Epson unveils the world’s first large format ink tank printer

Epson, a brand that we now know as a master of ink tank system type of printers just launched the world’s first large format ink tank printer. Knowing how economical and reliable your regular ink tank printers are, why not go large with it right? The 44-inch Epson SureColor SC-B6070 and the 64-inch Epson SureColor SC-B7070 are designed for high quality indoor signage printing with great efficiency and at a low printing cost. These printers have high-capacity 1.5L ink tanks that use Epson’s dye-based inks. What’s nice with this system is that you can refill the ink even while printing for a smooth and uninterrupted operation. Check out the product features of the Epson SureColor B-series large format printers: Epson Micro Piezo Thin Film Piezo (TFP) print head – Able to print at 720dpi in a single pass compared to competing print heads that can only manage 360dpi, the new Micro Piezo print head in the Epson SureColor B-series delivers a high 1440 x 1440dpi resolution and superb quality print output at a class-leading speed of up to 69.5 square meters per hour. Uninterrupted printing with Epson Ink Tank System and Refill Packs – The Epson SureColor B-series features the world’s first genuine high capacity ink tanks (1.5 litres) for large format printers that allow users to refill the inks while the printers are in operation. These ink tanks are refilled with large 1-litre ink packs that ensure high print quality while lowering printing costs and maintaining warranty coverage. High Productivity and Reliability –  To ensure a high level of reliability, the printers have a filter in their ink tanks to prevent contamination of the print head, and a low ink level warning system prevents misprints. “Epson signage printers are perfect for entrepreneurs who want to get the best returns from their investments.  Our printers offer the best value and high-quality prints that Epson is famous for,” said Jino Alvarez, Head of Epson’s Commercial and Industrial Printer Division. The Epson SureColor SC-B6070 (44-inch) sells...

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Epson donates 2 million pesos to aid Typhoon Yolanda relief operations

Continuing its practice of extending aid to disaster-affected areas, the Epson group of companies in the Philippines has donated Php2 million for relief operations in the areas severely affected by the Typhoon Haiyan (local name: Yolanda).  The assistance was made through the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), a local non-profit organization. Aside from monetary aid, Epson employees will also work with PBSP personnel to undertake on-site relief operations. Voluntary contributions from Epson employees are also being aggregated by the company to complement the aid that the company has donated. Typhoon Haiyan struck central areas of the Philippines, including the islands of Leyte and Samar in the Visayas region. Many consider it as one of the worst typhoons to hit the Philippines in recorded history. The full extent of the damage is still unclear. “Epson employees grieve with the families affected by Typhoon Yolanda. Our prayers go along with our donation and our manpower support. We stand with you in this harrowing ordeal,” said Epson Environment Manager Joyce Tan. Epson wishes to extend its sympathy to the families of those who lost their lives, and hopes for the speedy recovery of the areas damaged by the disaster. Related posts: No related...

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What color brightness means for your projector

Did you know that the rate of projector brightness (usually measured in lumens) is only based on white light? I didn’t and so as 70% of projector buyers. Last week (Sept 10), Epson invited the media on a technology briefing about the projector specifications. When choosing the right projector, also put into consideration the Color Brightness specification. It is a new international standard that measures a projector’s red, blue and green light. Projectors with the same white brightness, in fact, differ due to the level of Color Brightness. The briefing that was held in their headquarters in Ortigas focused on the Color Light Output (CLO) metric that measures the Color Brightness. Epson demonstrated how color brightness makes a difference with their proprietary 3LCD technology that gives a balanced level of brightness in white and color. Pioneered in the 80s, 3-chip LCD projectors work by splitting the white light into red, green and blue through dichroic filters or mirror assemblies. Each mirror only allows a certain color to pass through while reflecting the others to their individual LCD panels. After the colored light is filtered, they are again combined into a dichroic prism that forms the final picture and then reflected out towards the lens. Some of the advantages of 3LCD versus the 1-chip DLP projectors include: Brighter colors 3LCD projectors combine and project the light beams to form the right color for every pixel whereas a single-chip DLP projector create colors by filtering the light through a color wheel and projecting them in a sequence and rely on the human eye to interpret the correct colors of each pixel. Balanced white and color output Because the lumens of both are equal, 3LCD projectors tend to produce better color balance. 3LCD projectors also produce softer tonal gradations. In effect, colors are more vibrant and realistic. No “rainbow effect” A single-chip DLP projectors filter light using the color wheel hence, rendering sequential single-colored beams. This may cause viewers to see the “rainbow effect” or color breakup...

