Epson’s theme of this year’s Fusion, “It’s in the details” is a fitting title to its overwhelmingly positive performance and latest innovations for various segments.
The company flourishes in various market segments – with special emphasis on coming up with products for the B2B segment, and is consistent with their growth in the past 5 years, as reported by IDC full year share report. The company’s growth momentum in the past years has been very positive, especially in the printers category. This is more than enough reason for Epson to carry on with its annual tradition to thank everyone – including the media – for getting a much-coveted accolade in the print and imaging industry.
Present in the event was Epson’s Managing Director for Southeast Asia and President & Country Manager of Epson Philippines, Toshimitsu Tanaka. During his welcome welcome remarks, he said, “What customers get from our products and solutions come from the details we put into them. Our obsession to details enables us to turn big ideas into reality. It also gave us the opportunity to expand our portfolio of innovative products, dedicated to making lives simpler and easier.”
In a statement by Eduardo Bonoan, Director of Marketing Division of Epson Philippines, “Epson’s obsession to details runs through everything we do. We believe that by taking care of the little details, we ensure to bring forth products developed solely from homegrown core technologies and devices.”
Along with the festive event they mounted at Balesin, a luxurious private resort island in the Philippines, Epson detailed their performance across all product and market segment. also launched a few of their products, which cater to both consumer and business segment. The products include small printers, business printing solutions, visual instruments and digital textile printing for commercial and industrial partners.
Small Printers for Business Segment
Epson is the brand of first choice among small to big businesses. Most cashiers and payment sections in malls in the Philippines would have dot matrix small printers or thermal label printers by Epson. The company is taking their small printers to massive scale with their smart and compact mobile POS. This just shows the direction Epson is trying to achieve now and in the next few years. The Epson TM-P80 portable POS printers is an impressive example of how the company is trying to enable and empower business in the Philippines. These portable POS printers are deployed in NONECO Philippines to their meter readers to print receipts on-the-go. Here’s a quick video below.
TM-P80 – as Epson would call it – is a robust, compact and reliable compact printer that is ideal for use in demanding retail and logistics environment such as Noneco in Negros Occidental.
- High printing speed in its class of up to 100mm/sec
- Industry-leading operational battery life of up to 40 hours
- Compatible with iOS, Android and Windows mobile devices
- Supports Bluetooth, Wifi, NFC
Simple and Superior Printing Solutions for Businesses
Epson positions their products as better printing solutions for businesses. Their wide array of products have superior and reliable specs with cost-saving features.
Epson’s Workforce Pro WF-C869R, which packs a Replaceable Ink Pack System (RIPS), features fantastic cost savings feature: cost per print is PhP0.35 / PhP1.56 for Standard Pack Inks, or PhP0.28 / PhP1.35 for Large Pack Inks. This rips their nearest competition (no pun intended) as its laser cost per print is PhP0.65 / PhP5.
The latest Workforce Pro also features PrecisionCore Line Head technology that supports A3+ size with print resolution up to 600 x 2400 dpi. It can also support up to 350gsm and provides better handling. It is built to be modular as well with its compatibility with Epson’s finisher and high capacity tray modules, which allows 4000 pages paper ejection and 3000 pages capacity respectively.
Joining the business printers line-up are Epson’s high-speed line head printers such as the WF-C20590 and WF-C17590, which can print 100 and 75 ppm respectively.
Create engaging scenes with Epson LightScene
Visual instruments are also at the core of the new productions that Epson introduced during Fusion 9. Trailblazing the lineup is their latest EV-100 and EV105 LightScene , which is an amalgamation of Epson’s obsession for detail, imagination and innovation.
LightScene is more than just a projector; it is a tool to produce visual spectacle thanks to its 3LCD technology, which features 3x brighter colour reproduction, 3x wider clour gamut for excellent colour reproduction. It allows users to project onto any items, surface and even glass. Epson boasts that LightScene even has high space affinity, no visual noise and no light leakage.
Apart from LightScene, the company also introduced their revolution SXGA+ laser projector series – EB-L1000, which is perfect for concerts, conference and large venue events.
Epson’s revolutionary take on digital textile printing
Remember that time when Epson had a collaboration with the world renowned fashion designer, John Herrera, to produce a digital printed 30-piece collection? It was that time when Epson made a significant dent in the fashion industry thanks to its superior dye-sublimation printers.
Last Fusion 9, Epson took the opportunity to introduce their textile printers (direct-to-garment and dye-sublimation) and gave a glimpse of the future with Direct-to-Fabric (DTF) printers.
Epson showcased their DTG printer, SureColor F2130, which features the following:
- New White Ink Filter
- Precision Core TFP Printhead
- New Multi-Dot Print Mode
- Optional interchangeable parters
- UltraChrome DG ink
For Dye-Sublimation printer, Epson introduced SureColor F9330 which has the following:
- New Precision Media Feeding
- Dual Precision Core TFP
- Ultra Chrome DS inks
- High accuracy auto take up reel system