Epson Replaceable Ink Pack System ( right) and the WF 8591 printer using it ( not to scale)
Epson introduces replaceable ink pouch systems in two multi-function printers in India
Bangalore, September 12, 2015: Epson, the people who brought tank based inkjet printers to the consumer end of the market four years ago, have taken the next logical step -- increased the tank refills to litre size – Replaceable Ink Pack Systems for two of their enterprise class all-in-one multifunction printers.
This brings the economies of scale to business printers -- since the pouches that can be attached to the tanks come with 1 litre of black and 750 ml of cyan, magenta and yellow ink.
Introducing the two printers Epson WorkForce Pro WF-R8591 and WF-R5691, to the India market, Minoru Usui, President of Seiko Epson Corporation, Japan said research a few years ago had indicated that consumers wanted the freedom to print, without having to worry about high ink costs, the inconvenience of replacing cartridges and the environmental impact of laser printers. Consumers around the world, including India, had been limiting their printing requirements to cut costs. Epson felt printers therefore, had to address these issues to be truly accepted. RIPS was one more step in this direction from the company that invented the 'cold' piezo printing technology for inkjet printers in an earlier era.
The Workforce RIPS printers provide enough ink to print up to 75,000 A4 pages of Black and Color --enough for years of uninterrupted printing in a business environment without having to change cartridges. In addition, Workforce RIPS printers offer the lowest print cost in this category of 30 Paise for B&W and 75 Paise for Colour, Usui said.
While the WF-R8591 is priced at Rs.193,999 (Desktop Model) and Rs.262,996 (Pedestal Model) respectively, the WF-R5691 is priced at Rs.98,999. For a few days, watch an explanatory video in our Tech Video spot on the home page