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Epson EcoTank Printers Win Another "BIG" Award
February 11, 2016
Today, Epson America, Inc. announced their selection as a leader and winner in the 2016 BIG Innovation Awards presented by the Business Intelligence Group (BIG). According to the release, the OEM was recognized for its flagship WorkForce® printer, the ET-4550 EcoTank™ AIO printer which debuted back in August 2015.
The WorkForce ET-4550 along with the other Supertank printers provided a new paradigm for the inkjet printer industry by including up to 2 years of ink right from the beginning in addition to the printer itself. The ET-4550, for instance, comes with enough ink to print 11,000 black and 8,500 color pages, which Epson rates as equivalent to roughly 50 full sets of cartridges, or enough to print something on each page of 17 reams of paper. At its foundation is Epson PrecisionCore® printing technology which provides quick and high-quality prints. Also with the unit, users gain a 30 sheet automatic document feeder, automatic two-sided printing, and a robust array of options for printing from mobile devices.
Nils Madden, marketing director, Desktop Imaging and Printing, Epson stated, "By offering the ultimate combination of convenience and value, EcoTank represents a true breakthrough in printing and removes the fear of running out of ink. With two years of ink in the box and ultra-low cost refills, home users and small businesses can now incorporate printing as part of their creative and communication process without regard for interruption or excessive expense. The 2016 BIG Innovation Awards recognizes organizations that bring new ideas to life and we are honored that EcoTank is alongside other innovations that strive to improve business and consumer experiences."
The WorkForce ET-4550, according to the press release, was evaluated by BIG on its uniqueness and impact for both consumers and businesses with concrete measurements and analysis. The international competition attracted entries from all over the world and the completed entries were then evaluated by a select group of business leaders and executives who volunteered their time and expertise to the awards.
According to Russ Fordyce, managing director of the Business Intelligence Group, "It was clear from our judges that Epson was clearly deserving of being recognized as a leader in innovation for the WorkForce ET-4550, and we are proud to award them the 2016 BIG Innovation Award. Congratulations to the entire team. This is well-deserved recognition of your pursuit of excellence and creativity in solving problems."
Currently, the WorkForce ET-4550 is selling for $499.99 direct from Epson. It, and the remainder of the Epson EcoTank lineup can be found nationwide through major computer, office, and electronic superstores as well as e-tailers and mail order companies including Staples, Best Buy, Office Depot, Amazon, and Microcenter. More information can be found on the entire suite online at epson.com/ecotank.