Epson launches new business inkjet printers to empower the enterprise

July 22, 2017 - 5:59 PM
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Epson WorkForce Enterprise WF-C20590 and Epson WorkForce Pro WF-C869R. InterAksyon file photo

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Epson Philippines recently introduced to the market the company’s latest printing innovations for the local medium to large enterprise segment.

These include new Replaceable Ink Pack System (RIPS) Business Inkjet printers, the WorkForce Pro WF-C869R and Epson’s first high-speed linehead Multi-Function inkjet printer for enterprise printing, the WorkForce Enterprise series, WF-C20590 and WF-C17590.

The new products provide “more options on duplex printing, A3 color printing, as well as high-speed printing in the category where laser copiers remain as traditional tools”, the Japan-based tech company said. Adding, that the new machines will also provide “better enterprise printing using its flexible technology that can keep up with today’s business demands on durability, reliability, cost savings and lowered environmental impacts”.

“The development of this new category of printers was initiated after a thorough study of the needs and concerns of the medium to large enterprise segment,” said Ed Bonoan, senior general manager and marketing head, Epson Philippines. “Major factors that enterprises always consider are speed, quality and running cost. In addition to that, Epson has looked into how to significantly reduce power consumption, use fewer parts for less maintenance and enhance document security. That is why Epson made precise innovations to ensure that each detail of the product really makes a difference in addressing these concerns.”

The two Epson Business Inkjet Printer models, WF-C20590 and WF-C17590 feature Epson’s “most advanced inkjet technology”. The proprietary PrecisionCore Linehead that makes high speed printing possible ensures “premium quality with its dot precision, sharp text & fine lines, as well as media flexibility”, the company said.

Another product unveiled was the enhanced RIPS WorkForce Pro WF-C869R, which is also made with Epson’s PrecisionCore technology. Consistently, the printer produces the same quality prints at low running costs, allowing up to 86,000 pages in black or 84,000 pages in color prints.

The introduction of these Epson Inkjet Multi-Function Printers is projected to contribute an increase in Epson Philippines’s market share which is currently at 51%.

“Epson’s long-term goal is to introduce a brand new product category that can compete with the copier and high volume business printers, said Bonoan. “Epson’s Micro Piezo inkjet technology has proven its vast superiority over laser printing, as what we have already seen in the earlier L-series printers especially suited for SME’s. This time around, we have our most advanced PrecisionCore technology to create a much better alternative to conventional business printing. This development is aligned with Epson’s vision to create a new connected age of people, things and information with efficient, compact and precision technologies.”

The WorkForce Pro WF-C869R is now available in all authorized Epson corporate resellers nationwide with a suggested retail price (SRP) of P152, 500.00 while the prices for the WorkForce Enterprise series, the WF-C20590 and WF-C17590 are still to be announced and will be available within this year.