Going Green? Start With Your Carbon Foot-“Print” - Black Enterprise
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

The only true eco-friendly way to print is to not print at all. But in business that is unrealistic. So if you’re in the market to buy a printer for your home or office, then make sure it offers automatic double-sided printing (duplexing) to save trees and the cost of paper; includes scanning, copying, and faxing capabilities and is Wi-Fi enabled to limit emissions from multiple printers and other office equipment; and is rated as Energy Star Qualified by the EPA and the Department of Energy.

Here is a look at three eco-friendly printers on the market this fall:

Canon PIXMA MX870
Pros: At 9600 x 2400 dpi, the MX870 has a better color print resolution than the other three printers. Easy-WebPrint EX prints only the section of a Web page that you are interested in. Auto Photo Fix II color corrects faces and scenery.

Cons: You can’t do both wired and wireless printing at the same time. Easy-WebPrint Ex is not compatible with Mac OS. www.usa.canon.com/green

HP OfficeJet Pro 8500A Plus
Pros: The printer has a unique e-mail address, which allows you to print directly to the unit from anywhere in the world using any mobile device or e-mail address. You can also print Web content right from the printer’s 4.3-inch touch screen from sites in the app center www.hp.com/go/eprintcenter. Save paper by creating a digital fax or an e-mail for review before printing.

Cons: Expensive and heavy. At nearly 28 pounds it’s almost 10 pounds heavier than the Epson.www.hp.com/ecosolutions

Epson Workforce 610
Pros: Prints black documents up to twice as fast as leading inkjets in its price range. Print images from the unit without a computer. Free lifetime phone support, even out of warranty with no additional charges.

Cons: Spend twice the time with manual-only duplexing.

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Marcia Wade Talbert

Marcia is a multimedia content producer focusing on technology at Black Enterprise Magazine. In this capacity she writes and assigns stories to educate readers about social media; digital integration; gadgets, apps, and software for business and professional development; minority tech startups; and careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). In 2012, she received two Salute to Excellence Awards from the National Association of Black Journalists and was recognized by Blacks in Technology (BiT) as one of the Top 10 Black achievers in the tech arena for 2011 at SXSW in Austin, Texas. She has spoken about technology on panels for New York Social Media Week, at The 2012 Rainbow/PUSH Wall Street Summit, as well as at Black Enterprise’s Entrepreneurs Conference and Women of Power Summit. In 2011, SocialWayne.com chose her as one of 28 People of Color Impacting the Social Web, and through crowdsourcing she was listed as one of BlackWeb2.0's/HP's 50 Most Notable African American Tastemakers in Social Media and Technology for 2010. Since taking on the role of Tech editor in September 2010, she has conceived and produced five cover stories on Technology and/or STEM and countless articles, videos, and slideshows online. Before joining BlackEnterprise.com as an interactive general assignment reporter in 2008, she freelanced with Black Enterprise beginning in 2003 while working as the technical editor at Prepared Foods magazine. There she further honed her writing skills and became an authority on food ingredients, including ingredients used in food fortification and enrichment. Meanwhile, her freelancing with Black Enterprise and BlackEnterprise.com helped her stay current on issues pertaining to the financial and business welfare of African Americans. As a general reporter for Black Enterprise she attended and reported on the Democratic and Republican National Conventions, where she interviewed Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor and assistant to President Barack Obama and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. Marcia has a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture with an emphasis in food science from the University of Minnesota, and a Master of Science degree in journalism from Roosevelt University in Chicago. En route to her secondary degree, she served as the editor-in-chief of the Roosevelt University Torch, a weekly, student-run newspaper. An avid photographer and videographer, Marcia is one of several employees at BLACK ENTERPRISE who interned for the publishing company as a college student. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, a food scientist; her seventeen-month-old daughter; and “The Cat”, but still considers Chicago home.

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