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Epson Inkjet Heat-Free Technology vs. Laser

Laser and Inkjet printers may look the same on the outside, but it is what’s on the inside that counts.

Laser Printing

Typically this is a complex process involving separate stages and requires preheating the fuser and heat again to fuse the toner to the paper.

Inkjet Printing

This method comprises only three stages to achieve a printout.

Epson Inkjet Heat-Free Technology vs. Thermal Inkjet

Within inkjet printers, there are two main technologies:
Thermal Inkjet, which uses heat, and Piezo Inkjet, which is heat-free.

Thermal Inkjet

This technology applies an electrical current to warm the ink to fire it through the printhead.

Epson Heat-Free Technology

This does not require heat in the ink ejection process. Instead, pressure is applied to the Piezo element, which flexes back and forth to fire the ink from the printhead.

The Benefits of Heat-Free Technology

Save time with high-speed printing

Epson Heat-Free Technology requires no heat to warm up when it is switched on or awoken from sleep. This means it starts printing immediately, compared to laser printers, which need to preheat the fuser to print. And unlike thermal inkjet technology, the 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 significantly time savings.

Less power consumption saves energy and money

Epson Heat-Free Technology, unlike laser printing technology, does not require power either to pre-heat the fuser or to fuse the toner to the paper. This can result in lower power consumption.

Fewer replacement parts, lower environmental impact

Laser printers typically have more consumables and require periodic replacement of the drum, transfer belt and fuser in many cases. Thanks to Heat-Free Technology, our inkjet printers use fewer parts that need replacing than in a laser printer, and our printheads are not consumables. This reduces the environmental burden of manufacturing and recycling additional resources.

Less intervention increases productivity

The Heat-Free structure of Epson 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 there is no heat damage to the printheads, so they last longer. Also because the parts inside the printer do not get hot, there is no need to wait for the printer to cool down to carry out maintenance. As a result, Epson inkjet printers offer improved reliability and significantly reduced downtime.

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