LONG BEACH, Calif. – June 30, 2020 – As pandemic restrictions begin to lift across the country, restaurants must alter operations to comply with both local and state guidelines to ensure both patron and employee health and safety. With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) considerations for restaurants and bars, businesses are now challenged to print and display signs to explain preventative and protective measures, as well as plan for using single-use items, such as menus with daily specials. How can small business owners return to their day-to-day operations, while meeting the new CDC guidelines that are constantly changing? Epson America, Inc. delivers an extensive line of business print solutions to help meet the needs of today’s restaurant owners looking to bring professional printing in-house.
For small restaurants like GG’s Bistro, some were forced to close dining room doors at the start of the pandemic, and were initially challenged with incorporating online ordering and payment options to their company websites. Now, to keep the doors open, GG’s Bistro is taking action to retain employees and regain business while complying with the new regulations. By installing the Epson WorkForce® Pro WF-C8690 A3 color multifunction printer, it can now easily print required signage and full color documents up to 13" x 19" on-demand.
“I’m really impressed with this printer. We no longer have to send everything out to a print shop,” said Francesca Gundogar, co-owner, GG’s Bistro in Laguna Beach, California. “Now, when I have an idea for a drink or salad special, I can print it almost immediately, then start taking orders.”
Leveraging Epson’s proprietary PrecisionCore® Heat-Free Printing Technology, the WF-C8690 has fewer moving parts than laser and competing inkjet printing solutions, leading to less intervention and increased reliability.1 With no warm-up time and fast print speeds of 24 pages per minute for single-sided sheets and 16 pages per minute for double-sided sheets†, the WF-C8690 produces high-quality color carry-out specials and signage to bring additional visibility to the restaurant, such as announcements that the restaurant is open for takeout or pickup instructions. Using Epson’s pigment-based DURABrite® Pro ink, the WF-C8690 produces prints that are truly touchable right out of the printer, ideal for restaurants, as well as professional-quality color prints to ensure all text and graphics printed are sharp and vibrant. It’s economical as well, saving businesses up to 35 percent on printing costs versus color laser.2 In addition, the WF-C8690 includes a two-year limited warranty, providing peace of mind to businesses.
“Small business restaurant owners wear many hats – from bartending and running the kitchen to managing the finances, and sales and marketing,” said Sean Gunduz, group product manager, business printers, Epson America, Inc. “To alleviate some of the stresses of restaurant owners, Epson’s portfolio of print solutions gives the flexibility to produce high-quality prints for single-use, long-term display or reporting needs paramount to business operations affordably. With the convenience of printing in-house and on-demand, they can eliminate the timely task of having to outsource to a printshop.”
To read the case study on how GG Bistro is offering its customers a great experience while facing the challenge of adhering to local and state guidelines to ensure patron health and safety, with the integration of the WorkForce Pro WF-C8690, click here.
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GG’s Bistro received an Epson WorkForce Pro WF C8690 Printer free of cost.
*This product uses only genuine Epson-brand cartridges. Other brands of ink cartridges and ink supplies are not compatible and, even if described as compatible, may not function properly.
† Black and color print speeds are measured in accordance with ISO/IEC 24734. Actual print times will vary based on factors including system configuration, software, and page complexity. For more information, visit www.epson.com/printspeed
1 High-yield cartridges let you print up to 8,000 ISO color pages before changing the ink cartridges; Replacement cartridge yields are based on ISO/IEC 24711 tests in Default Mode printing continuously. Cartridge 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 cartridges is used for printer startup and a variable amount of ink remains in the cartridges after the “replace cartridge” signal. For details, see www.epson.com/inkinfo
2 Based on printing costs with the WF-C8190 and WF-C8690 printers and highest-capacity replacement ink compared with the costs of printing equivalent ISO pages with best-selling, similarly featured A3 color laser printers priced at $2,499 USD or lower with speeds of 30 ppm or lower as of December 2017. Toner and ink costs based on manufacturer’s highest-capacity yields and pricing; printer costs based on average selling price per industry-available data as of December 2017. Actual savings will vary based on usage conditions.
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