Epson announces two new printer series with extremely low costs per page


Epson has unveiled two brand new printer series aimed to bring about maximum efficiency in both productivity and cost. Targeted at small and medium workspaces, the L-series is the world’s 1st genuine ink tank printers, while the K series is the world’s only mono inkjet printers that rivals and even surpasses the efficiency and cost cutting of laser printers.

The L-series is the “world’s first genuine ink tank printers” and consists of the L100, L200 and L800, which are touted to have the lowest cost per page (CPP) in today’s market. The L100 and L200 are four-ink color printers, and out of the box, they are able to print up to 4000 monochrome pages with a CPP of only Php 0.06, and 6500 color pages at Php 0.12 a page. The L800, which is a dedicated six-ink photo printer, can print up to 1,800 4R size photos at only Php 1.67 per 4R print before requiring a refill.

The L-Series features Fast Ink Top-up (FIT) technology that is comprised of three carefully engineered components: ink tanks, special ink tubes and a choke valve to ensure easy refilling and transportation of the printers. The L-Series connects via USB 2.0, and is only compatible with Windows XP/XP Professinal X64/Vista and 7. It is not compatible with Macs.

For those that only need to print black and white documents, the Epson K-series offers the quality and efficiency of a laser printer in their dedicated monochrome inkjet printers. This particular line consists of the K100 (monochrome inkjet printer), K200 (All-in-One monochrome printer) and the K300 (all-in-one monochrome printer with automatic document feeder).

The printers are said to have a mere Php 0.45 cost per page which is 70% lower than laser printers in a similar price range. In its default mode, the K-series printers are able to print at speeds of 16 pages per minute (PPM) and can reach as high as 37 PPM in draft mode, which is useful in times of urgency.

They are equipped with Epson’s DURABrite Ultra pigment ink, which is resistant to water, smudges and fading. They are also able to print on photo paper and various other media. To top it all off, it has a built-in Ethernet for easy network sharing and consumes 70% less power than laser printers. The K-Series is compatible with Windows XP/XP Professinal X64/Vista and 7. It is also compatible with Mac OS 1.4.11 and later.

Suggested Retail Prices:
L100 – Php 7,800
L200 – Php 9,360
L800 – Php 13,800
K100 – Php 6,195
K200 – Php 8,495
K300 – Php 9,495