Epson's WorkForce Pro WF-R8590 and its Replaceable Ink Pack System (RIPS) technology received commendation from Buyers Laboratory (BLI), the world's leading independent evaluator of document imaging hardware and software.
While Epson's WorkForce Pro WF-R8590, a multi-functional printer, was selected to receive Summer 2015 Pick award for its business printing solutions, its RIPS technology bagged the award in "Outstanding Achievement in Innovation" category.
Used with Epson's acclaimed series of WorkForce Pro Replaceable Ink Pack Printers, RIPS technology solves many of the issues associated with office printing by using super-high-yield ink supply units for printing up to 75,000 pages between ink changes. The result of this is less wasted time and resources, and predictable print costs.
BLI recognized Epson's RIPS technology for its Phenomenally high tested yields for all colours; Ultra-long-life consumables, which help maintain office productivity and reduce pain points for IT administration; User-friendly replacement and maintenance procedures and Compact and low waste packaging advantage, which will suit space-constrained office environments.
"The super-high ink yields offered by the Epson RIPS are a game-changer in the office marketplace, drastically reducing consumable replacement frequencies and negating the need for on-site storage of extra supplies, which take up valuable space," noted David Sweetnam, BLI's director of research and lab services in Europe.
"The ultra-long life supplies are also an attractive proposition for suppliers offering 'all inclusive' contracts, greatly reducing logistics costs and the headaches associated with keeping clients stocked with supplies at all times," he said.
General Manager, Business Division, Epson AustraliaCraig Heckenberg, said, "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."
Twice a year, the editors at BLI review all laboratory test data to select the top products that have been evaluated within the past six months. The solutions with the highest evaluation scores are awarded a Pick award within their respective industry categories.