Do you take positive steps to Promote environmentally sustainable behavior and reduce energy costs while buying a large format printer?

How-To Make Environmentally Friendly Decisions while buying a large format printer?

February 14, 2022

Your customers and employees care about how environmentally responsible your organization is, and your printer and printing material is a great place to start and show them you care. When you’ve done your homework to ensure that your printing comes from sustainably-produced printer and paper, spread the word!

You can add a line of text for the sustainable certification you use. You can also add a recycling label on your brochures, business cards, CAD designs, engineering drawings, and R&D designs to take your environmentally friendly plan to the next level!

The four environmental choices when choosing a large format printer

Printing Technology

Printing has always been innovative in its use of technology. Over recent years many new technologies have helped printers reduce waste, costs and environmental impact. Cleaner technology can deliver cost benefits such as reducing waste, energy use or improving efficiency. It can also eliminate the use of resources or hazardous materials, or reduce impact elsewhere in the print supply chain.

Canon’s Radiant Fusing technology, you can achieve it. With instant-on printer availability and virtually no warm-up time, the eco-friendly Radiant Fusing technology consumes less energy, realizes shorter print times and produces less noise and ozone compared to other toner based large format printing systems.


The choice of paper is a significant factor in the environmental impact of a print product. The greener printer is fully informed on the relative environmental merits of different papers and able to advise the customer, as well as offering a full range of paper choices.

What qualifies as “eco-friendly” when it comes to paper?

Eco-friendly paper, is exactly what its name implies: A greener version of traditional paper, with a smaller carbon footprint and overall environmental impact. There are two main kinds of eco-friendly paper. The first is recycled paper.  The second is FSC Certified paper. Integrating either into your home or office is a great move for the environment. Canon’s PlotWave series is capable to print on FSC paper and recycled paper and many other green media types.

Reducing Waste

Paper waste is a big issue in business. If you can reduce paper waste in the workplace, you can have a positive impact on the environment. In fact, paper makes up the largest part of un-recycled waste that offices generate.

The PlotWave Series is an easy-to-use, highly secure and productive system to reduce misprints and costs with the smart, time-saving automated functions, such as accurate live print previews, automated roll switching and a full range of tailored peripheral equipment.

Energy Consumption

Businesses will increasingly need to understand and manage their carbon footprint in the future. The direct carbon footprint due to energy use is linked to direct energy costs. Savings here are a direct cost benefit to the customers. Increasingly, carbon foot printing will be extended to include the whole supply chain so that clients can understand the impact of their purchasing decisions.

Canon’s Radiant Fusing technology has virtually no warm-up time, the eco-friendly Radiant Fusing technology consumes less energy and saves energy cost.