Epson said that it has fixed one of the most frustrating aspects about owning a printer, namely running out of ink when you need it the most.
Epson claims that just one set of cartridges for the printer will cost just a little less than a regular ink set, which is currently priced at around $52. The company promised that people will be able to print for around two years before having to buy more ink for the printer.
The company said that by releasing and producing the RIPS technology, Epson has combined the capacity to address regular color print requirements for everyday use while having the extra bonus of being able to use specific media stock in order to deliver the best imagery and customer facing documentation. The announcement from Epson means great new for the people who still use the printer constantly.
If you are tired and frustrated by running out of ink, the ET-4550 printer priced at just below $80 could be easily transformed into a machine worth $500 by including the Epson EcoTank system in it. On top of this, the printer works perfectly as a proofing solution, centralizing all the printing to only one device at the lowest cost possible.
The Expression ET-2550 and the Expression ET-2500, designed for home use, and the Epson WorkForce ET-4500, aimed for the office or home office with qualities such as 100 sheet capacity and 30 page automated feeder, all render around 4,000 black pages and about 6,500 color ones. The business oriented versions of the WorkForce printers, the WorkForce ET-2500 costs $429, the WorkForce ET-4550 costs $499 and the WorkForce Pro WF-R4640 costs $1,199. The cheapest Epson EcoTank model sells for around $380.
Epson is relying on small businesses and consumers to understand that a steeper purchase price will later on translate into lower costs overall. And last but not least, the ink bags in the WorkForce Pro WF-R4640 will last for a staggering 20,000 monochrome pages or color ones alike.
It will be possible to get the most out of your printer, whether inside your home or at your office, without having to pay an arm and a leg for the incredibly expensive ink cartridges. Epson EcoTank is undoubtedly a great thing but it is still true that the company has to make some money as well and, of course, will do so with a higher purchase price.
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