Supporting University of Aberdeen with sustainable printing goals

Epson Heat Free Printer

We are thrilled to announce a major contract win with the University of Aberdeen that is set to deliver long-term environmental benefits and cost savings for the institution.

At Carbon, we provide top quality multifunctional printers and scanners to help businesses and organisations transition to digital through a suite of workflow solutions.

The University of Aberdeen will be making the transition to more modern workspaces in a comprehensive project that involves the replacement of a traditional fleet of 240 laser printers with 116 Epson Heat-Free inkjet printers. The shift from laser to Heat-Free printing technology offers both environmental benefits for the University and significant long-term cost savings thanks to cutting-edge software that allows devices to run on less emissions, thus producing less waste.

The University’s new fleet of printers is expected to save up to 72500 Kwh of energy usage with a reduction in Co2 emissions of almost 20 tonnes.

As part of the 5-year contract, we will begin rolling out the project to install new devices across the University’s main campus at King’s College, as well as at four of its satellite campuses, including Foresterhill.

At Carbon, we collaborate with clients across the UK in several cross-sector industries, witnessing an increasing uptick from educational institutions looking to replace their traditional print systems with a digital solution.

Our specialist team is committed to helping companies move away from laborious paper processes and outdated equipment to encourage smarter and more efficient ways of working.

Colin Yule, our Managing Director, said, “We are delighted to support the University of Aberdeen with its sustainable printing goals to ensure a smooth digital transition for its managed print services for more modern workspaces for the University community.

“Collaboration with one of our key partners, Epson, ensures we continue our drive to make technology work for our clients’ changing work environments and we look forward to a successful working partnership with the University of Aberdeen to reduce emissions while delivering significant cost efficiencies.”

The work to modernise the University’s printing fleet begins this week and is expected to take two weeks to complete.

“Our team of technical specialists are expertly placed to support the University of Aberdeen in their digital transition as we present modern solutions that will ensure the University continues to push the boundaries of innovation for the benefit of its students and staff, both today and in the future,” continued Colin.

With offices in Aberdeen, Dunfermline and Glasgow, we have been awarded the internationally recognised ISO9001 – the world’s most recognised management system standard used by organisations to demonstrate their ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements.  The company has also successfully gained ISO 14001 for its environmental management system.

Dean Phillips, Assistant Director, Digital and Information Services, University of Aberdeen, said, “We are thrilled to announce that we will be installing a new fleet of printing devices thanks to Epson’s future-proof technology, in partnership with local supplier Carbon.

“This innovative solution not only enhances our operational efficiency but also aligns with our commitment to sustainability. By adopting heat-free printing, we’re reducing energy consumption, minimising waste, and contributing to a greener campus.

“Epson, along with Carbon’s expertise and dedication to eco-friendly solutions, make them an ideal partner for the University and we look forward to working together to shape a more sustainable future.”

As a testament to our own sustainability goals and commitment to innovation, we have a recycling scheme in place to manage the sustainable repurposing of old printing supplies.

“As a company we are committed to addressing our own carbon footprint and as such it is extremely important that we maintain a strong corporate governance and a robust management system that demonstrates our drive for continuous improvement and progression as well as our environmental responsibilities,” added Colin.

To learn more about our services and how we can help your organisation achieve its sustainability and digital transformation goals, contact us today.