Two-sided printing just got easier with the MF730 series and LBP650 series. Our previous models were designed to start printing the second sheet after the two-sided printing of the first sheet. For the new models, we redesigned the paper-transport path so that the reverse side of the first sheet and the second sheet are printed in parallel, which dramatically speeds up two-sided printing. And when combined with the faster print engine, the MF730 series and LBP650 series are approx. 2.2-times*1 faster than our previous models. This technology helps customers cut their paper usage by encouraging the use of two-sided printing.
*1 Print speeds are measured based on using A4 size paper, feeding from paper cassette and continuously printing the same one page of content on plain paper. Using Letter size paper, printing speed is 23.1ppm and approx. 2.3-times faster.
Two-sided printing speed
By increasing the space due to downsizing of key components of the toner cartridge etc., the number of printed sheets improved to 185 percent*2 of the previous models. Fewer cartridge replacements means fewer resources used.
We also switched to a self-winding toner seal. The previous design required the customer to pull out the seal by hand each time a cartridge was replaced. The self-winding toner seal eliminates garbage and makes cartridge replacements much less trouble.
*2 Printing life are measured based on ISO/IEC19798 and compared the longest life cartridges for each model.
Cutaway drawing of toner cartridge
Because of the sheer volume of transported toner cartridges, reducing the environmental impact of them is an important challenge for us. By changing the packaging design and taking other measures for the MF730/630 series and LBP650/610 series, we have been able to pack up to 25 percent*3 more toner cartridges per container destined for Europe and the United States. Increasing the packing density means fewer CO2 emissions during shipping.
*3 Based on the comparison of regular cartridges for the MF730 series and MF720 series shipped to Europe.
Comparison of the number of toner cartridges per container
We added an Eco Report function to help customers manage their own energy-saving programs. The Eco Report helps customers to check immediately the number of prints and energy usage month by month. And based on the printer's usage conditions, it also provides advice on how to reduce paper usage and conserve energy.