Epson picks up BLI gongs

Epson has won two Buyers Laboratory (BLI) awards, for its low-cost WorkForce Pro WF-R8590 digital colour printer, and its Replaceable Ink Pack System (RIPS) technology. The awards are selected by BLI editors, who twice a year look at various machines’ performances to determine the winner.


And this year, the WF-R8590, supplied by Kayell in Australia, received the Summer 2015 Pick award, and Epson’s Replaceable Ink Pack System (RIPS) technology earned an Outstanding Achievement in Innovation award. Epson says its series of WorkForce Pro RIPS can solve many issues by using super-high-yield ink supply units to print up to 75,000 pages between ink changes. The company says this results in efficiency, less wasted time and resources, and predictable print costs. David Sweetnam, BLI’s director of research and lab services in Europe, says: “The super-high ink yields offered by the Epson RIPS are a game-changer, drastically reducing consumable replacement frequencies, and negating the need for on-site storage of extra supplies, which take up valuable space. Craig Heckenberg, general manager, business division, Epson Australia, says: “Epson prides itself on delivering high quality business printing solutions and to be recognised by such a prestigious industry influencer underscores our commitment to providing customers with low cost yet innovative tools to increase productivity. “We are honoured to have received the Summer Pick award for our WorkForce Pro printers, as well as the Outstanding Achievement in Innovation award for RIPS.”

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