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.
Epson America today launched the SureLab D870 Minilab Photo Printer ($2,295 MSRP), a “dry-lab” printer built for demanding small-format professional...
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.
The majority of growth was experienced in the Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) and U.S. markets, rather than in Europe.
Epson launched its ReadyInk program in the United States in September 2017, and in August 2018 in the U.K.
In a move sure to warm the hearts of HP Inc. and Epson, Katun has announced that it is now selling aftermarket inkjet cartridges for use with business-inkjet printers.
Epson’s goal is to displace printers and MFPs that use high-cost toner and ink cartridges with higher-priced models that use lower-cost ink replacement.
Among the factors affecting its financial results, Epson cited ongoing discounting of ink cartridge printers by competitors in advanced economies.
It seems like just yesterday, but only a few years ago, the idea of controlling a copier or printer via voice command seemed pretty far-fetched.