Engineered for Business

The office printer reinvented

Make the switch to business inkjet

Think inkjet printing is just for home? Think again. Epson has optimised its unique printhead technology for business applications, with the efficiency, simplicity and economy of inkjet printing providing a number of advantages over lasers.

Many of these advantages are thanks to PrecisionCore, a scalable technology used in industrial systems such as large-scale label presses. Its benefits, including reliability, waste reduction and reduced environmental impact, are now found in WorkForce Pro models. Find out how they can save your business money, boost productivity and cut energy usage.

Up to 94% less waste2

Learn how many consumables it takes to print 75,000 pages

Discover how many consumables you need to print 75,000 pages – it might not be as much as you think. In this video, which is based on testing commissioned by Epson and conducted by Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) in March 2015, you’ll see the difference between a WorkForce Pro WF-8590DWF and a comparable laser printer.

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Up to 23% quieter than laser printers5

Quieter

WorkForce Pro models are up to 23% quieter than comparable laser printers5. This is particularly important for minimising disruption for nearby staff.

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No heat generation

Because inkjet printers use no heat in the printing process, they consume far less power than comparable laser printers, which in turn reduces their running costs. This is made possible by Epson's piezo printhead.

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1. Environment

It's simple really. No heat generation means that less power is needed, helping you to keep your electricity consumption down.

It also helps prevent offices becoming hot and stuffy, and uncomfortable for nearby staff.

2. Costs

If your energy use is less, then that's a reduced electricity bill. You'll also be spending less money on keeping your office environment cool and comfortable.

3. Speed

Because no heat is needed to print, no warm-up time is needed. This helps deliver print jobs fast and efficiently.

Up to 95% less power consumption3

Lower energy consumption, low total cost

Because inkjet printers use no heat in the printing process, they consume far less power than comparable laser printers, which in turn reduces their running costs. The energy-saving design, made possible by Epson's piezo printheads, generates no heat. Our inkjets thus contribute to limiting the hidden energy costs and environmental burden of everyday office operations.

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Cartridge sizes to match your printing needs

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Ink cartridges WorkForce Pro

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Ink cartridges WorkForce RIPS

Epson uses individual ink cartridges across its inkjet printer range, in a choice of sizes for normal, high and very-high print volumes to suit any print volume requirements.

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Less maintenance, less downtime

Epson continues to improve its business inkjet business range in every aspect to create highly durable and reliable products to meet the evolving needs of businesses. Increased printer reliability is ensured with Epson’s PrecisionCore permanent printhead, and with inkjet printing there are fewer components to replace compared to a colour laser.

Inkjet printers have only three parts that require periodic replacement: the ink cartridges, maintenance box, and paper pick-up rollers*. These can be replaced quickly, so printer maintenance time and hassle is reduced, and office downtime minimised.

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Double paper output rollers

Reducing paper dust

Epson's key technologies minimise downtime:

  • A strong metal frame maximises the performance of the printhead, carriage and paper feed components. The paper feed roller, which is integral to this paper feed mechanism, is made from highly durable material.

  • A paper separation mechanism improves the paper pull-in accuracy for trouble-free paper handling. Double paper output rollers reduce the risk of jams and enables high-speed printing.

  • Using the piezo system the printhead is unaffected by friction and heat. As the piezo elements are ceramic, they are highly durable and can be used for the life of the machine.

less stop, more go

Rapid printing

Offices that print business documents in large quantities require speed and accuracy in printing. Equipped with advanced PrecisionCore printheads and improved paper feed mechanics, Epson's business inkjet printers are fast and precise. WorkForce Pro business inkjet printers are up to three and a half times faster than lasers or colour copiers - without compromising on quality4.

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Applications for business

WorkForce Pro printers are compatible with a range of business software solutions that can assist with document, user and even fleet management - helping you save time and money.

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Fast print speeds

PrecisionCore printhead technology delivers Epson's renowned, industry-leading output quality at high speed. Inch for inch, the high-resolution Epson print chips are one of the fastest inkjet printing technologies in the world. PrecisionCore piezo elements each fire nearly 50,000 times per second. The lack of warm up time also helps inkjet printers deliver fast speeds, so staff aren't left waiting around for print jobs.

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Triple the nozzle density

PrecisionCore has up to triple the nozzle density of conventional Epson piezo printheads. These nozzles are roughly 20 microns in diameter and deliver small, round, repeatable dots about 40 microns across. This dot precision is particularly important for creating sharp text and fine lines.

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Business Inkjet

Laser

Media flexibility

With the flexibility to print on a diverse range of paper types, business inkjet printers can support a wide variety of business needs. As the ink is directly ejected on to the paper, it is possible to print even onto specialist media, including heat-sensitive film, thick card, and even long banner prints. Moreover, because Epson’s business inkjet printers use insoluble and marker-resistant pigment-based ink for all colours, they can be used to print water-resistant labels and even promotional materials on glossy paper.6

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Up to 40 times more water-fast, smudge-proof and highlighter-resistant6.

