Crowned the number one ink tank printer vendor* in Malaysia and Southeast Asia** for ten consecutive years, Epson is further expanding its EcoTank series product range to meet different business printing needs with a comprehensive set of capabilities. Today, the Epson EcoTank printers range consists of 27 printer models, with 6 new models that cater to a wider spectrum of printing needs such as A4 to A3+ size, single to multifunction, 4 to 6-colour inks and monochrome printing requirements, as well as, faster print speed.
The 6 new models are powered by Epson’s revolutionary PrecisionCore Printhead Technology, engineered to deliver increased speed and unbeatable image quality. This Epson inkjet technology is also Heat-Free, which streamlines the printing process for a long-term cost advantage with added environmental benefits. Since no heat is generated during the process, businesses save more as they print with low power consumption, less printer downtime, and less replacement parts which means less waste for the environment.
5 out of the 6 newly introduced printers also feature the new DURABrite ET ink that allows for water and smudge-resistance – including text, barcodes and images – for high-quality business documents.
Below is a list of new business ink tank models from Epson:
New A4 multifunction printers for small to medium offices
Photo 1: (Left to right) Epson EcoTank L15150, L15160 and L14150
To address the low-cost printing needs of small to medium offices, the all-new EcoTank L6550 and L6580, two compact, high-performance multifunction printers offer an ideal business printing solution with a low total cost of ownership.
The EcoTank L6550 is suitable for users who require basic A4 colour multifunction printers, while the EcoTank L6580, with its print speed of 25ipm for both mono and colour and fast print out time of 5.5 seconds, is more suitable for users who require faster colour speed and support for printing applications with its PCL and PostScript capability. The printer can deliver up to 7,500 pages in black and up to 6,000 pages in colour without replacement while producing impeccable print quality. These high page yield ink bottles produce sharp, crisp, and water-resistant prints that’s ideal for the high-quality mono and colour printing requirements of businesses.
*in terms of unit shipments
**Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam
Epson’s first A3 EcoTank monochrome printer
Photo 2: Epson EcoTank M15140
Given the increasing demand for an A3 printer, Epson launches its first A3 EcoTank monochrome printer, the EcoTank M15140, a compact, cost-effective monochrome printing solution that is powered by Epson’s revolutionary PrecisionCore Technology which can print at 25ipm up to A3+ size, scan, and copy at high speed, making it ideal for retail and corporate offices. With print quality that’s up to 4800dpi and a high page yield, the M15140 also comes with smudge-resistant inks that enhances the quality and safety of important black and white business documents.
The model is also suitable for businesses looking to be more eco-friendly. Equipped with Epson’s proprietary Heat-Free Technology, it streamlines the printing process for a long-term cost advantage with added environmental benefits. Unlike traditional laser printers which require pre-reheating and fusing to melt the toner onto the paper, the Heat-Free piezo-electric print head in the EcoTank M15140 directly deposits ink onto the paper to create black and white printouts. Since no heat is generated during the process, businesses save more as they print with the reduced demand for electricity and replacement parts.
High-performance printing in both colour and black-and-white
Photo 3: (Left to right) Epson EcoTank L6550 and Epson EcoTank L6580
The new EcoTank L15150 and L15160 are compact, wide-format and multifunction A3 ink tank printers with the capacity for high-performance continuous printing in both colour and black-and-white. The EcoTank L14150 is a compact A4+ ink tank printer that offers scan and copy functions for both legal and folio size on its flatbed, as well as up to A3+ simplex printing via the rear paper feed slot.
All three new EcoTank printers offer print, scan and copy capabilities at high speed – with duplex printing available for up to A3 size for the L15150 and L15160, and up to A4 size for the L14150. Similarly, these models also come with Epson’s PrecisionCore technology. They can deliver up to 4800dpi quality printouts, with a page yield of up to 7,500 pages for black and 6,000 pages for colour with affordable inks.
Scanning and editing are also simplified with Epson ScanSmart, which converts scanned files into editable formats for a variety of different uses.
Aggressive growth in greener printing solutions
With the unique value proposition and multiple customer benefits of its EcoTank printing solution, Epson continues to grow aggressively in the ink tank market and leading with a remarkable 63%*** market share recorded in Q3 2020. With consumers opting for more sustainable printing options, the trend is not likely to slow down. In fact, Epson Malaysia has observed a 12%*** percent increase in demand for ink tank printers in 2020, and we hope to see a continuous growth in 2021.
“We aim to continue deliver innovative solutions that is timely and valuable to our partners and customers in a way that serves their business activity and ensure maximum productivity and efficiency. With stronger awareness on greener printing solutions, we are also confident that our customers will find great comfort in our Heat-Free technology, allowing them to be part of the ecological solution,” said Daisuke Hori, Managing Director of Epson Malaysia.
For more information on Epson EcoTank printer series, kindly visit the website at https://www.epson.com.my/ecotank.
 The L15150 and L15160 are the successor models to the Epson L1455.
*** Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker, 2020Q3
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