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Epson Launches New High-Speed Monochrome Inkjet Printer for High-Volume Printing

Press releases   •   Mar 19, 2021 00:00 +08



Singapore, 19 March 2021 – Epson announced the launch of its new line head multi-function inkjet printer, the WorkForce Enterprise WF-M21000, a high-performance monochrome printer that comes with a new and improved finisher to cater to the high-print volume requirements of businesses in the manufacturing, education, insurance, copy shops and more.

Superior performance that meets business needs

With a streamlined duplex route design, the new WF-M21000 delivers blazing print speeds of up to 100 pages per minute for both simplex and duplex, making it ideal for businesses with high-volume printing needs. By combining Epson’s revolutionary PrecisionCore technology and DURABrite Pro ink, high-resolution and high-quality prints are maintained even at high speeds. Each set of ink cartridges can deliver up to 120,000 pages of sharp, water and fade-resistant black and white prints, enabling continuous operations with uninterrupted downtime and a lower total cost of ownership.

The new WF-M21000 brings enhanced functionality for monochrome printing requirements. It operates with an improved stapler and booklet finisher with new features including hole-punching, folding, and saddle-stitching.

Adding to its functionality, the WF-M21000 is compatible with a wider range of media versus laser printers. This model supports envelopes with window, sticker media, embossed paper, thick papers that are up to 350gsm and long papers that are up to 1.2m. Designed for maximum usability, the WF-M21000 comes with user-friendly features such as a 9-inch optical touch panel and an easy operating flow for its scan, copy, and fax functions.

Hassle-free maintenance

The WF-M21000’s robust and simple structure helps guarantee smooth printing operations day in and day out. Notifications on paper jams and other printing errors are displayed through the LCD panel, allowing users to troubleshoot issues easily. The WF-M21000 is also designed with less replacement parts to eliminate the need for frequent maintenance and added repair costs.

Users can also improve document security, productivity and manage printing costs through authentication by using Epson Print Admin. Customers can choose from basic secure printing functions with serverless version to a full Print Management Solution with the server version.

To enable better productivity during these challenging times, the WF-M21000 supports the Epson Remote Service (ERS), a secure, cloud-based device management system which enables convenient management, billing program, and remote service support for registered Epson devices.

Printing with lower environment impact

Driven by Epson’s PrecisionCore Heat-Free technology, the WF-M21000 consumes far less power than laser printers. The WorkForce Enterprise series consume up to 85% less power than similar-speed laser printers, which can amount to significant cost savings in the office[1]. Epson inkjet printers also produce up to 85% less carbon dioxide than those of comparable laser printers[2].

In terms of waste generation, the WorkForce Enterprise series come with fewer components that need replacing, making them more convenient to operate as they require only changing of the ink cartridges and maintenance box as compared to the toner, drum, developer, fusers and more components for laser printers.

This translates to 59% less replacement parts compared to laser printers[3], significantly reducing the amount of waste generated and impact on the environment over the lifetime of a printer. With this, downtime is greatly reduced, with much less maintenance for the printer needed over its lifetime.

“Our new WorkForce Enterprise monochrome inkjet printer provides an eco-friendly alternative to laser printers while delivering on speed and productivity. The WF-M21000 can transform the way businesses work with consistent high-quality output and maximized uptime, all while reducing the impact to the environment in terms of energy consumption and waste generated,” said Tan May Lin, Regional Director for Epson Sales Division, Retail Products, and Regional Brand & Communications.

The WorkForce WF-M21000 will be available in selected countries within the region by January 2020 and within Q2 for the rest of the region. Visit the website or blog or contact your nearest Epson Authorised Dealer store for more information.


[1] Testing was commissioned by Epson to Keypoint Intelligence-Buyers Lab. Two comparison models were selected from color laser multi-function printers in the 65-70ppm class. Tests were conducted at the devices’ default settings using Keypoint Intelligence-Buyers Lab standard energy consumption test methods. Calculations were based on a weekday workload of 2 x 4 hours printing + 16 hours in sleep/standby mode, and weekend energy use of 48 hours in sleep/standby mode. A total of 69 pages of workload test pattern .doc, .xls, .ppt, .html, and Outlook files were printed 6 times in each 4-hour printing period.

