HP Photosmart ml1000d Minilab
HP offers dry printing solutions for commercial photo processing that reduce the environmental impact of standard photo printing. Whereas a typical silver-halide system discharges significant amounts of chemicals and water, HP Photosmart Microlab and Minilab printers are self-contained units that do not require a water source or drains, reducing the overflow of developer, fixer, and wash water to municipal and private waste treatment facilities. These products also eliminate the need for operators to interact with and handle potentially hazardous chemicals.
During a 2010 life cycle assessment, conducted by Four Elements Consulting and commissioned by HP, the HP Minilabs and HP Microlab outperformed the silver-halide systems in the majority of impact categories, including two areas of importance: carbon footprint and total energy use.1 HP Retail Publishing Solutions supplies can be easily recycled after use, and HP provides free shipping materials and postage.
These systems have additional environmental benefits as well. The HP Photosmart ml1000d Minilab printer requires only ten minutes to start from standby mode, compared with an average of two hours for a typical silver-halide wet lab. Overall, retailers experience a 64% savings in energy use as well as an average yearly decrease of 800 gallons of chemicals and water discharge.2
The HP Photosmart ml1000d Minilab is the first dry, retail inkjet minilab capable of producing traditional single-sided photo prints as well as duplex photo book pages and calendars.
The overall quality of the digital prints and the accuracy of the color won HP Photosmart printers a Digital Imaging Marketing Association® (DIMA) Innovative Digital Product Award in 2008.
- 1 Based on a 2010 life cycle assessment (LCA) performed by Four Elements Consulting and commissioned by HP. The study compared the impact of using HP ML1000D, HP ML2000D and HP Microlab pm2000e printers with the impact of using Fuji Frontier 370 and Noritsu QSS-3502 printers to produce 450,000 4 x 6-inch photos a year in North America. For details, see www.hp.com/go/rps.
- 2 Savings based on f/22 consulting data on HP vs. silver-halide systems. Assumes both photo finishing systems producing 1,250 prints per day, 360 days per year.