Epson B-510DN Business Color Ink Jet Printer Receives 'Outstanding Achievement in Value' Award From Buyers Lab

Oct 19, 2010, 03:01 ET from Epson America, Inc.

LONG BEACH, Calif., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The Epson B-510DN business color ink jet printer has been awarded the Summer 2010 Buyers Lab (BLI) "Outstanding Achievement Award in Value," due to its low cost per page. The B-510DN is designed for workgroups and small to medium size businesses, providing high-volume color network printing with exceptional performance, reliability and productivity. After subjecting the Epson B-510DN to its extensive in-house testing, BLI found this printer to offer the lowest cost per page of any desktop inkjet printer tested to date.

"What we found most noteworthy is the overall value the B-510DN represents to users," said Marlene Orr, senior printer analyst, BLI. "The supplies cost per page is more than 50 percent lower than the average tested inkjet printer; and a five-year lifecycle analysis shows that users can save up to $1,800 over some competitive models tested (assuming an average monthly print volume of 1,000 pages). It is for these reasons it truly deserves the value award."

The Epson B-510DN delivers high operational cost savings with ink costs as low as 4 cents per color page(1), when using the highest capacity ink cartridges available for the printer (based on cartridge MSRP divided by ISO page yield). The B-510DN offers high-volume, uninterrupted color printing, with a high-capacity, front-loading paper tray that can accommodate up to 500 letter or legal size sheets, as well as a built-in duplexer for double-sided printing. It also provides high print productivity with speed of 19 black/18 color ISO ppm(2) and a monthly duty cycle of 20,000 pages (4,000 pages recommended)(3). BLI reported in their two-month lab evaluation of the printer that it gave a very good overall performance, completing a 10,000 impression durability test without a single misfeed and no service required.

"We developed the B-510DN to excel in economical printing without compromising performance, and so we are naturally thrilled for being recognized as the most valuable printer," said Anna Jen, director of new business development for Epson America, Inc. "As BLI has proven, the B-510DN is the perfect choice for businesses that need affordable and reliable color printing."

Availability and Support

The Epson B-510DN is currently for available for $599 (MSRP) through distribution, direct market resellers, online resellers, and Epson's retail site www.epsonstore.com. The Epson business color ink jet printer comes with a one-year limited warranty. For more information, visit www.epson.com.

About Epson America, Inc.

Epson America, Inc. is a leading provider of an extensive range of printers, 3LCD projectors, scanners and point-of-service printers that are renowned for their high quality, functionality, innovation and energy efficiency. Epson America is a U.S. affiliate of Seiko Epson Corporation, which employs more than 70,000 people in 106 countries around the world. To learn more about Epson America, 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 YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/EpsonTV).

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(1) Cost per page is the combined cost of black and three colors, derived from the ink cartridge MSRP divided by cartridge yield. Cartridge yields are based on continuous printing of a suite of five black and color pages as required by ISO/IEC 24712. 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 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.  The B-510DN ships with standard-capacity ink cartridges. For more information about yields, see www.epson.com/cartridgeinfo

(2) ISO ppm is based on the new print international standard for measuring print speed. Black and color print speeds are determined in default, single-sided mode, in accordance with ISO/IEC 24734. Actual print times will vary based on system configuration, software, and page complexity. See www.epson.com/printspeed for details, including complete ISO reports.

(3) Monthly duty cycle is the highest duty a user could expect in a month, based on near-constant operation of a device of this kind. It is not recommended that the device be run at this duty. For best device performance, run the device at the recommended duty.

SOURCE Epson America, Inc.



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