Our very own, Darren Klass has been speaking to Ray Shaw of iTWire, about Epson Printers.
The Precision Core printers are at a price point where you would not bother with workgroup lasers anymore. “With toner costs often over a $100 per colour – say $400-500 it simply does not make sense anymore to buy smaller lasers when these inkjets offer better quality, lower page cost, faster throughput and if they break, a far lower replacement cost,” he said. He also mentioned that these printers were far more tolerant of different paper stocks from heavy-duty labels to photographic paper. “Try doing that on a laser,” he said. Epson will be producing a special version of its WorkForce printers exclusively for the dealer channel to allow them to offer managed print services. “Although on a $400 printer most will buy outright but it allows us to develop a relationship with the client and help them meet their needs for after sales support,” Klass said. It does mark the beginning of a revitalised Epson, at least in Australia.
If you'd like to read the whole article, it can be found here - http://www.itwire.com/business-it-news/business-technology/64206-epson's-long-road-back---part-ii.