Designed with the environment in mind
Discover how easy it is to make environmentally-conscious choices when printing
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HP makes it easier than ever to find a printer or supplies with environmental benefits. Read on for hints and tips to help you keep the environment in mind when purchasing a new HP printer or supplies.
Eco Highlights & Energy Star
By reviewing an HP printer’s Eco Highlights, you can ensure you’re making the right purchasing decision.
Look for the ENERGY STAR® qualifications featured on each printer’s shopping page. You can find it under the awards and certifications section along the right column.
It’s easier than ever to be mindful of the environment when choosing a printer from HP. Choosing the right printer is simple with labels like Eco Highlights and ENERGY STAR®.
Eco Highlights: This label is featured on select HP printers that address stringent environmental categories such as:
- Percentage of recycled material
- Energy efficiency
- End-of-life recyclability
Eco Highlights are listed on each qualifying printer’s shopping page. Or, visit this page to find an inventory of all HP printers featuring Eco Highlights.
ENERGY STAR®: Products that earn this label conserve energy, cut utility costs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and help improve the quality of our environment without sacrificing top features or high performance. HP ENERGY STAR® printers:
- Produce less heat and reduce cooling loads* by about 15% (up to 30% in warmer climates)
- Use close to half as much electricity as other printers—saving half in utility costs
- Automatically go into “sleep” mode after periods of inactivity
Learn more about ENERGY STAR® qualified products and find comparison charts.
* A cooling load is the amount of heat that must be removed from a system in order to maintain a constant temperature.
Use supplies more efficiently
Print photos at home and still keep the environment in mind! For example, edit images before you print so you can get the perfect print the first time and avoid wasting paper with reprints.
You can use your supplies more efficiently—and waste less—simply by choosing a printer with the functions you use most. If you print:
Mostly documents, consider an HP Officejet or an HP Deskjet, both of which are perfect for every day documents and high-impact project papers.
- The HP Deskjet 3000 Printer is made with 53% recycled plastic, and is shipped in recyclable packaging.
- The HP Officejet Pro 8100 ePrinter uses 50% less energy than color laser printers, and features automatic two-sided printing.1 Plus, with separate cartridges for each color of ink, you’ll replace the individual cartridges only when needed.
Documents and photos (plus scan, fax, or copy), choose an HP All-in-One rather than separate, stand-alone office machines. By printing, scanning, copying, and faxing all from a single machine, you’ll save energy from running four machines separately.
- The HP Deskjet 3520 e-All-in-One can help save energy: it uses less than one watt of energy while in off mode.
- The Photosmart 7510 e-All-in-One is ENERGY STAR® qualified and is 10% more energy-efficient than non-qualified models. It also features automatic two-sided printing, cutting paper use by up to half.
Once you’ve found what type of printer fits your needs, you can then use Eco Highlights to narrow your search.
Find the right supplies
Make an environmentally-conscious choice by selecting HP Office Recycled Paper, which contains 30% recycled fibers.
Get recycled supplies—and we’re not just talking about paper!
Ink: HP ink cartridges have been engineered to use recycled plastic and still meet HP’s demanding standards for quality and reliability.
Plus, you can save up to 40% on your printing with Original HP XL Ink cartridges.2 Get more ideas on how to save on ink by choosing the right printer.
Paper: HP’s Office Recycled Paper is made with 30% recycled fibers and features smear-resistant ColorLok technology. Plus, it’s engineered to reduce the dust buildup that can cause paper jams and downtime, which can ultimately shorten the life of your printer.
Tips for printing
Cut your paper use by half by printing on both sides of the page, whether automatically or manually.
When purchasing a printer, you can make a conscious choice to choose one that uses recycled print cartridges.
Print double-sided. You can cut your paper use in half by printing on both sides of the page. Learn more about printing double-sided automatically as well as how to print double-sided manually.
Print web pages efficiently. Stop printing that last inch of online advertisement! When you use HP Smart Web Printing, you print only the parts of web pages that interest you; leave the ads, headers and footers, and other fluff behind. Learn more about HP Smart Web Printing.
Use printer settings wisely. Take advantage of your printer settings, such as page layout, scale documents, draft settings, and more. These features can help you save both ink and paper. Get four quick paper-saving tips.
HP offers free cartridge recycling through HP Planet Partners.3 With recycling programs in 49 states, HP is making it easy—and free—to recycle your ink cartridges and your printers as well. Learn more about free, easy recycling through HP Planet Partners.
Find the right printer
The HP Envy 110 e-All-in-One Printer combines time and money-saving features with a design that keeps the environment in mind.
Designed with the environment in mind
- The planet's first PVC-free printer 4
- ENERGY STAR® qualified
- Automatic two-sided printing helps save paper by up to 50%
- Uses HP 60 ink cartridges, which contain up to 70% recycled plastic
- Wireless photo printing plus scan, copy, and fax 5
- Innovation-rich design with whisper quiet operation
- Print from your smartphone or tablet from virtually anywhere with HP ePrint 6
See other products in the HP EcoSolutions Store.
- 1 Majority of color laser printers < US$300, March 2011, OJ Pro with highest-capacity cartridges. Energy use based on HP testing using the ENERGY STAR® program’s TEC test method criteria. For details, see http://www.hp.com/go/officejet.
- 2 Compared with single, standard HP ink cartridges. Based on average retail pricing, actual prices may vary.
- 3 Program availability varies. HP print cartridge return and recycling is currently available in more than 50 countries and territories around the world through the HP Planet Partners program. For more information, or to request return envelopes and bulk collection boxes, visit http://www.hp.com/recycle.
- 4 HP Envy 100 e-All-in-One is polyvinyl chloride-free (PVC free); meeting the evolving definition of PVC free as set forth in the “iNEMI Position Statement on the ‘Definition of Low-Halogen Electronics (BFR-/CFR-/PVC-free).’” Plastic parts contain < 1000 ppm (0.1%) of chlorine (if the CI source is from CFRs or PVC or PVC copolymers). Printers sold in Korea are not PVC free. USB cable, required in limited geographic areas, is not PVC free.
- 5 Wireless performance is dependent upon physical environment and distance from access point, and may be limited during active VPN connections.
- 6 Requires an Internet connection to the printer. Feature works with any Internet-and e-mail-capable device. Print times may vary. For a list of supported documents and image types, see www.hp.com/go/eprintcenter. Some HP LaserJet products will require a firmware upgrade.