The global pandemic not only created significant challenges for businesses, but it also presented opportunities for digital optimization and transformation. In these challenging times, technology allows for improved operational resilience and flexibility in a new reality characterized by rapidly changing market dynamics. During its online #FusionFromHome event, Epson showed how it can drive digital transformation and support business recovery through its efficient, compact, precise, and sustainable innovations in printing and visual imaging.
Safety Solutions in the new normal
With the government’s mandatory requirement for essential workers to wear face masks, face shields, and personal protective equipment (PPEs), businesses in the F&B and retail segment needed to comply and ensure that their delivery or on-ground staff are fully protected while enforcing social distancing measures.
Providing protection through precision, Epson’s dye-sublimation printers in the SureColor F-series can produce customized fabric for personal protective equipment. Meanwhile, its SureColor T-series and SureColor S-Series can create durable signages to communicate key safety messages inside establishments.
Apart from ensuring clear communication of safety reminders, Epson’s intelligent POS printer range optimizes contactless ordering with fast and reliable hardware that integrate seamlessly with a customer’s existing POS system and allows them to print from a range of device types such as PCs, smartphones & tablets. For essential deliveries, Epson’s ColorWorks label printers can help create durable labels. These will convey key product information while helping the brand to stand out.
Blended learning and working made easy
Educators have turned to technology to create online classrooms that allow them to present physical materials in detail. Epson has a comprehensive lineup of projectors for everyday home use, classrooms, and offices in the new normal.
The ultra-portable EF-100 home laser projectors provide one big screen for work presentations during the day. Then it turns into an entertainment machine during the night. Students and teachers in separate classrooms can use the screen sharing function of Epson projectors to share content virtually. Users can also show and annotate offline materials in the virtual class. All they need to do is integrate Epson’s document camera with Epson’s interactive projectors. They can also take advantage of the projectors’ flexible display size options. It will allow meeting participants to sit far away from each other and still see detailed projections across the room.
Shaping the future of business printing
As the majority of the workforce has transitioned to working from home, print volumes in the office will soon decline. However, the situation presented new opportunities for Epson’s “entry-level” 25 ppm and A4 copiers. This due to the demand for printed learning modalities from government and educational institutions.
Driven by its revolutionary PrecisionCore Heat-Free Technology, Epson’s inkjet copiers consume far less power than laser copiers. The WorkForce Enterprise copiers consume up to 85% less energy than similar-speed laser copiers. This can amount to significant cost savings in the office. Inkjet copiers also produce up to 85% less carbon dioxide than those of comparable laser copiers.
In terms of waste generation, the WorkForce Enterprise copiers come with fewer components that need replacing. It is more convenient to operate as they require only changing the ink cartridges and maintenance box as compared to the toner, drum, developer, users, and more components for laser copiers.
This translates to 59% fewer replacement parts compared to laser copiers, significantly reducing the amount of waste generated and impact on the environment over the lifetime of a copier. With this, downtime is greatly reduced, with much less maintenance for the copier needed over its lifetime.
New ecosystem of home, school, and office
COVID-19 changed the landscape of what once was the unique segments of the home, school, and office. The classrooms and office cubicles now extend into our living rooms and bedrooms. It forces the home to an unprecedented digital convergence that brings together the virtual and the real world.
As the home becomes the hub for workers and students, printers at the home benefit the whole family. Being able to print anywhere is a convenience they will want to experience. Epson’s EcoTank printers fit perfectly in this new ecosystem of home, school, and office as the cost-effective, feature-rich printing solution in the new normal.
The EcoTank range has shown how Epson continuously improved and evolved its ink tank technology. With the widest range of ink tank printers in the world, Epson offers solutions for a variety of printing requirements. It ranges from single-function to multi-function, mono to color, Wi-Fi, ADF, or duplex printing-enabled, and even large format CAD, textile printers that use the EcoTank technology.
Epson Fusion goes online with #FusionFromHome
Epson’s innovations on printing and visual imaging were showcased in #FusionFromHome and captured how these solutions can best equip businesses to thrive in the new normal. Epson held Fusion’s 11th year through an online video conference, which serves as a testament to demonstrating the capabilities of technology to reach a wide audience.
“Epson believes that the new normal should not pose constraints to distance learners and office workers. Through our innovative products and solutions in printing and visual imaging, we can optimize learning, increase efficiencies in the office and help businesses embrace digital transformation,” said Eduardo Bonoan, Head of Marketing at Epson Philippines Corporation.