We first heard rumours about this machine years ago and we have just been waiting for it to become available. We knew the Eco-Printer could potentially reduce our costs and, more importantly, support our efforts to operate in a more environmentally-responsible way.

Dean Holmes
Procurement Manager



The Eco-Printer is the only printer in the middle of a large, open plan office. Procurement Manager, Dean Holmes, explains the reasons behind the purchase: “Although we print a lot of documents, the majority are for internal use only.

“We receive around 14,000 orders each year. For 50% of those, we need to print 4-5 pages; the Eco-Printer enables us to re-use those pages several times.”

Caring for the environment is a high priority for JN Bentley. Dean continues; “The Eco-Printer is perfect for a department like this. We used to print so many documents just for quick reference and then bin them, but now the paper can be re-used.”

“The machine supports our purpose of ‘engineering sustainable outcomes’ by reducing our environmental impact through reduced paper consumption – and it saves us some money too.”

Although it is a very new and innovative device, the Eco-Printer has been readily adopted by employees. “People have been amazed by it. We already have a Toshiba machine from Arena Group in reception so this machine was easy to pick up and very user-friendly.”

The Eco-Printer is supplied with special Pilot Pens filled with ink that can be erased by the machine. “The real beauty of the system is the pen. We can still make notes on the documents we print and they can be erased too.”

“We’ve been working with Arena for so long because everyone is straight-forward to deal with and the service we get from them is excellent. The engineers are always polite and efficient and Arena are always suggesting ways to help us save money and operate ‘greener’.”

“We first heard rumours about this machine years ago and we have just been waiting for it to become available. We knew the Eco-Printer could potentially reduce our costs and, more importantly, support our efforts to operate in a more environmentally-responsible way. When Arena told us it had arrived, we didn’t hesitate in giving it a try.” 

Looking forward, JN Bentley is considering which other departments could also benefit from this technology.  “We are always looking for ways to improve our sustainability so we will be looking at using an Eco-Printer in other departments where appropriate.”