HP Photosmart ml2000d Minilab

The HP Photosmart ML2000D Minilab is one of the first commercially available dry inkjet minilabs capable of producing traditional single-sided photo prints as well as double-sided photo book pages and calendars.

HP Retail Publishing Solutions include dry printing systems for commercial photo processing that reduce the environmental impact of standard photo printing. While a typical silver-halide system can discharge significant amounts of chemicals and water, HP Photosmart Microlab and Minilab printers are self-contained units that do not require a water source or drains, eliminating the overflow of developer, fixer, and wash water to municipal and private waste-treatment facilities.

During a 2010 life cycle assessment, conducted by Four Elements Consulting and commissioned by HP, HP Minilab and Microlab printers outperformed silver-halide systems in the majority of impact categories, including two areas of particular importance: carbon footprint and total energy use. The assessment revealed that HP Minilab printers used three times less electricity than comparable silver-halide systems.1 In addition, the carbon footprint of HP Minilab printers was up to 30% smaller than that of silver-halide systems.2 A retailer using an HP Minilab printer instead of a silver-halide system could, over a typical operating period, reduce greenhouse gas emissions by the equivalent of 73 barrels of oil.3

Plus, HP Retail Publishing Solutions supplies can easily be recycled after use, and HP provides free shipping materials and postage.

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1 Based on a 2010 life cycle assessment (LCA) performed by Four Elements Consulting and commissioned by HP. The study compared the impact of using HP ML1000D, HP ML2000D, and HP Microlab pm2000e printers with the impact of using Fuji Frontier 370 and Noritsu QSS-3502 printers to produce 450,000 4 x 6-inch photos a year in North America. For details, see www.hp.com/go/rps.

2 Compared with the average carbon footprint of the Fuji 370 and Noritsu 3502 when printing 450,000 4 x 6-inch photos a year.

3Assumes a typical operating period is nine years at a volume of 450,000 4 x 6-inch photos per year. Calculated with the EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator. For details, see www.epa.gov/cleanenergy/energy-resources/calculator.html.