Epson Business Printers Awarded Prestigious Industry Accolades

Buyers Laboratory Recognizes WorkForce Pro Multifunction Printers with Picks for Low- to High- Volume Printing and Replaceable Ink Pack System with Outstanding Achievement in Innovation

Aug 05, 2015, 13:01 ET from Epson America, Inc.

LONG BEACH, Calif., Aug. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Epson America, Inc., a leading provider of business imaging solutions, today announced Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI), the world's leading independent evaluator of document imaging hardware and software, has recognized Epson's achievements for its business printing solutions. The WorkForce® Pro WF-R8590 and WF-8590 multifunction printers have received Summer 2015 Pick awards and Epson's Replaceable Ink Pack technology earned an Outstanding Achievement in Innovation award.

"Epson prides itself on delivering high quality business printing solutions and to be recognized by such a prestigious industry influencer underscores our commitment to providing customers with low cost yet innovative tools to increase productivity," said Larry Trevarthen, director, Business Imaging, Epson America, Inc. "We are honored to have received the Summer Pick award for our WorkForce Pro printers, as well as the Outstanding Achievement in Innovation award for the Replaceable Ink Pack System, a revolutionary way for workgroups and SMBs to approach color printing."

Twice a year, the editors at BLI review all laboratory test data to select the top products that have been evaluated within the past six months. The solutions with the highest evaluation scores are awarded a Pick award within their respective industry categories.

Epson awards include:

WorkForce Pro WF-8590 Network Multifunction Color Printer: Outstanding Low- to Mid-Volume A3 Business Inkjet

Powered by Epson's next generation printing technology, PrecisionCore®, the WorkForce Pro WF-8590 A3 multifunction printer saves up to 40 percent on printing costs versus color lasers1. Epson's fastest office printer at speeds of 24 ISO ppm†† handles paper up to tabloid size and scans 11" x 17". In addition, the WF-8590 comes equipped with PCL3 and Adobe® PostScript® support and is enabled with remote printer data collection compatible with MPS software solutions.

Epson WorkForce Pro WF-R8590 Network Multifunction Color Printer: Outstanding Mid- to High-Volume A3 Business Inkjet

The WorkForce Pro WF-R8590 A3 multifunction printer features a Replaceable Ink Pack System that delivers up to 75,000 printed pages without changing the ink packs2. As with the WF-8590 model, it produces professional quality documents, a 1,830 sheet total paper capacity and high monthly duty cycle make this ideal for shared color printing on a network.

Epson Replaceable Ink Pack System (RIPS): Outstanding Achievement in Innovation

The Epson Replaceable Ink Pack System enables customers to print high impact color documents with lower running costs compared to color lasers. With page yields up to 75,000, customers will experience low-intervention convenience for their high-volume color printing needs.

"Epson's innovative Replaceable Ink Pack System simplifies routine maintenance, generates very little waste and offers exceptionally high yields, which means downtime is virtually nonexistent," said BLI Senior Analyst for Printers and A4 MFPs Marlene Orr. "The WorkForce Pro WF-8590 and WF-R8590 are ideal for workgroup users, offering low power consumption, support for A3 paper and a lower cost of ownership than laser models."

About Buyers Laboratory LLC

Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) is the world's leading independent provider of analytical information and services to the digital imaging and document management industry. For over 50 years, buyers have relied on BLI to help them differentiate products' strengths and weaknesses and make the best purchasing decisions, while industry sales, marketing and product professionals have turned to BLI for insightful competitive intelligence and valued guidance on product development, competitive positioning and sales channel and marketing support. Using BLI's web-based bliQ and Solutions Center services, 40,000 professionals worldwide create extensive side-by-side comparisons of hardware and software solutions for over 15,000 products globally, including comprehensive specifications and the performance results and ratings from BLI's unparalleled Lab, Solutions and Environmental Test Reports, the result of months of hands-on evaluation in its US and UK labs. The services, also available via mobile devices, include a comprehensive library of BLI's test reports, an image gallery, hard to find manufacturers' literature and valuable tools for configuring products, calculating total cost of ownership (TCO) and annual power usage. BLI also offers consulting and private, for-hire testing services that help manufacturers develop and market better products and consumables. For more information on Buyers Laboratory LLC, please call (973) 797-2100, visit www.buyerslab.com, or e-mail info@buyerslab.com.

About Epson

Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in printing, visual communications, quality of life and manufacturing. 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 nearly 70,000 employees in 94 companies around the world, and is proud of its contributions to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental burdens.

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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Note: EPSON, PrecisionCore and WorkForce are registered trademarks, and EPSON Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark of Seiko Epson Corporation. All other product brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in these marks.

†† Black and color print speeds are measured in accordance with ISO/IEC 24734. Actual print times will vary based on system configuration, software, and page complexity. For more information, visit www.epson.com/printspeed 
1 Compared with color A3 laser printers priced at $1999 (USB) or less as of November 2014. Calculation based on continuous printing with highest-capacity cartridges. Actual savings will vary based on print task and use conditions.
2 Replacement ink pack yields are based on testing with IS0/IEC 24712 patterns with Epson's methodology in default mode, printing continuously. Yields may vary considerably for reasons that include images printed, print settings, temperature and humidity. Yields may be lower when printing infrequently or predominantly with one ink color. All ink colors are used for printing and printer maintenance. For print quality, part of the ink from the included cartridges or ink packs is used for printer start up and a variable amount of ink remains in the ink pack after the "replace ink pack" signal.

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