In the past few years, technological advances have made inkjet printing an increasingly compelling proposition for businesses. Inkjet printers can offer similar performance to laser printers, with low cost of ownership and maintenance requirements. Here are four ways business inkjet printers can help you save time and money.
1. Fewer replacement parts, less frequent replacements
It’s simple math: With high-capacity ink packs and bottles, refillable tanks, and fewer replacement parts than laser printers, business inkjet printers can help reduce your supply and maintenance costs—not to mention the possible time savings. The Epson Supertank printers provide up to two years’ worth of ink right out of the box, enabling businesses to print up to 84,000 ISO pages before replacing ink.1 There are no cartridges to replace, thanks to its cost-effective, high-capacity refillable ink tank system. Tip: when shopping for a business inkjet printer, look for a permanent print head designed to work for the life of the printer.
2. Better reliability means fewer service calls
In general, the more complex a machine, the more potential is has to malfunction. Compared to laser printers, inkjet printers typically have fewer potential break points, making interventions with inkjet printers much less frequent than many people may think.2 For example, the Epson WorkForce business inkjet printer line features the same PrecisionCore technology that powers our industrial printers, offering professional-level reliability. Even installing inkjet printers can be less demanding than laser printers: the Epson flagship WF-C20590 plugs into a standard 110V outlet, so there’s no need for an electrician to install a dedicated 220v outlet required by some laser printers.
3. Less power usage, lower utility bills
Reducing your energy consumption can amount to meaningful savings over time. The WF-C20590 uses up to 85% less energy than similarly featured A3 color laser printers and copiers at 45 ppm or higher.3 (Note that actual power savings will vary by product model and usage.) The same PrecisionCore heat-free technology helps mitigate power usage, because it doesn’t have to preheat a fuser for toner.
4. Time is money—get it done faster
Every bit of increased efficiency adds up. Print speed may be the most immediately recognizable time saver—the WF-C20590 blazes through prints at 100 ppm4, the fastest in its class5—but there are other ways a business inkjet printer helps you reclaim time and increase productivity. A one-step printing process reduces first-page-out time after you click “Print.” Optional additional paper trays mean fewer trips to the supply closet. And don’t forget about that often-frustrating final step: waiting for the ink to dry. Instant-dry ink means truly touchable prints right off the printer
Visit epson.com/business-printers to learn how Epson WorkForce business inkjet printers can benefit your business.
1. Ink pack yields are estimated based on ISO/IEC 24711 test in Default Mode printing continuously. Ink pack yields vary considerably for reasons including printed images, print settings, temperature and humidity. Yields may be lower when printing infrequently or predominantly with one ink color. All ink colors are used for printing and printer maintenance, and all colors have to be installed for printing. For print quality, part of the ink from the included ink packs is used for printer startup and a variable amount of ink remains in the ink pack after the “replace ink pack” signal. For details, see www.epson.com/inkinfo.
2. Source IDC, 2017 (Based on extrapolation from IDC Inkjet Forecast data, includes SOHO and SMB Market) — Consumer Unit Shipments: IDC Worldwide Single-Function Printer Forecast, 2017-2021, IDC Worldwide Multifunction Peripheral Forecast, 2017-2021; Wide-Format Unit Shipments: IDC North America Large-Format Printer Market Shares, 2017-2021; Production Print Volume: IDC U.S. Production Page Volume Forecast 2017-2021; Office Unit Shipments: IDC Worldwide Single-Function Printer Forecast, 2017-2021, IDC Worldwide Multifunction Peripheral Forecast, 2017-2021
3. Based on available industry data as of March 2019.
4. Black and color print speeds are measured in accordance with ISO/IEC 24734. Actual print times will vary based on system configuration, software, and page complexity. For more information, visit www.epson.com/printspeed.
5. Compared to best-selling A3 color MFPs with MSRP of $41,000 or less. Competitive data gathered from manufacturer websites and third-party industry sources as of Nov. 2016.