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Topic # 116936 14-May-2013 15:05

We were randomly having a discussion at work today about papers and how much people print and how much trees it would be etc. We were looking at the printer stats and it said that the printers in that network has printed papers worth 15 trees......

Wouldn't it be cool if there was a way to re-use the paper that you have no longer use for. So like a copier that remove the ink rather then print it. Don't know how it would work but that would be awesome.

Could save so many trees & money. Just an idea.

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  Reply # 817459 14-May-2013 15:07
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People print so much crap. Between work and home, I probably print less than 50 pages a year, and usually then only because I have to fill in a form for some company who is too technically inept to let me do it online or via email.

I think the answer is just to stop printing things.




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  Reply # 817461 14-May-2013 15:09
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The technology exists, but not yet in a practical form.




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  Reply # 817470 14-May-2013 15:28
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Are your network printers double sided? Many networks do not use doublesiding as a default for some reason.

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  Reply # 817471 14-May-2013 15:35
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An Unprinter... hhhmmmmmmm

I've always thought an Unhighligher would be handy. You highlight something by accident and your are stuffed unless you erase the text & highlighting and rewrite it... stupid system :)

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  Reply # 817475 14-May-2013 15:39
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In 20years we will be using 3d printers to print more trees.



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  Reply # 817476 14-May-2013 15:40

gzt: Are your network printers double sided? Many networks do not use doublesiding as a default for some reason.


Yes off course double sided.



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  Reply # 817477 14-May-2013 15:40

sittingduckz: An Unprinter... hhhmmmmmmm

I've always thought an Unhighligher would be handy. You highlight something by accident and your are stuffed unless you erase the text & highlighting and rewrite it... stupid system :)


Ha! that's another good idea :D

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  Reply # 817480 14-May-2013 15:43
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gzt: Are your network printers double sided? Many networks do not use doublesiding as a default for some reason.


Yes off course double sided.


I have my printer setup to print 2 pages per sheet and double sided.

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  Reply # 817537 14-May-2013 17:18
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There's already an unprinter: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17381600

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  Reply # 817575 14-May-2013 18:06
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Would not be surprised if it ended up in all printers one day, Wipe the paper with the laser before printing, Pre printed paper goes in, Gets wiped, Printed on, Comes out with just the new printing.




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