ENERGY STAR
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ENERGY STAR  Program Requirements
for Imaging Equipment
Table of Contents
Version 1.1
Partner Commitments		2
Commitment		2
Performance for Special Distinction		3
Eligibility Criteria		4
1)	Definitions		4
Products		4
Marking Technologies		5
Operational Modes, Activities, and Power States		6
Product Size Formats		7
Additional Terms		7
2)	Qualifying Products		9
3)	Energy-Efficiency Specifications for Qualifying Products		10
ENERGY STAR Eligibility Criteria - TEC		11
ENERGY STAR Eligibility Criteria - OM		13
DFE Efficiency Requirements		17
4)	Test Procedures		18
5)	User Interface		20
6)	Effective Date		20
7)	Future Specification Revisions		20
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ENERGY STAR
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ENERGY STAR  Program Requirements
for Imaging Equipment
Partner Commitments
Version 1.1
Commitment
The following are the terms of the ENERGY STAR Partnership Agreement as it pertains to the
manufacturing of ENERGY STAR qualified imaging equipment. The ENERGY STAR Partner must adhere
to the following program requirements:
Comply with current ENERGY STAR Eligibility Criteria defining the performance criteria that must
be met for use of the ENERGY STAR certification mark on imaging equipment and specifying the
testing criteria for imaging equipment. EPA may, at its discretion, conduct tests on products that
are referred to as ENERGY STAR qualified. These products may be obtained on the open
market, or voluntarily supplied by Partner at EPA's request.
Comply with current ENERGY STAR Identity Guidelines and Web-Based Tools for Partners
document, describing how the ENERGY STAR name and mark may be used. Partner is
responsible for adhering to these guidelines and for ensuring that its authorized representatives,
such as advertising agencies, dealers, and distributors, are also in compliance.
Qualify at least one ENERGY STAR qualified imaging equipment model within six months of
activating the imaging equipment portion of the agreement. When Partner qualifies the product, it
must meet the specification in effect at that time.
Provide clear and consistent labeling of ENERGY STAR qualified imaging equipment. The
ENERGY STAR mark must be clearly displayed:
1.	Either on the top/front of product or through electronic messaging that is pre-approved by
EPA. Labeling on the top/front of product may be permanent or temporary. All temporary
labeling must be affixed to the top/front of product with an adhesive or cling-type application;
2.	On the manufacturer's Internet site where information about ENERGY STAR qualified
models is displayed. Specific guidance on using the ENERGY STAR mark on Internet sites
is provided in the Web-Based Tools for Partners document;
3.	Either in product literature (e.g., user manuals, specification sheets, etc.) or in a separate box
insert that provides educational language about the product's ENERGY STAR settings; and
4.	On product packaging/boxes for products sold at retail.
Update the list of ENERGY STAR qualified imaging equipment models through the Online Product
Submittal tool (OPS) on an annual basis at a minimum. Once the Partner submits its first list of
ENERGY STAR qualified imaging equipment models, the Partner will be listed as an ENERGY
STAR Partner on www.enerqvstar.gov. Partner must provide annual updates in order to remain
on the list of participating product manufacturers. If no new models are introduced during a
particular year, Partner should notify EPA to ensure its partnership status is maintained.
Provide to EPA, on an annual basis, unit shipment data or other market indicators to assist in
determining the market penetration of ENERGY STAR. Specifically, Partner must submit the total
number of ENERGY STAR qualified imaging equipment products shipped (in units) or an
equivalent measurement as agreed to in advance by EPA and Partner. Partner is encouraged to
provide unit shipment data segmented by meaningful product characteristics (e.g., product type,
size, speed, marking technology, or other as relevant) for both the United States (US) and outside
of the United States (non-US). Partner is also encouraged to provide total unit shipments for each
model in its product line, and the percent of total unit shipments that qualify as ENERGY STAR.
The data for each calendar year should be submitted to EPA, preferably in electronic format, no
later than the following March and may be provided directly from the Partner or through a third
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party. The data will be used by EPA only for program evaluation purposes and will be closely
controlled. Any information used will be masked by EPA so as to protect the confidentiality of the
Partner.
Notify EPA of a change in the designated responsible party or contacts for imaging equipment
within 30 days.
Performance for Special Distinction
In order to receive additional recognition and/or support from EPA for its efforts within the
Partnership, the ENERGY STAR Partner may consider the following voluntary measures and should keep
EPA informed on the progress of these efforts:
Consider energy efficiency improvements in company facilities and pursue the ENERGY STAR
label for buildings.
Purchase ENERGY STAR qualified products. Revise the company purchasing or procurement
specifications to include ENERGY STAR. Provide procurement officials' contact information to
EPA for periodic updates and coordination. Circulate general ENERGY STAR qualified product
information to employees for use when purchasing products for their homes.
Ensure the power management feature is enabled for all ENERGY STAR qualified monitors in use
in company facilities, particularly upon installation and after service is performed.
Provide general information about ENERGY STAR to employees whose jobs are relevant to the
development, marketing, sales, and service of current ENERGY STAR qualified product models.
Provide a simple plan to EPA outlining specific measures Partner plans to undertake beyond the
program requirements listed above. By doing so, EPA may be able to coordinate, communicate,
and/or promote Partner's activities, provide an EPA representative, or include news about the
event in the ENERGY STAR newsletter, on the ENERGY STAR Web pages, etc. The plan may
be as simple as providing a list of planned activities or milestones that Partner would like EPA to
be aware of. For example, activities may include: (1) increase the availability of ENERGY STAR
qualified products by converting the entire product line within two years to meet ENERGY STAR
guidelines; (2) demonstrate the economic and environmental benefits of energy efficiency through
special in-store displays twice a year; (3) provide information to users (via the Web site and user's
manual) about energy-saving features and operating characteristics of ENERGY STAR qualified
products, and (4) build awareness of the ENERGY STAR Partnership and brand identity by
collaborating with EPA on one print advertorial and one live press event.
Provide quarterly, written updates to EPA as to the efforts undertaken by Partner to increase
availability of ENERGY STAR qualified products, and to promote awareness of ENERGY STAR
and its message.
Join EPA's SmartWay Transport Partnership to improve the environmental performance of the
company's shipping operations. SmartWay Transport works with freight carriers, shippers, and
other stakeholders in the goods movement industry to reduce fuel consumption, greenhouse
gases, and air pollution. For more information on SmartWay, visit www.epa.qov/smartwav.
Join EPA's Climate Leaders Partnership to inventory and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Through participation, companies create a credible record of their accomplishments and receive
EPA recognition as corporate environmental leaders. For more information on Climate Leaders,
visit www.epa.gov/climateleaders.
Join EPA's Green Power partnership. EPA's Green Power Partnership encourages organizations
to buy green power as a way to reduce the environmental impacts associated with traditional fossil
fuel-based electricity use. The partnership includes a diverse set of organizations including
Fortune 500 companies, small and medium businesses, government institutions as well as a
growing number of colleges and universities, visit www.epa.gov/qrnpower/.
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ENERGY STAR  Program Requirements
for Imaging Equipment
EBB
Eligibility Criteria
Version 1.1
Below is the Final Version 1.1 product specification for ENERGY STAR qualified Imaging Equipment. A
product must meet all of the identified criteria if it is to be qualified as ENERGY STAR by its manufacturer.
1) Definitions: Below is a brief description of terms as relevant to ENERGY STAR.
A.	Copier - A commercially-available imaging product whose sole function is the production of hard
copy duplicates from graphic hard copy originals. The unit must be capable of being powered
