New range of business printers save money and the environment

We are pleased to announce a partnership with Epson to promote and offer the new Workforce Pro RIPS range which vastly reduces a business’ carbon footprint and is better for the environment.

The RIPS range provides a huge reduction in running costs with up to 99% less waste than other copiers* and energy consumption reduction by up to 96%**

Simon Riley, Sales Director from Direct-Tec, says: “While we are all encouraged not to print emails and to recycle, there are still some businesses that cannot operate without printed materials, such as educational and medical organisations.

“The new Epson range will provide those businesses with substantial cost savings in operating overheads while at the same time being extremely environmentally friendly.”

Rob Clark, Senior Vice President, Epson European Marketing and Managing Director, Epson UK says: “When it comes to printing, businesses of all sizes across all sectors are realising that inkjet technology can enable greater business efficiencies through speed, cleaner processes, far less wastage and reduced power consumption. Epson’s WorkForce Pro RIPS (Replaceable Ink Pack System) range of business inkjet printers for example, when compared to laser printing technologies, can reduce waste by up to 99% and energy consumption by 96%”.

Mr Clark adds: “By working with Direct-Tec, we are looking forward to helping more businesses enjoy the benefits that our business inkjet printers can deliver. The company is well established in the managed print industry and combines a blend of product knowledge, market experience, sales support and training to ensure our customers receive the very best levels of service possible.”

If you are interested in the new Epson range, please watch Direct-Tec’s brief 2-minute video – for more information.


* In independent tests, Epson’s WorkForce Pro RIPS models produce up to 99% less waste than lasers and copiers.

As tested by BLI, over two months to April 2015, against a selection of competing machines, as commissioned by Epson.

Models chosen were the closest direct competitors from the selection of machines identified by Epson based on data from IDC on the top-selling five models globally, in the 11-20ppm A4 category and the segment 2 A3 category, using only one of each engine type, with the addition of an A3 device from HP.

To assess the comparative amount of waste materials generated over the course of the run, BLI assessed all consumables waste including toner/ink cartridges, imaging units, waste toner bottles, and any maintenance kit items required, with all items being retained, weighed and photographed. All toner/ink cartridges were run to exhaustion or until image quality was deemed to have dropped below a standard acceptable for external use.

Total Consumables and Packaging Waste Generated* (in grams, at 10,000-page intervals)

** Against Laser printers