RISO Meets EPEAT Requirements

Click on each section below to learn more about how RISO meets EPEAT requirements for certain imaging products.

4.3.1.1 Ease of Disassembly of Product
Ease of Disassembly of Product

RISO, Inc. declares that its EPEAT registered products are all institutional products by definition, as they are only available through authorized dealers or resellers; and all elements of EPEAT criterion are met in the product design.

These reports are provided to RISO’s authorized reuse and recycling facilities.
End of Life Characterization Report

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4.3.3.1 Notification regarding the identification of both materials and components that have hazardous characteristics or special handling needs
Notification regarding the identification of both materials and components that have hazardous characteristics or special handling needs

RISO, Inc. declares that its EPEAT registered products are all institutional products by definition, as they are only available through authorized dealers or resellers; and all elements of EPEAT criterion are met in the product design.

These reports are provided to RISO’s authorized reuse and recycling facilities.
End of Life Characterization Report

Please contact Customer Support Center to obtain a password for the following information.

4.3.4.1 Preparation of product end-of-life characterization report
Preparation of product end-of-life characterization report

RISO, Inc. declares that its EPEAT registered products are all institutional products by definition, as they are only available through authorized dealers or resellers; and all elements of EPEAT criterion are met in the product design.

These reports are provided to RISO’s authorized reuse and recycling facilities.
End of Life Characterization Report

Please contact Customer Support Center to obtain a password for the following information.

4.4.1.1 Early Failure Process
Early Failure Process

RISO’s EPEAT-registered imaging equipment are institutional products. For technical assistance related to hardware or software, please contact our Technical Support Specialists.

RISO, Inc. will provide customer support, or direct the customer to an authorized RISO dealer for troubleshooting, repair, or replacement of a RISO device if it fails within 3 years from the date of installation. Click here to locate the nearest authorized RISO dealer.

4.4.2.1 Product Upgradeability
Product Upgradeability

For print driver upgradeability, please visit our Print Driver download center.

For model-specific upgradeability, please go to each model’s Brochure Downloads page.

4.4.3.1 Spare Parts
Spare Parts

RISO’s EPEAT registered equipment are institutional products. For further assistance, please contact a representative through our Dealer Locator.

RISO parts are available to authorized RISO distributors for the maintenance and optimal performance of a given product model for at least 7 years after discontinuation of that model. Spare parts can be obtained from Authorized RISO distributors.

4.5.1.1 ENERGY STAR
Energy Savings

RISO is proud to say that all of our inkjet printers and digital duplicators are ENERGY STAR certified. RISO digital duplicators use 95% less energy than photocopiers, and our current digital duplicator models use 75% less power than models from a decade ago.

Our many design improvements tie in directly with these overall savings, by improving efficiency in a number of small ways that add up to substantial benefits. For example, RISO products are energy sippers, requiring only standard 110V power to operate, instead of the dedicated 220V circuit most copier systems need. They have a variety of power-saving settings, so they consume even less when they’re not being used. And their high speed processes your jobs faster and more efficiently, which means that even when they’re running, they’re not running as long.

Toner-based devices require heating elements to affix the toner to the page, and these heating elements are the main power draw of most printers – using power to literally “warm up” before printing, and maintaining that operating temperature when in standby mode. Even some inkjet systems require heating of the ink to create the droplets needed to print. RISO inkjet printers and duplicators do not use a heat or laser process, using our patented FORCEJET technology to deliver ink to the page, so they consume a fraction of the energy required to run heat-intensive devices.

This heatless process provides a secondary benefit, because it further reduces the need for compensatory cooling (air conditioning) and ventilation, which further reduces your overall energy consumption and cost. This also reduces the strain on regional power generation facilities and the electrical grid, reducing power companies’ greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants.

A carbon footprint is the measure of the impact human activities have on the environment in terms of greenhouse gases produced measured in units of carbon dioxide. This is considered a huge contributor to global warming. The carbon footprint of RISO printers is negligible, making our products an environmentally sound, “green” choice for your organization.

Further information on RISO’s power consumption and environmental impact:
Power Consumption white Paper
Green is good White Paper

List of RISO’s Energy Star Certified Products

4.5.3.1 Standby Power Level
Standby Power Level

Model-specific Standby power level information:

Ink Jet Printers

ComColor GD 9630
ComColor GD 7330
ComColor FW 5230
ComColor FW 5231
ComColor FW 5000
ComColor FW 1230

4.5.3.2 Auto Standby Capability
Auto Standby Capability

For reducing energy consumption when not in use, each machine has Energy-Saving modes.

