Happy Monday and welcome to this week's installment of "Home is where the office is," a special springtime series of posts celebrating the roughly 20 million members of the American workforce who shuffle to their dens, spare bedrooms, kitchen tables, mom caves or backyard office pods at least once a week to perform what would otherwise be performed in a soulless office block miles away.
Although it’s hard not to find a printer that’s green in some regard (usually in the energy-efficiency department) nowadays, below are a few standout options, both standalone printers and all-in-one-devices of both the laser and inkjet variety, from a few leading brands. All sport some of or all of the following eco-features — attributes that you should be on the lookout for when shopping around for a new lean, green printing machine. And don't forget to use recycled paper and recycle those cartridges, folks!
- EnergyStar certification
- EPEAT certification
- RoHS compliant
- Multiple "all-in-one" functions (print/scan/fax/copy)
- Sleep-mode and other energy-saving functions
- Automatic duplexing (double-sided printing) option
- Ink/toner cartridge recycling program
- Hardware recycling program
- Use of recycled plastics/materials
Canon imageCLASS 4350d Black & White Laser Multifunction @ Canon ($249)
HP Deskjet 3050 All-in-One Printer @ HP ($79.99)
HP ENVY 100 e-All-in-One D410a Printer @ HP ($199.99)
HP LaserJet Pro P1102w Printer @ HP ($99.99)
Lexmark E260dn Laser Printer @ Lexmark ($179)
Brother MFC J6510DW Professional Series Inkjet All-in-One Printer @ Brother ($199.95)
Epson WorkForce 840 All-in-One Printer @ Epson ($249.99)
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