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Epson is targeting to save companies millions and the firm is betting on a new Replaceable Ink Pack System technology that can print up to 75,000 pages without interruptions.

The Epson’s WorkForce Pro Replaceable Ink Pack System (RIPS) printers are available in South Africa at a recommended retail price from R33,400.00  for a WF-R5690DTWF and at R63,876.00 for a WF-R8590DTWF.

The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-R8590DTWF provides quick and accurate A3 printing while the WorkForce Pro WF-5690DTWF A4 printer is designed to reduce environmental impact.

Both printers are designed to cut costs and are suitable for enterprises of all sizes, with up to 80 percent lower energy consumption than competitive colour lasers . Fast print speeds and business features, including PIN release control for confidential, secure printing, and Gigabit network connectivity make the WF-R8590DTWF model ideal for boosting productivity.

Both models include features such as Ethernet, USB, wireless Wi-Fi Direct to easily print from tablets and smart phones, and include remote printing and access to the Cloud. Additional features include IT tools such as remote setup and custom settings for multiple printers, as well as support for popular security protocols to protect confidential documents.

“The Workforce Pro RIPS printers are designed for business environments. They make great business sense for companies of any size because they offer lower running costs, lower power consumption and a reduced environmental impact,” says Kelvin Reynolds, general manager of Epson South Africa.

“The new Workforce Pro RIPS printers make it possible for businesses to focus on doing business, rather than spending time on managing their printers.”

The company said the printers have numerous benefits for business such as printing costs are predictable, with up to 75,000 pages being processed before ink refills are required; there is a dramatic reduction in time spent handling support calls, consumables management and printer repairs; PrecisionCore technology delivers dramatic increases in speed, quality and reliability; and employees are spared the frustration of down-time and are able to enjoy boosted productivity.

With ink refills suppled in foil soft packs, businesses are able to manage recycling more efficiently, and are spared the hassle of arranging the disposal of cartridges. This means that it’s easier to meet ‘green’ supply chain requirements, and to ensure a lower carbon footprint. You can also sell unused ink cartridges for a good price!



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