Introducing the "Green" Epson Artisan 810 All-in-One Printer
Printers by and large are the most often utilized pieces of office equipment in both mainstream and home office environments; but when speaking of the environment, printers are also on the top of the list of the least environmentally friendly devices. Ink cartridges are used up at a rapid rate, but despite the efforts of manufacturers to implement programs to recycle ink cartridges most end up in a landfill. The housing of the printer itself also proves difficult to dispose of once a replacement is purchased. Printers are plugged in 24/7 draining precious electricity and until now remained to be somewhat of a general thorn in the side of Mother Nature. Manufacturers are working to improve the carbon footprint of printing devices, but one stands alone in the race to solve the Eco problem that printing devices create.
Enter the Epson Artisan 810 All-in-One Printer. Epson in many arenas is preferred 3 to 1 by consumers and business owners worldwide. They are known and respected for printing devices that meet or exceed customer standards in ease of use, quality, longevity and now environmentally friendly?
The Artisan 810 All-in-One is competitively priced at an average $249.99 and packs a lot of punch. Its low profile and sleek look are appealing to the eye and the features of the 810 are seemingly endless sporting a 7.8" touch panel with 3.5" LCD screen, Wi-Fi and Ethernet networking allowing multiple users to print, scan and access memory cards from any room in the house or multiple offices. The 810 is fast taking only 10 seconds to print a single 4X6 photograph and prints 38 pages per minute standard/ 9.1 pages per minute with laser quality.
The newest features in the Artisan series family are equally exciting. The 810 can print directly onto inkjet printable CDs and DVDs with no mess. The automatic duplex function saves 50% more paper by employing double sided printing; and users can opt to save even more by printing multiple pages on a single piece of paper. Epson has also added a charging dock to the 810 allowing users to print from and/or charge IPhones and MP3 players.
The most awe inspiring are the Eco or Environmentally Friendly features of the Epson Artisan 810. The estimated power consumption for one year is less than two dollars (yes $2) and the entire printer housing as well as theink cartridges
are designed to be recycled. The Artisan 810 supports printing on recycled paper which has proven to be somewhat of a challenge for printers of this caliber. The 810 is Energy Star qualified and RoHS compliant, and backed by a standard two year limited warranty. The average customer rating since its release is 4.4 out of 5 stars and the Artisan 810 All-in-One has earned it. What does the future hold? We will have to wait and see but for now Epson has once again risen to the challenge and appears to have again surpassed the competition with an environmentally sound, high quality product that won't cost a lot of green.