Toshiba Launches World's First Eco-Friendly MFP System That Can Erase Images and Text on the Prints

  Toshiba Launches World's First Eco-Friendly MFP System That Can Erase Images
  and Text on the Prints

e-STUDIO 306LP/RD30 lends strong support to conservation and sustainable use
of natural ecosystems

Business Wire

TOKYO -- December 05, 2012

TOSHIBA TEC (TOKYO:6588) has announced the world's first eco-friendly MFP
system that can erase images and text on the prints with integrated
scan-to-network function, available in Japan from February 2013 to be followed
by a worldwide roll out.

e-STUDIO 306LP/RD30 lends strong support to conservation and sustainable use
of natural ecosystems. ...

e-STUDIO 306LP/RD30 lends strong support to conservation and sustainable use
of natural ecosystems. (Photo: Business Wire)

The e-STUDIO 306LP MFP combines with the e-STUDIO RD30 for removing the toner
color from the printed documents. The instantly erasable toner is a special
toner whose color is removed by passing the paper through the RD30 at high
temperature.

If the same paper is used five times, this constitutes some 57% reduction in
the system's total CO[2] emissions.

The key features of the RD30 are its ability to sort paper into reusable and
un-reusable sheets at the same time as removing the toner color, and to
digitize the documents prior to erasing. Normally, documents that have been
used, for example, at a meeting, are either filed away or scrapped, but with
this system, there is no filing or destroying of paper documents, and the
contents of the documents can be converted into data and saved for future use.

Differentiation in eco-printing

Based on the Toshiba strategy of 'Differentiation in ECO-printing' the company
has always provided multifunction printers with enhanced environmental
technology by reducing the MFP's size and weight and smart energy efficiency
improvements.

Yet a key cost-saving issue with a positive 'green' effect in every office
today is "saving paper". The e-STUDIO 306LP/RD30 re-usable paper solution
opens a window to a new work style in the office environment by encouraging
users to re-use paper through the new system.

Toshiba TEC new e-STUDIO 306LP/RD30 helps enterprises to adopt business
strategies that contribute to sustainable development.

Environmental Technologies: Customer Benefits

1.  The e-STUDIO 306LP/RD30 houses Intelligent Green MFP Technology with the
built-in erasing system, allowing users to refill their paper tray five times
with the same paper! This has a double advantage for the enterprise:

  *paper cost is reduced to one-fifth of the current cost structure
  *lower ecological footprint of every e-STUDIO 306LP/RD30 MFP improves the
    standing of the enterprise in CSR campaigns and is part of a sustainable
    future for all

2. Toshiba's award-winning design team incorporated bio-based plastics into
this innovative re-usable paper MFP. Bio-based plastics are made from raw
materials extracted from plants, Bio-based plastics are environmentally
friendly, producing approximately 20% less CO[2] during its production when
compared with petroleum-based plastics.

     As of November 1, 2012, it is the world's first product in the category
1)  of mass-produced multifunctional printers to use electrographic (TOSHIBA
     TEC data).
     The erasable toner was jointly developed with Pilot Corporation. The
2)   erasing speed is 30 A4-size sheets per minute using only the erasing
     function, or 15 A4-size sheets per minute using the
     erasing-scanning-sorting function.
3)   The number of times sheets can be reused varies depending on the usage
     environment.
     Eco-friendly MFP (Multifunction Printer) system has verified the
     calculation method used to determine the amount of reduction in CO[2]
     (Life Cycle Assessment: LCA) by BSI Group Japan. Life Cycle Assessment
     (LCA) is a method of assessing the environmental impact of a product or
4)   service from the time of production until disposal. BSI (British
     Standards Institution) is a global organization that equips businesses
     with the necessary solutions to turn standards of best practice into
     habits of excellence. Formed in 1901, BSI was the world's first National
     Standards Body and a founding member of the International Organization
     for Standardization (ISO).
     

About Toshiba Tec Corporation

Toshiba Tec Corporation, a Toshiba company, designs and markets worldwide an
extensive range of technology products, including POS (Point of Sales) systems
and barcode printing equipment, label printing and RFID systems for the
manufacturing, logistics and retail industries; and kiosk and self-service
solutions for the retail, hospitality and transportation industries. Toshiba
Tec is a leading global provider of copiers and MFP for office use.

Please visit http://www.toshibatec.co.jp/en.

In the USA: http://business.toshiba.com/usa/home.html

In Europe: http://electronicimaging.toshiba.de/

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Toshiba Tec Corporation
Hiroo Araki, +81-3-6830-9303
Chief Specialist
Products & Marketing Division
Global Solutions Business Group
bcs_webmaster@TOSHIBATEC.co.jp
 
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