Our products, services and solutions help customers save resources in many ways. A Managed Print Service identifies savings customers can make around their print environment, while Consultancy Services goes beyond print and document management services to focus on the management of information and media and digital processes across multiple channels.
Paper: Product functions and software solutions help our customers manage their printing needs while saving resources.
Setting default duplex printing (double-sided) saves up to 50% of paper. Under the European Union Voluntary Agreement (EUVA) signed by Canon, default duplex printing will be set on all devices with this function from 1 January 2012.
Printing two or more pages on each side of the paper (2 in 1, 4 in 1, N-up printing) saves even more paper. Under the EUVA, N-up printing will be a standard feature.
Setting black and white as default avoids wasting ink.
Using secure printing (when the document owner is identified at the printer) stops discarded prints building up on the printer, including confidential documents, and improves information security.
Sharing documents digitally – not printing at all – saves even more paper. Find out about Canon’s document solutions.
Recent Canon PIXMA devices have an eco setting which shows users how much paper, energy and CO2 they save using correct output settings.
Canon Europe operates a responsible paper procurement policy, based on the WWF Global Forest & Trade Network (GFTN) Guidelines. This means we buy paper products only from certified or responsibly managed forest sources. Our paper suppliers are monitored as part of our green procurement programme.
Ink: On PIXMA models, individual ink tanks mean less wasted ink as each tank can be replaced separately. Both PIXMA and our large format printers (LFP) use water-based inks. As these contain no solvents, they have a low environmental impact. The LFP ink tanks also have a sub-tank that ensures the ink cartridge is completely used before replacement and there is an economy mode for less colour critical prints, saving around 20% ink on average. Find out more about our PIXMA models and our large format printers.
Toner: Our laser toner cartridges can be fully recycled, constantly re-using resources for maximum efficiency. Find out about our laser toner cartridge recycling programme, which operates in 16 European countries.
Remanufacturing: Find out how Canon gives multifunction printers a second life by remanufacturing.
Find out about Canon’s obligations for end of life products.
See Canon’s definition of remanufacturing.