Saving Energy with HP PageWide XL Technology
August 9th, 2017
Ever wonder how much energy your large format printer consumes on a monthly basis? In all honestly, if you've never wondered, then you're likely not the only person. Most large format printer owners really only look at the same questions that are always asked. Questions like how fast does it print?, how much ink does it use?, how much paper can it hold?, or can it scan?, are really the questions that are always asked. Energy consumption however is an important aspect to consider. The amount of energy consumption your large format printer takes can be vital in your operation costs, maintenance costs, and also how well your large format printer itself operates.
Que the HP PageWide XL. The HP PageWide XL is designed for energy efficiency. With a PageWide XL, users can enjoy significant energy savings compared to other LED electrophotographic (EP) printers over a wide range of monthly duty cycles. This post will give you a quick breakdown as to how the HP PageWide XL takes the title of "best long term investment" to areas you've likely never considered.
Energy and Power Consumption
Whether it is printing, warm-up mode, or ready-to-print mode, HP PageWide XL Printers save a substantial amount of energy. Compared to LED EP printers with similar printing speeds, the HP PageWide XL is built and engineered to reduce power consumption. For LED EP printers, the EP printing process requires a fuser component. This fuser component continuously fuses power during all phases whether it is printing, warm-up mode, or ready-to-print mode. A major area of power consumption is the necessity of power to be actively fused for the printer to stay warm for ready-to-print mode. In comparison, HP PageWide XL's produce dry, ready-to-use prints without using a fuser or a dryer. The charts below give a quick breakdown as to how differently the PageWide XL's power consumption is versus other competing LED EP printers.
In summary, monthly energy savings ranged from 9.6 kWh to 194.1 kWh when using HP PageWide XL printers for duty cycles of 1000, 2000, 5000, and 10,000 sq.m. per month. Savings come primarily from the lack of a fuser used in the EP printing process. High energy consumption during warmi-up, ready (standby), and printing also were no longer major energy consumption factors as a result of the absence of a fuser.
The energy used by a printer is ultimately released as heat in the workplace. The charts above also represent the differences in heat produced by HP PageWide XL printers compared to LED EP competitors. Along with saving on direct energy cost for printing, lower energy use offers an additional benefit: lower demands on air conditioning ventilation to maintain a comfortable working environment.
As a result, HP PageWide XL Technology is making continuous strides to take workflow and the work place to the next level!