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Epson holds League of Champions Tour 2013 roadshow

Epson is holding their “2013 Epson League of Champions Tour” at various SM Cyberzones nationwide from August to October this year. This roadshow showcases Epson’s Epson’s champion products such as their 3LCD projectors and their best-selling L-Series genuine ink tank system printers. The exhibit also highlights Epson’s partnership with Manchester United, a 19-title holder professional football club in the Premier League. “Aside from the products that are on display, customers can learn about a new and very important specification for projectors called Color Light Output or CLO for short,” said Epson Head of Marcom and PR Donna V. Ferro. “Especially now that we use media-rich content in projectors, the CLO, also called Color Brightness, is the critical information customers should ask about when buying a projector,” added Ferro. Brightness in projectors is usually measured in ‘lumens’. Color Light Output is the measurement for Color Brightness while White Light Output is for White Brightness. Many projector manufacturers provide only one brightness number — the white brightness measurement. “The problem with this is that usually, a projector that has high white brightness may have low color brightness. In fact, the color brightness of that projector could be only 1/3 of the rated specification provided. When Color Brightness is low, colors can look dull and dark, skin tones can be reproduced poorly, and important details can be lost,” clarified Lyn Lizarondo, Epson’s Product Manager for Visual Instruments. Considering that color is a crucial component almost every time a projector is used – for presentations, watching movies, and gaming – customers cannot afford to overlook the critical measurement that informs how vividly and realistically a projector can render colors. “Epson projectors provide color light output and white light output that are the same. By visiting our booth, we can demonstrate to the public how to compare projector performance properly and make sure that the ‘lumens’ they look for in a projector corresponds to both color and white light output,” added Ferro. The public can learn more about Color...

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Epson launches new Ink Tank System printers for 2013

Along with the 20th anniversary of the Micro Piezo printhead technology, Epson formally launched their 2013 lineup of ink tank system printers to build on the high success of the models launched over the last two years. Epson M100 and M200 Monochrome Ink Tank System Printers Building on the success of Epson’s L-series ink tank system printers, the new Epson M100 and M200 Monochrome ink tank system printer models provide customers a better alternative to monochrome laser printers of similar price. The Epson M100 is a single function monochrome ink tank system printer while the M200 is the all-in-one ink version. These two Epson M-series printers achieve a laser quality speed of 15ppm that matches entry-level laser printers and makes them the fastest Epson ink tank system printers for black text printing. With Epson’s ink tank system technology, these M-series printers are able to print a very high volume of 8,000 pages with the initial bundle of inks, and 6,000 pages for each refill. The printers also have a long life span rated at 50,000 pages which is the highest among Epson’s ink tank system printers. These printers also use genuine Epson pigment ink that ensures sharp, crisp printout which doesn’t fade and are water resistant. Epson L355 and L550 Color All-in-One Ink Tank System Printers The Epson L355 is the first model in Epson’s ink tank system printer range to feature WiFi connectivity making it ideal for sharing among users. It is also an all-in-one printer and with the WiFi capability, it can connect with Epson’s iPrint app that allows users to wirelessly print from, or scan images to Apple iOS or Android mobile devices. The Epson L550 is Epson’s most fully featured genuine ink tank system printer. It is the first to have an integrated fax, Ethernet connectivity, and an Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) which allows users to scan, copy, or fax multi-page documents unattended. It it also compatible with Epson’s iPrint app. Both of these new L-series printers use high capacity...