[2] Annual CO2 output calculations were based on JEMAI-LCA Pro. Cedar tree CO2 absorption calculations were based on Japan Forestry Agency standards of 8.8kg CO2 per annum per tree.

[3] Testing was commissioned by Epson to Keypoint Intelligence-Buyers Lab. Two comparison models were selected from color laser multi-function printers in the 65-70ppm class. Calculations were based on the frequency and volume of consumables and replacement parts required to print 1 million pages (ISO/IEC 24712 test pattern) over a period of 5 years.

About Epson

Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to co-creating sustainability and enriching communities by leveraging its efficient, compact, and precision technologies and digital technologies to connect people, things, and information. The company is focused on solving societal issues through innovations in home and office printing, commercial and industrial printing, manufacturing, visual and lifestyle. Epson will become carbon negative and eliminate use of exhaustible underground resources such as oil and metal by 2050. Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the worldwide Epson Group generates annual sales of around JPY 1 trillion.
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Epson Singapore Debuts Official Shopee Flagship Store

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SINGAPORE, 3 August 2020 Epson Singapore today announced the official opening of its flagship store on one of the leading e-commerce platforms in Southeast Asia, Shopee. Having made inroads into e-commerce with its flagship Lazada store launched in 2018, Epson Singapore is increasing its digital presence to cater to changes in consumer shopping habits that reflect today’s new environment.

The global pandemic has created a rapid and significant shift in consumer behaviours, such as the shift to remote and work-from-home practices, as well as a change in purchasing patterns that resulted in an increase in traffic to online shopping channels. Recent data have further highlighted that 37 per cent of Singaporean consumers have increased online shopping activities as a result of staying home to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infections. The same data also revealed that over 76 per cent of those surveyed intend to continue this trend even after the global health crisis stabilises[1].

In addition, Epson Singapore saw an increase in online sales of 16.4 per cent in Q1 2020 compared to the previous year - confirming the need to expand its online footprint and offerings, according to a GfK report done in Q1 2020. The global technology giant also reported an increase in total online printer brand share by 4 per cent between the first quarter of 2019 and 2020[2], indicating that consumers have seen value in Epson’s product offerings in their remote working endeavours to improve their productivity and efficiency.

Ms. Tan May Lin, Director – Sales, Marketing and Customer Service of Epson Sales division, Epson Singapore said, “We’re delighted to further grow Epson Singapore’s online presence with our expansion into Shopee. While brick-and-mortar stores continue to be important to our customers, shifts in consumer behaviour are driving further demand for an omni-channel digital presence. As a customer-centric brand, we want to be where our customers are, and we believe that with the Shopee flagship store, Epson will continue to grow our brand presence, improve the consumer experience for our customers, while also making good on our commitment to sustainable business operations.”

To celebrate Epson’s official store launch on Shopee, exclusive promotions with up to $100 in NTUC E-Vouchers, as well as free gifts will be available from 1 Aug to 16 Aug 2020. Visit the official Epson store on Shopee to find out more: https://shopee.sg/epsonofficialsg

[1] Nielsen, April 2020: IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON CONSUMER BEHAVIOR

[2]GFK, Q1 2020: Inkjet & Laser Printing report

About Epson

Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to becoming indispensable to society by connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. The company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics. Epson is proud of its contributions to realizing a sustainable society and its ongoing efforts to realizing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the worldwide Epson Group generates annual sales of more than JPY 1 trillion.

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About Epson Singapore

Since 1982, Epson has developed a strong presence across major markets in Southeast Asia and South Asia. Led by the regional headquarters Epson Singapore, Epson’s business in Southeast Asia spans an extensive network of 11 countries with a comprehensive infrastructure of close to 500 service outlets, 7 Epson solution centres and 7 manufacturing facilities. 

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