LONG BEACH, Calif., Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 pages1 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 intervention 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®2 to easily print from tablets and smartphones2, 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.
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.
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.
Specifications are subject to change without notice. EPSON, TFP and WorkForce are registered trademarks, PrecisionCore is a trademark, and EPSON Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark of Seiko Epson Corporation.Wi-Fi Direct® is a registered trademarks and Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ is a trademark of Wi-Fi Alliance®. 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. Copyright 2015 Epson America, Inc.
* 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 75,000 pages available with WorkForce Pro WF-R8590 only. Replacement cartridge yields are based on ISO/IEC 24711 tests in default mode, printing continuously. Replacement ink pack yields are based on testing with IS0/IEC 24712 patterns with Epson's methodology. 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, and all colors have to be installed for printing. 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 cartridges or ink pack after the "replace ink" signal. For more information, see www.epson.com/cartridgeinfo.
2 Wi-Fi CERTIFIEDTM; level of performance subject to the range of the router being used. Wi-Fi Direct may require printer software.
3 Not all media types are supported for PCL printing.