from a wall outlet or from a data or network connection. This definition is intended to cover
products that are marketed as copiers or upgradeable digital copiers (UDCs).
B.	Digital Duplicator - A commercially-available imaging product that is sold in the market as a fully-
automated duplicator system through the method of stencil duplicating with digital reproduction
functionality. The unit must be capable of being powered from a wall outlet or from a data or
network connection. This definition is intended to cover products that are marketed as digital
duplicators.
C.	Facsimile Machine (Fax Machine) - A commercially-available imaging product whose primary
functions are scanning hard copy originals for electronic transmission to remote units and
receiving similar electronic transmissions to produce hard copy output. Electronic transmission is
primarily over a public telephone system, but also may be via computer network or the Internet.
The product also may be capable of producing hard copy duplicates. The unit must be capable of
being powered from a wall outlet or from a data or network connection. This definition is intended
to cover products that are marketed as fax machines.
D.	Mailing Machine - A commercially-available imaging product that serves to print postage onto mail
pieces. The unit must be capable of being powered from a wall outlet or from a data or network
connection. This definition is intended to cover products that are marketed as mailing machines.
E.	Multifunction Device (MFD') - A commercially-available imaging product, which is a physically-
integrated device or a combination of functionally-integrated components, that performs two or
more of the core functions of copying, printing, scanning, or faxing. The copy functionality as
addressed in this definition is considered to be distinct from single sheet convenience copying
offered by fax machines. The unit must be capable of being powered from a wall outlet or from a
data or network connection. This definition is intended to cover products that are marketed as
MFDs or multifunction products (MFPs).
Note: If the MFD is not a single integrated unit but a set of functionally integrated components,
then the manufacturer must certify that when installed correctly in the Held, the sum of all energy
or power use for all MFD components comprising the base unit will achieve the energy or power
levels provided in Section 3 to qualify as an ENERGY STAR MFD.
F.	Printer - A commercially-available imaging product that serves as a hard copy output device, and
is capable of receiving information from single-user or networked computers, or other input
devices (e.g., digital cameras). The unit must be capable of being powered from a wall outlet or
from a data or network connection. This definition is intended to cover products that are marketed
as printers, including printers that can be upgraded into MFDs in the field.
G.	Scanner - A commercially-available imaging product that functions as an electro-optical device
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for converting information into electronic images that can be stored, edited, converted, or
transmitted, primarily in a personal computing environment. The unit must be capable of being
powered from a wall outlet or from a data or network connection. This definition is intended to
cover products that are marketed as scanners.
Marking Technologies
H.	Direct Thermal (DT) - A marking technology that transfers an image by burning dots onto coated
media as it passes over a heated print head. DT products do not use ribbons.
I.	Dye Sublimation CDS) - A marking technology where images are formed by depositing (subliming)
dye onto the print media based upon the amount of energy delivered by the heating elements.
J. Electrophotography CEP') - A marking technology characterized by illumination of a
photoconductor in a pattern representing the desired hard copy image via a light source,
development of the image with particles of toner using the latent image on the photoconductor to
define the presence or absence of toner at a given location, transfer of the toner to the final hard
copy medium, and fusing to cause the desired hard copy to become durable. Types of EP include
Laser, LED, and LCD. Color EP is distinguished from monochrome EP in that toners of at least
three different colors are available in a given product at one time. Two types of color EP
technology are defined below:
a.	Parallel Color EP - A marking technology that uses multiple light sources and multiple
photoconductors to increase the maximum color printing speed.
b.	Serial Color EP - A marking technology that uses a single photoconductor in a serial fashion
and one or multiple light sources to achieve the multi-color hard copy output.
K. Impact - A marking technology characterized by the formation of the desired hard copy image by
transferring colorant from a "ribbon" to the media via an impact process. Two types of impact
technology are Dot Formed Impact and Fully-formed Impact.
L. Ink Jet (IJ) - A marking technology where images are formed by depositing colorant in small drops
directly to the print media in a matrix manner. Color IJ is distinguished from monochrome IJ in
that more than one colorant is available in a product at any one time. Typical types of IJ include
Piezo-electric (PE) IJ, IJ Sublimation, and Thermal IJ.
M. High Performance IJ - The use of an IJ marking technology in high-performance business
applications usually occupied by electrophotographic marking technology. This difference between
the conventional IJ product and the High Performance IJ product is denoted by the presence of
nozzle arrays that span the width of a page and/or the ability to dry the ink on the media through
additional media heating mechanisms.
N. Solid Ink (SO - A marking technology where the ink is solid at room temperature and liquid when
heated to the jetting temperature. Transfer to the media can be direct, but is most often made to
an intermediate drum or belt and then offset printed to the media.
O. Stencil - A marking technology that transfers images onto the print media from a stencil that is
fitted around an inked drum.
P. Thermal Transfer (TP - A marking technology where the desired hard copy image is formed by
depositing small drops of solid colorant (usually colored waxes) in a melted/fluid state directly to
the print media in a matrix manner. TT is distinguished from IJ in that the ink is solid at room
temperature and is made fluid by heat.
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Operational Modes, Activities, and Power States
Q. Active - The power state in which the product is connected to a power source and is actively
producing output, as well as performing any of its other primary functions.
R. Automatic Duplexing - The capability of a copier, fax machine, MFD, or printer to automatically
place images on both sides of an output sheet, without manual manipulation of output as an
intermediate step. Examples of this are one-sided to two-sided copying and two-sided to two-
sided copying. A product is considered to have automatic duplexing capability only if the model
includes all accessories needed to satisfy the above conditions.
S. Default Delay Time - The time set by the manufacturer prior to shipping that determines when the
product will enter a lower-power mode (e.g., Sleep, Off) following completion of its primary
function.
T. Off - The power state that the product enters when it has been manually or automatically switched
off but is still plugged in and connected to the mains. This mode is exited when stimulated by an
input, such as a manual power switch or clock timer to bring the unit into Ready mode. When this
state is resultant from a manual intervention by a user, it is often referred to as Manual Off, and
when it is resultant from an automatic or predetermined stimuli (e.g., a delay time or clock), it is
often referred to as Auto-off.
U. Ready - The condition that exists when the product is not producing output, has reached
operating conditions, has not yet entered into any lower-power modes, and can enter Active mode
with minimal delay. All product features can be enabled in this mode, and the product must be
able to return to Active mode by responding to any potential input options designed into the
product. Potential inputs include external electrical stimulus (e.g., network stimulus, fax call, or
remote control) and direct physical intervention (e.g., activating a physical switch or button).
V. Sleep - The reduced power state that the product enters automatically after a period of inactivity.
In addition to entering Sleep automatically, the product may also enter this mode 1) at a user set
time-of-day, 2) immediately in response to user manual action, without actually turning off, or 3)
through other, automatically-achieved ways that are related to user behavior. All product features
can be enabled in this mode and the product must be able to enter Active mode by responding to
any potential input options designed into the product; however, there may be a delay. Potential
