Epson completes its business MFP range; fully committing to the sustainability advantages of Heat-Free inkjet technology and discontinuing the global sale of laser printers
AMSTERDAM, Nov. 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Reaffirming its full commitment to inkjet printing, Epson has launched its new WorkForce Enterprise AM-Series of 40-60ppm products leveraging its Piezo Heat-Free inkjet technology and closing a previous gap in its A3 business product portfolio.
The new products bring static line-head technology to the mid-range speed market and for Epson's channel partners will simplify the sales process, ensuring end users have the best product fit while still addressing the sustainability agenda.
Inkjet technology can reduce energy consumption compared to laser, and with a compact footprint and a lightweight design, these products help limit resources used during production and shipping. This reduced size also means they easily integrate into the office and save space. High yield ink cartridges also reduce material usage, shipping, storage and end of use management of consumables.
These products represent a significant shift in Epson's printing strategy and support its commitment to sustainability. The launch coincides with the company's decision to transition fully to inkjet and to end its global sales and distribution of laser printers by 2026. This comes a year after Epson announced its ¥100 billion investment into sustainable innovatin and results from laser technology's limited ability to make significant steps towards improved sustainability due to its requirement for heat during the print process, and therefore increased energy use.
And with fewer moving and consumable parts to replace over the lifetime of the printer compared to lasers, service and maintenance needs of Epson inkjets are also substantially reduced, along with resulting printer downtime, improving productivity and end-user satisfaction.
Gareth Jay, Epson Europe says: "The new WorkForce Enterprise AM-Series completes our business inkjet line up from small work-group units to high-speed departmental machines – meaning that no matter the business function or print demand, we have a product to suit. With a full range of support from Managed Print Services, Workflow and Remote Service solutions, these products enable a low maintenance, high quality, reliable, sustainable print system."
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Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the worldwide Epson Group generates annual sales of more than JPY 1 trillion.
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