Epson Unveils WorkForce Pro Line of Business-Class Printing Solutions to Help Businesses Run at Full Speed Epson WorkForce Pro Series Delivers World's Fastest Print Speeds and Savings Up to 50 Percent Lower Cost per Page than Color Laser

LONG BEACH, Calif., Aug. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Epson America, Inc., a leading provider of superior performing printing solutions, today expanded its business printing solutions with a new product line-up – the Epson WorkForce® Pro WP-4540 and WorkForce Pro WP-4530 all-in-ones and WorkForce Pro WP-4020 ink jet printer. Ideal for small offices, departmental workgroups and vertical markets such as real estate, the WorkForce Pro series delivers ink cost savings of up to 50 percent compared to color lasers(1), while providing the world's fastest auto two-sided print speeds(2), efficient and hassle-free paper handling and all-new extra-large ink cartridges to ensure small businesses are always running at full speed.

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High Speed Printing with Low Running Costs

The robust feature set included in both the WorkForce Pro WP-4540 and WorkForce Pro WP-4530 make the all-in-ones ideal printing solutions for high-print volume, multi-tasking businesses that require maximum speed and flexibility.  Both printers deliver high performance and productivity features including blazingly fast single- and double-sided print speeds – 16 ISO ppm black and 11 ISO ppm color single-sided; 9.2 ISO ppm black and 7.1 ISO ppm color two-sided(3). Business users will also benefit from Epson's new extra large ink capacity cartridges, capable of printing up to 2,400 pages black; 1,200 pages color(4) as well as a robust monthly duty cycle of up to 20,000 pages(5).

Additional productivity features for the WorkForce Pro all-in-ones include:

  • Built-in 30-page automatic document feeder to copy, fax and scan two-sided originals
  • Easy-to-use copy features
  • PC-Fax for direct fax from computer(6)
  • Scan-to-PDF – for archiving documents and images digitally
  • Upload files straight to a PC via printer's USB port
  • Built-in Wi-Fi n(7) networking

"The WorkForce Pro series further expands Epson's already successful line of home office and small business ink jet solutions," said Rodrigo Catalan, sr. product manager, Business Ink Jets, Epson America, Inc.  "Engineered for productivity, all three models offer low running cost for high print volume needs, perform at twice the speed of leading inkjet printers and boast easy-to-operate features for producing high quality documents."

WorkForce Pro All-in-One Robust Paper Handling and Navigation

The WorkForce Pro WP-4540 includes an unprecedented 580-sheet input capacity – not only the highest paper capacity in its class but it also lends itself to a hassle-free experience as users won't have to load paper as often and will be able to accommodate up to 80 specialty sheets. The WorkForce Pro WP-4540 also offers quick and easy navigation with a 5.8" touch panel and 3.5" LCD screen to quickly access all printer functions. The WorkForce Pro WP-4530 boasts a 330-sheet capacity with rear feed tray for up various media types.

Epson Connect and Printing On-the-Go

The Epson WorkForce Pro series also comes equipped with Epson Connect, a new portfolio of cloud and mobile services enabling mobile users to print documents and photos directly to their Epson printers from a mobile device(8). Epson Connect offers two solutions – Email Print and Epson iPrint. Email Print allows customers to print out e-mail and file attachments by simply sending an e-mail from their smartphone or other mobile device to an enabled Epson printer. The Epson iPrint application, for the latest iOS- and Android-based devices, allows customers to print a wide range of content such as photos, documents and web pages by simply downloading the Epson iPrint application and connecting to a Wi-Fi enabled printer. More information on Epson Connect is available at www.epson.com/connect.

Built for Business – Epson WorkForce Pro WP-4020 Inkjet Printer

The WorkForce Pro WP-4020 printer delivers fast single- and double-sided print speeds – 16 ISO ppm black and 11 ISO ppm color single-sided; 9.2 ISO ppm black and 7.1 ISO ppm color two-sided(2).  Packaged in a sleek industrial design, it also includes a 330-sheet input capacity, and provides a reliable solution to small business owners that require professional looking prints in high volume.

Pricing and Availability

The Epson WorkForce Pro WP-4540 ($399.99*), WorkForce Pro WP-4530 ($299.99*) and WorkForce Pro WP-4020 ($179.99*), will be available in September through major computer, office and electronic superstores, mail order, and the Epson Store, www.epsonstore.com. For more information about the WorkForce Pro WP-4540, WP-4530 and WP-4020 ink jets, please visit www.epson.com.  

About Epson

Epson is a global imaging and innovation leader dedicated to exceeding the vision of customers worldwide through its compact, energy-saving, high-precision technologies, with a wide lineup ranging from printers and 3LCD projectors for business, and the home, to electronic and crystal devices. Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises nearly 75,000 employees in 100 countries around the world. Epson is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates and has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, an indicator for leading companies in economic, environmental and social criteria, for the third year in a row. 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. You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EpsonAmerica), Twitter (http://twitter.com/EpsonAmerica) and (http://twitter.com/EpsonEducation) and YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/EpsonTV).

Specifications are subject to change without notice. Epson is a registered trademark, and Epson Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark of Seiko Epson Corporation. WorkForce is a registered trademark of Epson America, Inc. All other product and brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in these marks.

(1) Compared with the best-selling color laser all-in-ones priced at $699 or less, as of December 2010. Calculation based on continuous printing with highest-capacity cartridges. Actual savings will vary based on print task and use conditions

(2)Fastest in its class; printing black text in default, two-sided mode, in accordance with ISO/IEC 24734. Compared to ink jet all-in-ones priced at $399 or less, as of January 2011, based on manufacturers' rated ISO speeds or independent testing.  

(3) ISO ppm is based on ISO 24734. See www.epson.com/printspeed for details, including ISO reports

(4)Replacement cartridge yields based on ISO/IEC 24711 tests in default printing mode printing continuously. Actual yields will be lower with higher-density images, hot or dusty conditions, less frequent printing, or printing predominantly with one color. All ink colors are used for printing and printer/all-in-one 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

(5)Monthly duty cycle is the highest duty cycle a user can expect in a month, based on near-constant operation. Maximum duty is not recommended for long term operation  Operate at the  recommended duty for best long term performance and reliability. See www.epson.com for more information.

(6) For sending faxes only

(7) Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n certified; level of performance subject to the range of the router being used. Visit www.wi-fi.org/files/11nbasics_glossary.pdf for more information

(8) Visit www.epson.com/connect for a list of all supported printers and all-in-ones

SOURCE Epson America, Inc.



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