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Work-at-Home Pros Say They Do Much to Maintain Environmentally Friendly Offices

LEXINGTON, Ky., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Professionals who work at home say they take numerous steps to make their home offices environmentally friendly.

That's according to a new online survey commissioned by LexmarkInternational, Inc., a leading provider of printers and imaging products, services and solutions. The survey included 1,000 respondents in three categories:

-- People who bring work home from the office on weeknights or weekends (48 percent of respondents). -- People who operate a home-based business (29 percent of respondents). -- People who telecommute from home at least periodically (23 percent of respondents).

Across all categories of respondents, 80 percent of respondents overallsaid they consider themselves "environmentally aware," 84 percent said they are concerned about the environment, and 76 percent said they want to do moreto help the environment.

Following are the activities respondents said they already do "always" or"sometimes":

-- Turn off lights when leaving room for more than a few minutes, 93 percent. -- Use power saving features on computer, 82 percent. -- Recycle paper, 80 percent. -- Use of energy efficient light bulbs, 77 percent. -- Use power saving features on printer, 74 percent. -- Recycle ink cartridges, 73 percent. -- Print on both sides of paper, 62 percent. -- Use a network printer to reduce energy use by multiple printers, 37 percent.

"Professionals who are working at home not only want to be moreproductive, they also want to reduce their impact on the environment. These goals do not need to be mutually exclusive," said Paul A. Rooke, Lexmark executive vice president and president of its Consumer Printer Division.

Rooke noted that Lexmark's new line of wireless all-in-one (AIO) inkjetprinters can help.(1)

The printers' wireless capabilities enable users to work anywhere in the home that is accessible on their wireless networks, meaning that all of the computers in the house can print wirelessly to the same printer, eliminating the need for multiple printers and potentially different supplies items.

In addition, automatic two-sided printing is available on four models. This means users do not need to intervene to flip over paper in order to print on both sides of a page. While 62 percent of respondents said they always or sometimes print on both sides of a page, 77 percent said they would do so if the printer automated the two-sided printing process.

Four Lexmark models provide three-in-one or four-in-one wireless capabilities, responding to home office professionals' need to copy, scan and fax while also eliminating the need for separate scanning, copying and faxing devices.

"Lexmark has for many years been helping our business customers printless, which helps them reduce their environmental impact. Now, our new wireless AIO printers can help you reduce the environmental impact of your home office too," Rooke said.

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Survey Methodology

The online survey was conducted July 27-31 for Lexmark by Market Tools, athird-party research firm, which maintains online panel communities. Men represented 56 percent of respondents while women represented 44 percent. Respondents represented all regions of the U.S. in roughly equal proportions. Respondents were aged 18 through 64. The margin of error is +/- 3 percent.

About Lexmark

Lexmark International, Inc. (NYSE: LXK) provides businesses and consumers in more than 150 countries with a broad range of printing and imaging products, solutions and services that help them to be more productive. In 2006, Lexmark reported $5.1 billion in revenue. Learn how Lexmark can help you get more done at