We had featured some of the most eco-friendly printers in this blog but it seems that there's one to add up to them and now it is a printer made out of recycled cardboard, specifically created by Samsung Electronics. It was said that the it was a mono-laser printer that used 100% recycled paper/cardboard to be completed. This printer was named "Origami" by its designers Min-chui Kim, Sang-in Lee and Seung-wook Jeong of Samsung Electronics.
"Origami is a a personal mono laser printer with an exterior made out of 100% recycled paper," described by Brian Albright on his article at EngineeringOntheEdge.com. "The exterior provides the same durability as a plastic cover via an origami-based assembly method to house the print engine. The printer was one of several products that won a Gold rating in the annual Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) 2013 competition."
On the other hand, TheRecycler.com described the Origami mono laser printer as "designed to combine the ideas of companies recycling the paper they use every day and disposing of old electronics equipment in an environmentally friendly way; with the device’s exterior being made of 100 percent recycled paper."
"The designers claim that the exterior has the same durability as a plastic cover as it is made using an origami-based assembly method, i.e. folding the cardboard to make it stronger, with the print engine housed inside."
We couldn't help but be in awe with this printer. Although the design might be simple, we admire Samsung for finding ways on how they can execute their eco-friendly actions through designing such a printer. And if you happen to be a go-green supporter, then why don't you try to look at this printer. Aside from that, you can also use eco-friendly toner cartridges so you can cut off your printing expenses and help save the environment at the same time.