Photo - (from left) Danny Lee, General Manager of Sales and Marketing Division, Epson Malaysia; Yasuhiro Kasai, Country Manager of Epson Malaysia; Koichi Endo, Managing Director, Epson Southeast Asia; Dickson Lee, Senior Manager, Commercial & Industrial Product Group, Epson Malaysia; and Ho Kean Chew, Product Manager, Inkjet Printer Group, Epson Malaysia.
Imaging and print solutions firm Epson Malaysia recently marked the 20th anniversary of the introduction in March 1993 of its first printer to use its proprietary 'Micro Piezo' inkjet technology.
Epson Southeast Asia managing director Koichi Endo said the company's use of piezoelectric materials, which bend precisely when charged with varying electric currents, has helped with differentiation in the market place.
Epson is the only major printer company in the world that uses piezoelectric print heads in its entire inkjet printer range - from the smallest personal photo printer, to the largest industrial press system, said Endo, who was one of the engineers who developed the technology.
"Epson has waited 20 years for our Micro Piezo technology to mature," he said. "Today, its superior reliability, energy efficiency, and high ink compatibility is giving Epson unique advantages and growth opportunities in the fields of business document printing, industrial printing and our ability to create special products like our ink tank system printers for emerging markets."
Compared to thermal inkjet printers, Endo said that Epson Micro Piezo printers have three key advantages:
- Improved printing quality and precision due to their ability to eject ink droplets in varying sizes.
- Lower operating temperature that makes them more power efficient and allows them to use a wider range of inks, and on a wider range of media.
- Higher Reliability that allows Epson to build its print heads into its printers, instead of cartridges. This makes the cartridges cheaper to produce, more affordable to buy, and easier to recycle.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the technology, Epson has launched a range of its latest ink tank system printers with unique benefits that have been made possible by the technology and demonstrate how far it has developed and scaled.
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