LONG BEACH, Calif. – July 21, 2020 – Epson America Inc., pioneer and North America market leader of the Supertank printer category,* today announced that its Supertank printers earned four BLI Summer 2020 Pick awards from Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab (BLI), the world’s leading independent provider of testing services and analytical information to the digital imaging industry.
BLI Summer 2020 Pick awards include:
- EcoTank® Pro ET-5880 awarded “Outstanding SOHO Color Inkjet All-in-One”
- EcoTank Pro ET-16650 awarded “Outstanding Tabloid Color Inkjet All-in-One”
- WorkForce® ST-M3000 awarded “Outstanding SOHO Inkjet All-in-One”
- WorkForce Pro WF-C5790 Supertank awarded “Outstanding Personal Color Inkjet All-in-One”
“Epson’s Supertank printers, powered by PrecisionCore Heat-Free TechnologyTM, are excellent choices for office environments looking for affordable and robust printing solutions they can rely on,” said Kaitlin Shaw, associate director, office A4 hardware at Keypoint Intelligence. “With the Unlimited Ink for Two Years Program1 for its EcoTank Pro Series and the 2 Years of Ink Guaranteed Program2 for its WorkForce Supertank business printers, Epson delivers remarkable convenience, efficiency and value for businesses of all sizes.”
“Receiving recognition by industry experts BLI underscores our vision to exceed customer expectations with our reliable cartridge-free technology,” said Nils Madden, senior marketing director of Desktop Imaging and Printing, Epson America. “The latest award wins emphasize the value of Epson’s Supertank portfolio for businesses and demonstrate our ongoing commitment to our customers and channel partners.”
More About Epson’s Supertank BLI Summer 2020 Picks:
- EcoTank Pro ET-5880 and ET-16650: The EcoTank Pro ET-5880 with PCL/PostScript® support3 and EcoTank Pro ET-16650 wireless all-in-one printers offer fast cartridge-free printing with easy-to-fill supersized ink tanks. The ET-16650 is a wide-format desktop printer capable of borderless prints up to 11”x17” and standard prints as large at 13”x19”. With these EcoTank Pro printers, users can save up to 80 percent with low-cost replacement ink bottles vs. standard-capacity color laser toner cartridges4 – about 2 cents per color ISO page versus 14 cents with cartridges.4 Each replacement ink set includes enough ink to print up to 7,500/6,000 pages (black/color).5 Both models offer auto two-sided print/copy/scan/fax, hands-free voice-activated printing6 and wireless connectivity for high productivity. Customers who purchase and register an EcoTank Pro Series printer are eligible for the Unlimited Ink for Two Years Program and receive reimbursement for replacement ink bottles.1
- WorkForce ST-M3000 and WorkForce Pro WF-C5790: The WorkForce ST-M3000 monochrome multifunction Supertank printer includes enough ink to print up to 11,000 black pages7 and allows businesses to save up to 75 percent with low-cost replacement bottles compared to mono laser toner – about 1/3 of 1 cent per ISO page vs. 2 ½ cents.8 The WorkForce Pro WF-C5790 Supertank color multifunction printer features Epson’s innovative Replaceable Ink Pack System to minimize interventions and includes enough ink to print up to 20,000/15,000 pages (black/color)9 while providing cost-savings of up to 40 percent on low-cost replacement ink packs vs. color laser toner.10 Both models are part of Epson’s Commercial 2 Years of Ink Guaranteed Program and deliver fast first page out, ideal for busy workgroups. They offer PCL support3 and an Auto Document Feeder, auto two-sided print/copy/scan/fax and wireless connectivity.
Buyers Lab Picks stand alone in the industry and are hard-earned awards as they are based on rigorous testing, including an extensive durability assessment and evaluation of key attributes such as usability, image quality, and value. Each product that passes the lab test earns Buyers Lab’s Recommended or Highly Recommended seal and Certificate of Reliability, with the best performers qualifying as Pick contenders.
Keypoint Intelligence is a one-stop shop for the digital imaging industry. With unparalleled services and unmatched depth of knowledge, Keypoint Intelligence cuts through the noise of data to offer clients the independent insights and responsive tools they need in those mission-critical moments that define their products and empower their sales. For over 50 years, Buyers Lab has been the global document imaging industry’s resource for unbiased and reliable information, test data, and competitive selling tools. What started out as a consumer-based publication about office equipment has become an all-encompassing industry resource. Buyers Lab evolves in tandem with the ever-changing landscape of document imaging solutions, constantly updating its methods, expanding its offerings, and tracking cutting-edge developments. More information about the Summer 2020 Pick Awards can be found online here: https://keypointintelligence.com/news/awards/summer-2020/keypoint-intelligence-buyers-lab-awards-outstanding-devices-from-four-vendors-with-summer-2020-printermfp-picks/
The EcoTank Pro ET-5880 ($899.99 MSRP) and ET-16650 ($1,129.99 MSRP) are available through major computer, office and electronic retailers, and on the Epson store (www.epsonstore.com). For more information regarding eligibility for the Epson Unlimited Ink for Two Years Program1 with the EcoTank Pro Series, visit www.epson.com/ecotank-pro-ink-tank-printers.
