Epson sells over 50,000,000 EcoTank high-capacity ink tank inkjet printers
CO2 emissions from consumables reduced by over 160,000
SYDNEY, 8 October 2020 – Cumulative global sales of Epson’s EcoTank high-capacity ink tank inkjet printers recently topped 50 million units. Epson first launched EcoTank high-capacity ink tank inkjet printers in October 2010, in Indonesia. The company then steadily expanded the territory over which EcoTank printers were sold, reaching 170 countries and regions by 201
Epson EcoTank ET-4700
As well as selling over 50 million units, by saving on plastic, which is the main component of ink cartridges, Epson estimates that CO2 emissions are approximately 166,000 tonnes lower than they would have been if all these units had been cartridge printers1.
Epson EcoTank ET-M3170
By first establishing a presence in emerging nations and then making inroads into developed economies, Epson has seen its high-capacity ink tank models account for a growing percentage of the total inkjet market each year. As a result, Epson, which boasts strong brand recognition and an extensive product line-up, has continued to maintain the top share2 in the global high-capacity ink tank printer market for ten consecutive years.
Rapid changes in society touched off changes in the office and education printing environments during the 2020 fiscal year. Thus Epson’s goal in all segments is to continue to offer far lower printing costs than their competitors and unrivalled environmental performance to enable their customers to print without having to worry about printing costs and environmental impacts.
For more information on Epson EcoTank printers go to: https://www.epson.com.au/v2/ecotank/
Epson EcoTank ET-4700 and ET-M3170 printers
1The size of the reduction in consumables CO2 emissions was calculated by comparing the cumulative number of ink bottles sold up to August 2020 with the number of ink cartridges required to print the same amount and converting them into a CO2 equivalent. CO2 emissions were calculated based on Epson’s evaluation conditions, which take into account the impacts from consumables materials and parts manufacturing. Actual CO2 emissions will vary depending on customer printer use.
What was evaluated: Ink cartridge printer ink cartridges and packaging, and high-capacity ink tank ink bottles and packaging (calculated based on replacement cartridges and ink bottles)
2In terms of the number of global high-capacity ink tank products sold from 2010 to August 2020. Top share in terms of the number of global ink tank products sold from 2010 to 2019, per research by IDC (Source: IDC’s Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker 2020Q2)