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Can a printer designed to print on materials other than paper (e.g. cloth, metal, wood, plastics) earn the ENERGY STAR? Follow

No. According to the current ENERGY STAR Program Requirements for Imaging Equipment Version 1.2, the definition of a printer is a product whose primary function is to generate hard-copy output from electronic input. The term hard-copy output refers to printing on paper. Furthermore, the testing requirements (e.g., product speed) found in the specification are expressed in terms of paper size, so materials like cloth, metal, wood, and plastics could not be tested to meet the ENERGY STAR requirements.

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