New super-fast printer leads symphony of innovation at CeBIT 2017

First European showing of the PaperLab office papermaking system and Epson’s vision of the future workplace

New super-fast printer leads symphony of innovation at CeBIT 2017

CeBIT 2017 sees Epson outline its vision for the future workplace, aligning societal expectations and technology trends to realise a more sustainable environment and a more productive and engaged workforce.  In presenting this vision, as part of both a press conference and a Key Note speech, Epson’s President Usui has outlined key findings from the company’s recent study looking at workplace expectations and the impact of future technology on the workforce. 

As a company, Epson is well placed to support this new era in work and life. Its core technologies, including wearables, robotics, visual imaging and printing, all of which will be showcased at CeBIT, are poised to deliver with this future in mind.  Confirming steps towards it, Epson is demonstrating a series of new technologies and products during the exhibition. 

Leading a packed line-up of products at CeBIT 2017, Epson has announced its next generation of superfast eco-efficient business inkjet printers, the WorkForce Enterprise range. These radically fast 100ipm departmental colour office A3 printers deliver the ecological benefits that only inkjet technology can offer, providing a low-power solution with fewer supplies at the price of a departmental laser copier. Its high speed meets the high-productivity needs of new markets segments, and is set to tap into an increasing market opportunity as IDC forecasts the overall business inkjet market to grow at a rate of 10.2% (CAGR) up to and including 2020.

Robert Clark, senior vice president, Epson Europe, says, “For the first time in Europe we are also presenting PaperLab, the world’s first office papermaking system capable of producing new paper from securely destroyed waste paper using a dry process1, and can produce thousands of sheets of recycled paper a day. Alongside PaperLab - and our synchronised, dancing robots - we also have a wide range of our solutions for business, home and vertical markets. From augmented reality to portable scanning, our many years of experience in technology research and development mean Epson is perfectly placed to fill the needs of professional and home users, in areas as diverse as printers, projectors, smart glasses and robotics.”

Visitors can find out more about Epson’s heritage and future strategy through an immersive presentation displayed on a 230 degree curved screen in the Japan Pavillion at stand A38 in Hall 4. Hear about Epson’s ‘world firsts’, its commitment to the environment, and see the innovative products that are helping to shape the future, such as the dual-armed robots.

Also on the stand, visitors can explore the new WorkForce Pro WF-C869RDTWF, enabling businesses to save up to 95% on energy, 99% on waste2, and cut their downtime by printing up to 84,000 pages3 - without changing supplies. In addition, Epson’s installation and corporate projectors on show at CeBit 2017 include the EB-L25000U, currently the brightest, smallest and lightest 3LCD installation laser projector available4. And the BT-350 smart glasses, designed to offer an enriched experience to museum, concert or event attendees, by providing the history of exhibits, real-time event information or opera subtitles, or for bringing industrial facility tours to life with background details and interactive content. Finally, Epson’s EcoTank printers that remove the need for cartridges and cut printing costs by up to 745 are also on show.

Find Epson in Hall 3, Stand D17, and at the Japan Pavillion in Hall 4, stand A38.

1. A small amount of water is used to maintain a certain level of humidity inside the system. The system can use ordinary A3- and A4-sized copy paper as raw material. PaperLab is the first in-office papermaking system to use a dry process, according to Seiko Epson’s global research as of November 2016.

2. As tested by BLI, over two months to Feb 2017, against a selection of competing machines, as commissioned by Epson. For more information visit www.epson.eu/inkjetsaving

3. Approx. page yield. Actual yield will vary depending on images printed and usage conditions. For more information visit www.epson.eu/pageyield

4. As of November 2016.

5. Average saving for printing the number of pages using the bundled ink bottles with the EcoTank range, including hardware price. Comparison made on the average of the A4 EcoTank range versus the average of the top 10 best-selling models in Western Europe, in the period May 2015 – April 2016, as tracked by GfK.