Epson has announced the launch of the WorkForce Enterprise, coined as the next generation of superfast eco-efficient business inkjet printers. The ultra fast 100ipm departmental colour office A3 printer delivers ecological benefits associated with inkjet technology, providing a low power solution with fewer supplies, at the price of a departmental laser copier.
The WorkForce Enterprise WF-C20590 is joined by a 75ipm version, the WF-C17590, both designed to meet the needs of departmental office printing in corporates and SMEs, especially those that have peaks of high-volume productivity.
To further enhance the printer’s quality, Epson has incorporated a number of technology innovations, including a self-repairing printhead to eliminate banding and an electrostatic transport belt to maintain quality at high speed. The new technology also delivers on environmental performance, reducing power usage by up to 96 per cent compared to the same speed laser printer, without needing a specialist power supply.
Darren Phelps, Director of Business Imaging, Epson Europe, said, “we knew we had something special as soon as we saw the WorkForce Enterprise in the lab, but it has been the reactions from resellers across Europe that has really confirmed the ground-breaking nature of this new range. We took this model on the road to cities across the continent, including Prague, Lille, Athens, Helsinki and many more, to gather vital feedback which has gone into creating the best Epson product possible.”
Despite its energy efficiency, performance is said not to be compromised. The inkjet linehead that delivers very high speeds and print quality is designed around scalable technology that Epson first used in industrial systems. The new linehead design, measuring 43mm wide and containing approximately 33,500 nozzles, offers misfire detection and variable size droplet technology to reduce banding. This compact level of detail enhances performance and provides speed and reliability for highly productive teams where downtime is not an option.
The optional WorkFlow Enterprise Finisher unit enables automatic document finishing, a 5,350-sheet max paper input with optional paper feed and a 4,000-sheet stapler
and stacker to improve efficiency. In addition, these models are compatible with a range of solutions and built for user efficiency smart device mobile printing and scanning with NFC. Tools and software such as Email Print for Enterprise, Epson Print Admin and Document Capture Pro also add additional functionality.
The WF-C20590 is available from June 2017.