inputs include external electrical stimulus (e.g., network stimulus, fax call, remote control) and
direct physical intervention (e.g., activating a physical switch or button). The product must
maintain network connectivity while in Sleep, waking up only as necessary.
Note: When reporting data and qualifying products that can enter Sleep mode in multiple ways,
partners should reference a Sleep level that can be reached automatically If the product is
capable of automatically entering multiple, successive Sleep levels, it is at the manufacturer's
discretion which of these levels is used for qualification purposes; however, the default-delay time
provided must correspond with whichever level is used.
W. Standby - The lowest power consumption mode which cannot be switched off (influenced) by the
user and that may persist for an indefinite time when the product is connected to the main
electricity supply and used in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions1. Standby is the
product's minimum power mode.
Note: For Imaging Equipment products addressed by this specification, the Standby power level,
or the minimum power mode, usually occurs in Off mode, but can occur in Ready or Sleep. A
product cannot exit Standby and reach a lower power state unless it is physically disconnected
from the main electricity supply as a result of manual manipulation.
1 IEC 62301 - Household electrical appliances - Measurement of standby power. 2005.
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Product Size Formats
X. Large Format - Products categorized as Large Format include those designed for A2 media and
larger, including those designed to accommodate continuous-form media at a width of 406
millimeters (mm) or wider. Large-format products may also be capable of printing on standard-
size or small-format media.
Y. Small Format - Products categorized as Small Format include those designed for media sizes
smaller than those defined as Standard (e.g., A6, 4" x6", microfilm), including those designed to
accommodate continuous-form media at widths smaller than 210 mm.
Z. Standard - Products categorized as Standard include those designed for standard-sized media
(e.g., Letter, Legal, Ledger, A3, A4, and B4), including those designed to accommodate
continuous-form media at widths between 210 mm and 406 mm. Standard-size products may
also be capable of printing on small-format media.
Additional Terms
AA. Accessory - An optional piece of peripheral equipment that is not necessary for the operation of
the base unit, but that may be added before or after shipment in order to add functionality. An
accessory may be sold separately under its own model number, or sold with a base unit as part of
a package or configuration.
BB. Base Product - A base product is the standard model shipped by the manufacturer. When
product models are offered in different configurations, the base product is the most fundamental
configuration of the model, which possesses the minimum number of functional adders available.
Functional components or accessories offered as optional, rather than standard, are not
considered part of the base product.
CC.Continuous Form - Products categorized as Continuous Form include those which do not use a
cut-sheet media size, and are designed for key applications such as printing of bar codes, labels,
receipts, waybills, invoices, airline tickets, or retail tags.
DP. Digital Front-end (DFE) - A functionally-integrated server that hosts other computers and
applications and acts as an interface to imaging equipment. A DFE provides greater functionality
to the imaging product. A DFE will be defined as either:
Type 1 DFE: A DFE that draws its DC power from its own AC power supply (internal or external)
which is separate from the power supply that powers the imaging equipment. This DFE may draw
its AC power directly from a wall outlet, or it may draw it from the AC power associated with the
imaging product's internal power supply.
Type 2 DFE: A DFE that draws its DC power from the same power supply as the imaging
equipment with which it operates. Type 2 DFEs must have a board or assembly with a separate
processing unit that is capable of initiating activity over the network and can be physically
removed, isolated, or disabled using common engineering practices to allow power measurements
to be made.
A DFE also offers at least three of the following advanced features:
a.	Network connectivity in various environments;
b.	Mailbox functionality;
c.	Job queue management;
d.	Machine management (e.g., waking the imaging equipment from a reduced power state);
e.	Advanced graphic user-interface (Ul);
f.	Ability to initiate communication with other host servers and client computers (e.g.,
scanning to email, polling remote mailboxes for jobs); or
g.	Ability to post-process pages (e.g., reformatting pages prior to printing).
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EE. Functional Adder - A functional adder is a standard product feature that adds functionality to the
base marking engine of an imaging equipment product. The Operational Mode portion of this
specification contains additional power allowances for certain functional adders. Examples of
functional adders include wireless interfaces and scanning capability.
FF. Operational Mode COM') Approach - A method of testing and comparing the energy performance
of imaging equipment products, which focuses on product energy consumption in various low-
power modes. The key criteria used by the OM approach are values for low-power modes,
measured in watts (W). Detailed information can be found in the "ENERGY STAR Qualified
Imaging Equipment Operational Mode Test Procedure" available at www.enerqvstar.gov/products.
GG. Marking Engine - The very basic engine of an imaging product, which drives the image
production of that product. Without additional functional components, a marking engine cannot
acquire image data to process and is, therefore, non-functional. A marking engine is reliant on
functional adders for communication ability and image processing.
HH. Model - An imaging equipment product that is sold or marketed under a unique model number or
marketing name. A model may be comprised of a base unit or a base unit and accessories.
II. Product Speed - In general, for Standard-size products, a single A4 or 8.5" x 11" sheet
printed/copied/scanned on one side in a minute is equal to one image-per-minute (ipm). If the
maximum claimed speeds differ when producing images on A4 or 8.5" x 11" paper, the higher of
the two shall be used.
	For mailing machines, one piece of mail processed in a minute is equal to one mail-piece-
per-minute (mppm).
	For Small-format products, a single A6 or 4" x 6" sheet printed/copied/scanned on one
side in a minute is equal to 0.25 ipm.
	For Large-format products, a single A2 sheet is equivalent to 4 ipm and one AO sheet is
equivalent to 16 ipm.
	For continuous-form products categorized as Small-format, Large-format, or Standard-
size, print speed in ipm should be obtained from the product's maximum marketed
imaging speed in meters per minute according to the conversion below:
X ipm = 16 x [Maximum media width (meters) x Maximum imaging speed (iength-
meters/minute)]
In all cases, the converted speed in ipm should be rounded to the nearest integer (e.g., 14.4 ipm
rounds to 14.0 ipm; 14.5 ipm rounds to 15 ipm).
For qualification purposes, manufacturers should report the speed of the product according to the
prioritization of functions outlined below:
	Print Speed, unless the product cannot perform the print function, in which case,
	Copy Speed, unless the product cannot perform the print or copy functions, in which
case, and
	Scan Speed.
JJ. Typical Electricity Consumption (TEQ Approach - A method of testing and comparing the energy
performance of imaging equipment products, which focuses on the typical electricity consumed by
a product while in normal operation during a representative period of time. The key criteria of the
TEC approach for imaging equipment is a value for typical weekly electricity consumption,
measured in kilowatt-hours (kWh). Detailed information can be found in the "ENERGY STAR
Qualified Imaging Equipment Typical Electricity Consumption Test Procedure" available at
www.energystar.gov/products.
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2) Qualifying Products: This ENERGY STAR specification is intended to cover personal, business, and
commercial imaging equipment products but not industrial products (e.g., products directly connected
to three phase power). Units must be capable of being powered from a wall outlet or from a data or
network connection and operate off of the international standard nominal voltage supplies listed in the
document Test Conditions and Equipment for ENERGY STAR Imaging Equipment Products. In
order to qualify as ENERGY STAR, an imaging equipment product must be defined in Section 1 and
meet one of the product descriptions in Table 1 or 2, below.
Qualifying Products: Table 1 - TEC Approach
Product Area
Marking
Technology
Size
Format
Color Capability
TEC
Table
Page