When the machine is not used for a certain period of time, it automatically powers down or enters a lower-power “Sleep” mode.

There are three separate statuses which are selectable to either ON or OFF from the Administrator Setting Mode: OFF / Auto-Sleep / Auto-Power OFF. The initial default setting is Auto-Power OFF mode, to conform to EPEAT requirements.* The power consumption in the Power OFF status is 1W or less.

Should these settings cause any issues with a computer-networked machine, please refer to user’s manual (“Customizing the Initial Settings [Administrator Setting Mode]”).

*Not necessarily applicable to earlier models.

4.5.4.1 Default to Automatic Duplex Printing
Default to Automatic Duplex Printing

RISO’s EPEAT registered Digital Duplicators do not have automatic duplex printing capability.

With RISO’s EPEAT registered ComColor, Multifunction Device (MFD), automatic duplex printing is the default setting when installing the printer driver. Customers are expected to install the specified printer driver for EPEAT to avoid compatibility issues.

For EPEAT print driver’s download, please visit our Print Driver download center.

4.6.1.1 Provision of Product Take-back Service
Provision of Product Take-back Service

Many U.S. states have implemented laws that call for the environmentally friendly disposal/recycling of electronic products, some of which include provisions for imaging equipment such as multi-functional products, printers, faxes, digital duplicators, and scanners. Regulations vary from state to state and these regulations are targeting consumer, desktop and household equipment. RISO’s EPEAT registered products are not consumer products and do not meet the various state qualifications for recycling this class of equipment. They are institutional and floor standing products, requiring a separate recycling program that is offered by RISO, Inc.

In keeping with RISO’s long-standing philosophy of “green” practices and ecological responsibility with regards to our product, we offer a nationwide take-back service for RISO’s EPEAT registered products. If recycling is not available in your area, our program provides a convenient disposal solution for our environmentally conscious customers that want to responsibly recycle their RISO product at the end of its life cycle.

RISO, Inc’s Recycling Program for the Products Registered with EPEAT

Metech Recycling, a Certified e-Stewards® electronics recycler in Worcester, MA has partnered with us to process our devices. While shipping arrangements and expenses are the customer’s responsibility, RISO assumes the responsibility and cost for processing upon arrival to the Metech Recycling facility.

For those customers that would like to recycle RISO’s EPEAT registered products, please follow the following procedure:

The customer must fill out the recycling program form and provide their name, address, model(s), serial number(s)*, etc. to receive a recycled materials Lot Number and a ship-to address. The customer is responsible for the cost to ship the unit(s) and must include the lot number information on the bill of lading to RISO, Inc’s recycling center, Metech. Customer must make their own transportation and payment arrangements with the carrier of their choice. “Freight Collect” shipments will NOT be accepted.

RISO, Inc. will absorb the de-manufacturing cost to have RISO equipment recycled when properly returned and received by RISO, Inc’s designated recycling center. In the event that the customer is unfamiliar with sourcing trucking firms, as a courtesy RISO, Inc. has provided information on a nationwide carrier that anyone can use to return their end-of-life equipment.

Ink Jet Printers

ComColor GD 9630
ComColor GD 7330
ComColor FW 5230
ComColor FW 5231
ComColor FW 5000
ComColor FW 1230

*EPEAT Provisions for Product Take-Back services for EZ221U series digital duplicators are applicable only for devices with a serial number of 77292338 or greater.

4.6.1.2 Provision of Product take-back service for the broader scope of products
Provision of Product take-back service for the broader scope of products

The annual results of take-back products can be referenced in the report below.

Annual Results Data (pdf)

4.7.2.1 Public Disclosure of Key Environmental Aspects
Public Disclosure of Key Environmental Aspects

For public disclosure of key environmental aspects, please click on the link below.

Public Disclosure of Key Environmental Aspects [pdf]

4.7.3.1 Product Life‐Cycle Assessment and Public Disclosure of Analysis
Product Life‐Cycle Assessment and Public Disclosure of Analysis

For product life-cycle assessment and public disclosure of analysis, please visit the ECOLEAF site about Environmental Label Certified Products.

4.8.4.1 Provision of take‐back service for packaging
Provision of Take‐Back Service for Packaging

RISO, Inc. customers can use recycling options available to them locally for packaging material, in order to help minimize CO2 emissions.

In addition, RISO, Inc. offers a Take-Back program for non-fiber based packaging material as listed below.

