Epson Toner and Ink

Ebson Toner and InkEver since 1968, when it developed the EP-101, the world’s first digital printer, Epson has been at the forefront of printing innovation. Following this product, Epson engineers have strived to create “sons” of the EP that offer high added value to users. These efforts have resulted in Epson products being used in a diverse range of scenarios worldwide. Today, the Stylus and Stylus Pro range are among the most trusted printers on the market. Additionally, Epson’s Aculaser models offer a full range of durable high-speed laser printers, either in monochrome or colour.

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A Number of World Premieres

Over the years, from the time it developed the SQ-2000, which was its first inkjet product, Epson has a launched a number of world firsts that have revolutionized the industry. These have included the Epson Stylus Color, the world’s first color inkjet printer, the Epson Stylus Photo, the world’s first inkjet photo printer, and the world’s first CD label printer.

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Epson recognized that inkjet would become the mainstream, and investigated the possibility of thermal, piezo and other potential inkjet technologies. While other companies launched thermal-type inkjets onto the market, Epson believed in the strengths of piezo technology. However, although piezo had advantages in terms of output quality, print head durability, and the ability to print a wide variety of inks, the technical difficulties seemed insurmountable as the materials and technologies required for sufficient miniaturization simply did not exist.

Epson was able to come up with a groundbreaking piezo print head and use it to create the first inkjet printer based on piezo technology. The monochrome Epson Stylus 800 was launched in 1993, and the following year the Epson Stylus Color became the company’s first color inkjet printer to produce photo-quality output. This printer was a smash hit, and catapulted Epson into its position as one of the world’s leading inkjet printer manufacturers. It’s no exaggeration to say that this and the top selling Epson Stylus Photo, which was launched in 1996, helped create a culture of home photo printing. Further development of the piezo technology resulted in Epson’s Micro Piezo process.

Advantages of Micro Piezo Technology

With Micro Piezo technology, mechanical pressure is generated by piezo elements that change shape as electrical signals are passed through them. This mechanical piezo pressure is used to propel ink onto paper and other media. The process is different from the thermal inkjet technologies used by other companies, in which air bubbles generated by boiling the ink cause it to be fired onto media. To push ink out from the print nozzles, an Epson Micro Piezo inkjet print head uses what are known as “piezoelectric” materials that contract bend when an electrical charge is passed through them. Elements made of these materials are built behind the print nozzles. When an initial electrical charge is applied to them, these elements bend. This causes precise amounts of ink from the ink chamber to be drawn into the firing chamber before it is propelled out of the nozzles at high speed.

While building a firm base in home printing, Epson also realized that Micro Piezo technology had considerable potential outside the home market. Introduced in 2000, the Epson Stylus Pro 9500 was a large format printer that combined light fastness with superb print quality at an affordable price. With conventional products costing significant amounts many thousands of dollars, this professional product expanded the scope of large format printers to areas such as poster printing, fine art and pro graphics in industries including pro-imaging, design and advertising. But Epson is not stopping here as it is now working to expand the presence of its printers in commerce, including inkjet minilabs for commercial photo printing and dedicated label printers.

Epson Toner and Ink Cartridges

Widely used in the home, business, commerce and industry, Epson inkjet printers have become synonymous with high quality output, reliability and high cost performance. These printers all contain a sophisticated combination of ink, ink cartridge, ink system, media, paper handling mechanism and image processing technologies all centered around Epson’s original print heads. Original Epson toner and ink cartridges are designed to deliver the best possible results for Epson printers. The Epson Claria ink for instance is a versatile four-colour ink set that delivers crisp, clear text documents and glossy, lab-quality photos.

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