October 7, 2020
Epson first launched high-capacity ink tank inkjet printers (now known as EcoTank in many markets) in October 2010, in Indonesia. The company then steadily expanded the territory over which these printers are sold, expanding to 170 countries and regions by 2019.
As a result, cumulative global sales of its high-capacity ink tank inkjet printers recently topped 50 million units. Moreover, by saving on plastic, which is the main component of ink cartridges, Epson estimates that CO2 emissions were approximately 166,000 tonnes lower than they would have been if all these units had been cartridge printers.
By first establishing a presence in emerging nations and then making inroads into developed economies, Epson said it has seen its high-capacity ink tank models account for a growing percentage of the total inkjet market each year.
Epson commented: “Rapid changes in society touched off changes in the office and education printing environments during the 2020 fiscal year. In all segments, we will continue to offer far lower printing costs than competitors and unrivalled environmental performance to enable our customers to print without having to worry about printing costs and environmental impacts.”
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