April 14, 2021
Blue Planet Ink announced that its Paper Saver self-erasing inkjet ink has now reached customers in 21 countries. These include the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Belgium, Sweden, the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Italy, Spain, Poland, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Israel, Jordan, Canada, the United States, Australia, India, and Japan.
“It’s exciting that people in so many countries care about reusing paper!” said Carl Yee, President of Blue Planet Ink. “Our first shipment to Austria is in transit right now, so the number of countries using self-erasing inkjet ink is about to reach 22.”
Paper Saver ink, available in bottles or remanufactured cartridges, is a purple coloured ink that prints on normal paper. With exposure to air the ink absorbs carbon dioxide and water vapour and undergoes a chemical reaction which lowers its pH. As the pH drops the dye in the ink becomes colourless and the paper becomes blank again, like new. The same paper can be used for printing again and again.
According to life cycle analysis studies, most of the environmental impact from printing is from paper consumption rather than the manufacturing and use of printers, inks, and toners. Printed paper is not kept long. According to one study, 90% of office copies and printout are used for only a short while.
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