Epson establishes its full range of EcoTank mono printers for business

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 (ET-M1170, ET-M2170). 

Providing an alternative to laser printers, 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.

Chris Jones, product manager, Epson Europe, says: “Our colour 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, such as car garages and small accountancy firms, a solution to dramatically reduce their cost per page.”

The economical EcoTank provides a fundamentally different solution to laser printers. Providing an extremely low cost per page, businesses could print up to 11,000 pages in black from the set of bottles included with the printer[2]. The printer features a large refillable ink tank that is filled with the included ink bottles instead of toner. Replacement ink bottles are affordable too and could save the business up to 90% on their cost per page[3].

The portfolio of EcoTank mono printers caters for a range of users and businesses with single function (ET-M1100, ET-M1120, ETM1140 and ET-M1170), 3-in-1 (ET-M2140 and ET-M2170) and 4-in-1 printers (ET-M3140 and ET-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[4]. Testament to the durability and reliability of these printers, each model comes with a one-year/100,000-page warranty[5].

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.

[1] Based on the sales volume data obtained from the IDC WW HCP Trackers (Data Q4 2018) 

[2] ET-M1140, ET-M1170, ET-M2140, ET-M2170, ET-M3140 and ET-M3170 only. Quoted yields are extrapolated based on Epson original methodology from the print simulation of Test patterns provided in ISO/IEC 19752. Quote yields are not based on ISO/IEC 24711. Quote 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. 

[3] Taking the RRP of the mono EcoTank replacement ink bottles and comparing printing costs calculated on the largest available yield toner divided by the average selling price in the Western European market listed in IDC EMEA Semiannual Consumables Tracker 2018H1 for the 12 months to June 2018 (including VAT at 21%). Toner yields as communicated by the manufacturers websites 

[4] Determined in accordance with ISO/IEC 24734 showing the average of ESAT from the Office Category Test for default simplex.  

[5] 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) listed in IDC Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker 2018Q3 data for the 12 months ending September 2018. Power consumption values as communicated by the manufacturers websites.
 

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