Epson launches first monochrome integrated ink tank system printers

Ultra-low-cost mono printing for small office and home office workers

Epson launches first monochrome integrated ink tank system printers

4th April2013 – Epson has launched South Africa’s first range of monochrome ink tank system printers that offer ultra-low cost mono printing.

The Epson WorkForce M200, M105 and M100 printers are specially designed for small and home office user and all offer ultra-low-cost printing with consistent Epson-quality results. This is thanks to their ultra-high-capacity, affordable ink tanks.

The Epson WorkForce M200 is an all-in-one model with Ethernet connectivity and an Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) that accepts up to 30 pages. The Epson WorkForce M105 is a single-function model with wireless connectivity, while the Epson WorkForce M100 is a single-function model also with Ethernet. All models deliver business-quality results with fast print speeds of up to 15ppm[1], helping to boost office productivity. All three models are compact and have a small footprint, making them easy to integrate into office and home environments of all sizes. Each model comes with a 12-month (or 50,000-page) warranty and full customer service support.

Epson’s genuine ink tanks are available in high-volume 140ml bottles, which can print approximately 6,000 pages[2], and offer a, ultralow running cost

All printers come with two black ink bottles – one starter bottle and one standard 140ml bottle – that offer a large combined page yield of 11,0002pages for ultra-low-cost document printing. Epson's fast-drying genuine pigment ink ensures business documents are water and smudge resistant.

The M200 and M105 are both compatible with the Epson iPrint app[3], which allows users to print wirelessly from smartphones and tablet PCs within the office: perfect for last-minute reports or if users don’t have access to a computer or laptop.

Kelvin Reynolds, general manager for Epson South Africa, says: “As the first manufacturer to develop monochrome integrated ink tank system printers, we’re providing businesses and work-at-home professionals with a fantastic opportunity to cut their printing costs dramatically, while removing the hassle and inconvenience of frequent ink cartridge replacement. In addition, Micro Piezo technology and Epson’s genuine ink ensure that documents are of the high quality our customers expect.”

The Epson WorkForce M105 and M100 both have a recommended retail price of R2,860.00 (ex VAT) while the Epson WorkForce M200 is R 3,560.00.00 (ex VAT).The 140ml ink bottle is available at a cost of R195.00 (ex VAT).

Print, copy and scanPrint onlyPrint only
30-page ADF--
Integrated ultra-high-capacity ink tank
Micro Piezo technology
Epson genuine pigment ink
Print up to 6,000 pages2per standard ink bottle for an ultra-low cost-per-page
One starter ink bottle and one standard 140ml ink black bottle included
Print speeds of up to 15ppm1
Wi-Fi or Ethernet connectivityEthernetWi-FiEthernet
Easy to set up
Print quickly and easily from smartphone and tablet PCs with Epson iPrint4-
12-month or 50,000-page Epson warranty
Small, compact design
1,200dpi scanner resolution--
ENERGY STAR-qualified


Notes to Editor

About Epson

Epson is a global imaging and innovation leader whose product lineup ranges from inkjet printers and 3LCD projectors to sensors and other microdevices. Dedicated to exceeding the vision of its customers worldwide, Epson delivers customer value based on compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies in markets spanning enterprise and the home to commerce and industry.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 81,000 employees in 97 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates.

About Epson sub-Saharan Africa

Epson’s operations in sub-Saharan Africa were established in 1997 with headquarters based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Since then, Epson has established a panel of distributors and resellers throughout sub-Saharan Africa who are dedicated to serving Epson’s end-consumers with the highest quality products and levels of support. Epson now manages sales and support in 21 sub-Saharan African countries including South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Lesotho, Zambia, Malawi, Angola, Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Southern Sudan, Eritrea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Environmental Vision 2050

[1]The average of ESAT from the Office Category Test for B&W simplex, determined in accordance with ISO/IEC24734.

[2]Quoted yields are extrapolated based on Epson original methodology from the print simulation of Test Patterns provided in ISO/IEC 19752. 11,000 pages yield based on two ink bottles included with this printer. 6,000 pages yield based on T7741 ink bottle sold separately. Quoted yields are NOT based on ISO/IEC24711. Quoted yields may vary depending on the images that you are printing, the paper type that you are using, the frequency of your prints and environmental conditions such as temperature.

[3]For more information, supported languages and devices please visit