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GreenPrint Expands into Europe with Marks & Spencer

Strong initial results prompt the rollout of GreenPrint's paper-saving software at M&S

Published 06-07-10

Submitted by GreenPrint Technologies

GreenPrint Technologies today announced a contract to license its print management software to Marks & Spencer. Marks & Spencer plans to roll out GreenPrint Enterprise throughout its UK corporate headquarters.

"We couldn't be more excited about this deal," said GreenPrint CEO Hayden Hamilton. "Marks & Spencer is a leader in business sustainability and therefore provided us with our first large scale opportunity to demonstrate GreenPrint's savings with a large European company. The results have opened the door to a huge new market for us, and we look forward to working with other European organizations who share Marks & Spencer's commitment to sustainability and cost savings."

Europe represents an enormous opportunity for print management software. Lexmark International estimates that 696 billion wasted pages are printed across the continent every year, costing European organizations billions of Euros annually. The wasted pages are responsible for hundreds of millions of tons of greenhouse gasses, and the loss of tens of millions of trees.

The average UK office worker prints 38 pages per day, 29% of which is waste according to a Lexmark study. GreenPrint estimates that in the first year of using the software, Mark & Spencer will save over 750 trees and prevent more than 2,200 tons of greenhouse gases.

GreenPrint Enterprise software saves the average user around $75 and 1,250 wasted pages per year by making it easy to eliminate unwanted pages and content before they are printed. GreenPrint highlights typical waste pages (e.g. pages with just a URL, banner ad, or legal jargon) and allows the user to easily eliminate anything unnecessary before printing, saving paper, ink, and trees. GreenPrint also incorporates extensive print management and reporting software, allowing organizations to discover, analyze, and quantify ecological and cost-saving benefits.

Marks & Spencer Group PLC is a leading clothing, home and food retailer serving over 21 million customers each week. Based in the UK, the company has 895 stores across more than 40 countries worldwide.

GreenPrint Technologies, LLC is the maker of GreenPrint World, Home Premium, Mac, and GreenPrint Enterprise software designed to reduce waste in home and office printing. The software eliminates wasteful pages before they are printed, incorporates a PDF writer to provide an alternative to printing, and provides easy options to save ink and toner. For more information please visit www.printgreener.com.

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GreenPrint Technologies is the maker of products that are designed to reduce waste in home and office printing including: GreenPrint World software - free for home users, schools and non-profits, GreePrint Home and Enterprise software for PCs, GreenPrint Mac for OSX, and the EverGreen Font for Mac and PC. GreenPrint software eliminates wasteful pages in any printout automatically, saving time, money, and trees. GreenPrint does this by analyzing each page of every document sent to the printer and looking for typical waste characteristics (like that last page with just a URL, banner ad, logo, or legal jargon). GreenPrint also incorporates an easy to use PDF writer, an innovative print preview, and a reporting feature which keeps track of the number of pages and the amount of money saved. GreenPrint will have a staggering environmental impact when widely adopted. If all new computers sold in 2006 used GreenPrint, 36 million trees would be saved, reducing CO2 emissions by over 117 tons - the equivalent of taking 23 million cars off the road for an entire year! The average Fortune 500 company using GreenPrint will save over $2 million, 4000 trees and prevent more than 12,000 tons of CO2 emissions each year.

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