Epson Introduces Heavy Duty A3 Color Workgroup Printer and MFP Powered by PrecisionCore Technology

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Dec. 2, 2014 – Epson America, Inc., a leading provider of business imaging solutions, today announced expansion of its portfolio of workgroup printers with its two new A3 printing solutions powered by PrecisionCore – the WorkForce Pro WF-8590 and WF-8090. The WorkForce Pro 8000-Series printers are designed to deliver affordable color printing with low intervention for small and medium companies and corporate workgroups.

The WorkForce Pro 8000-Series features black and color print speeds up to 24 ppm, a duty cycle of up to 75,000 pages, and cost savings up to 40 percent lower than printing from color lasers. With the WorkForce Pro WF-8590 (multifunction) and WF-8090 (single function) color printers, workgroups will benefit from versatile media handling to print up to 13” x 19” on a variety of media, including envelopes and labels. With ultra-high yield cartridges to print or copy up to 7,000 color pages and total paper capacity of up to 1,830 sheets with optional paper trays, small and medium businesses (SMBs) can maximize work productivity by reducing the frequency of supplies replenishment.

“Business decision-makers and their solutions providers are moving A3 printing closer to the knowledge workers who print a high volume of color pages,” said Larry Trevarthen, director, Business Imaging, Epson America, Inc. “This move not only minimizes workflow disruption, but with the new WorkForce Pro 8000-Series, it can also optimize the costs of color printing.”

“These new Epson models are designed to augment traditional ‘big iron’ machines – not replace them – to more conveniently deliver the wide-format color documents produced by companies in sectors such as manufacturing, healthcare and financial services,” Trevarthen added.

Additional WorkForce Pro 8000-Series features include:

Drivers & utilities – universal printer driver; PCL and PostScript 3 support.

Security features: PIN number certification for job release; user control access, printer and network settings via Web configuration with printer’s IP address, SSL/TLS security, IPSec.

Efficiency – automatic duplexing plus auto media size detection; WorkForce Pro WF-8590 adds auto two-sided copying, faxing and scanning, including Scan to Cloud5, scan to email and Epson Document Capture Pro software.

Built-in connectivity – includes Ethernet, USB, wireless b/g/n6 and Wi-Fi Direct; easily print from tablets and smartphones7, including remote printing and access to Cloud.

Enabled for remote printer data collection – Compatible with MPS software solutions from PrintFleet, ECi (FMAudit) and others.

Availability

The WorkForce Pro WF-8590 and WF-8090 will be available in January 2015 through the Epson ImageWaySM Partner Program to channel partners and through authorized commercial channel resellers.

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. For more information about the PrecisionCore technology, visit www.epson.com/precisioncore.

About The Epson ImageWay Partner Program

The Epson ImageWay Partner Program provides qualified partners with access to the full range of Epson business imaging solutions – business projectors, business printers and document scanners – allowing partners to offer customers a more comprehensive suite of office solutions.  ImageWay partners have a variety of channel resources and benefits to ensure their success including enhanced margins, dedicated sales and technical support, product customization for printers and scanners and financing support. In addition, ImageWay delivers a wealth of sales and marketing resources with industry-leading support and education to VAR, OEM, ISV, and technology partners. For more information about the Epson ImageWay Partner Program, visit www.epson.com/imageway.

About Epson

Epson is a global innovation leader dedicated to exceeding expectations with solutions for markets as diverse as the office, home, commerce, and industry. Epson's lineup ranges from inkjet printers, printing systems and 3LCD projectors to industrial robots, smart glasses and sensing systems and is based on original compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 72,000 employees in 94 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates. Epson America, Inc. based in Long Beach, Calif. is Epson’s regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit: www.epson.com.

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