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Toshiba Introduces World's First Copier/MFP Delivering Erasable & Black-and-White Prints

Tuesday, June 13, 2017  
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Toshiba America Business Solutions has introduced the world's first hybrid copier/MFP capable of producing erasable, as well as standard monochrome prints.

Featuring Toshiba's proprietary erasable toner, the e-STUDIO4508LP enables paper reuse by erasing all printed content on the page. Aside from optimizing sustainability initiatives, the e-STUDIO4508LP allows organizations to function more affordably and efficiently while minimizing paper use.

Content produced using the hybrid copier's blue toner is erased by simply loading pages into a designated cassette or the bypass tray and pressing the Erase button on the e-STUDIO4508LP's front panel. Content may also be erased using the optional paper reusing device, the e-STUDIORD301, which also scans and files documents and sorts reusable paper.

"In today's competitive and environmentally conscious landscape, Toshiba demonstrates strength in innovation with the launch of its e-STUDIO4508LP, the industry's first hybrid MFP that prints in both black and white and erasable blue," said Valerie Alde-Hayman, industry analyst, gap intelligence. "This new technology evolves Toshiba's hybrid MFP line and will enable a wider range of customers to reduce their environmental impacts while also maintaining access to standard monochrome printing."

The hybrid copier's rules-based printing feature enables users to select toner setting defaults based on the application. Now, printing temporary items such as emails or documents for proofreading, may be designated in erasable toner (at 35 pages per minute [ppm]) to conserve paper. While more permanent documents such as receipts, insurance and on-boarding forms may be designated for monochrome output (at 45 ppm). Additionally, the product's e-BRIDGE Paper Reuse Report summarizes paper reduction and provides additional insight into an organization's environmental impact.

Toshiba further underscores its ecological commitment by providing customers free toner recycling via its "Zero Waste to Landfill" program. Beyond accepting its own toner, Toshiba recycles any other branded toner cartridge via its partnership with internationally recognized recycler, Close the Loop.

"The introduction of our hybrid copier helps organizations operate in a more ecologically friendly manner," said Bill Melo, chief marketing executive, Toshiba America Business Solutions. "Rather than simply recycling paper used to print temporary documents, organizations are now able to erase and reuse that paper with the touch of a button."

The company's e-STUDIO4508LP is currently available for $15,420 through authorized Toshiba dealers.

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