The Epson WorkForce ST-M3000 ($399.00 MSRP) and WorkForce Pro WF-C5790 Supertank ($899.00 MSRP) are available exclusively through authorized BusinessFirstSM resellers and backed by a two-year limited warranty. For more information regarding eligibility for the Epson 2 Years of Ink Guaranteed Program, please visit www.epson.com/2YearGuarantee. For more information about the BusinessFirstSM Partner Program,2 please visit https://epson.com/epson-partners-program.
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* The NPD Group, Inc., Total Channel Tracking Service, U.S. & Canada, Inkjet SF/MF Printers, Refillable ink tank included, based on units, February 2019 - January 2020. Supertank printers are defined as refillable ink tank printers.
1 Promo valid for ET-5800, ET-5850, ET-5880, ET-16600 or ET-16650 printers purchased from 3/26/2020 to 3/31/2021. Product must be registered within 30 days of purchase. Limit four 542 ink bottles per claim. Each claim cannot contain multiple bottles of the same color. Retain your empty 532 ink bottle for submission along with rebate form. Promotion applies to ink only. Printer covered by Epson 2-year ltd warranty with registration. For promo participation, you must register your product. See Epson.com/support for details.
2 Promo valid for ST-3000, ST-4000 printers and WF-C5790 (C11CG02201-LB) & WF-M5799 (C11CG02201-LB) printer bundles through authorized Epson resellers only from 4/1/20 to 12/31/20. Product must be registered before 1/31/21. Purchase qualifying ink bottles within 2 years of printer purchase. Ink receipts must be dated no later than two years after printer purchase, or April 30, 2023, whichever comes first.
3 Not all media types are supported for PCL printing.
4 Actual savings and costs will vary considerably based on print tasks, print volumes and usage conditions. Savings and cost per ISO page are based on the cost of replacement ink bottles and the cost of enough standard-capacity color laser toner cartridges to achieve the total page yields of the ink bottles using the manufacturers' online prices and yields for the best-selling similarly featured color laser printers, available at retail, priced at $999 or less (USD) with speeds of 40 ppm or less per industry-available data as of July 2019. Savings of up to $600 (USD) and cost per ISO page of about $0.09 (USD) for XL-capacity color laser toner cartridges based on the same methodology.
5 Part of the ink from the included bottles is used for initial setup; yields are lower than those of replacement ink bottles. Replacement and included ink bottle yields based on the ISO/IEC 24712 pattern with Epson’s methodology. Actual ink yields will vary considerably for reasons including images printed, 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 must be available for printing. For more information, visit www.epson.com/inkinfo
6 Epson Connect™ account and voice-activated account registration required. See www.epson.com/voice for device compatibility.
7 Included ink bottle yields are based on the Epson methodology using the ISO/IEC 19752 pattern in default mode printing continuously. Actual ink yields will vary considerably for reasons including images printed, print settings, temperature and humidity. Yields may be lower when printing infrequently. Ink will be used for printing and printer maintenance. For more information, visit www.epson.com/inkinfo
8 Savings comparison and cost per ISO page based on the purchase cost of a replacement ink bottle and the cost of enough mono toner cartridges to achieve the total page yields of the ink bottle using the manufacturers' online prices and yields for the highest-capacity toner cartridges for the best-selling similarly featured mono laser printers priced at $499 (USD) with speeds of 30 ppm or less per industry-available data as of July 2018. Actual savings will vary based on print tasks, print volumes and usage conditions.
9 Replacement ink pack yields are estimated based on ISO/IEC 24711 test in Default Mode printing continuously. Ink pack yields vary considerably for reasons including images printed, 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
10 Actual savings will vary based on print tasks, print volumes and usage conditions. Savings comparison based on the purchase cost of replacement ink packs and the cost of enough color toner cartridges to achieve the total page yields of the ink packs using the manufacturers' online prices and yields for the highest-capacity toner cartridges for the best-selling similarly featured color laser printers priced at $999 (USD) or less with speeds of 40 ppm or less per industry-available data as of July 2019.
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