Direct Thermal
Standard
Monochrome
TEC 1
12

Dye Sublimation
Standard
Color
TEC 2
12

Dye Sublimation
Standard
Monochrome
TEC 1
12
Copiers
EP
Standard
Monochrome
TEC 1
12
EP
Standard
Color
TEC 2
12

Solid Ink
Standard
Color
TEC 2
12

Thermal Transfer
Standard
Color
TEC 2
12

Thermal Transfer
Standard
Monochrome
TEC 1
12
Digital Duplicators
Stencil
Stencil
Standard
Standard
Color
Monochrome
TEC 2
TEC 1
12
12

Direct Thermal
Standard
Monochrome
TEC 1
12

Dye Sublimation
Standard
Monochrome
TEC 1
12

EP
Standard
Monochrome
TEC 1
12
Fax Machines
EP
Standard
Color
TEC 2
12

Solid Ink
Standard
Color
TEC 2
12

Thermal Transfer
Standard
Color
TEC 2
12

Thermal Transfer
Standard
Monochrome
TEC 1
12

High Performance IJ
Standard
Monochrome
TEC 3
12

High Performance IJ
Standard
Color
TEC 4
12

Direct Thermal
Standard
Monochrome
TEC 3
12
Multifunction
Devices (MFDs)
Dye Sublimation
Dye Sublimation
EP
Standard
Standard
Standard
Color
Monochrome
Monochrome
TEC 4
TEC 3
TEC 3
12
12
12

EP
Standard
Color
TEC 4
12

Solid Ink
Standard
Color
TEC 4
12

Thermal Transfer
Standard
Color
TEC 4
12

Thermal Transfer
Standard
Monochrome
TEC 3
12

High Performance IJ
Standard
Monochrome
TEC 1
12

High Performance IJ
Standard
Color
TEC 2
12

Direct Thermal
Standard
Monochrome
TEC 1
12

Dye Sublimation
Standard
Color
TEC 2
12
Printers
Dye Sublimation
EP
Standard
Standard
Monochrome
Monochrome
TEC 1
TEC 1
12
12

