-off, saving energy for your business. Consider setting aggressive sleep or shut-off settings to take advantage of these features and savings. You can always adjust the product to the demands of your particular setting.
- Consider your scanning needs before purchasing.
- Consider how often you utilize your scanner.
As with copiers and printers, ENERGY STAR certified scanners also are required to have a sleep mode.When the scanner is not in use It automatically goes to sleep. Additionally, scanners have an automatic shut-off setting.After 4 hours of no usage, the scanner will automatically turn off.
For any product, consider your full range of needs. Buying one multifunction device is more efficient than buying each product individually.