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Epson EcoTank Printer Accomplishes Antarctic Mission

July 2016

Major investment in high quality digital printer

SYDNEY, 21 June 2016 – After almost two years since they first arrived at Base Marambio in the Argentine Antarctic, the southernmost point in the Americas, Epson EcoTank printers have shown their incomparable performance. Epson started a journey in October 2014 that challenged its own limits by sending its high-capacity EcoTank printers to remote places in Latin America in order to show the highest performance of its innovative ink tanks.

Pushing the most extreme weather barriers, and as part of the EcoTank Challenge, the company began sending printers to inhospitable and hard-to-reach places in Latin America, where immediate replacement of supplies and devices is complex and even unattainable. Among the selected places to accomplish this hard mission was Base Marambio in the Argentine Antarctic, the southernmost point in the Americas that under strong winds and frost, Epson sent the L355 printer with its innovative EcoTank technology.

"It has been over a year and a half of daily use without refilling and working properly. They never had to worry about the ink, which seemed endless," explains Juan Carlos Luján, president of Fundación Marambio.

EcoTank fuses the concepts of "Economy" and "Tank" in a printing system which replaces the traditional cartridges with ink bottles that deliver higher performance at a lower cost, maintaining the same printing quality without the need to change supplies so frequently.

Base Marambio is an Argentine station located in the Antarctic that carries out scientific research (geological, geophysical, paleontological and ecological, among others). The extreme climate that affects the Antarctic region makes it impossible to have frequent access to the base and limits the possibilities of those who live there to receive supplies and spare parts for their equipment.

"We accepted the EcoTank Challenge because with temperatures of 30 degrees bellow zero and strong winds, we do not have to worry about refilling ink and we have not been disappointed about that," explained one of the members of the Annual Antarctic Team.

Trusting the performance of its printers and with the objective of contributing to the important work done at the base, Epson selected this location to provide its products and show the powerful printing performance of its EcoTank range.

Picture Credit
Members of the Base Marambio team pose with Epson EcoTank printers.

About Epson and Epson Australia
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 more than 67,000 employees in 90 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.

Epson Australia offers an extensive array of award-winning image capture and image output products for the commercial, industrial, consumer, business, photography and graphic arts markets, and is also a leading supplier of value-added point-of-sale (POS) solutions for the retail market. Epson is the market leader in Australia and worldwide in sales of projectors for the home, office and education. Established in 1983 Epson Australia is headquartered in North Ryde NSW and is a subsidiary of the Epson Group headquartered in Japan.

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