The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-R8591 Business Inkjet Printer: a high-yield, reliable workhorse
Singapore’s Joo Hong Medical Hall has slashed its printing costs by 35 per cent by switching to Epson’s WF-R8591 that comes with high-volume replaceable ink packs
Founded in 1938, Joo Hong Medical Hall is a distributor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) products from leading Chinese manufacturers such as Lanzhou Foci Pharmaceutical and Tianjin Central Pharmaceutical. It has also developed its own Feng Brand® supplementary products.
The company had been using a copier machine for years, but it recently switched to the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-R8591 business inkjet printer.
“I was searching for a replacement printer for couple of months, and found the WorkForce Pro WF-R8591 most suitable for my company operations,” says Joo Hong’s general manager Mr Tony Lim. “A reliable Epson distributor who further introduced its functions during a demo convinced me that this is the correct printer that will support our marketing and office operations.”
Indeed, Joo Hong has already been reaping the benefits of the WorkForce Pro WF-R8591. Just a week after it bought the printer, it received an urgent request from a customer in Malaysia who required changes to a technical brochure for its products.
“We could immediately produce an updated edition of the brochure, and printed 50 sets of the four-page, A4-size document on the same day before sending them to the customer,” says Joo Hong’s general manager Mr Tony Lim.
The WorkForce Pro WF-R8591 was designed to meet the business needs of organisations such as Joo Hong. Powered by Epson’s PrecisionCoreTM technology, the WorkForce Pro WF-R8591 has the speed and performance required for office, commercial and industrial printing.
It is capable of draft print speeds of up to 34 ppm for both black and colour prints, translating to business benefits for Mr Lim. And unlike laser printers, no warm-up time is needed, with a fast first page-out time of under seven seconds.
“With the printer, I have been able to design and print small volumes of pre-marketing collaterals for approvals by the authorities, and for market feedback within a short timeframe before an actual product is launched,” he says.
With Epson’s revolutionary Replaceable Ink Pack System (RIPS), exorbitant printing costs also are a thing of the past. Utilising this unique design, Epson WF-R8591 delivers up to 75,000 printed pages in both black and colour before the ink needs to be replaced. This provides businesses with maximum cost savings, and lowers operating costs and intervention rates.
“The WorkForce Pro WF-R8591’s replaceable ink pack system was definitely my main reason for purchasing the printer,” says Mr Lim. “Our print volume ranges from 1,200 to 3,000 pages a month, and the printer has helped us to save about 35 per cent of the toner cost that we used to incur for our office operations.”
Apart from cost savings, Mr Lim prefers the inkjet colour quality of the WorkForce Pro WF-R8591 to that of a laser printer. Businesses are assured of excellent print resolution of 600 x 600 dpi for standard prints and up to 4,800 x 1,200 dpi for prints with special media, thanks to Epson’s PrecisionCoreTM printhead technology that delivers professional output quality at blazing speeds.
With connectivity being the lifeblood of any modern business, access to wireless network printing and mobile printing should no longer be an optional feature on printers. The WorkForce Pro WF-R8591 comes with Wi-Fi Direct and Epson iPrint that lets businesses print from and scan directly to a smart device or online cloud storage services.
“The WF-R8591 has allowed me to connect our company PCs, notebooks as well as my mobile devices for flexibility of use,” Mr Lim says.
Epson printers are built with usability in mind and the WorkForce Pro WF-R8591 is no exception. The printer supports automatic duplex printing of up to 16 ipm for A4 and 11 ipm for A3, reducing paper wastage.
Plus, with its print job interruption feature, users can interrupt the print queue when there is an urgent print job. Interrupted print jobs are paused and can be resumed later once the urgent tasks are completed. In addition, users can cancel the print job from the control panel even when the printer is in the process of printing.
Such ease of use and convenience is very much appreciated by Mr Lim. “If you’ve worked with any computer and printer (even copier machines) before, there’s no doubt about finding your way around the Epson WF-R8591 easily,” he says.
Joo Hong Medical Hall was looking to replace its copier machine with a printer that would deliver high print quality at a low running cost. The printer had to be easy to use and maintain, and should enable the company to turn around print projects quickly.
The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-R8591 business inkjet printer delivers high page yields of up to 75,000 pages of uninterrupted printing in both black and colour, along with professional output quality at blazing speeds.
- Low running costs
- High speed printing
- Ease of use and maintenance
- High quality prints