Environmentally Friendly Manufacturing(Special Products)

Star offers a lineup of printers that have implemented product manufacturing considering the environment.

Smaller size and lighter weight design for product and packaging

  • Keeping the same convenience yet, a stylish and compact design enables it to be smaller size and lighter weight.
  • By reducing the packaging size, it allows to improve approximately 20-30% loading effeciency and reduce CO2 emissions on material disposal.

Environmentally friendly packaging materials

  • By promoting plastic reduction, we aim to address the issues of plastic waste and disposal, and mitigating the risks of related ocean pollution.
  • By using pulp molds made from 100% recycled paper as cushioning materials, we contribute to the realization of a Recycling Society.

Initiatives for the reduction of electronics waste (E-waste)

Alongside the spread of mobile POS (mPOS) systems, a variety of connecting methods between devices are available other than wired cables. Globally, there is a direction toward standardization of USB protocols, which could be able to improve user convenience and reduce E-waste. In response to this trend, new models incorporate USB Type-C functionality, allowing customers to use their existing cables. This reduces unnecessary cable disposal, contributing to the reduction of E-waste, which is an international social problem.

Linerless Label Printer "mC-Label®3"

Linerless Label Printer Features

No mount for labels
Since there is no mount for the label, we have saved resources, and CO₂ generated when the mount is incinerated can be eliminated.
You can change the length of the label according to the printed content
Unlike die-cut labels (labels with mounts that are cut out to a fixed length), liner-less labels can change the length of the label to match the printed content. For that reason, you can print information efficiently and won’t use excess amounts of paper.

Easy maintenance design that is environmentally friendly and gentle on people

  • “mC-Label®3" can replace parts that have been worn out by use over many years, so the printer can continue to be used for a long time.
  • mC-Label®3 does not require a tool for part replacement. “Easy maintenance design" allows customers easily to replace parts themselves.
  • The easy maintenance design reduces the number of shipments required for repairs. For that reason, this contributes to the reduction of CO2 emissions.

Efforts to addressing environmental issues relating to receipt paper

Paper-saving function

  • Reduced the amount of paper used for receipts through paper-saving functions including shrunk printing and reduced margins.

Addressing thermal paper with a low environmental impact

  • Contributes to reducing environmental impact by supporting thin thermal receipt papers, and BPA (bisphenol A) free thermal receipt paper complied with European regulations.
  • Through compatibility with chemical-free recyclable paper, our products contribute to reduce environmental burden.