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Epson celebrates 20th anniversary of their Micro Piezo Technology

It was 20 years ago when Epson differentiated itself from other inkjet printers with their Epson Stylus 800, the first printer to use the their proprietary “Micro Piezo” inkjet technology. The 1993 Epson Stylus 800: The first printer to use the Epson Micro Piezo inkjet print head Even up to their current lineup of inkjet and ink tank system printers, Epson still uses the Micro Piezo print heads which Kochi Endo developed in the early 90s. Back in the early 70’s, Epson begun work on a quiet, high-resolution printer that did not use impact technology of the dot-matrix printers popular back then. That’s when piezoelectric print heads was born. A decade later, Epson decided to direct resources into improving the piezo system which lead to the advanced development of the Micro Piezo print head. This allowed for reduction of size of the print heads thereby reducing the driving voltage. Inkjet printers traditionally use thermal technology but Epson’s Micro Piezo printers are advantageous in three key areas: Improved printing quality and precision due to their ability to eject ink droplets in varying sizes. Lower operating temperature that makes them more power efficient and allows for the use of a wider range of inks, and on a wider range of media. Higher reliability that allows Epson to build its print heads into the printers instead of cartridges. This makes the cartridges cheaper to produce, more affordable, and easier to recycle. The high reliability of Micro Piezo technology enabled Epson to create the world’s first genuine ink tank system printer in 2010. And they’re still the only branded ink tank system printer maker in the world because of this. Related posts: Epson ME Office 535, world’s smallest all-in-one printer Epson intros cost-effective eco-solvent-based printer Epson launches SureLab SL-D3000, their first inkjet-based dry photo...

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Epson still number one in projector after 12 years

According to Futuresource Consulting, a projector market research firm, Epson achieved a record 12 year in a row as the world’s number 1 projector brand. The company got its highest-ever projector market share in 2012 at 26.2%, a huge growth from the 22.9% market share it posted in 2011. This roughly means that over one in four projectors sold in the past year was an Epson. Sales of Epson projectors in 2012 were so strong that they were greater than the combined sales volumes of the second, third and fourth ranked projector brands. Epson Philippines Corporation (EPC) recently launched four new 3D and six new integrated interactive projectors, each with its own set of market-leading capabilities and features. EPC recently launched: The EB-W16 and EB-W16SK: Epson’s first 3D projectors for educational and business users – The EB-W16 is an active 3D model, and the EB-W16SK is a passive 3D model composed of two stacked projectors The EH-TW6100 and EH-TW8100: Two high-end 1080p home theatre 3D projectors able to generate the world’s brightest 3D images. The new EB-400 series: An upgrade of Epson’s EB-400 short throw projector series to include integrated interactive functionality The EB-1400Wi/1410Wi: Epson’s first ultra-short throw, integrated interactive projector for business users. Epson’s new 3D projector models support all 3D formats without the need for additional hardware, unlike “3D Ready” projectors that require a separate format converter to play content in 3D formats used by Blu-Ray players or 3D TV broadcasts. “As the world’s No.1 projector maker, we are proud once again to demonstrate how we raise standards in performance, innovation, and functionality and exceed the expectations of our customers through these new projectors,” says Epson Philippines Corporation (EPC) President/Country Manager Toshimitsu Tanaka. Related posts: Epson still number 1 in projectors, for 11 straight years now EPSON launched hi-end projectors Qualcomm expands Wireless Access for Health initiative to all Tarlac Health Clinics Epson projector and receipt printer wins in 2012 Good Design Awards IBM recognized as top employer at the 2012 Asia...

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Epson launches new 3D and interactive projectors in the country

Mar 12, 13 Epson launches new 3D and interactive projectors in the country

Posted by in Imaging & Photography, PR Insider

Epson, the no. 1 projector maker in the world, recently launched four new 3D and six new interactive projector models, each with its own set of capabilities and features that are engineered to fulfill the needs of a diverse range of both home and business users. EB-W16 and EB-W16SK These are Epson’s first 3D projectors for educational and business users. The EB-W16 is an active 3D model that offers an easier setup and lower hardware requirements to deliver a 3D experience, whereas the EB-W16SK is a passive 3D setup using two stacked projectors that offer brighter 3D images, and uses affordable, non-powered, polarized 3D glasses that require no power. The EB-W16 is better suited for users that need to set up a 3D projection system on a tighter budget for smaller audiences and darker rooms. The EB-W16SK is more ideal for larger venues as it presents brighter 3D images; and because of its more affordable 3D glasses, it is better for large audiences. EH-TW6100 and EH-TW8100 These are two high-end 1080p home theatre 3D projectors able to generate the world’s brightest 3D images. The Epson EH-TW6100 and EH-TW8100 models replace the older Epson EH-TW6000 and EH-TW8000, respectively. Both are full HD 1080p capable, and are able to deliver the brightest 3D images of any projector in the world, thanks to their unique Epson 480 hertz frame refresh rate that is twice as fast other 3D projectors, and which minimizes the “blackout time” between 3D image frames. The main feature that differentiates the TW-8100 is its lens shift capability that optically corrects distortions even if the projector is placed off-center from the screen. This allows users to place it anywhere they wish with no image compromise. EB-400 and EB-1400wi series interactive projectors The new Epson EB-400 series and EB-1400wi/1410wi are new models that extend Epson’s market leading range of projectors with integrated interactive technology. The new EB-400 series short-throw projectors offer users who want integrated interactive capabilities a more affordable solution compared to Epson’s ultra-short...

