Epson launched WorkForce ST-C8000 A3 color multifunction Supertank printer in America. It includes enough ink to print up to 19,500 pages in black and 14,800 pages in color. Epson is hoping to capture market share with its inkjet printers from both the laser printer sector as well as the aftermarket. Epson claims this new release can save businesses up to 80 per cent of their costs. Low-cost replacement ink bottles are used instead of the more expensive color toner cartridges used in laser printers.
The printer will be targeted at small businesses, consultants or work group environments that demand speed and versatility. The ST-C8000 can print up to 25 ppm (in both black and color) and offers wide-format prints up to 13″ x 19″ (cm x cm) and can also scan or copy pages up to 11″ x 17″ (cm x cm). Epson claims the ST-C8000 is powered with its Precision Core Heat-Free Technology and is engineered to deliver high-speed, high-quality color prints with its high-yield ink system and zero-cartridge waste.
Additional ST-C8000 features include: High-productivity features – automatic two-sided detection, a 4.3-inch color touchscreen for easy setup and navigation and hands-free voice-activated printing; Large paper holding capacity – 500-sheet paper capacity with two front trays, plus a rear feed for specialty paper; Advanced wireless and networking capabilities – options to easily print from an iPad, iPhone, Android tablet and smartphone; Key security features and network access control – is equipped with Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA2) for both wireless and Wi-Fi Direct