Epson sells 40 million high-capacity ink tank inkjet printers
Seiko Epson Corporation has announced that cumulative global sales of Epson’s high-capacity ink tank inkjet printers have reached 40 million units.
Epson first launched high-capacity ink tank inkjet printers in October 2010 in Indonesia. By 2018, the Epson high-capacity ink tank inkjet printers were introduced to some 150 countries and regions. By first establishing a presence in emerging markets and then making inroads into developed economies, Epson has seen its high-capacity ink tank models account for a growing percentage of the total inkjet market each year. As a result, Epson has continued to maintain the top share in the high-capacity ink tank printer market for nine consecutive years.
In 2019, Epson will accelerate the transition from ink cartridge printers to high-capacity ink tank printers. The company will continue to highlight the latter’s formidable advantage in terms of cost per print and environmental performance. Epson will also speed up the replacement of laser printers by strengthening its lineup of fast and durable office inkjets. The inkjets will allow users in all segments to print freely without worrying about costs.
Through these efforts, Epson plans to sell 10.2 million high-capacity ink tank printers in FY2019. This will mean an increase of 13% compared to the previous fiscal year. The said increase wil account for about 64% of total inkjet printer sales in Epson.