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Epson L350 All-in-One Ink Tank System printer review

Jan 30, 13 Epson L350 All-in-One Ink Tank System printer review

Posted by in Featured, Imaging & Photography, Reviews

For the past few years, a lot of people convert their printers into continuous ink systems to lessen ink costs. It’s a popular choice for Filipinos looking for ways to save. Epson introduced their first ink tank system printer a couple of years ago to give us the low cost of continuous ink system without the hassle of conversion and voiding warranties. The Epson L350 is one of the second generation of ink tank system printers from Epson and combines the functionalities of a colored printer, scanner and copier in one desk-friendly machine. This printer is made for small businesses or medium-sized households requiring print/scan/copy for business or school purposes. The L350 printer is quite easy to set up and operate. It is bundled with four bottles of dye-based ink (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black), plus two additional bottles of black ink. Additional ink bottles costs P295 each. There are only four buttons for you to worry about. The Power button, the Copy buttons (one for monochrome and another for colored), and the Cancel button. Below the Cancel button are two LED indicators for Paper and Ink status. At the back is the power port and on the side is the USB port which you need to connect to a computer for scanning purposes (requires installing the bundled software). First thing you need to do to use the L350 is fill up the tanks with your inks. Don’t worry, it’s not messy as long as you’re careful. Make sure the rubber caps are secured before closing the tank holder. Note: After plugging the printer, it’s important that you charge the inks first before you can start printing for the first time. You do this by pressing the Cancel button for three seconds until you see the Power button flashing. Charging the ink takes about 20 minutes and it will be finished once the Ink status lights up. Performance Printing on the Epson L350 is remarkably fast as it boasts of speeds of up to...

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Epson unveils next generation of commercial and industrial printers

One of the leading brands in digital imaging and printing solutions, Epson recently introduced eight new printer models developed for commercial and industrial businesses. Following their first launch of commercial and industrial printers in 2009, this new-generation of printers promise quality performance that is bang for the buck! Notable with Epson printers are its versatility, high-speed printing and low power consumption. Also, Epson printers are manufactured in-house that guarantees its clients durability. All printers, from compact to the industrial ones, contain a proprietary print head – a technology called the Micro Piezo developed in the 90s, ensures precision in printing achieved by manufacturing watches over the years. With the growing industrial and commercial businesses in the Philippines and all over the world, Epson sees the need for a more advanced, cost-efficient and yet environment-friendly line of printers hence, the new printer models. New Epson SureColor S Series Signage Printers Perfect for commercial business needs, this series are built for indoor and outdoor signage printing, taking over Epson’s highly-regarded Stylus Pro GS6000. These printers are compatible with different types of media allowing flexibility and greater capability. The S Series printers utilize environment-friendly eco-solvent inks that are odorless and nickel-free, and do not require special ventilation for curing. New Epson SureColor T Series Technical/Computer Aided Design (CAD) Printers Specially targeted for technical/Computer Aided Design (CAD) printing, the T Series is Epson’s first in this line, offering printers ideal for customers requiring high-quality, high-value technical prints. The T series come with the new UltraChrome XD Ink specificially for CAD printing. Users may choose from 24-inch, 36-inch, and 44-inch wide format depending on the size that is ideal for them and for their budget. Epson SureLab D3000 This line is Epson’s first photo dry lab system. It offers 1440 x 1440 dpi resolution, with its print quality comparable to Epson’s professional graphics printers. The SureLab D3000 features the UltraChrome D6 6-color photo dye ink set to achieve a wide color gamut exceeding the traditional silver halide prints. SureLab...

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