Print more photos for so much less – Epson’s new L800 photo printer

Reliable colour printing from Epson’s ultra-high-capacity ink tank photo printer

Print more photos for so much less – Epson’s new L800 photo printer

4thApril 2013 – Responding to customer demand for low cost, hassle-free printing, Epson has launched its first inkjet photo printer that features an integrated ultra-high-capacity ink tank system in South Africa.

The Epson L800 photo printer is designed to offer  reliable, high quality and cost effective colour photo printing.

The L800 is a single function photo printer and is supplied with six individual 70ml Epson genuine ink bottles – black, cyan, magenta, yellow, light cyan and light magenta. The high capacity ink tank is fully integrated into the printer, making it easy to top up the various colours as required. All refills are manufactured by Epson, and each refill comes complete with a unique 13 digit code that ensures its authenticity, giving users the peace of mind that they will indeed benefit from Epson’s superior quality, purpose-made inks.

The L800 features Epson's Fast Ink Top-up (FIT) technology which minimises ink leakage. This technology includes specially designed air-tight caps and filters, as well as a choke valve that controls the flow of ink to prevent backflow.This also means users can easily and safely transport the printer to wherever they need to work, without hassle.

Users can print high-quality borderless photos up to A4 size, and they can print directly onto printable CDs and DVDs with life-like, long-lasting results. Photo printing can be completed quickly and efficiently:  printing a 10 x 15cm photo takes as little as 12 seconds[1].

Kelvin Reynolds, general manager of Epson South Africa says: “With our new ultra-high-capacity ink tanks, and high-volume ink bottles for easy refills, the Epson L800 prints photos effortlessly, and at an extremely low cost.

The Epson L800 and inks are available from April 2013 at a recommended price of R4,660.00 (ex VAT) and R175.00 (ex VAT) per ink bottle.

Key featuresL800
Colourprinter, scanner and copier with integrated ultra-high-capacity ink tank
Hassle-free printing with Epson warranty
Print a 10 x 15cm photo in as little as 12 seconds1
Print high-quality borderless photos up to A4 size
Print directly onto CDs/DVDs
Print up to 1,800 high quality 10 x 15cm photos[2] for Epson’s lowest cost per page
6-colour 70ml Epson genuine ink bottles included
ENERGY STAR-qualified

Notes to Editor

About Epson

Epson is a global imaging and innovation leader that is dedicated to exceeding the vision of customers worldwide through its compact, energy-saving, high-precision technologies, with a product line-up ranging from printers and 3LCD projectors for enterprise and the home, to sensors and other microdevices.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 78,000 employees in 99 companies around the world, and is proud of its on-going 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.

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[1]Print speed (Pages Per Minute) is calculated when printed on A4 plain paper in the fastest mode, 10 x 15cm photo print speed when printed on Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper Print speed may vary depending on system configuration, print mode, document complexity, software, type of paper used and connectivity. Print speed does not include processing time on host computer

[2]Colour yields/CPP are 5 colour composite using Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Light Cyan and Light Magenta. Black yield/CPP is estimated supplemental yield. Quoted yields are calculated using Epson original methodology based on ISO/IEC FDIS29102 and continuously printing test patterns provided in ISO/IEC FDIS29103. Yields/CPP may vary considerably based on images printed, print settings, paper type, frequency of use, humidity and temperature.