Japanese electronics printer manufacturer Epson announced that it will cease the sale and distribution laser printer hardware in 2026. The company cited sustainability concerns. A report: According to the company, inkjets offer “greater potential” to make “meaningful progresses” in protecting the environment. Although the company had already stopped sales of laser printers in many markets, they continued sales in Asia and Europe. Epson stated that even though new hardware will not be available everywhere, it would continue to provide support for consumers with consumables as well as spare parts.
“As a company, we’re completely committed to sustainable innovations and action and inkjets just use less energy,” said Koichi Kubota (Epson sales and marketing manager) in a canned statement. Epson’s Heat Free Inkjet Technology uses mechanical energy to fire ink onto pages, while laser printers heat and fuse toner.