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Blue Angel eco-labelled printers, copiers or multifunction devices all have one common advantage: their contribution to indoor air pollution at the workplace or in private households is particularly low. In order to being awarded the Blue Angel eco-label devices must meet strict requirements for material selection and recyclable design. Last but not least, low-pollutant materials are used in the plastic parts, thus, reducing possible harm to the environment and health risks. In addition, low energy consumption also helps to protect the climate.

The new RAL-UZ 205 Basic Criteria for Office Equipment with Printing Function were adopted by the Environmental Label Jury in December 2016. The application papers have been available since June 2017. Since then, manufacturers haven been able to file their applications for award of the Blue Angel eco-label on the basis of the new RAL-UZ 205 criteria. During a transition period ending December 31, 2017 the Blue Angel eco-label for Office Equipment with Printing Function can still be awarded or used, respectively, on the basis of the RAL-UZ 171 criteria. Therefore, we would like to point out that products currently certified on the basis of the RAL-UZ 171 criteria continue to meet the current requirements.

Please note that owing to the high number of applications received under RAL-UZ 205, especially for appliances that have already been certified under RAL-UZ 171, we are currently unable to guarantee that a final decision on the application and hence a certification can be made within the normal processing time of about 2 months. This being said, current invitations to tender should require a presentation of the Blue Angel on the basis of RAL-UZ 171 while a presentation of the Blue Angel on the basis of RAL-UZ 205 should not be required before the beginning of next year. Owing to the fact that the processing times are currently longer than usual a manufacturer who files an application under RAL-UZ 205 but cannot prove the final certification should also be taken into due consideration in the tender processes from 2018.

Benefits for environment and health

  1. for better indoor air: low content of harmful substances
  2. strict requirements for fine and ultrafine particle release during laser printer operation
  3. for more climate protection: low energy demand in print and idle mode
  4. for more protection of resources: capability of using recycled paper and double-sided printing with a duplex unit for devices with a higher page throughput
Brother International GmbH, Germany (33)
Brother DCP-J132W
Brother DCP-J152W
Brother DCP-J172W
Brother DCP-J4110DW
Brother DCP-J552DW
Brother DCP-J562DW
Brother DCP-J752DW
Brother DCP-J785DW
Brother MFC-J245
Brother MFC-J4410DW
Brother MFC-J4510DW
Brother MFC-J4610DW
Brother MFC-J470DW
Brother MFC-J4710DW
Brother MFC-J480DW
Brother MFC-J5330DW
Brother MFC-J5335DW
Brother MFC-J5730DW
Brother MFC-J5910DW
Brother MFC-J5920DW
Brother MFC-J5930DW
Brother MFC-J650DW
Brother MFC-J6520DW
Brother MFC-J6530DW
Brother MFC-J6720DW
Brother MFC-J680DW
Brother MFC-J6920DW
Brother MFC-J6925DW
Brother MFC-J6930DW
Brother MFC-J6935DW
Brother MFC-J870DW
Brother MFC-J880DW
Brother MFC-J985DW
EPSON Deutschland GmbH, Germany (29)
EPSON WF-5690DTWF
EPSON WF-5690DTWF (SKU-Code C11CD14404)
EPSON WF-5690DWF
EPSON WF-5690DWF (SKU-Code C11CD14404)
EPSON WF-8590D2TWF
EPSON WF-8590D2TWFC
EPSON WF-8590D3TWFC
EPSON WF-8590DTWF
EPSON WF-8590DTWFC
EPSON WF-8590DWF
EPSON WF-8590DWFC
EPSON WF-C20590D4TWF
EPSON WF-C20590D4TWFX
EPSON WF-C20590D5TWF
EPSON WF-C20590D5TWFX
Epson WF-C869RD2TWF
Epson WF-C869RD3TWFC
Epson WF-C869RDTWF
EPSON WF-M5690DTWF
EPSON WF-M5690DWF
EPSON WF-R5690DTWF
EPSON WF-R8590D2TWFC
EPSON WF-R8590D3TWFC
EPSON WF-R8590DTWF
EPSON WF-R8590DTWFC
EPSON WP-4095DN
EPSON WP-4595DNF
EPSON WP-M4095DN
EPSON WP-M4595DNF
HP Deutschland GmbH, Germany (15)
HP Officejet Enterprise Color flow MFP X585z
HP Officejet Enterprise Color MFP X585dn
HP Officejet Enterprise Color MFP X585f
HP Officejet Pro 276dw MFP
HP OfficeJet Pro 7740 Wide Format All-in-One
HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 All-in-One Printer
HP OfficeJet Pro 8740 All-in-One Printer
HP Officejet Pro X476dn MFP
HP Officejet Pro X476dw MFP
HP Officejet Pro X576dw MFP
HP PageWide 377dw MFP
HP PageWide Enterprise Color Flow MFP 586z
HP PageWide Enterprise Color MFP 586dn
HP PageWide Enterprise Color MFP 586f
HP PageWide Pro 477dw MFP
RICOH DEUTSCHLAND GmbH, Germany (3)
Aficio SG 3100SNW
Aficio SG 3110SFNw
SG 3120B SFNw