New A3 and A4 business inkjet ranges meet the high demands of busy workgroups
Mono series delivers 40,000 pages, the highest ink yield in its segment
Two new series of WorkForce Pro MFPs and printers for busy offices have been announced by Epson, bringing its signature inkjet technology, with low environmental impact, low intervention and high productivity, to small workgroups wanting both A3 and A4 capability. The WF-C8690, WF-C8610 and WF-C8190 deliver improved performance for A3 printing in this segment, while the WF-M5799DWF, WF-M5299DW and WF-M5298DW deliver fast, reliable and high-yield A4 mono printing with a low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
Jade Paris, product manager, Epson UK, says: “These laser-beating inkjet printers save money, energy and time, and are packed full of business productivity and document management features. Designed specifically to reduce environmental impact, cut intervention and streamline workflow, all the while keeping cost-saving at the heart of what they do. The low intervention and environmental benefits make these devices ideal for specialist verticals too, such as education, healthcare, public admin and retail, to meet both their print and CSR needs.”
For business customers looking to have A3 capability in their printing, but not requiring the very-high print yield of Epson’s Enterprise or RIPS devices, the WF-C8000 series is ideal. Not only delivering everyday A4 documents quickly, with a First Page Out Time (FPOT) of 5.5 seconds, it also opens up a range of uses for A3 documents, such as in-house leaflets, brochure drafts for proofreading, Excel spreadsheets, construction site plans, worksheets for classrooms, booklets and much more.
Equally, the WF-M5000 series meet the demands of businesses where a robust mono printing solution is required with a competitive TCO for use in small workgroups with a high print volume. Its impressive ink yield of up to 40,000 pages – the highest in its segment 1– helps to deliver this low TCO, while offering minimal user intervention. This not only boosts productivity, but its non-heat and non-contact printing process also allows for extensive media flexibility.
Printing with these models uses at least 90% less energy than comparable laser models 2, helping to reduce environmental impact and lowering users’ energy bills. And this is all while still managing to deliver a first page out time of 4.8 seconds, faster than comparable laser models 3.
Built especially for business, both series offer software and tools that meet the needs of different users. Tools and software such as Epson Print Admin, Document Capture Pro 4and Epson Device Admin, add additional functionality – more than just print and scan. Epson Open Platform 5and our work with ISVs add extra solutions, such as PaperCut print management software.
2. Comparison made against the top 10 best selling mono laser printers in Western Europe and Central and Eastern Europe, with a print speed between 21 and 45 pages per minute, as defined by IDC in the 12 months up to December 2017. Data taken from BLI where possible, or as stated by manufacturers' websites.
3. Comparison made against the top 10 best selling mono laser printers in Western Europe and Central and Eastern Europe, with a print speed between 21 and 45 pages per minute, as defined by IDC in the 12 months up to December 2017. Data taken from BLI where possible, or as stated by manufacturers' websites.
4. Only on multifunction devices.
5. Only compatible with multifunction PCL/PS devices.
|Printing at up to 34ppm in mono and colour (24ppm ISO)||●||●||●|
|PDL, including advanced PCL 5 and 6 settings (offset, skip blank page, font), and PostScript 3||●||●|
|Maximum paper capacity of 1,835 pages||●||●||●|
|Less waiting time with 5.5 sec FPOT (from ready mode)||●||●||●|
|Supplies: large black up to 11,500 pages / large colour up to 8,000 pages||●||●|
|Gigabit Ethernet / Wi-Fi Direct / NFC||●||●||●|
|Scan to email, FTP and network folders without a PC||●||●|
|Automatic double-sided printing||●||●||●|
|LDAP Address Book support||●||●|
|USB direct print & scan||●||●||Print only|
|Standalone reverse order from mainframe – correctly reorders print jobs sent via older mainframes||●||●||●|
|Duplex Automatic Document Feeder (ADF)||●||●|
|1-Pass Duplex scanning with ADF||●||●|
|Fax thumbnail report||●||●|
|Easy-to-use 5 inch colour touch-screen||●||●||2.4 inch|
|Single function device||●||●|
|Maximum ink yield of up to 40,000 pages||●||●||●|
|High-speed multi-pass scan 24ipm (Mono & Colour)||●|
|Low power consumption while operating||25W||25W||25W|
|Epson Open Platform ready||●|
|Epson Print Admin ready||●||●||●|
|DuraBrite Ultra pigment inks||●||●||●|
|Standard 330-sheet paper input, max 830-sheet max paper input with optional paper feed (80gsm)||●||●||Standard/max 331|