Erasable Printing Technology Lets Sheets be Reused
Aiming to reduce the carbon footprint of office printing, a new technology is reportedly able to erase printed matter so that sheets of paper can be reused. The system allows users to print and re-print on the same sheet of copier paper up to 10 times, contends the developer, Reep Technologies.
An article in PrintWeek notes that erasable sheets need a special coating. Then green lasers “de-print” the sheet, removing all ink from the page. Reep contends the technology will reduce carbon emissions and resource consumption by over 90%, according to PrintWeek.
Bob has served as editor of In-plant Impressions since October of 1994. Prior to that he served for three years as managing editor of Printing Impressions, a commercial printing publication. Mr. Neubauer is very active in the U.S. in-plant industry. He attends all the major in-plant conferences and has visited nearly 170 in-plant operations around the world. He has given presentations to numerous in-plant groups in the U.S., Canada and Australia, including the Association of College and University Printers and the In-plant Printing and Mailing Association. He also coordinates the annual In-Print contest, co-sponsored by IPMA and In-plant Impressions.