Epson establishes its full range of EcoTank mono printers

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Epson establishes its full range of EcoTank mono printers

Building on the success of its EcoTank range, Epson has announced two new models to complete its mono focused portfolio of ink tank system printers (M1170, M2170). Providing all the benefits of a laser printer but with the impressive cost-savings associated with EcoTank, these durable, fast and energy efficient printers are designed for users and businesses that need a low-cost solution to print a high volume of black and white documents.

Timothy Thomas, Consumer Sales manager, Epson South Africa says, “Our ink tank system printers have reached more than 30 million sales worldwide as they’ve proved such a reliable, cost-effective and efficient printing system 1. These new EcoTank mono models will build on that success, by providing users and small businesses a solution to dramatically reduce their cost of printing, with savings of up to 50% in three years compared to monochrome laser printers 2.”

The economical EcoTank provides a fundamentally different solution to laser printers. Providing an extremely low cost per page, users could print up to 11,000 pages in black from the bottles included with the printer 3. The printer’s large refillable ink tank is filled using ink from the included bottles, instead of toner. Replacement ink bottles are affordable too and save the user up to 90% on their cost per page 4.

The portfolio of EcoTank mono printers caters for a range of users and businesses with single function (M1100, M1120, M1140 and M1170), 3-in-1 (M2140 and M2170) and 4-in-1 printers (M3140 and M3170). Users can find a model to suit their needs with specific models offering double-sided printing, Automatic Document Feeder, 150 sheet or 250 sheet tray, plus different connectivity solutions such as USB, Wi-Fi and Ethernet.

Fitting for a busy work space, these models minimise supply changes and do not require warm up time with fast print speeds up to 20ppm 5. Testament to the durability and reliability of these printers, each model comes with a standard one-year warranty and promotional three-year warranty (total of three years).

The printer has been intelligently designed with a compact footprint and the tank positioned at the front rather than to the side. This allows the ink levels to be viewed from the front, giving more flexibility as to where the printer can be placed. For a mess-free experience, the bottles feature an airflow system so squeezing is not necessary during the filling process.The mono printers are energy efficient, helping to minimise energy usage and subsequently reduce overheads. Compared to mono laser printers, users could save up to 95% in power consumption 6.

[1] Based on the sales volume data obtained from the IDC WW HCP Trackers (Data Q4 2018).
[2] Savings achieved in 3 years by printing 256 pages per month. Cost comparison incorporates pricing of hardware, included and replacement ink bottles/toner cartridges. Hardware pricing comparison is made based on the introductory prices of the Epson M1100 and the average price of the top selling 77% of A4 single function monochrome laser printers (print speed below 20ppm) across Algeria, Israel, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Rest of Africa, Rest of Middle East, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Tunisia and UAE for the period January - December 2018 as tracked in IDC Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker 2018Q4. Printing costs’ comparison is made based on the introductory prices of Epson black ink bottles (110 series) and the average prices of genuine OEM black toner cartridges of the largest available yield for the top selling 77% of A4 single function monochrome laser printers (print speed below 20ppm) across Israel, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and UAE for the period January - December 2018 as tracked in IDC EMEA Semiannual Consumables Tracker 2018H2. Competitor laser toner cartridges’ yields as communicated by the manufacturers websites.
[3] Quoted yields are extrapolated based on Epson original methodology from the print simulation of Test patterns provided in ISO/IEC 24712. Quote yields are NOT based on ISO/IEC 24711. Quoted yields may vary depending on the images you are printing, the paper type that you are using, the frequency of your prints and environmental conditions such as temperature. During the initial printer setup, a certain amount of ink is used to fill the print head’s nozzles, therefore the yield of the initial bundled set can be lower.
[4] Cost per page is calculated by dividing price of replacement ink bottle/toner cartridge by their page yield. Cost per page comparison is made based on the introductory prices of Epson black ink bottles (110 series) and the average prices of genuine OEM black toner cartridges of the largest available yield for the top selling 77% of A4 single function monochrome laser printers (print speed below 20ppm) across Israel, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and UAE for the period January - December 2018 as tracked in December 2018 as tracked in IDC Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker 2018Q4 and IDC EMEA Semiannual Consumables Tracker 2018H2. Competitor laser toner cartridges’ yields as communicated by theanufacturers websites.
[5] Determined in accordance with ISO/IEC 24734 showing the average of ESAT from the Office Category Test for default simplex. For more information visit www.Epson.eu/.testing.
[6] Comparison of the power consumption while printing of the Epson ET-M1120, ET-M2170 and ET-M3170 models against the average top selling 75% of A4 monochrome laser printers (below 20ppm class) across Algeria, Israel, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Rest of Africa, Rest of Middle East, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Tunisia and UAE for the period January - December 2018 as tracked in IDC Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker 2018Q4. Power consumption values as communicated by the manufacturers websites.