• Epson develops world's first office papermaking system

        • Seiko Epson Corporation has developed what it believes to be the world's first*1 compact office papermaking system capable of producing new paper from securely shredded waste paper*2, without the use of water*3. Epson plans to put the new "PaperLab" into commercial production in Japan in 2016, with sales in other regions to be decided at a later date. Businesses and government offices that install a PaperLab in a backyard area will be able to produce paper of various sizes, thicknesses, and types, from office paper and business card paper to paper that is colored and scented.
           
          A developmental prototype of the PaperLab will be demonstrated at the Epson booth (booth location: 4-002) at Eco-Products 2015, an environmental exhibition that will take place at the Tokyo Big Sight (Tokyo International Exhibition Center) from December 10 to 12.
           
          Epson says the enduring universal appeal of paper lies in its simplicity as a communication tool. In fact, recent research carried out by them in Europe, revealed that 77% of employees across Italy, France, Spain, Germany and the UK, saw printers as vital in terms of helping them effectively work with 49% stating that not having printing capabilities would significantly impact their productivity. Information on the highly portable and always convenient medium of paper is easy to read, easy to digest, and easy to remember.

          Furthermore, 61% of survey respondents said that they believe “there is more chance of making errors when editing an electronic document than editing a print-out” with 88% of respondents printing on average around 21 items per day which equates to around 83 pages.
           
          On the other hand, this essential tool is also produced from a limited resource. As a leading company in the world of printing, Epson has been deeply involved with paper used for its printer products. With this in mind, the company set out to develop technology that would change the paper cycle. With PaperLab, Epson aims to give new value to paper and stimulate recycling.

          For more information go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qLjmIo3ne8&feature=youtu.be

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