EP
Standard
Color
TEC 2
12

Solid Ink
Standard
Color
TEC 2
12

Thermal Transfer
Standard
Color
TEC 2
12

Thermal Transfer
Standard
Monochrome
TEC 1
12
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Qualifying Products: Table 2 - Operational Mode Approach
Product
Area
Copiers
Marking
Technology
Direct Thermal
Dye Sublimation
EP
Solid Ink
Thermal Transfer
Size Format
Large
Large
Large
Large
Large
Color Capability
Monochrome
Color & Monochrome
Color & Monochrome
Color
Color & Monochrome
OM
Table
OM 1
OM 1
OM 1
OM 1
OM 1
16
16
16
16
16
Fax Machines
Ink Jet
Standard
Color & Monochrome
OM 2
16
Mailing
Machines
Direct Thermal
EP
Ink Jet
Thermal Transfer
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Monochrome
Monochrome
Monochrome
Monochrome
OM 4
OM 4
OM 4
OM 4
16
16
16
16
Multifunction
Devices
(MFDs)
Direct Thermal
Dye Sublimation
EP
Ink Jet
Ink Jet
Solid Ink
Thermal Transfer
Large
Large
Large
Standard
Large
Large
Large
Monochrome
Color & Monochrome
Color & Monochrome
Color & Monochrome
Color & Monochrome
Color
Color & Monochrome
OM 1
OM 1
OM 1
OM 2
OM 3
OM 1
OM 1
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
Printers
Direct Thermal
Direct Thermal
Dye Sublimation
Dye Sublimation
EP
EP
Impact
Impact
Impact
Ink Jet
Ink Jet
Ink Jet
Solid Ink
Solid Ink
Thermal Transfer
Thermal Transfer
Large
Small
Large
Small
Large
Small
Large
Small
Standard
Large
Small
Standard
Large
Small
Large
Small
Monochrome
Monochrome
Color & Monochrome
Color & Monochrome
Color & Monochrome
Color
Color & Monochrome
Color & Monochrome
Color & Monochrome
Color & Monochrome
Color & Monochrome
Color & Monochrome
Color
Color
Color & Monochrome
Color & Monochrome
OM 8
OM 5
OM 8
OM 5
OM 8
OM 5
OM 8
OM 5
OM 6
OM 3
OM 5
OM 2
OM 8
OM 5
OM 8
OM 5
17
16
17
16
17
16
17
16
17
16
16
16
17
16
17
16
Scanners
N/A
Large, Small & Standard
N/A
OM 7
17
3) Energy-Efficiency Specifications for Qualifying Products: Only those products listed in Section 2
above that meet the following criteria may qualify as ENERGY STAR. Effective dates are provided in
Section 6 of this specification.
Products Sold with an External Power Supply: To qualify as ENERGY STAR under the Imaging
Equipment Version 1.1 requirements, imaging equipment products manufactured on or after July 1,
2009 using a single-voltage external ac-ac or ac-dc power supply must use an ENERGY STAR
qualified external power supply, or one that meets the ENERGY STAR External Power Supply (EPS)
Version 2.0 requirements when tested to the ENERGY STAR test method. The ENERGY STAR
specification and test method for single voltage external ac-ac and ac-dc power supplies may be
found at www.enerqvstar.gov/products.
Products Designated to Operate with a Type 1 DFE: To qualify as ENERGY STAR under Imaging
Equipment Version 1.1 specification, an imaging equipment product manufactured on or after July 1,
2009 that is sold with a Type 1 DFE must use a DFE that meets the ENERGY STAR Imaging
Equipment Digital Front End Power Supply Efficiency Requirements listed in Section 3C.
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Products Designated to Operate with a Type 2 DFE: For an imaging equipment product, sold with a
Type 2 DFE, manufactured on or after July 1, 2009 to qualify as ENERGY STAR under the Imaging
Equipment Version 1.1 specification, manufacturers should subtract the DFE's energy consumption in
Ready mode for TEC products or exclude when measuring Sleep and Standby for OM products.
Section 3A provides further detail on adjusting TEC values for DFEs for TEC products and Section 3B
provides further detail for excluding DFEs from OM Sleep and Standby levels.
It is EPA's intent that, whenever possible, the power associated with the DFE (Type 1 or Type 2)
should be excluded or subtracted from the TEC energy and OM power measurements.
Products Sold with an Additional Cordless Handset: To qualify, fax machines or MFDs with fax
capability manufactured on or after July 1, 2009 that are sold with additional cordless handsets must
use an ENERGY STAR qualified handset, or one that meets the ENERGY STAR Telephony
specification when tested to the ENERGY STAR test method on the date the imaging product is
qualified as ENERGY STAR. The ENERGY STAR specification and test method for telephony
products may be found at www.enenavstar.gov/products.
Duplexing: Standard-size copiers, MFDs, and printers that use EP, SI, and High Performance IJ
marking technologies addressed by the TEC approach in Section 3.A. must meet the following
duplexing requirements, based on monochrome product speed:
Color Copiers. MFDs. and Printers
Monochrome Product Speed
Duplexing Requirement
< 19 ipm
N/A
20 - 39 ipm
Automatic duplexing must be offered as a standard
feature or optional accessory at the time of purchase.
> 40 ipm
Automatic duplexing is required as a standard feature at
the time of purchase.
Monochrome Copiers, MFDs, and Printers
Monochrome Product Speed
Duplexing Requirement
< 24 ipm
N/A
25 - 44 ipm
Automatic duplexing must be offered as a standard
feature or optional accessory at the time of purchase.
> 45 ipm
Automatic duplexing is required as a standard feature at
the time of purchase.
A. ENERGY STAR Eligibility Criteria - TEC. To qualify as ENERGY STAR, the TEC value
obtained for imaging equipment outlined in Section 2, Table 1 above must not exceed the
corresponding criteria below.
For imaging products with a Type 2 DFE, the energy consumption of the DFE, calculated per the
example below, should be excluded when comparing the product's measured TEC value to the
criteria listed below. The DFE must not interfere with the ability of the imaging product to enter or
exit its lower-power modes. In order to take advantage of this exclusion, the DFE must meet the
definition in Section 1 .DD. and be a separate processing unit that is capable of initiating activity
over the network.
Example: A printer's total TEC result is 24.5 kWh/week and its internal DFE consumes 50Win
Ready mode. 50Wx 168 hours/week = 8.4 kWh/week, which is then subtracted from the tested
TEC value: 24.5 kWh/week- 8.4 kWh/week = 16.1 kWh/week. 16.1 kWh/week is then compared
to the following criteria.
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Note: In all of the following equations, x = Monochrome Product Speed (ipm).
TEC Table 1
Product(s): Copiers, Digital Duplicators, Fax Machines, Printers
Size Format(s): Standard-size
Marking Technologies: DT, Mono DS, Mono EP, Mono Stencil, Mono TT, Mono High
Performance IJ


Monochrome
Maximum TEC (kWh/week)
Product Speed (ipm)

< 15
1.0 kWh
15 82
(0.70 kWh/ipm)x-39.0 kWh
TEC Table 2
Product(s): Copiers, Digital Duplicators, Fax Machines, Printers
Size Format(s): Standard-size
Marking Technologies: Color DS, Color Stencil, Color TT, Color EP, SI, Color High Performance
IJ

Monochrome Product
Maximum TEC (kWh/week)
Speed (ipm)

<32
(0.10 kWh/ipm)x + 2.8 kWh
32 58
(0.70 kWh/ipm)x- 26.0 kWh
TEC Table 3
Product(s): MFDs
Size Format(s): Standard-size
Marking Technologies: DT, Mono DS, Mono EP, Mono TT, Mono High Performance IJ

Monochrome Product
Maximum TEC (kWh/week)
Speed (ipm)

< 10
1.5 kWh
10 68
(0.70 kWh/ipm)x- 30.0 kWh
TEC Table 4
Product(s): MFDs
Size Format(s): Standard-size
Marking Technologies: Color DS, Color TT, Color EP, SI, Color High Performance IJ

Monochrome Product
Maximum TEC (kWh/week)
Speed (ipm)

<26
(0.10 kWh/ipm)x + 3.5 kWh
26 62
(0.70 kWh/ipm)x- 25.0 kWh
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B. ENERGY STAR Eligibility Criteria - OM. To qualify as ENERGY STAR, the power consumption
values for imaging equipment outlined in Section 2, Table 2 above must not exceed the
corresponding criteria below. For products that meet the Sleep-mode power requirement in
Ready mode, no further automatic power reductions are required to meet the Sleep criterion.
Additionally, for products that meet the Standby-power requirements in Ready or Sleep mode, no
further automatic power reductions are required to earn the ENERGY STAR.
For imaging products with a functionally-integrated DFE that relies on the imaging product for its
power, the power consumption of the DFE should be excluded when comparing the product's
measured Sleep to the combined marking-engine and functional-adder criteria limits below and
when comparing to the measured Standby level to the Standby criteria limits below. The DFE
must not interfere with the ability of the imaging product to enter or exit its lower-power modes. In
order to take advantage of this exclusion, the DFE must meet the definition in Section 1.DD. and
be a separate processing unit that is capable of initiating activity over the network.
Default Delay Time Requirements: To qualify for ENERGY STAR, OM products must meet the
default-delay time settings provided in Tables A through C below for each product type, enabled
upon product shipment. In addition, all OM products must be shipped with a maximum machine
delay time not in excess of four hours, which is only adjustable by the manufacturer. This
maximum machine delay time cannot be influenced by the user and typically cannot be modified
without internal, invasive product manipulation. The default-delay-time settings provided in Tables
A through C may be user adjustable.
Table A: Maximum Default Delay Times to Sleep for Small-format and Standard-size OM
Products, Excluding Mailing Machines, in Minutes
Monochrome
Product Speed
(ipm)
Fax Machines
MFDs
Printers
Scanners
0-10
5
15
5
15
11-20
5
30
15
15
O
CO
1
oj
5
60
30
15
CO
1
cn
o
5
60
60
15
51 +
5
60
60
15
Table B: Maximum Default Delay Times to Sleep for Large-format OM Products, Excluding
Mailing Machines, in Minutes
Monochrome
Product Speed
(ipm)
Copiers
MFDs
Printers
Scanners
0-10
30
30
30
15
11-20
30
30
30
15
O
CO
1
oj
30
30
30
15
CO
1
cn
o
60
60
60
15
51 +
60
60
60
15
Table C: Maximum Default Delay Times to Sleep for Mailing Machines in Minutes
Product Speed
(mppm)
Mailing
Machines
0-50
20
51 - 100
30
101 -150
40
151 +
60
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Standby Requirements: To qualify for ENERGY STAR, OM products must meet the Standby
power criteria provided in Table D below for each product type.
Table D: Maximum Standby Power Level for OM Products in Watts
Product Type
Standby (W)
All OM Products
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The eligibility criteria in OM Tables 1 through 8 below address the marking engine of the product.
Since products are expected to be shipped with one or more functions beyond a basic marking
engine, the corresponding allowances below should be added to the marking engine criteria for
Sleep. The total value for the base product with applicable "functional adders" should be used to
determine eligibility. Manufacturers may apply no more than three Primary functional adders to
each product model, but may apply as many Secondary adders as present (with Primary adders in
excess of three included as Secondary adders). An example of this approach is provided below:
Example: Consider a Standard-size IJ printer with a USB 2.0 connection and a memory card
connection. Assuming the USB connection is the Primary interface used during the test, the
printer model would receive a functional-adder allowance of 0.5 WforUSB and 0.1 for the
memory card reader, for a total of 0.6 W of total functional-adder allowances. Since OM Table 2
provides a Sleep mode marking-engine criterion of 1.4 W, to determine qualification under
ENERGY STAR, the manufacturer would sum the Sleep mode marking-engine criterion with the
applicable functional-adder allowances to determine the maximum power consumption permitted
for qualification of the base product: 1.4W+ 0.6 W. If the power consumption of the printer in
Sleep mode measures at or below 2.0 W, then the printer would meet the ENERGY STAR Sleep
criterion.
Qualifying Products: Table 3 - OM Functional Adders
Type
Details
Functional Adder Allowances (W)

