Epson has unveiled their first Workforce branded series of printers designed for small to medium business use. The first two models of the new series are the Epson Workforce WF-7011 colour A3 single function printer, and the Epson Workforce WF-7511 – which is Epson’s first-ever A3 inkjet all-in-one printer, and the model with the most comprehensive feature list in Epson’s business inkjet printer range.
Designed as superior alternatives to colour laser printers to help small to medium businesses save costs without compromising productivity, Epson’s new Workforce models achieve a cost per page that is up to 50% lower compared to colour laser printers. The Epson Workforce printers use Epson’s extra high capacity 143 Durabrite Ultra pigment inks that offer a low 0.75 paise cost per A4 page for monochrome printing and Rs.2.10 per A4 colour page for colour prints. They come with ISO print speeds of up to 15 ipm (black, A4) and draft speed prints of up to 34ppm (black, A4). The Epson Durabrite Ultra inks also produce smudge-, water- and fade-resistant laser-quality text prints as well as superior photo prints compared to laser printers. The Epson Workforce series also boasts of a range of connectivity options. In addition to a standard USB 2.0 interface, the printers have built in Ethernet, and Wi-Fi. Furthermore, the Epson Workforce WF-7511 has a high performance fax as well as memory card slots and USB ports which users can print image or PDF files from, or scan items to. The printers can also print photos and documents from Apple iOS or Android devices through Apple Airprint, Epson iPrint; or from cloud services like Google cloud print apps and Evernote.
“The Epson Workforce A3 printers have been designed to provide our business customers a truly exhaustive set of imaging and printing capabilities with low running cost,” says Mr. Samba Moorthy, director of sales & marketing. “From wireless, low cost, high quality A3 document or photo printing to scanning, to faxing and smartphone or cloud service printing, there is virtually nothing these new printers cannot do.” With the individual cartridges on board, users can choose to replace only ink colours that have run out instead of multicolour, composite ink cartridges. This reduces ink wastage and helps users to maximize cost savings. Furthermore, Epson inkjet cartridges do not have print heads attached, making them more affordable to purchase and easier to recycle after they are depleted.