New Epson WorkForce Printers Dramatically Cut Color Printing Cost for Small Business4 Jun, 2014
LONG BEACH, CA – June 3, 2014 – Epson today announced its new WorkForce® business printing solutions featuring 11 models powered by PrecisionCore™, the company’s next generation printing technology. These WorkForce models produce print-shop quality color prints, laser-sharp black and color text, and fast print speeds at up to half the printing cost of color laser1 for a range of business environments. Because every model is powered by PrecisionCore, users will experience the same high level print quality no matter which printer they choose.
“WorkForce printers powered by PrecisionCore deliver true performance beyond laser, opening the doors to unrestricted color printing,” said Nils Madden, marketing director, Desktop Imaging and Printing, Epson America, Inc. “With the high image quality, fast print speeds and lower printing costs that WorkForce printers provide, there is no reason for small businesses to consider color lasers again.”
Blazingly Fast, High Quality Prints at a Lower Printing Costs over Color Lasers
The new line of printers includes the WorkForce series for SOHO users; WorkForce Pro printers for SMBs and workgroups; and WorkForce wide format for larger paper and scanning sizes typically used by architects, engineers and designers. All WorkForce printers offer several advantages over color laser, such as true-to-life color for consistent tones and colors on all paper types – plain, matte and glossy, as well as faster first page out speed with no warm-up time and without incurring the high cost of supplies inherent with color lasers.
The process by which PrecisionCore print chips increase print speeds is two-fold. The print chips are comprised of a higher number of nozzles in a more condensed area, resulting in more ink flow. Because the print chips are scalable, they can be combined to deliver more ink and boost print speed. The printers are available in two-chip and four-chip configurations, and offer up faster color print speed over previous models.
All WorkForce models are equipped with Ethernet, wireless, and Wi-Fi Direct®2 functionality, offer easy printing from mobile devices across a range of operating systems as well as through Epson Connect™; automatic two-sided print, copy, scan and fax functionality3; and intuitive color touchscreen control panels3.
WorkForce Pro 5000-Series for Networked Business Environments
The WorkForce Pro WF-5690 (multifunction) and WF-5190 (single function) deliver heavy duty and reliable performance with low running costs in networked environments. With its four-chip configuration, the series delivers up to 50 percent lower printing cost versus color laser1, fast print speeds of 20 ISO ppm (black) and 20 ISO ppm (color) †, and a duty cycle of up to 45,000 pages per month6. Businesses will experience less user intervention with two-sided printing, high cartridge yield and up to 580-sheet paper capacity.
Additional features include IT tools such as remote setup and custom settings for multiple printers, and support for popular security protocols to protect confidential documents. The printers support PCL and PostScript, and a best-in-class three-year limited warranty.
WorkForce Pro 4000-Series for Business Workgroups
The WorkForce Pro WF-4640 and WF-4630, offer a four-chip configuration, with up to 50 percent lower printing cost versus color laser1, print speeds of 20 ISO ppm (black) and 20 ISO ppm (color) † and a 30,000-page per month duty cycle7. For versatile paper handling, the WorkForce WF-4630 and WF-4640 offer a 330-sheet and 580-sheet paper capacity, respectively.
WorkForce 3000-Series for Home and Small Offices
The WorkForce WF-3540 and WF-3620 offer a two-chip configuration, delivering up to 40 percent lower printing cost versus color laser1, as well as 19 ISO ppm (black) and 10 ISO ppm (color) †, and a 35-page automatic document feeder (ADF). The WorkForce WF-3620 and WorkForce WF-3640 offer a 330-sheet and 580-sheet paper capacity, respectively.
WorkForce 7000-Series for Creative Professionals, Architects, Engineers
The WorkForce WF-7620, WF-7610 and WF-7110 wide format business models offer a two-chip configuration and flexible paper handling with up to 40 percent lower printing cost than color laser1. The series delivers fast print speeds: 18 ISO ppm (black) and 10 ISO ppm (color)†, borderless prints up to 13” x 19” and automatic two-sided printing up to 11” x 17”. The WF-7610 and WF-7620 offer 250-sheet and 500-sheet capacity, respectively, and both models deliver automatic two-sided print, copy, scan and fax up to 11” x 17”. Users can also easily scan up to 11” x 17” with the two-sided ADF.
About PrecisionCore Technology
From professional and industrial-level printers to desktop inkjets, PrecisionCore is the next generation of inkjet printing technology. PrecisionCore features Epson’s advanced thin-film piezoelectric (TFP®) elements, which are produced via a MEMS manufacturing process. At the core of this proprietary technology is the PrecisionCore MicroTFP print chip that produces dots at the micron level. Each nozzle on the printhead delivers up to 50,000 droplets per second for increased precision and print quality.
The WorkForce Pro WF-4640, WF-4630, WorkForce WF-3640, WF-3620; and WorkForce WF-7620, WF-7610 and WF-7110 will be available in mid-July in major retailers, online and on Epson.com. For more information on WorkForce printers, visit: www.epson.com/precisioncore.
The WorkForce Pro WF-5690 is available immediately and WF-5190 is available in mid-June through the Epson ImageWaySM Partner Program to channel partners and through select commercial channel partners. For more information about the Epson ImageWay Partner Program, visit www.epson.com/imageway. Click here to see the multimedia news release for this announcement.
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