This was a significant week in the office-imaging industry, with multiple vendors reporting lower sales and profits, and warning of a slowing economy.
Within the Printing Solutions’ group, revenue for printers – consisting of 82 percent inkjet models – was down 8.2 percent year-over-year.
Epson states that one the page yield of one set of ink replacement bottles is equivalent to that of about 80 ink individual cartridges,
The new model joins the Epson SureColor T-Series line of wide-format printers, and is rated to produce A1/D-size prints as fast as 22 seconds, making it suitable for managing blueprints, charts, posters, and more.
he location showcases Epson printing solutions and applications, including the Epson professional printing portfolio of dye-sublimation, signage, photography, and direct-to-garment printing solutions.
The award reflects Epson’s decision in about 2008 – at about the time consumers began transitioning away from home printers, due to the influence of both smartphones and the Great Recession – to move into office printing and imaging.
Epson says the tariffs would have a “detrimental impact on U.S. consumers and businesses.”
“For companies like HP, counterfeits undermine decades of focused research and testing aimed at creating superior ink and toner, and reliable, high-quality cartridges for our customers.”
Epson says it was among the first inkjet printer manufacturers to put its inkjet technology to use in digital textile printing.
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The new models are compatible with Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant for hands-free voice-activated printing.
Epson’s Scott Marsic explained that the WF-20590 is part of Epson’s “huge global initiative to grow business inkjet.”
Despite a slowdown in demand, inkjet-printer shipments grew 5.6 percent year-over-year, led primarily by Epson.
The brightest spot for the quarter was the year-over-year expansion of color inkjet MFPs in the 11-20 ppm range, which grew 4.7 percent to more than 6.2 million units shipped.
As with Epson’s other high-capacity ink-tank All-in-Ones and printers, ink costs are much lower than with most competitors, but acquisition cost is much higher compared to competitors – up to four-times higher with these new models
Sales of Epson high-capacity refillable ink-tank models increased by 1.2 million units to 9 million units during Epson’s fiscal year.