As part of their focus on inkjet printing, Epson recently announced a new series of single and multi-function printers designed to be high speed inkjet solutions for enterprises and small businesses, an area traditionally served by laser printers and toner cartridges.
Using PrecisionCore printheads, which have been used in Epson’s industrial and commercial printers, the new WorkForce Pro 5000 Series of printers are fast and cost and energy efficient. According to Epson, the printers are faster than traditional laser printers because there is no warm up time before you print. Epson also claims that the printers can reduce cost per page by 50% and use up to 80% less energy.
The series includes the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-5690DWF, the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-5620DWF, the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-5190DW and the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-5110DW.
The WorkForce Pro 5600 Series printers have been engineered for business. Both printers feature automatic double-sided printing, a paper tray capacity of 250 sheets and print speeds of 20 pages a minute for black and white and colour prints.
The WF-5690DWF and the WF-5620DWF both support direct scan to print and direct printing from USB. They also boast a rear paper feed for special media, which allows you to print on thicker cardboard and paper than traditional inkjet and laser printers.
The printers both support Apple AirPrint and Google Cloud Print, with the WF-5690DWF having additional support for Epson Connect as well as secure printing with PIN code release. The WF-5690DWF can also scan, copy and fax, while the WF-5620DWF is a single function printer.
Epson has also designed two printers for small businesses and home offices. The WorkForce Pro 5100 Series printers are designed for companies that have always used laser printers, but want to cut down on their printing costs.
The single function printers boast print speeds of 20 pages per minute for colour and black and white as well automatic double sided printing. The printers also have a 250 sheet paper tray and a rear speciality media feed. The WF-5110DW and the WF-5190DW support Epson Connect, Apple AirPrint and Google Cloud Print.
The WorkForce Pro 5000 series printers all take four standard and high yield Epson DURABrite ink cartridges and can handle extra high yield ink cartridges as well.