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HP T300 Color Inkjet Web Press
The HP T300 Color Inkjet Web Press can help reduce the environmental impact of printing books, direct mail material, and other types of commercial printing. Our thermal inkjet technology delivers excellent print quality and productivity while decreasing waste, paper use, and cost.
Digital on-demand printing using the Web Press can reduce much of the waste typical in offset printing. For every $1 spent on printing, $5-8 is spent other costs including warehousing, distribution, and inventory obsolescence. Each process has an associated energy use and emissions footprint, and each can be reduced through producing marketing collateral on demand. Using conventional offset printing, an estimated 30% of material is thrown away once it's printed due to out-of-date information.
The Web Press avoids paper waste in the setup and changeover of print jobs. Printers can produce materials as needed rather than printing large volumes with significant overruns, storage, and waste costs. This decreases climate impact as well, since paper use is the leading contributor to greenhouse gas emissions from the commercial printing process.
The Web Press also uses components designed to have a reduced environmental impact, including HP water-based pigment inks and a specially engineered HP Bonding Agent. These nonflammable materials emit very low levels of volatile organic compounds and contain no detected hazardous air pollutants.1 Inkjet printing deposits colorant directly on the surface of the paper, without the need for electrostatic charging, and therefore avoids creating ozone and potential ozone-management issues. The ink and bonding agent drums are also recyclable. These advantages can help customers improve the working environment for printing operation employees, reduce the environmental impact of printing, and help to address the storage, handling, and waste disposal challenges often associated with traditional offset printing.
Minimizing overruns of books, magazines, and newspapers through digital printing services could reduce 114 to 251 MM tonnes CO2e. This includes a rough estimate of the embedded carbon and energy use of the printers as well as the paper production At the low end, this is comparable to the Smart 2020 report's estimate for global implementation of automated lighting systems, and at the high end almost as great as the same report's estimate for a large scale shift to telecommuting. Learn more about reducing the greenhouse gas emissions of commercial print with digital on-demand technologies.
Marketrend eliminates the need to store vast quantities of materials and decreases operational costs through collateral on demand services. This helps Marketrend rapidly generate material specifically for customers, minimizing wasted materials. Collateral on demand can reduce the amount of wastage and emissions from storage and transportation.
HP and Amazon are working together to use digital color printing to reduce book publishing overruns. With HP Indigo presses at fulfillment centers, Amazon can provide a wide selection of books including small-volume and rare books.
1 The inks were tested for hazardous air pollutants per U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Method 311 (testing conducted in 2008) and none were detected. HAPs are air pollutants that are not covered by ambient air quality standards but which, as defined in the Clean Air Act, may present a threat of adverse human health effects or adverse environmental effects.