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Description

Seiko Epson Corporation is a leading Japanese manufacturer of computer printers and related imaging products. Having delved into home electronics and industrial products, Epson is best known for its inkjet and laser printers and point-of-sale printers.
One of three core companies of the Seiko Group, Epson focuses on electronics. Its name is an abbreviation for the "SON of Electronic Printer".

History

Epson was originally a watch shop set up in 1942 that was involved in the manufacturing of Seiko watches. In 1963, the company developed the world's first portable quartz timer (Seiko QC-951); six years later, it made the world's first quartz watch. Today, however, the watch business is organized under Seiko Holdings Corporation, separate from the electronics business.
In 1961, the Seiko Group needed to develop a printing timer for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. The company developed an electronic printer as a result. In 1968, this culminated in the world's first mini-printer, the EP-101.
In 1975, the Epson name was introduced for the new printer models that followed the EP-101 (hence the son of EP).
Epson developed the Micro Piezo inkjet technology that uses piezoelectric crystal to push the ink out of each nozzle rather than heating the ink in 1993. This method allows Epson's inkjets to be compatible with a larger set of paper types. They can also control the size of each droplet more precisely.

Current Prducts

In 2015, Epson debuted the EcoTank series of cartridge-less inkjet printers with the ET-4550, significantly reducing the per-page cost of inkjet printing. Subsequent generations of the EcoTank printers dealt with the teething problems and are currently some of the finest solutions for inkjet-printing.
The EcoTank series essentially incorporates a continuous ink system (CIS) into an inkjet printer, eliminating the hassle of retrofitting a traditional inkjet.

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No review has been published yet.

Products

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Epson EcoTank 114 Pigment- & Dye-Based Ink

EcoTank 114 Ink series is a refill ink for Epson's new 6-ink EcoTank photo printers. It comprises a pigment black ink (PB) and five dye-based inks in photo b...
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Epson EcoTank ET-8500 Photo Printer

Epson EcoTank ET-8500 is an A4 3-in-1 ink-tank printer optimized for photo printing. It has the exact same set of features offered by the A3+ ET-8550 and, li...
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Epson EcoTank ET-8550 A3+ Photo Printer

Epson EcoTank ET-8550 is an A3+ 3-in-1 ink-tank printer optimized for photo printing. Similar to Canon's latest approach, the ET-8550 bumps the number of ink...
Thumbnail of product Epson EcoTank 110 / T532 Pigment-Based Ink

Epson EcoTank 110 / T532 Pigment-Based Ink

EcoTank T532 Ink is a pigment-based refill ink for Epson's EcoTank-series ink tank printers: Marketed as T532 in the US, it is labelled as EcoTank Ink 110 or...
Thumbnail of product Epson EcoTank 112 / 113 / T542 Pigment-Based Ink

Epson EcoTank 112 / 113 / T542 Pigment-Based Ink

EcoTank T542 Ink is a pigment-based refill ink for Epson's EcoTank-series ink tank printers: Marketed as T542 in the US, it is labelled as EcoTank Ink 112 or...
Thumbnail of product Epson EcoTank 105 / 106 / T512 Pigment- & Dye-Based Ink

Epson EcoTank 105 / 106 / T512 Pigment- & Dye-Based Ink

EcoTank T512 Ink is a refill ink for Epson's EcoTank-series ink tank printers: the black ink is pigment-based, while the color inks are dye-based. Marketed a...

Articles

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EcoTank ET-8550 Review Rundown

Epson ET-8550 has extra photo black and grey inks, as well as the usual black, cyan, magenta and yellow. It's a wide format printer, which means it can take paper up to A3+ in size.
31 Jul 2021
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Understanding Epson EcoTank Inks: How They Differ and Which Inks Are Interchangeable

EcoTank inks differ in their colorants, special "keys" for the reservoirs, and volumes. This guide shows you which ink is for your Epson EcoTank pr...
07 Jan 2021

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