Shaping The Future of Printing With Heat-Free Technology

Epson inkjet printers use less power, saving energy.


There’s no getting away from the fact that we’re facing a global climate crisis. Unless things change, we’re soon going to see some drastic changes to our planet’s ecosystems. One of the things we can change, is how we consume energy.

Burning fossil fuels to create electricity produces vast amounts of CO2. Right now as a company and individuals, we need to act to save energy and start using renewable energy sources. Making a sustainable choice is now essential, not optional.

We need to TURN DOWN THE HEAT. Switch to Heat-Free Technology for low power consumption. Even making a small change can really help. If everyone on the planet makes one small change, it can have a huge positive impact. Starting one page at a time, we can change the story together.


Epson and National Geographic have come together to raise awareness around how conserving heat is a great way to minimise our impact on the environment. In this short video, National Geographic Explorer Katey Walter Anthony explains how "heat destroys permafrost. Conserving heat is one of the best ways to minimize our impact on the environment. Choosing heat free technology to lower energy consumption, will reduce green-house gas emissions and help us slow permafrost thaw in the arctic."

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Heat-Free Technology

Laser and inkjet printers may look the same on the outside. But it's what's on the inside that counts. Epson Heat-Free Technology does not require heat in the ink ejection process. Instead pressure is applied to the Piezo element, which flexes backwards and forwards firing the ink from the printhead.

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The benefits of Heat-Free Technology

Save time with consistent high speed printing

Epson's heat-free PrecisionCore technology requires no heat to warm up when it is switched on or awoken from sleep. This means a fast first page out time (FPOT) compared to laser printers, which need to preheat the fuser to print. And unlike thermal inkjet technology, Epson heat-free technology does not need to wait for the ink to cool down between ink firings. This can result in faster printing and significant time savings.

Less power consumption saves energy and money

As inkjets have no fuser unit to heat, this results in significantly less energy consumption. And unlike thermal inkjet technology, Epson heat-free PrecisionCore technology enables consistent ink ejection, so the printer can print at consistently fast speed. This means the printer is in action for less time, which helps to reduce running costs further.

Fewer replacement parts, lower environmental impact

Laser printers typically have more consumables and require periodic replacement of the drum, transfer belt and fuser. Thanks to heat-free technology, Epson PrecisionCore inkjet printers use fewer parts that need replacing than in a laser printer, and, unlike thermal printers, our printheads are not a consumable. This reduces the environmental burden of manufacturing and recycling the additional resources.

Less intervention increases productivity

The heat-free structure of Epson PrecisionCore inkjet printers means that there are fewer parts that can fail, which reduces the amount of intervention required. The heat-free ink ejection process means that, unlike thermal printers, there is no heat damage to the printheads, so they last longer. As a result, Epson inkjet printers offer improved reliability and significantly reduced downtime to repair and replace.