Epson launches new Workgroup Colour Printers, ideal for small and medium offices. Delivers low total cost of ownership, high reliability, and laser-quality prints for businesses

TORONTO, ON. – March 07, 2012 – Epson Canada Limited announced today an expansion of its portfolio of business-class products with the launch of the Workforce® Pro C Series Workgroup Colour Printers. Designed specifically for small- and medium-sized offices, the high performance, professional quality single function and multifunction Workgroup Colour Printers deliver up to 50 percent lower printing costs when compared to colour laser printers[1], increased reliability with a best-in-class three-year warranty, professional quality prints, and robust duty cycles for durability.
 
Epson developed the WorkForce Pro C Series specifically to provide VAR and commercial channel partners with printing solutions that offer a low total cost of ownership and meet customer technology needs.
 
“Epson has a long-standing reputation for providing solutions that help channel partners deliver best-in-class digital imaging products to their customers,” said Grace Huang, group product manager, Business Imaging, Epson North America. “The addition of the WorkForce Pro C Series will help small- to medium-sized offices reduce colour printing costs and increase productivity, as well as provide VARs and commercial resellers with high-quality alternatives to colour laser printers.”
 
WorkForce Pro C Series – Engineered for Business
The WorkForce Pro C Series is comprised of six new models packaged in a white form factor: the single function WorkForce Pro C Series WP-4010, WP-4023 and WP-4090 and the multifunction WorkForce Pro C Series WP-4520, WP-4533 and WP-4590. All models offer cost-savings and productivity features, including up to 50 percent lower printing costs when compared to colour laser printers and Ethernet connectivity. Wi-Fi b/g/n[2] is available in the WP-4023 and WP-4533 models while the WP-4090 and WP-4590 models support Printer Control Language (PCL) and Postscript.
 
The printers provide laser-sharp text and brilliant colour quality at the lowest total cost of ownership compared to colour lasers1 when used with Epson’s highest capacity 711XXL cartridges, which offer up to 3,400 black and colour page yield before the cartridge needs to be replaced. With the best-in-class three-year limited warranty and a 25,000-page monthly maximum duty cycle[3], high print volume workgroups can rely on the WorkForce Pro C Series to maximize productivity. Plus, busy offices can save time with the ability to print from anywhere anytime using Epson Connect™, and the world’s fastest auto two-sided print speeds[4] – 16 ISO ppm black and 11 ISO ppm colour single-sided; 9.2 ISO ppm black and 7.1 ISO ppm colour two-sided[5].    
 
Printing Solutions for Small-to-Medium Sized Offices
The WorkForce Pro C Series offers increased savings and productivity across business functions, including:
  • Cost Savings: Up to 50 percent less in printing cost than colour laser printers, low total cost of ownership, up to 50 percent paper cost savings with automatic two-sided printing and up to 70 percent less power consumption than laser printers[6]
  • Reliable performance: Three-year limited warranty with second business-day shipping service, 25,000 maximum monthly maximum duty cycle, and virtually paper jam free.
  • Increased productivity features: Print up to 3,400 pages per cartridge – up to six reams of paper – with Epson’s highest capacity 711 XXL cartridges; high paper capacity with an optional second tray and rear-feed tray for specialty media allows up to 580 sheets and less user intervention; and EPSON Connect™, Apple® Airprint™, Google Cloud Print™, and iPrint software solutions for mobile printing and scanning features that allow smartphones and tablets to print to or scan from the WorkForce Pro C Series printers[7]  anywhere, anytime.
  • Quality output: Laser-sharp text and professional quality colour graphics with 4800 x 1200 dpi, Epson DURABrite® Ultra cartridges provide instant dry prints with water, fade and smudge resistance
 
Pricing and Availability
The WorkForce Pro WP-4010 ($199), WP-4023 ($299) and WP-4090 ($399) single function models, and the WorkForce Pro WP-4520 ($299), WP-4533 ($399) and WP-4590 ($499) multifunction models will be available in March through CDW, Staples Advantage, Grand & Toy and other commercial resellers. For more information about the WorkForce Pro C Series Workgroup Colour Printers, please visit www.epson.ca.
 
 
About Epson Canada
Epson Canada Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Epson America, Inc., the U.S. affiliate of Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation (SEC) and is a leading provider of an extensive range of printers, 3LCD projectors, scanners and point-of-service printers that are renowned for their high quality, functionality, innovation, and energy efficiency. SEC employs more than 78,000 people in 99 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates. To learn more about Epson Canada, please visit: www.epson.ca. You may also connect with Epson Canada on Twitter @EpsonCanada and @EpsonCan_SmBiz.
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Specifications are subject to change without notice. Epson is a registered trademark, and Epson Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark of Seiko Epson Corporation. WorkForce is a registered trademark of Epson America, Inc. All other product and brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in these marks.
 
 
 

[1] Compared with best-selling colour laser multifunction printers priced at $699 or less, as of December 2011. Calculation based on continuous printing with highest capacity cartridges. Actual savings will vary based on print task and use conditions.
[2] Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n certified; level of performance subject to the range of the router being used. Visit www.wi-fi.org/files/11nbasics_glossary.pdf for more information.
[3] Monthly duty cycle is the highest duty cycle a user can expect in a month, based on near-constant operation. Maximum duty is not recommended for long term operation. Operate at the recommended duty for best long term performance and reliability. See www.epson.ca for more information.
[4] Fastest in its class; printing black in default, two-sided mode, in accordance with ISO/IEC 24734. Compared to inkjet multifunction printers priced at $499 or less, as of January 2011, based on manufacturers’ rated ISO speeds or independent testing.
[5] Black and colour print speeds are determined in default, single-sided and two-side modes  in accordance with ISO/IEC 24734. Actual print times will vary based on system configuration, software, and page complexity. See www.epson.ca/printspeedfor details, including complete ISO reports.
 
[6] Compared to the best-selling monochrome and colour multifunction laser printers available for $699 or less as of December 2010. Actual power savings will vary by product model and usage.
[7] See www.epson.ca/connect regarding compatible devices and apps.