Epson Expands WorkForce Family with New Mobile-Friendly PrecisionCore Color Inkjets for Small and Home Office
Epson America is rolling out the Epson WorkForce 2600-Series of color inkjet All-in-Ones for home and small offices. The new WorkForce WF-2660 ($149.99 estimated street price) and new WF-2650 ($129.99 estimated street price) use Epson’s PrecisionCore print-head technology and all three new All-in-Ones provide wireless connectivity, and a broad range of mobile and remote printing and scanning. The WorkForce WF-2660 also supports Near Field Communication (NFC) touch-to-print capabilities from NFC-compatible mobile devices, and all printers include wireless and Wi-Fi Direct connectivity, the latter of which means no router is required for mobile printing and scanning.
The WorkForce WF-2660, WF-2650, and WF-2630 expand Epson’s existing line of WorkForce printers built for business.
Powered by PrecisionCore
The WorkForce WF-2660 and WF-2650 are powered by PrecisionCore, Epson’s next-generation color-inkjet printing technology. PrecisionCore features Epson’s advanced thin-film piezoelectric (TFP) elements, which are produced via a MEMS manufacturing process using semiconductor micro-fabrication techniques. At the core of this proprietary technology is the PrecisionCore MicroTFP print chip that can be arrayed in various print-head configurations – for printing applications from the desktop to industrial printing. Each nozzle on the print head delivers up to 50,000 droplets per second. The WF-2660 and WF-2650 incorporate an S1 (one chip) print-head configuration.
Epson rates the WorkForce WF-2660 and WF-2650 at ISO print speeds of up to 13 (black)/7.3 (color) ppm. Both models provide a 150-sheet paper capacity and up to 50-percent savings on paper with automatic two-sided printing/scanning/copying/faxing. The WF-2660 includes a 2.7” color touchscreen, while the WF-2650 features a 2.2” mono graphics display.
The WorkForce WF-2630 ($99 estimated street price) provides a compact design – Epson says it’s the smallest in its class – making it ideal for space-constrained work areas. It provides a 100-sheet paper capacity and is rated at ISO print speed of up to 9 (black)/4.5 (color) ppm, and is priced at $99. The WF-2630 also features a 2.2” mono graphics display.
Other WorkForce 2600-Series features include:
- Epson Connect, which is a suite of free mobile-printing solutions including Email Print, Epson Creative Print, Epson iPrint, Epson Remote Print and Epson Scan to Cloud, to print documents, photos, emails and Web pages from remote locations to any Epson Connect-enabled printer
- Supports for Android Printing, Kindle Fire Printing, and Google Cloud Print for mobile and remote printing. (There’s also Epson Connect Solutions Finder, which enables users to determine and compare which mobile solution supports their mobile devices or printer.)
- 30-sheet automatic document feeder.
- Walk-up fax and PC-fax.
- Robust product design, and designed to be paper-jam free for increased reliability.
- Use up to 70 percent less power than laser printers (compared to best-selling, color laser MFPs priced at $499 or less as of March 2014).
- Use Espon’s DURABrite Ultra Inks that Epson says deliver smudge-, fade-, and water-resistant prints, as well as separate ink cartridges.
The Epson WorkForce WF-2660 and WF-2630 will be available in late September, while the WF-2650 will be available in late October through major computer, office and electronic superstores, mail order, and the Epson Store at www.epsonstore.com.