Environmental Product Design
for Printing and Imaging Systems

HP designs products to minimize environmental impact by reducing or eliminating hazardous materials, using fewer resources, reducing energy consumption and designing for recyclability.

LaserJet printers

Environmental certification
Reduction of hazardous materials
  • Plastics in the case parts have no halogenated flame retardants
  • No use of Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) except for cables
  • No use of polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs), polybrominated biphenyl ethers (PBDEs) also known as polybrominated biphenyl oxides (PBDOs)
  • No use of ozone depleting substances in product manufacturing
Resource conservation
  • Manuals are printed on elementary chlorine free (EFC) bleached virgin or recycled paper or put on digital media
  • Econo-Mode on LaserJet printers saves toner. Up to 30% more pages printed per cartridge using Econo-Mode
  • Duplex option allows printing on both sides of the paper
  • N-up printing capability (multiple pages printed on 1 page)
  • HP printers are suited for recycled paper qualified according to EN 12281:2002
Power consumption
  • Most LaserJet models are ENERGY STAR® qualified
  • Instant-On Fusing reduces preheating times which saves energy
  • Sleep mode found on some models allows an unused printer to consume less energy
  • Low-melt toner reduces the amount of energy needed to print
Printer emissions
  • A design objective for LaserJet printer systems operating under expected high-use conditions is to ensure volatile organic compound, ozone and particle airborne emissions are well within generally-accepted indoor air quality guidelines and significantly below occupational exposure limits
Design for recycling
  • Marking plastic parts weighing more than 25 grams according to ISO 11469 international standards for easier sorting
  • Eliminating glues and adhesives from product construction where feasible
  • Using common fasteners
  • Including snap-in features

Inkjet printers

Environmental certification
Reduction of hazardous materials
  • Plastics greater than 25 grams have no halogenated flame retardants
  • No use of Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) except for cables
  • No use of polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs), polybrominated biphenyl ethers (PBDEs) also known as polybrominated biphenyl oxides (PBDOs)
  • No use of ozone depleting substances in product manufacturing
Resource conservation
  • Automatic or manual duplex capability (printing on both sides of a page) reduces paper usage and the resulting demands on natural resources
  • HP printers are suited for the use of recycled paper qualified according to EN 12281:2002
  • Manuals are printed on elementary chlorine free (EFC) bleached virgin or recycled paper or put on digital media
  • Econo-mode option on inkjet printers saves ink
Power consumption
  • Most inkjet models are ENERGY STAR® qualified
  • HP has the only Blue Angel certified inkjet printers in the world. Blue Angel certified inkjet printers must consume less than 2W in off mode
Printer emissions
  • Inkjet printers are designed to have ozone and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emissions significantly below limits prescribed in standards for indoor air quality.
Design for recycling
  • Marking plastic parts weighing more than 25 grams according to ISO 11469 international standards for easier sorting
  • Eliminating glues and adhesives from product construction where feasible
  • Using common fasteners
  • Including snap-in features