Shaping The Future With Heat-Free Technology

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Heat-Free Technology

Epson's proprietary heat-free inkjet technology delivers advanced customer benefits over laser and thermal inkjet technology.

Printing process comparison

Laser and inkjet printers may look the same on the outside. But it is what's on the inside that counts.

Comparing printing processes

Laser printing is a complex process involving eight separate stages and a high level of heat.

With inkjet printers, there are two main technologies: thermal which uses heat, and Piezo, which is heat-free

Thermal inkjet process

Thermal inkjet technology applies an electrical current to warm the ink to fire it through the printhead.

Piezo ejection process

Unlike thermal inkjets and laser printers, Epson's heat-free PrecisionCore technology does not require heat in the ink ejection process. Instead pressure is applied to the Piezo element, which flexes backwards and forwards to fire the ink from the printhead.

The benefits of Heat-Free Technology

Save time with consistent high speed printing

Epson's heat-free PrecisionCore technology requires no heat to warm up when it is switched on or awoken from sleep. This means a fast first page out time (FPOT) compared to laser printers, which need to preheat the fuser to print. And unlike thermal inkjet technology, Epson heat-free technology does not need to wait for the ink to cool down between ink firings. This can result in faster printing and significant time savings.

Less power consumption saves energy and money

As inkjets have no fuser unit to heat, this results in significantly less energy consumption. And unlike thermal inkjet technology, Epson heat-free PrecisionCore technology enables consistent ink ejection, so the printer can print at consistently fast speed. This means the printer is in action for less time, which helps to reduce running costs further.

Fewer replacement parts, lower environmental impact

Laser printers typically have more consumables and require periodic replacement of the drum, transfer belt and fuser. Thanks to heat-free technology, Epson PrecisionCore inkjet printers use fewer parts that need replacing than in a laser printer, and, unlike thermal printers, our printheads are not a consumable. This reduces the environmental burden of manufacturing and recycling the additional resources.

Less intervention increases productivity

The heat-free structure of Epson PrecisionCore inkjet printers means that there are fewer parts that can fail, which reduces the amount of intervention required. The heat-free ink ejection process means that, unlike thermal printers, there is no heat damage to the printheads, so they last longer. As a result, Epson inkjet printers offer improved reliability and significantly reduced downtime to repair and replace.