Epson marks 5th anniversary of ink tank system with new range

2015 marks a significant milestone in the printing industry: it is the fifth anniversary of the world’s first branded ink tank system printers since they first launched in Southeast Asia. Introduced in 2010[1] by Epson, the L-Series ink tank system printers have successfully helped businesses and home users enjoy unsurpassed lowest printing costs[2] while the range progressively added and upgraded models with increasing performance and features. To date, over two million Epson ink tank system printers have been sold in Southeast Asia alone.

To celebrate the fifth anniversary and success of the L-Series, Epson has refreshed the entire range with powerful new models that bring significant performance improvements to the series.

“The Epson L-Series was specially designed for Southeast Asia, and its great success over these past five years affirms its popularity among the over two million customers in the region who have bought it since its launch,” says Shimizu Tomoya, Country Manager, Epson Malaysia. “We will continue to improve the L-Series while committing to provide the world’s lowest printing costs it has become famous for.”

Key Features

Improved ISO speeds – The models in the new range are capable of high ISO print speeds of up to 9.2ppm black and 4.5ppm colour, as well as high draft speeds of up to 33ppm black and 15ppm colour. The improvement in print speeds increases the productivity of the L-series, and better-matches its high volume printing capability.

Unsurpassed lowest printing costs in the world – Since the L-series’ launch five years ago in Southeast Asia, it has been unsurpassed in providing the lowest cost per page (black and colour combined). Each bottle of ink costs only US$5.50, and each set has an ultra-high yield of 6,500 pages for colour or 4,000 pages for black.

Ultra high performing and reliable Epson Micro Piezo printhead – The Epson L-Series printers were created utilising Epson’s multi award-winning Micro Piezo technology. Highly reliable and more durable than competing thermal printhead technology, Micro Piezo printheads are built into the printer and are capable of printing high volumes. This allows the L-Series printers to achieve a low running cost while still providing high quality prints. The Micro Piezo printhead achieves a maximum print resolution of 5760 x 1440 dpi and its variable size droplet technology (VSDT) allows the printhead to eject ink droplets in multiple sizes, ensuring the greatest detail and extremely smooth gradations in documents or photographs.

Print wirelessly from mobile devices and the cloud with Epson Connect – The new L-Series models with Wi-Fi connectivity allow users to print and scan wirelessly from their mobile devices. The L365 and L565 support Epson Connect, which is a suite of mobile printing solutions that includes Epson iPrint, Epson Email Print, Remote Print Driver and Scan to Cloud[3].  Third party mobile printing solutions, Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print and Mopria Print Service, are also available for the L565.

 

The New L-Series Ink Tank System Printer Range

L220 L310 L360 L365 L565
Type All-in-one Single function printer All-in-one All-in-one All-in-one
Max print speed (draft) 27ppm / 15ppm (Black/Colour) 33ppm / 15ppm (Black/Colour) 33ppm / 15ppm (Black/Colour) 33ppm / 15ppm (Black/Colour) 33ppm / 15ppm (Black/Colour)
Max print speed (ISO) – ipm (images per minute) 7.0ipm/ 3.5ipm (Black/Colour) 9.2ipm/ 4.5ipm (Black/Colour) 9.2ipm/ 4.5ipm (Black/Colour) 9.2ipm/ 4.5ipm (Black/Colour) 9.2ipm/ 4.5ipm (Black/Colour)
Automatic Duplex printing N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Network connectivity N/A N/A N/A Wi-Fi Ethernet,Wi-Fi,

Wi-Fi Direct

Mobile Printing N/A N/A N/A Epson Connect Epson ConnectApple AirPrint

Google Cloud Print

Mopria Print Service

Recommended Retail Price (RM)Including GST 498 478 628 728 988

L220 – The L220 is the most affordable all-in-one model of the new L-Series. It is capable of print speeds of up to 27ppm (draft) and 7.0ipm (ISO) and provides an excellent option for users who require basic scanning and copying capabilities, as well as the high volume, low-cost printing experience the range is famous for.

L310 – The L310 is a single function printer that features high print speeds of up to 33ppm (draft) and 9.2ipm (ISO) which makes it ideal for users who just intend to print high volumes at faster speeds while enjoying cost-savings.

L360 and L365 – These two models are high-speed multi-function L-series printers with speeds of up to 33ppm (draft) and 9.2ipm (ISO).  They can perform print, scan and copy functions. The L365 offers Wi-Fi connectivity and supports Epson iPrint, Epson Email Print and Remote Print Driver, enabling users to use the printer wirelessly or through the internet with their computers or mobile devices.

L565 – Ideal for small businesses that need comprehensive connectivity, the L565 combines the high-speed, high-volume, low-cost printing capability of the L-Series with a 30-sheet ADF (automatic document feeder) that allows multiple pages to be copied or scanned without needing users to attend to the job. Finally, it features both wired Ethernet and convenient Wi-Fi connectivity options, including Wi-Fi direct that allows up to four devices to connect without a router.  When connected to a network with internet connection, it supports Epson Connect, a suite of mobile printing solutions that include: Epson iPrint, Epson Email Print, Remote Print Driver and Scan to Cloud.  It also supports third party mobile printing solutions, Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print and Mopria Print Service.

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About Epson

Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in printing, visual communications, quality of life and manufacturing. Epson’s line-up ranges from inkjet printers, printing systems and 3LCD projectors to industrial robots, smart glasses and sensing systems and is based on original compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies.
Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises nearly 70,000 employees in 94 companies around the world, and is proud of its contributions to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental burdens.

www.global.epson.com

About Epson Southeast Asia

Since 1982, Epson has developed a strong presence across major markets in Southeast Asia. Led by the regional headquarters, Epson Singapore Pte Ltd., Epson Southeast Asia spans an extensive network of 10 countries, and is responsible for delivering and supporting Epson’s cutting-edge consumer and business digital imaging products to the customers of these markets through its comprehensive infrastructure of over 360 service outlets, 10 Epson solution centres and 8 manufacturing facilities. http://www.epson.com.sg

About Epson Malaysia

Epson began operations in Malaysia in 1991 as Epson Trading (M) Sdn Bhd before being incorporated as Epson Malaysia Sdn Bhd. The company has the exclusive rights to market, distribute and support a complete range of leading-edge Epson consumer and business digital imaging products in Malaysia and Brunei. Today, Epson Malaysia has 84 employees and an extensive network of 61 authorised service outlets throughout the country. For more details, please visit http://www.epson.com.my or connect with us at www.facebook.com.my/EpsonMalaysia.

[1] The Epson L-Series was first launched in October 2010 in Southeast Asia, making it the world’s first branded ink tank system printer.

[2] As of 10 April 2015, the Epson L-series offers users the lowest cost per page (black and colour combined) for any printer using genuine branded supplies from its own manufacturer. This is based on the MSRP listed on the manufacturer’s websites in 5 major ASEAN markets.

[3] This feature is available only on the L565.




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