Primary
Secondary
Interfaces
A. Wired < 20 MHz
0.3
0.2

A physical data- or network-connection port present on the imaging product that is capable of
a transfer rate < 20 MHz. Includes USB 1.x. IEEE488. IEEE 1284/Parallel/Centronics. RS232.
and/or fax modem.

B. Wired > 20 MHz and < 500 MHz
0.5
0.2

A physical data- or network-connection port present on the imaging product that is capable of
a transfer rate > 20 MHz and < 500 MHz. Includes USB 2.x. IEEE 1394/FireWire/i.LINK. and
100Mb Ethernet.

C. Wired > 500 MHz
1.5
0.5

A physical data- or network-connection port present on the imaging product that is capable of
a transfer rate > 500 MHz. Includes 1G Ethernet.

D. Wireless
3.0
0.7

A data- or network-connection interface present on the imaging product that is designed to
transfer data via radio-frequency wireless means. Includes Bluetooth and 802.11.

E. Wired card/camera/storage
0.5
0.1

A physical data- or network-connection port present on the imaging product that is designed to
allow the connection of an external device, such as flash memory-card/smart-card readers and
camera interfaces (including PictBridge).

G. Infrared
0.2
0.2

A data- or network-connection interface present on the imaging product that is designed to
transfer data via infrared technology. Includes IrDA.
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Type
Details
Functional Adder Allowances (W)

Primary
Secondary
Other
Storage
-
0.2

Internal storage drives present on the imaging product. Includes internal drives only (e.g.. disk
drives. DVD drives. Zip drives), and applies to each separate drive. This adder does not cover
interfaces to external drives (e.g.. SCSI) or internal memory.

Scanners with CCFL lamps or non-CCFL lamps
-
0.5

The presence of a scanner that uses Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp (CCFL) technology or a
technology other than CCFL. such as Light-Emitting Diode (LED). Halogen. Hot-Cathode
Fluorescent Tube (HCFT). Xenon, or Tubular Fluorescent (TL) technologies. This adder is
applied only once, regardless of the lamp size or the number of lamps/bulbs employed.

PC-based system (cannot print/copy/scan without
use of significant PC resources)
~
-0.5

This adder applies to imaging products that rely on an external computer for significant
resources, such as memory and data processing, to perforin basic functions commonly
performed by imaging products independently, such as page rendering. This adder does not
apply to products that simply use a computer as a source or destination for image data.

Cordless handset
-
0.8

The capability of the imaging product to communicate with a cordless handset. This adder is
applied only once, regardless of the number of cordless handsets the product is designed to
handle. This adder does not address the power requirements of the cordless handset itself.

Memory
-
1.0 W per 1 GB

The internal capacity available in the imaging product for storing data. This adder applies to all
volumes of internal memorv and should be scaled accordinalv. For example, a unit with 2.5
GB of memory would receive an allowance of 2.5 W while a unit with 0.5 GB would receive an
allowance of 0.5 W.

Power-supply (PS) size, based on PS output
rating (OR)
"
For PSOR > 10 W,
0.02 x (PSOR - 10 W)

Note: This adder ONLY applies to products
which fall under OM Tables 2 and 6.



This adder applies to only those imaging products which fall under OM Tables 2 and 6. The
allowance is calculated from the internal or external power supply's rated DC output as
specified bv the power supplv manufacturer. (It is not a measured auantitv). For example, a
unit that is rated to provide up to 3 A at 12 V has a PSOR of 36 W and would receive an
allowance of 0.02 x (36-10) = 0.02 x 26 = 0.52 W of power supply allowance. For supplies that
provide more than one voltage, the sum of power from all voltages is used unless the
specifications note that there is a rated limit lower than this. For example, a supplv which can
supply 3A of 24 V and 1.5 A of 5 V output has a total PSOR of (3 x 24) + (1.5 x5) = 79.5 W.
and an allowance of 1.39 W.
For the adder allowances shown in Qualifying Products Table 3 above, distinctions are made for
"Primary" and "Secondary" types of adders. These designations refer to the state in which the
interface is required to remain while the imaging product is in Sleep. Connections that remain
active during the OM test procedure while the imaging product is in Sleep are defined as Primary,
while connections that can be inactive while the imaging product is in Sleep are defined as
Secondary. Most functional adders typically are Secondary types.
Manufacturers should consider only the adder types that are available on a product in its as-
shipped configuration. Options available to the consumer after the product is shipped or
interfaces that are present on the product's externally-powered digital front-end (DFE) should not
be considered when applying allowances to the imaging product.
For products with multiple interfaces, these interfaces should be considered as unique and
separate. However, interfaces that perform multiple functions should only be considered once.
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For example, a USB connection that operates as both 1 .x and 2.x may be counted only once and
given a single allowance. When a particular interface may fall under more than one interface
Type according to the table, the manufacturer should choose the function that the interface is
primarily designed to perform when determining the appropriate adder allowance. For example, a
USB connection on the front of the imaging product that is marketed as a PictBridge or "camera
interface" in product literature should be considered a Type E interface rather than a Type B
interface. Similarly, a memory-card-reader slot that supports multiple formats may only be
counted once. Further, a system that supports more than one type of 802.11 may count as only
one wireless interface.
OM Table 1
Size Format(s): Large Format
Marking Technologies: Color PS, Color TT, DT, Mono PS, Mono EP, Mono TT, Color EP, SI
Sleep (W)
Product(s): Copiers, MFPs
Marking Engine
30
OM Table 2
Product(s): Fax Machines, MFPs, Printers
Size Format(s): Standard-size	
Marking Technologies: Color IJ, Mono IJ

