Epson Announces New Flagship WorkForce Enterprise A3 MFPs
Late September 2020 Release through Authorized BusinessFirst Resellers
In a visit to Epson HQ in Japan late October 2019, dealers and members of the press learned a bit more about the company’s history, their dedication to innovation, as well as their commitment to environmental sustainability. With these same ideals at heart, the company today announced the release of the WorkForce Enterprise WF-C20600, WF-C20750, WF-C21000, and WF-M20590F—further strengthening their business inkjet portfolio for office printing.
Epson’s generation 2, which replaces the WF-C20590, comprises three color multifunction devices with speeds of 60 ppm (WF-C20600), 75 ppm (WF-C20750) and 100 ppm (WF-C21000). Additional finishing capabilities, such as improved stapling, stacking, and hole-punching, are available with the professional staple finisher—not to mention double the finishing speeds compared to the preceding generation, according to Epson. The booklet finisher is a new offering for these units, though, allowing all the same capabilities as the professional staple finisher plus booklet-making.
|Epson WorkForce Enterprise WF-C20600|
This generation of WorkForce Enterprise devices will continue to leverage Epson Open Platform to provide scalability for customers through third-party print solutions, as well as compatibility with Epson Remote Services, so customers can effectively monitor print activity to streamline operations and service support.
While there are several differentiating features with this new set of devices, the company’s Precision Core inkjet technology is very much still at the forefront of the conversation. Epson’s Micro Piezo line head tech (branded as “Precision Core”) is what the industry giant prides itself on the most because of its low-cost, low-energy operation—all while still being able to deliver quality output consistently. In fact, Epson’s coined its own company-wide philosophy for this: Sho Sho Sei (compact, efficient, high precision).
What makes this technology so distinctive is its heat-free application. Precision Core printheads use piezoelectric actuators to mechanically fire ink through the nozzles. Conventional thermal inkjet printers use heat to boil the ink before firing. In addition, even before the ink passes through the nozzles, the ink undergoes a period of cooling to properly adhere to the page. Precision Core printheads enable ink to meet the page more accurately and with little ink waste than traditional thermal inkjet competitors, according to Epson. Moreover, the absence of heat makes these printheads more durable and longer-lasting, mitigating the likelihood of service and lessening the overall cost of ownership. With no heat involved, the devices use considerably less energy than thermal inkjet devices and even increase productivity since there is no heating/cooling period involved in the process. In short, as the team at Epson says, “Heat is bad.”
|EP Technology vs. Epson’s Inkjet Process|
Between fast rated speeds, support for various media, new and improved finishing options, as well as the company’s unique inkjet technology, Epson’s new devices will appeal to customers in high-speed office segments. This generation of models is sure to empower customers to maintain maximum productivity with a virtually service-free print experience that is (in large part) due to the company’s heat-free inkjet technology.