Epson America has been a leading proponent of inkjet printers in business, and its Workforce line has gained a foothold in small businesses and home offices. On Monday, the company introduced two new color multifunction printer (MFP) models to the Workforce line, both aimed up-market for corporate workgroups and SMBs.
The WorkForce Enterprise WF-C20590 A3 MFP is optimized for workgroup environments, and it is the first MFP to use Epson’s PrecisionCore Line Head Technology. This is the same print chip and printhead used in Epson’s production systems. It allows the WF-C20590 to print at a rate of up to 100 ISO ppm.
That technology also allows the WF-C20590 to use 50 percent less power than color lasers. It’s also designed with paper and ink capacities to support workflow. A 2,350-page paper tray is standard with an optional 3,000-sheet unit. The WF-C20590 can print up to 100,000 black and 50,000 color ISO pages before replacement. The unit comes with Epson Open Platform to support integration with web-based enterprise applications, and it is fully MPS compliant. The WF-C20590 will be available this summer and will be sold through BTA dealers.
Also announced was the WorkForce Pro WF-C869R A3 color MFP. It uses Epson’s high-capacity Replaceable Ink Pack System, and Epson claims it offers the lowest color printing cost in its class. The WF-C869R prints up to 84,000 ISO pages on a single ink pack at a rate of 24 ISO ppm (black/color). It can scan up to 25 images per minute. It’s paper capacity is lower than the WF-C20590 at 1,830 sheets, and it features auto-duplexing and 13″ x19″ printing capability, a 1,830-sheet total paper capacity, convenient auto duplexing, and workflow integration with Epson Open Platform, The WF-C869R also comes with Epson Open Platform for workflow integration. It will be available this spring through BTA dealers.