Sleep (W)
Marking Engine
1.4
OM Table 3
Size Format(s): Large Format	
Marking Technologies: Color IJ, Mono IJ
Sleep (W)
Product(s): MFPs, Printers
Marking Engine
OM Table 4
Product(s): Mailing Machines
Size Format(s): N/A
Marking Technologies: PT, Mono EP, Mono IJ, Mono TT
Sleep (W)
Marking Engine
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OM Table 5
Product(s): Printers	
Size Format(s): Small Format	
Marking Technologies: Color DS, DT, Color IJ, Color Impact, Color TT, Mono DS, Mono EP,
Mono IJ, Mono Impact, Mono TT, Color EP, SI	

Sleep (W)
Marking Engine
9
OM Table 6
Size Format(s): Standard-size
Marking Technologies: Color Impact, Mono Impact
Sleep (W)
Product(s): Printers
Marking Engine
4.6
OM Table 7
Size Format(s): Large Format, Small Format, Standard-size
Marking Technologies: N/A	
Scanning Engine
4.3
Sleep (W)
Product(s): Scanners
OM Table 8
Product(s): Printers
Size Format(s): Large Format
Marking Technologies: Color DS, Color Impact, Color TT, DT, Mono DS, Mono EP, Mono
Impact, Mono TT, Color EP, SI	
Sleep (W)
Marking Engine
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C. DFE Efficiency Requirements. The following efficiency requirements are for Digital Front End
equipment that is defined in Section 1.DD. of this specification.
i. Power Supply Efficiency Requirements
Type 1 DFE Using an Internal Ac-Dc Power Supply: A DFE that gets its dc power from
its own internal ac-dc power source must meet the following power supply efficiency
requirement: 80% minimum efficiency at 20%, 50%, and 100% of rated output and Power
Factor > 0.9 at 100% of rated output.
Type 1 DFE Using an External Power Supply: A DFE that gets its dc power from its
own external power supply (as defined by the ENERGY STAR V2.0 Program
Requirements for Single Voltage ac-ac and ac-dc External Power Supplies) must be
ENERGY STAR qualified or meet the no-load and active mode efficiency levels provided
in the ENERGY STAR V2.0 Program Requirements for Single Voltage ac-ac and ac-dc
External Power Supplies. The ENERGY STAR specification and qualified product list can
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be found at: www.eneravstar.gov/powersupplies.
ii. Test Procedures
Manufacturers are required to perform tests and self-certify those models that meet the
ENERGY STAR guidelines.
	In performing these tests, the partner agrees to use the applicable test procedures
provided in Table 4, below.
	The test results for qualifying products must be reported to EPA or the European
Commission, as appropriate.
Additional testing and reporting requirements are provided below.
Models Capable of Operating at Multiple Voltage/Frequency Combinations: Manufacturers shall
test their products based on the market(s) in which the models will be sold and promoted as
ENERGY STAR qualified. EPA and its ENERGY STAR Country Partners have agreed upon a
table with three voltage/frequency combinations for testing purposes. Please refer to the Test
Conditions and Equipment for ENERGY STAR Imaging Equipment Products for details
regarding international voltage/frequency combinations for each market.
For products that are sold as ENERGY STAR in multiple international markets and, therefore,
rated at multiple input voltages, the manufacturer must test at and report the required power
consumption or efficiency values at all relevant voltage/frequency combinations. For example, a
manufacturer that is shipping the same model to the United States and Europe must measure,
meet the specification, and report test values at both 115 Volts/60 Hz and 230 Volts/50 Hz in order
to qualify the model as ENERGY STAR in both markets. If a model qualifies as ENERGY STAR at
only one voltage/frequency combination (e.g., 115 Volts/60 Hz), then it may only be qualified and
promoted as ENERGY STAR in those regions that support the tested voltage/frequency
combination (e.g., North America and Taiwan).
Table 4: Type 1 DFE Test Procedures
Specification
Requirement
Test Protocol
Source
Power Supply
Efficiency
Internal Power Supply (IPS)
IPS: http://efficientpowersupplies.epri.com/
External Power Supply (EPS)
ENERGY STAR Test
EPS: www.enengvstar.gov/powersupplies/
4) Test Procedures
Product Testing Set-up. Procedures, and Documentation: The specific instructions for testing the
energy efficiency of imaging equipment products are outlined in three separate documents entitled:
	"ENERGY STAR Qualified Imaging Equipment Typical Electricity Consumption Test
Procedure;"
	"ENERGY STAR Qualified Imaging Equipment Operational Mode Test Procedure;" and
	"Test Conditions and Equipment for ENERGY STAR Imaging Equipment Products."
The test results produced by these procedures shall be used as the primary basis for determining
ENERGY STAR qualification.
Manufacturers are required to perform tests and self-certify those product models that meet the
ENERGY STAR guidelines. Families of imaging equipment models that are built on the same chassis
and are identical in every respect except for housing and color may be qualified through submission of
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test data for a single, representative model. Likewise, models that are unchanged or that differ only in
finish from those sold in a previous year may remain qualified without the submission of new test data,
assuming the specification remains unchanged.
If a product model is offered in the market in multiple configurations as a product "family" or series, the
partner may test and report the highest configuration available in the family, rather than each and
every individual model. When submitting model families, manufacturers continue to be held
accountable for any efficiency claims made about their imaging products, including those not tested or
for which data was not reported.
Example: Models A and B are identical, with the exception that model A is shipped with a wired
interface > 500 MHz, and model B is shipped with a wired interface < 500 MHz. If model A is tested
and meets the ENERGY STAR specification, then the partner may report the test data solely for
model A, to represent both models A and B.
If a product's electrical power comes from Mains, USB, IEEE1394, Power-over-Ethernet, telephone
system, or any other means or combinations of means, the net AC electrical power consumed by the
product (taking into account ac-to-dc conversion losses, as specified in the OM test procedure) must
be used for qualification.
Additional testing and reporting requirements are provided below.
A.	Number of Units Required for Test: Testing shall be conducted by the manufacturer or its
authorized representative on a single unit of a model.
a.	For products outlined in Section 2, Table 1 of this specification, if the initial unit tested has
TEC test results that meet the eligibility criteria but fall within 10% of the criteria level, one
additional unit of the same model must also be tested. Manufacturers shall report values
for both units. To qualify as ENERGY STAR, both units must meet the ENERGY STAR
specification.
b.	For products outlined in Section 2, Table 2 of this specification, if the initial unit tested has
OM test results that meet the eligibility criteria but fall within 15% of the criteria level in any
of the specified operating modes for that product type, then two more units shall be
tested. To qualify as ENERGY STAR, all three units must meet the ENERGY STAR
specification.
B.	Submittal of Qualified Product Data to EPA: Partners are required to self-certify those product
models that meet the ENERGY STAR guidelines and report information to EPA. The information
to be reported for products shall be outlined shortly following publication of the final specification.
