Canon endeavors, from the development stage forward, to make our products smaller and lighter in order to use the world’s limited resources more efficiently.
We reduced the form factor of PIXMA consumer inkjet printers by optimizing internal mechanical layouts, revising drive mechanisms, and shortening the print-head travel distance to nearly the paper width (A4 portrait). As a result, the TS8000 series is about 44 percent smaller by volume and about 29 percent lighter than the MG6200 series (2011 models). Our efforts to cut the size and weight of these printers have reduced CO2 emissions associated with raw materials by 26 percent.
The size and weight of the products
The CO2 emissions with raw materials
By reducing the form factor of PIXMA printers, we were able to make TS8000 series packing boxes about 31 percent smaller than MG6200 series packing boxes.
Size of packing boxes
Reducing the size and weight of PIXMA printers and packing boxes helps lower CO2 emissions during shipping. We can fit about 1.25 times more packaged printers in a 40-foot container.
Improvement of shipping efficiency
The CO2 emissions with shipping
For the PRO-6000S of imagePROGRAF large-format inkjet printers, we narrowed the width by 30 centimeters from the iPF9400S (2012 models). Despite being a 60-inch model, it is nearly the same width as the B0+ model, the next smaller model. As a result, the PRO-6000S saves about 13 percent in installation space.
And for the PRO-6000S of imagePROGRAF large-format inkjet printers, we upped the 40-foot container loading efficiency by about 1.63 times over the iPF9400S (2012 models).
We also made individual packing boxes more compact for the MB5400 series of MAXIFY business inkjet printers, allowing us to fit about 1.33 times more packaged printers in a 40-foot container than with the MB5300 series (2014 models).