DURABrite inks

Printing costs are a big concern for any business, which is why Epson offers a range of ink cartridge sizes. They enable you to keep your costs down, guarantee your prints will look superb and are hassle-free, allowing you to replace each ink individually. Epson's DURABrite Ultra and DURABrite Pro inks are also ISO 117988 certified, guaranteeing longer lasting prints in any business environment. Epson's business inkjet printers use insoluble pigment based ink. The pigment ink is infused with a resin that binds the pigments together and fixes colourants.

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High resolution

The pigment concentration in DURABrite Pro Ink has been increased to produce brighter colours, perfect for printing images and graphs. As the pigment sits on the surface of the paper, the prints are hardly visible on the reverse side.

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Durable

As the pigment is infused with resin, and insoluble, you can benefit from durable prints resistant to water, smudging and highlighter pens.

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Unbelievable flexibility

As ink is directly ejected onto the paper, you can print on a wide range of media types. Moreover, as the ink partially penetrate the paper fibres, the ink doesn't fade or come off over time, and documents cannot be tampered with.

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Ease of supplies change

The simplicty of inkjet has many more benefits than reliability and energy-saving. Front-loading ink cartridges are quick and easy to change, meaning that members of staff can replace them without difficulty - or the need to call IT.

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Conventional print head 150 nozzles per inch

PrecisionCore print head 300 nozzles per inch

Perfect prints

Enhance your printed materials with high-quality graphics. By tripling the nozzle density, the latest PrecisionCore printhead produces up to 1200dpi high-quality printing on plain paper. Even intricate characters and fine lines are beautifully reproduced.

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PrecisionCore

PrecisionCore printhead technology is the product of one of the largest investments in research and development in Epson's history, merging the company's expertise in MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems) fabrication with advances in materials science.

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SAVINGS CALCULATOR

See how much the WorkForce Pro can save you

Use our savings calculator to see how much you could save with the new Epson WorkForce Pro Series.

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Applications for business

Epson's integration with PaperCut MF

Epson's integration with PaperCut MF combines the low running costs, high reliability, and reduced intervention and environmental impact of Epson devices, with the ability to control and manage print volumes to reduce operational expenses.

  • Allocate printing to departments, cost-centres and users with shared accounts.
  • See how many pages are being printed by who, at what device and when
  • Report on usage by user, department, device or environmental impact.
  • Allocate quotas or budgets to users, department, or groups.
  • Secure job release with 'Find Me' pull printing
  • Simplify mobile and BYOD (bring your own device) printing
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Epson Open Platform

Epson Open Platform (EOP) makes our revolutionary multi-function printers (MFPs) fully exible and customisable, enabling them to adapt to meet specific and changing customer requirements as business goals and enterprise IT systems evolve

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Email Print for Enterprise

Email Print for Enterprise allows you to securely send documents directly to the printer from your company email address. Available in direct printing or Pull Print mode, this secure system integrates seamlessly into your existing IT infrastructure.

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Epson Device Admin

Easily manage and control an entire fleet of printers and scanners remotely, including the ability to install, configure, monitor, maintain and troubleshoot your devices for increased productivity and cost savings.

Benefits:

  • Save time and control costs
  • Easy to use
  • Flexible management adapts to your needs
  • Automate processes
  • Take control and analyse device usage
  • Fit into any business environment
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Capture

Optimise automatic workflow with pre-defined jobs.

Workflow integration

Epson scanner panels can be customised with pre-defined job profiles, making it simple for any employee to integrate documents into company processes.

Epson Document Capture Suite

Epson’s software and imaging technology saves time by cutting out steps and allowing you to scan to your workflow processes.

With push-scan features, in one step, you can capture and integrate high-quality electronic documents into workflow processes. Turning complicated jobs, such as organising documents or enhancing text, into effortless tasks.

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Business inkjet printer range