In addition, partners must submit to EPA excerpts from product literature that explain to
consumers the recommended default delay-times for power management settings. The intent of
this requirement is to support that products are being tested as shipped and recommended for
use.
C.	Models Capable of Operating at Multiple Voltage/Frequency Combinations: Manufacturers shall
test their products based on the market(s) in which the models will be sold and promoted as
ENERGY STAR qualified. EPA and its ENERGY STAR Country Partners have agreed upon a
table with three voltage/frequency combinations for testing purposes. Please refer to the Test
Conditions and Equipment for ENERGY STAR Imaging Equipment Products for details
regarding international voltage/frequency and paper sizes for each market. Products tested must
operate off of the international standard nominal voltage supplies listed in the Test Conditions
document.
For products that are sold as ENERGY STAR in multiple international markets and therefore rated
at multiple input voltages, the manufacturer must test at and report the required power
consumption or efficiency values at all relevant voltage/frequency combinations. For example, a
manufacturer that is shipping the same model to the United States and Europe must measure,
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meet the specification, and report test values at both 115 Volts/60 Hz and 230 Volts/50 Hz in order
to qualify the model as ENERGY STAR in both markets. If a model qualifies as ENERGY STAR
at only one voltage/frequency combination (e.g., 115 Volts/60 Hz), then it may only be qualified
and promoted as ENERGY STAR in those regions that support the tested voltage/frequency
combination (e.g., North America and Taiwan).
5)	User Interface: Manufacturers are strongly recommended to design products in accordance with
IEEE 1621: Standard for User Interface Elements in Power Control of Electronic Devices Employed in
Office/Consumer Environments. This standard was developed to make power controls more
consistent and intuitive across all electronic devices. For details on the development of this standard,
see http://eetd.lbl.gov/controls.
6)	Effective Date: The date that manufacturers may begin to qualify products as ENERGY STAR under
the Version 1.1 specification, will be defined as the effective date of the agreement. Any previously
executed agreement on the subject of ENERGY STAR qualified imaging equipment shall be
terminated effective June 30, 2009.
A.	Qualifying and Labeling Products under Version 1.1: The Version 1.1 specification shall
commence on July 1, 2009. All products, including models originally qualified under previous
imaging equipment specifications, with a date of manufacture on or after July 1, 2009, must meet
the new Version 1.1 requirements in order to qualify for ENERGY STAR (including additional
manufacturing runs of models originally qualified under previous specifications). The date of
manufacture is specific to each unit and is the date (e.g., month and year) on which a unit is
considered to be completely assembled.
B.	Elimination of Grandfathering: EPA will not allow grandfathering under this Version 1.1 ENERGY
STAR specification. ENERGY STAR qualification under previous Versions is not
automatically granted for the life of the product model. Therefore, any product sold,
marketed, or identified by the manufacturing partner as ENERGY STAR must meet the current
specification in effect at the time of manufacture of the product.
7)	Future Specification Revisions: EPA reserves the right to change the specification should
technological and/or market changes affect its usefulness to consumers, industry, or the environment.
In keeping with current policy, revisions to the specification are arrived at through stakeholder
discussions and are expected to occur approximately 2-3 years from the effective date of Version
1.1. EPA will periodically assess the market in terms of energy efficiency and new technologies. As
always, stakeholders will have an opportunity to share their data, submit proposals, and voice any
concerns. EPA will strive to ensure that the specification recognizes the most energy-efficient models
in the marketplace and reward those manufacturers who have made efforts to further improve energy
efficiency. Some of the issues to consider addressing in the next specification include:
A.	Color Testing: Based on submitted test data, future consumer preferences, and engineering
advancements, EPA may modify this specification at some point in the future to include color
imaging in the test method.
B.	Recovery Time: EPA will closely monitor incremental and absolute recovery times as reported by
partners testing to the TEC method, as well as partner-submitted documentation regarding
recommended default delay settings. EPA will consider modification of this specification to
address recovery time should it become apparent that manufacturer practices are resulting in user
disabling of power management modes.
C.	Addressing OM Products Under TEC: Based on submitted test data, opportunities for greater
energy savings, and engineering advancements, EPA may modify this specification at some point
in the future to address products that are currently treated by the OM approach under the TEC
approach, including Large-format and Small-format products, as well as products that employ IJ
technology.
D.	Additional Energy Impacts: EPA is interested in providing consumers with choices that
significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions compared to typical alternative choices. EPA will
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be seeking input from stakeholders on methods to document and quantify the environmental
impacts under which manufacturing, transportation, product design or the use of consumables can
lead to a product with the same or even better overall greenhouse gas impact as products earning
the ENERGY STAR based on greenhouse gas emission from energy use alone. We are
exploring ways to effectively address these issues and may amend this specification as warranted
based on sufficient supporting information. EPA will work closely with stakeholders on any
revisions and ensure revisions align with ENERGY STAR program guiding principles.
E.	Reporting Data at 230V: EPA may consider that for those products marketed in different markets,
one of which includes a 230V market, data from testing at the 230V level should be acceptable as
sufficient for the multiple markets. This suggestion is based on the observation that if a product
meets the 230V specs, it will meet the standards at the lower voltage levels.
F.	Expanding Duplexing Requirements: EPA may re-assess the presence of duplexing on the
current range of products, and consider how the optional requirements could be made more
stringent. Revisiting the duplexing requirements to result in greater coverage of duplexing would
potentially result in reduced paper usage, which has been found to be the largest life cycle impact
of a printer.
G.	Revising TEC Test Procedure: EPA may revisit the TEC test methodology to make usage
assumptions more transparent or add requirements to the specification that power consumption
be measured and reported in some distinct modes that would allow for values which are relevant
to actual usage patterns.
H.	Power States: EPA may consider revising the definition of certain power terms (e.g., Standby) or
adding new power management approaches (e.g., weekend Sleep) in order to maintain
consistency with international criteria and to obtain the highest achievable energy savings for
imaging equipment.
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