Epson’s been on the upswing in the Philippines for its key businesses in the past few years. And so it comes as no surprise that we’re getting a slew of new products from the Japanese company. Here’s a rundown of some of the new printers and projectors from Epson:
Entry-level powerhouse projectors
Epson highlighted its new entry-level projectors that pack some serious specs at a launch held recently at City of Dreams.
The EB-U32 and EB-U04 are the company’s first projectors with Wide Ultra Extended Graphics Array (WUXGA) resolution. What does this mean for you? These projectors are equipped with 1,920 x 1,200 pixels and 16:10 screen aspect ratio. It’s supposed to give you a brighter and clearer image beyond Full HD and it can be similar or even better to what you get from high-end monitors and HDTVs.
These projectors also come with Epson’s proprietary 3LCD technology, which the company boasts is able to give you vibrant and smooth color projections. Aside from enhanced color, brightness of the projectors are over 3,000 lumens.
These projectors are built with projection lamps that have longer life spans that last for 10,000 hours in eco-mode and filter maintenance cycle increases to 10,000 hours. Those 10,000 hours are said to equal using the projector for 3.5 years with it being on eight hours a day for 365 days a year.
Connectivity options are abound, including HDMI, VGA, and LAN. One of the two HDMI ports on both projectors support MHL, too. The EB-U32 gets an extra feature with built-in Wi-Fi connectivity.
The EB-U04 retails for P32,590, while the EB-U32 goes for P39,910.
Small business multitaskers
It’s been five years since Epson brought its L-series ink tank system to Southeast Asia and this time around they introduce six new models into the region—the L220, L310, L360, L365, L565, and L655. But we’re concentrating on two of its higher-end small business models: the L565 and L655.
The L565 combines the high-speed, high-volume, low-cost printing capability of the L-Series with a 30-sheet automatic document feeder. It can copy and scan multiple pages without you having to look over it. It can print 33 pages per minute of black and 15 pages per minute of colored.
This device also features both wired Ethernet and Wi-Fi connectivity options, including Wi-Fi Direct, which lets you connect up to four devices without the need of a router. When connected to a network with Internet connection, it supports Epson Connect, a suite of mobile printing solutions that include: Epson iPrint, Epson Email Print, Remote Print Driver, and Scan to Cloud. It also supports third-party mobile printing solutions, such as Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, and Mopria Print Service.
Meanwhile, the L655 is the flagship model of the new L-Series line. Aside from connectivity features like Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and Wi-Fi Direct, it’s also the first ink tank system printer to utilize an Epson PrecisionCore printhead. This lets you print for up to speeds of 13.7 images per minute, making it the fastest L-series in the range.
It also has automatic duplex printing capability and uses a combination of inks that allows you to print black and white printouts that are water and smudge-resistant as well as lab-quality glossy photos when printed on photo media paper. Like the L565, the L655 also has a 30-sheet ADF and supports Epson Connect as well as third-party mobile printing solutions.
The L565 is priced at P13,995, while the suggested retail price for the L655 hasn’t been announced yet.