Epson Unveils Revolutionary Replaceable Ink Pack System Enabling Hassle Free Business Printing

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Jan. 20, 2015 – Epson America, Inc., a leading provider of business imaging solutions, today announced the Replaceable Ink Pack System – an entirely new way for workgroups and SMB offices to approach color printing. Utilizing this unique design, Epson’s new WorkForce Pro WF-R8590 and WF-R5690 multi-function printers and WF-R5190 printer deliver up to 75,000 printed pages in both black and color before the ink needs to be replaced. These printing solutions allow customers to print high impact color documents with low operating costs and invention rates. 

“Epson’s revolutionary approach transforms office printing by allowing businesses to focus on running their business, not on managing printer supplies,” said Larry Trevarthen, director, Business Imaging, Epson America, Inc. “Epson’s new printing solutions allow IT managers to bring affordable color printing to remote offices and workgroups while reducing the hassles normally associated with printer management.” 

The WorkForce Pro WF-R8590 multi-function printer is Epson’s fastest business color printing solution, featuring print speeds of 24 ISO ppm (black and color) , an 1830-sheet maximum capacity supporting up to A3 (tabloid size) media, and includes ink supplies able to deliver up to 75,000 printed pages. The WorkForce Pro WF-R5690 multi-function printer and WF-R5190 printer deliver print speeds up to 20 ISO ppm (black and color) , a 580-sheet capacity, and also includes the ink to print up to 50,000 before requiring replacement. The new WorkForce Pro models feature Epson PrecisionCore technology, built-in connectivity features including Ethernet, USB, wireless b/g/n2 and Wi-Fi Direct to easily print from tablets and smartphones, and include remote printing and access to Cloud.

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 also support PCL3 and Adobe PostScript.

Availability 

The WorkForce Pro WF-R8590, WF-R5690 multi-function printers and WF-R5190 printer will be available in Q1 2015 through select commercial channel partners. In addition, Epson will begin shipping its latest A3 business printing solutions, the WorkForce Pro WF-8590 and WF-8090 models, on Jan. 21. 

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.

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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