Epson America, Inc., announced the new WorkForce Pro WF-C500R Printer Series, powered by PrecisionCore. With Epson’s innovative Replaceable Ink Pack System, the WF-C579R and the WF-C529R offer low color printing costs. Extra high-capacity ink packs can deliver enough ink to print up to 50,000 ISO pages black/20,000 ISO color before changing the packs1. Affordable high-yield color printing solutions helps minimize workflow interventions for busy workgroups, these compact printers offer speeds of 24 ISO ppm (black/color)† and produce fast professional quality prints with up to a 1,330 maximum sheet capacity with optional trays.

Additionally, Epson introduced Epson Print Admin, an affordable and user-friendly print software solution that can manage an Epson business inkjet printer fleet2, including the WorkForce Pro WF-C500R Series. The print management software helps businesses enhance output security, , track printing costs and improve workflow. It includes security features like device authentication through passwords, PIN codes and card readers as well as secure job release from any registered printer. IT administrators can manage user rights, apply print rules and create usage reports as well as manage devices remotely among users with the centralized web interface. To help small and medium sized businesses with enhanced productivity, Epson Print Admin also makes it easy to log and track servicing and receive notifications when budget thresholds have been met.

“According to a recent Keypoint Intelligence/InfoTrends research, almost 50 percent of general office environments said their required color printing is increasing3. With the increase of color printing in the office, Epson strives to bring affordable printing solutions like the WF-C500R Series that offers high-capacity ink and paper options in a space-saving design,” said Alan Chen, product manager, Epson America, Inc. “While our printers are designed to help businesses enhance productivity and streamline workflows, we are taking our solutions one step further by offering a print management tool to enhance output security and allow busy workgroups to also take control of and protect their office printing environments.”

The WF-C500R Series supports PCL4/Adobe PostScript 3, making it ideal for shared printing on a network, and its open-platform allows for seamless integration with enterprise applications such as Nuance Equitrac Office/Express, Nuance eCopy ShareScan, PaperCut, and nddPrint. It also provides security features such as PIN number configuration for job release; user control access, printer and network settings via Web Config with printer’s IP address; SSL/TLS security; and IPsec.