Non-Fiber Packaging Recycling Program

In keeping with RISO’s long-standing philosophy of “green” practices and ecological responsibility with regards to our product, we offer a nationwide take-back service for RISO’s EPEAT registered products and its consequent shipping and packaging material. If recycling is not available in your area, our program provides a convenient disposal solution for our environmentally conscious customers that want to responsibly recycle their RISO product at the end of its life cycle.

RISO, Inc’s recycling program for product packaging

Metech Recycling, a Certified e-Stewards® electronics recycler in Worcester, MA has partnered with us to process our devices. While shipping arrangements and expenses are the customer’s responsibility, RISO assumes the responsibility and cost for processing upon arrival to the Metech Recycling facility.

For those customers that would like to recycle RISO’s EPEAT registered products, please follow the following procedure:

The customer must fill out the recycling program form and provide their name, address, model(s), serial number(s), etc. to receive a recycled materials Lot Number and a ship-to address. The customer is responsible for the cost to ship the unit(s) and must include the lot number information on the bill of lading to RISO, Inc’s recycling center, Metech. Customer must make their own transportation and payment arrangements with the carrier of their choice. “Freight Collect” shipments will NOT be accepted.

RISO, Inc. will absorb the de-manufacturing cost to have RISO equipment recycled when properly returned and received by RISO, Inc’s designated recycling center. In the event that the customer is unfamiliar with sourcing trucking firms, as a courtesy RISO, Inc. has provided information on a nationwide carrier that anyone can use to return their end-of-life equipment.

4.9.1.1 Use of general office paper
Use of general office paper with renewable content, recycled content, and that is chlorine free

RISO’s EPEAT registered equipment is compatible with certain types of paper made of renewable and pre/post-consumer content, and also with chlorine-free paper.

4.9.2.1 Use of non-manufacturer cartridges and non-manufacturer containers
Use of non-manufacturer cartridges and non-manufacturer containers

RISO strongly recommends that customers use only genuine RISO consumables, ink cartridges and ink bottles to ensure superior productivity, reliability and image quality from your RISO device. However, RISO’s imaging equipment will not prevent the use of non-genuine ink cartridges and ink bottles.

4.9.3.1 Provision for Take‐Back and End‐of‐life management for cartridges and containers
Provision for Take‐Back and End‐of‐life management for cartridges and containers

RISO, Inc. customers can use recycling options available to them locally for cartridges and containers, in order to help minimize CO2 emissions.

In addition, RISO, Inc. offers a Take-Back program for RISO cartridges and containers as listed below.

Cartridge and container Recycling Program

In keeping with RISO’s long-standing philosophy of “green” practices and ecological responsibility with regards to our product, we offer a nationwide take-back service for RISO’s EPEAT registered products and its consumables. If recycling is not available in your area, our program provides a convenient disposal solution for our environmentally conscious customers that want to responsibly recycle their RISO product at the end of its life cycle.

RISO, Inc’s recycling program for the product cartridge and containers

Metech Recycling, a Certified e-Stewards® electronics recycler in Worcester, MA has partnered with us to process our devices. While shipping arrangements and expenses are the customer’s responsibility, RISO assumes the responsibility and cost for processing upon arrival to the Metech Recycling facility.

For those customers that would like to recycle RISO’s EPEAT registered products, please follow the following procedure:

The customer must fill out the recycling program form and provide their name, address, model(s), serial number(s), etc. to receive a recycled materials Lot Number and a ship-to address. The customer is responsible for the cost to ship the unit(s) and must include the lot number information on the bill of lading to RISO, Inc’s recycling center, Metech. Customer must make their own transportation and payment arrangements with the carrier of their choice. “Freight Collect” shipments will NOT be accepted.

RISO, Inc. will absorb the de-manufacturing cost to have RISO equipment recycled when properly returned and received by RISO, Inc’s designated recycling center. In the event that the customer is unfamiliar with sourcing trucking firms, as a courtesy RISO, Inc. has provided information on a nationwide carrier that anyone can use to return their end-of-life equipment.

4.9.3.3 Manufacturer recycled or reused plastics collected through its cartridge and container take‐back program
Manufacturer recycled or reused plastics collected through its cartridge and container take‐back program

Specific details regarding the quantity of plastic collected and corresponding end-of-life management method used are listed in the Annual Results Data report:

Annual Results Data (pdf)

4.9.4.1 Documentation that the cartridge or container is not designed to prevent its reuse and recycling
Documentation that the cartridge or container is not designed to prevent its reuse and recycling

RISO Ink cartridges and Ink bottles are not designed to prevent their reuse and recycling.

For more information about RISO’s EPEAT Program, please contact us at 978-739-3442 or email us at epeat@riso.com.

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