LONG BEACH, Calif. – March 30, 2016 – Epson America, Inc., a leading provider of business imaging solutions, today announced the WorkForce® Pro WF-M5694 multifunction and WorkForce Pro WF-M5194 single function monochrome printers, designed to maximize business productivity for small networked workgroups. Powered by Epson’s next-generation PrecisionCore® technology, the WF-M5694 and WF-M5194 provide the lowest-cost monochrome printing in their class1. Equipped with a 10,000-page cartridge yield2 and up to 580 sheets maximum paper capacity3 these monochrome printers require little user intervention. They also come equipped with IT admin tools, including security features and network configuration.
“By expanding Epson’s portfolio to incorporate monochrome printing solutions, we are able to provide a portfolio to resellers and IT managers to meet a full range of their office printing needs at an affordable operating cost,” said Larry Trevarthen, director, Business Imaging, Epson America, Inc. “The WorkForce Pro monochrome printer family is another step in our commitment to provide businesses with printing alternatives that can provide dramatic savings against alternative options, including laser printers.”
The WorkForce Pro M5000 Series allows users to save money and quickly produce professional-quality documents that can be printed at fast speeds of 20 ISO ppm (black)†. The monochrome printers support easy network setup and security features to provide seamless integration and administration into wired and wireless environments, via Universal drivers, PCL4 and PostScript®. They also include standard security-related features such as PIN-based confidential job release and user access control. Additionally, the WF-M5694 supports auto two-sided printing, copying, scanning, and faxing.
Additional M5000 Series features include:
- Security features — secure PIN printing, user access control, Web Config, and more
- Professional-quality results — laser-sharp text on a wide variety of media with DURABrite® Ultra Ink
- Built-in networking — wired and wireless connectivity plus Wi-Fi Direct®5; print from smartphones, tablets and the cloud6
- Performance Beyond Laser™ — powered by PrecisionCore, the next generation of inkjet printing technology for performance beyond a laser
Pricing and Availability
The WorkForce Pro WF-M5194 single function monochrome printer ($209.99 MSRP) will be available in late March, and the WorkForce Pro WF-M5694 multifunction monochrome printer ($399.99 MSRP) will be available in late April on epson.com and through IT and specialty dealers, VARs, contract office suppliers and other authorized Epson commercial resellers.
Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. With a lineup that ranges from inkjet printers and digital printing systems to 3LCD projectors, smart glasses, sensing systems and industrial robots, the company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics.
Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises nearly 72,000 employees in 93 companies around the world, and is proud of its contributions to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental impacts.
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EPSON, DURABrite, PrecisionCore, and WorkForce are registered trademarks, EPSON Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark and Epson Connect is a trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation. Performance Beyond Laser is a trademark of Epson America, Inc. Apple is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Android, Chromebook, Google Play and Google Cloud Print are trademarks of Google Inc. Wi-Fi Direct® is a registered trademark and Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ is a trademark of Wi-Fi Alliance®. All other product and brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in these marks. Copyright 2016 Epson America, Inc. CPD-51156 2/16
† Black print speeds are measured in accordance with ISO/IEC 24734. Actual print times will vary based on system configuration, software, and page complexity. For more information, visit www.epson.com/printspeed
1 Compared to similarly featured monochrome printers under $500 and under 40 ppm, based on NPD, June 2015. Cartridges prices are based on manufacturer yield and online pricing. Printer prices are average sales prices per NPD, June 2015. Savings ranges from up to 15% to 50%. Savings will vary based on printers, cartridges, and usage conditions.
2 792XL Black cartridge prints about 10,000 ISO pages. Actual number of pages will vary.
3 With optional second paper tray.
4 Not all media types are supported for PCL printing.
5 Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™; level of performance subject to the range of the router being used. Wi-Fi Direct may require printer software.
6 Most features require an Internet connection to the printer, as well as an Internet- and/or email-enabled device. For a list of Epson Connect enabled printers and compatible devices and apps, visit www.epson.com/connect