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The Science Behind Epson’s Heat Free Printers: How It Works & The Benefits

25th June 2023

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The digital age has transformed the way we communicate and store information. Despite advancements in technology, one aspect that remains significant is printing. The ability to transfer digital files into physical copies is still a necessity for many businesses worldwide, including finance, logistics and education.

Although traditional inkjet printers provide various benefits, including ease of use and high-quality of prints, the arrival of Epson is a contender for those wanting to integrate more sustainable practices within their business. This is where Epson comes in. With their game-changing technology that has revolutionised the printing industry, you can now print more sustainably to reduce energy consumption, costs and carbon emissions.

At Insight Systems, we understand the importance of sustainability for businesses, and we’re here to help clients build a more sustainable future together, which is why we’re a certified Epson Gold Partner.

We’ll explore the innovative features and benefits of Epson Heat Free Printers, but first, we need to understand how heat free printing works!

Understanding Heat-Free Printing

Epson uses PrecisionCore heat free technology, the next-generation inkjet printing technology – ultimately bringing inkjet printing to the next level. PrecisionCore combines advanced components, including thin-film piezoelectric technology, which helps to deliver fast inkjet printing with exceptional image quality.

Unlike other traditional printers, the heat-free printing technology doesn’t require heat in the ink ejection process. Pressure is applied to the Piezo element, which flexes backwards and forwards to fire the ink from the printhead.


How Epson’s Environmental Printers Work

Epson printers reduce the printing process from eight steps to three, which is incredible. The main benefits of reducing the steps in the process are that it significantly reduces energy consumption and you experience faster printing with no compromise on print quality. Epson’s heat free technology eliminates five steps compared to laser printers.

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Let’s look at a typical laser printer and the steps required.

  1. Receive print job.
  2. Preheat the fuser.
  3. Charge the photoreceptor drum.
  4. Laser exposure.
  5. Development.
  6. Toner transfer.
  7. Fusing.
  8. Print.

It seems like quite a long process, doesn’t it?


Epson’s printer steps involve the following:

  1. Receive print job.
  2. Ink ejection.
  3. Print.


What Are The Benefits of Epson’s Heat Free Printers?

Epson is an innovator in the world of print and continues to be ahead of the curve without compromising the quality of its printer range. As the UK targets net zero by 2050, all sectors need to implement sustainable and eco-friendly practices to reduce our carbon emissions and carbon footprint. 


Less Power Consumption Means Saving Energy & Money

Epson’s environmental printers use less power and require no heat to warm up, significantly reducing energy consumption. If you’re looking to change your office space’s setup, it’s time to switch to Epson eco-friendly printers.

Fewer Replacement Parts

Traditional inkjet printers often come with expensive ink cartridges that need frequent replacement. In contrast, Epson printers utilise large ink tanks, also known as Refillable Ink Pack systems, significantly reducing printing costs. These refillable packs can hold a substantial amount of ink, offering a low cost per page and minimising downtime associated with cartridge replacement.

Laser printers also tend to have more consumables and require drum, transfer belt and fuse replacements. 

High Speed & High-Quality Printing

Another significant benefit of heat free technology is that because there’s no heat to warm up, printing starts immediately when you switch the printer on. In some cases with traditional printers, it can take up to 15 minutes for them to wake up and print. When you’re in a busy, demanding environment, this is time that you can spend prioritising other tasks.

Ready to make your switch to Epson?


Reduces Waste

Epson’s system reduces waste by using refillable ink tanks instead of disposable cartridges, contributing to a greener printing solution.

Epson printers have emerged as a game-changer in the printing industry, addressing many of the limitations of traditional inkjet and laser printers. With their speed, cost efficiency, high print quality, and environmental friendliness, Epson offers an unparalleled printing experience. These printers provide a reliable, efficient, and cost-effective solution.

As technology advances, Epson’s commitment to innovation ensures that printing remains hassle-free and enjoyable. So, why settle for outdated printing technology when you can embrace the future of printing with heat free printers? Upgrade your printing experience today with Insight Systems.

Download the Epson heat free technology brochure for further information.


About Us

At Insight Systems, we’re huge advocates of sustainability and are dedicated to providing customers with smart office solutions that help towards building an environmentally friendly office for you and your business. 

Having worked with various industries nationwide, from finance, to logistics, educational institutions and more, we’re your number one partner for all of your printing needs. Get in touch with our expert team to discuss how we can help your business.


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