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Macartney chooses Epson Replaceable Ink Pack System printing solution

November 2016

Replaces laser solution and saves time and money on printing costs

SYDNEY, 8 November 2016 – Macartney Real Estate is a company made up of a dynamic group of successful real estate agents who came together with a common goal to improve the delivery of “best of class” service to their clients across a range of property services. As you can imagine Macartney, like most real estate businesses, prints a lot of documents which is why their in-office print solution is so important. Recently the company overhauled their entire printing system and installed an Epson WorkForce Pro WF-R5690 Replaceable Ink Pack System (RIPS) printing solution to satisfy all of their requirements.

Macartney Real Estate Principal Simon de Crespigny explained, “We purchased the WF-R5690 printer to replace a number of laser printers we had that were unreliable. We needed a fast and reliable machine that was easy for our staff to access and use, so we did a lot of research and the Epson RIPS printer came up as the best available option by far.”

There were several factors that led Macartney to the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-R5690 as de Crespigny continued, “Reliability, ease of use and flexible printing. The Epson representative was well informed about the printer’s capabilities and our requirements. The evaluation process also made us realise how it was better and more efficient to go with an inkjet printer instead of continuing with laser printers. Inkjet printers have come a very long way from the days of clogged printer heads and the WF-R5690 with its guaranteed no-clogging, is an excellent example of that.”

Epson WorkForce Pro WF-R5690 RIPS at Macartney Real Estate

The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-R5690 workgroup printer enables Macartney Real Estate’s offices to benefit from the increased productivity of a local distributed print fleet that requires minimal intervention, while providing predictable print costs.

With productivity levels of up to 50,000 pages in black or 50,000 pages in colour without replacing the ink1 thanks to this printer's super-high-yield ink supply units reliability and efficiency are well taken care of. The supply units are low intervention and virtually eliminate time wasting interruptions. Supplies management is made simple and supplies waste is greatly reduced, thereby resulting in lower IT support costs.

De Crespigny added, “There are more cost benefits and savings too. The WF-R5690 uses up to 80 percent less power than competitive colour lasers thanks to its no heat technology. No ozone gas is emitted, and an improved quiet print mode and no fan noise during or after printing make it ideal for the working environment. There are also fewer parts to replace than a laser. We can also get more done with print speeds of up to 34 pages a minute in black and white and 30 pages per minute in colour. Its high paper capacity of up to 580 sheets means less time is spent refilling and its automatic double-sided printing, scanning, copying and faxing makes any job easy and efficient.”

Having moved back to the world of inkjet, something Macartney thought they would never do de Crespigny remains not only validated in the decision but seriously impressed with the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-R5690 as he concluded, “This printer is perfect for our needs. The use of a long life ink bags and guarantee against a clogging printer head are major plus points. Then there’s its small footprint and low running costs plus flexible print options including the ability to print one metre-long vinyl sheets for use in outdoor applications. In the office sense it’s a very easy to use network printer for all the company’s printing requirements and in short does everything it says it will and more.”

1 R14X Black ink pack prints about 50,000 pages. R14X Colour Packs print about 50,000 pages on average. Actual number of pages will vary. Replacement ink pack yields are based on testing with ISO/IEC 24712 patterns with Epson’s methodology in Default mode, printing continuously. Yields may vary considerably for reasons that include images printed, print settings, temperature and humidity. Yields may be lower when printing infrequently or predominantly with one ink colour. All ink colours are used for printing and printer maintenance. For print quality, part of the ink from the included cartridges or ink packs is used for printer startup and a variable amount of ink remains in the ink pack after the "replace ink pack" signal appears.

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The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-R5690 RIPS printing solution in use at Macartney Real Estate.

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