  1. Comparison made against the top 10 competitive colour laser printers and MFPs according to the IDC EMEA Hardcopy Tracker (Data H2 2013, Speed Range A4 = Colour Laser 1-10 ppm). Visit www.epson.eu/inkjetsaving for more information.
  2. In independent tests, Epson’s WorkForce Pro models produce up to 94% less waste than lasers and copiers. As tested by BLI, over two months to April 2015, against a selection of competing machines, as commissioned by Epson. Models chosen were the closest direct competitors from the selection of machines identified by Epson based on data from IDC on the top selling five models globally, in the 11-20ppm A4 category and the segment 2 A3 category, using only one of each engine type, with the addition of an A3 device from HP. To assess the comparative amount of waste materials generated over the course of the run, BLI assessed all consumables waste including toner/ink cartridges, imaging units, waste toner bottles, and any maintenance kit items required, with all items being retained, weighed and photographed. All toner/ink cartridges were run to exhaustion or until image quality was deemed to have dropped below a standard acceptable for external use. Visit www.epson.eu/inkjetsaving for more information.
  3. In independent tests, Epson’s WorkForce Pro models use up to 95% less energy than lasers and laser copiers. In independent tests, Epson’s WorkForce Pro RIPS models use up to 95% less energy than lasers and laser copiers. As tested by BLI, over two months to April 2015, against a selection of competing machines, as commissioned by Epson. Models chosen by Epson based on data from IDC on the top selling five models globally, in the 11-20ppm A4 category and the segment 2 A3 category, using only one of each engine type, with the addition of an A3 device from HP. In BLI’s research devices were tested in default mode in simplex and duplex modes, following BLI’s proprietary standard energy consumption text methods. Energy consumption calculated in wH for 5 minutes printing, compared to laser printers and copiers. Visit www.epson.eu/inkjetsaving for more information.
  4. In independent tests, Epson’s WorkForce Pro models are up to three and a half times faster than lasers and colour copiers for first page out. As tested by BLI, over two months to April 2015, FPOT (First Page Out Time) from overnight sleep, against all competitive machines tested at time of publication. FPOT is from overnight sleep where the device sits idle overnight and the time in seconds is measured including warming up, processing, imaging and delivery of a single-page test file to the tray. Visit www.epson.eu/inkjetsaving for more information.
  5. In independent tests, Epson’s WorkForce Pro models are up to 23% quieter than lasers and laser copiers. As tested by BLI, over two months to April 2015, against a selection of competing machines, as commissioned by Epson. Models chosen by Epson based on data from IDC on the top selling five models globally, in the 11-20ppm A4 category and the segment 2 A3 category, using only one of each engine type, with the addition of an A3 device from HP. In accordance with BLI standard methodology, all devices were tested for noise emissions over a range of typical office activities for a period of three minutes. A four-page ISO test document was sent to print in simplex mode and then the device was left in an idle state for one minute; the same job was sent as a duplex job and the device spent one more minute in an idle state, after which the test was repeated for the duration of the three-minute period. Noise emissions were measured using an Extech sound level datalogger. Visit www.epson.eu/inkjetsaving for more information.
  6. Independent tests show prints from Epson’s WorkForce Pro range are up to 40 times more water-fast than competitors’ inkjets. As tested by BLI, over two months to April 2015, against all competitive machines tested at time of publication. This test measures the amount of colourant transferred from a printed to an unprinted area when a drip of distilled water is allowed to run across five parallel bars. Five density readings are averaged for two separate drips. The sample is allowed to dry for one hour before the test is performed. One sample is tested at default quality. Visit www.epson.eu/inkjetsaving for more information.
  7. In independent tests, Epson’s WorkForce Pro RIPS models cut time spent on interventions by up to 98% compared to lasers and laser copiers. Visit www.epson.eu/inkjetsaving for more information. As tested by BLI, over two months to April 2015, against a selection of competing machines, as commissioned by Epson. Models chosen were the closest direct competitors from the selection of machines identified by Epson based on data from IDC on the top selling five models globally, in the 11-20ppm A4 category and the segment 2 A3 category, using only one of each engine type, with the addition of an A3 device from HP. Visit www.epson.eu/inkjetsaving for more information.
  8. By moving to Epson’s WorkForce Pro models, businesses in Western Europe could save up to €4.6 million Euros per month. Calculated based on IDC data on print volume and number of companies in Western Europe, BLI data on time saved on WorkForce Pro RIPS model interventions, and average hourly labour cost from Eurostat.
    • According to IDC (“Western Europe Inkjet and Laser Installed Base, Page Volume, and Supplies 2014-2018 Forecast and Analysis” – reports for printers and MFPs used), 35,947,777,104 pages is the total monthly print volume generated by printers within the 21-44ppm speed bracket in Western Europe
    • The number of companies of 100-499 employees according to IDC was calculated (using the “Historical Peripherals Installed Base - France, Germany, UK - 2011” report) and applied to the above report to estimate the print volume for this segment
    • This implies a total monthly print volume amongst companies of 100-499 employees, using the target range of machines, of 7,750,196,798 pages
    • Using the BLI data (up to 100 minutes of worker time can be saved per 80,000 pages printed), this could equate to 9.64M minutes/161K hours per month that could be saved by moving from lasers to RIPS
    • Using the average hourly EU18 hourly labour cost (wages and salaries plus non-wage costs, mainly social contributions payable) of €28.50 (according to Eurostat data), the potential monthly saving to the industry can be calculated as €4.6M. Visit www.epson.eu/inkjetsaving for more information.