Epson Business Printers Win Top Accolades from Buyers Laboratory

BLI Recognizes WorkForce Printers in SOHO and Business Categories for its Winter 2016 PICK Awards

Jan 28, 2016, 09:35 ET from Epson America, Inc.

LONG BEACH, Calif., Jan. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Epson America, Inc., a leading provider of business imaging solutions, today announced Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI), the world's leading authority on document imaging devices and solutions, has recognized Epson's innovation for its business printing solutions. The WorkForce® ET-4550 EcoTank™ and the WorkForce Pro WF-6590 multifunction printers, as well as the WorkForce Pro WF-6090 single function printer, have been received BLI Winter 2016 Pick Awards.

"Epson's business portfolio includes a wide portfolio of digital imaging solutions to meet customer needs and our WorkForce printers are no exception," said Larry Trevarthen, director, Business Imaging, Epson America, Inc. "Whether it's the unique innovation in ink delivery, or the robust, high-volume printing solutions designed for workgroups, Epson's business printers are designed to make our customers' lives easier and more productive. We are honored to be recognized by BLI with these esteemed awards."

The BLI "Pick" awards occur twice a year, in Summer and Winter, giving special recognition to the hardware and software products that are reviewed by BLI's team of expert technicians and analysts at the BLI laboratory. All laboratory test data is then compiled to select the top products that have been evaluated within the past six months. The products and solutions that stand out from the competition, providing the most outstanding performance with the highest evaluation scores, are then awarded a Pick award within their respective industry category.

Epson BLI Pick Awards include:

WorkForce ET-4550 EcoTank: Outstanding SOHO Inkjet All-in-One
Revolutionizing the printer industry, the WorkForce ET-4550 EcoTank wireless all-in-one comes loaded and ready with up to two years of ink in the box1 – enough ink to print up to 11,000 black/8,500 color pages2, and equivalent to about 50 ink cartridge sets3. It delivers unbeatable convenience with ultra low-cost replacement ink bottles and innovative refillable ink tanks. Powered by PrecisionCore® printing technology, the ET-4550 delivers high-speed, laser-quality black text, and features auto two-sided printing, a 30-page Auto Document Feeder and easy wireless printing from tablets and smartphones4.

WorkForce Pro WF-6590 All-in-One: Outstanding Business Inkjet All-in-One
Powered by PrecisionCore, the WorkForce Pro WF-6590 letter/legal-size multifunction printer saves up to 50 percent on printing costs versus color lasers5. Utilizing Epson's highest-yield cartridges, the WF-6590 can print up to 7000 black/color pages6 before replacement, and features a paper capacity up to 1,580 sheets7. As Epson's fastest office multifunction printer, the WF-6590 delivers pro-quality documents as fast as 24 ISO ppm (black/color), and comes equipped with fast auto-duplex printing, scanning, copying and faxing. IT tools and security features make network integration seamless for shared printing. Plus it's enabled with remote printer data collection compatible with MPS software solutions8.

WorkForce Pro WF-6090: Outstanding Business Inkjet Printer
The WorkForce Pro WF-6090 letter/legal-size printer saves users up to 50 percent on printing costs versus color lasers5. This single-function printer also incorporates Epson's highest-yield cartridges and features Epson's print speeds of up to 24 ISO ppm (black/color). In addition, the WF-6090 delivers fast auto-duplex printing, and provides advanced IT tools, security features and remote printer data collection compatible with MPS software solutions8.

"Epson's innovative and robust business printers allow workgroups to experience professional, hassle-free printing right in the office," said BLI Director of Office Equipment Product Analysis Marlene Orr. "The WorkForce ET-4550 EcoTank, WorkForce Pro WF-6590 and WF-6090 offer the right combination of performance, usability and low cost of ownership, making these inkjet printers an ideal choice for the SOHO and business markets."

About Buyers Laboratory LLC
Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) is the world's leading independent provider of analytical information and service 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 email 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 72,000 employees in 93 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: epson.com. You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook (facebook.com/Epson), Twitter (twitter.com/EpsonAmerica), YouTube (youtube.com/EpsonAmerica), and Instagram (instagram.com/EpsonAmerica).

 † 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 Based on average monthly print volumes of about 300 pages.
2 Yields based on the ISO/IEC 24712 pattern with Epson's methodology. Actual ink yields will vary considerably for reasons including 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, and all colors must be available for printing. For more information, visit www.epson.com/cartridgeinfo
3 About 50 cartridge sets estimate based on print yields of the included black and color ink bottles as compared to standard-capacity ink cartridge sets for similarly-featured cartridge printers as of March 2015.
4 Most features require an Internet connection to the printer, as well as an Internet- and/or email-enabled device. For a list of Epson Connect enabled printers and compatible devices and apps, visit www.epson.com/connect
5 Compared with best-selling color lasers priced at $600 (USD) or less as of May 2015. Calculation based on continuous printing with highest-capacity cartridges. Actual savings will vary based on print task and use conditions.
6 748XXL Black cartridge prints about 10,000 ISO pages. 748XXL color cartridges print about 7000 ISO pages on average. Replacement cartridge yields are based on ISO/IEC 24711 tests in Default Mode printing continuously. Cartridge yields vary considerably for reasons including 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, and all colors have to be installed for printing. For print quality, part of the ink from the included cartridges is used for printer startup and a variable amount of ink remains in the cartridges after the "replace cartridge" signal. For details, see www.epson.com/cartridgeinfo
7 With optional paper trays.
8 Including PrintFleet, ECi (FMAudit) and Print Audit. 

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