Epson announces WorkForce Pro M5000 Series of Monochrome Printers

Epson WorkForce Pro WF-M5194.
Epson WorkForce Pro WF-M5194 Printer.

Epson America’s inexpensive new WorkForce Pro WF-M5694 multifunction printer and WorkForce Pro WF-M5194 single function monochrome printer are both designed to maximize business productivity for small networked work groups. Powered by Epson’s next-generation PrecisionCore technology, the WF-M5694 and WF-M5194 provide “the lowest-cost monochrome printing in their class.” Equipped with a 10,000-page cartridge yield and up to 580-sheet maximum paper capacity, these monochrome printers require little user intervention. They also come equipped with IT administration tools, including security features and network configuration.

“By expanding Epson’s portfolio to incorporate monochrome printing solutions, we’re able to provide a portfolio to resellers and IT managers to meet a full range of their office printing needs at an affordable operating cost,” said Larry Trevarthen, Director of Business Imaging at Epson America (right). “The WorkForce Pro monochrome printer family is another step in our commitment to provide businesses with printing alternatives that can provide dramatic savings against alternative options, including laser printers.”

Epson WorkForce Pro WF-M5694.
Epson WorkForce Pro WF-M5694 Printer.

The WorkForce Pro M5000 Series allows users to save money and quickly produce professional-quality documents that can be printed at speeds of 20 ISO ppm (black). The monochrome printers provide seamless integration into wired and wireless environments via Universal drivers, PCL4 and PostScript. They also include standard security-related features such as PIN-based confidential job release and user access control. Additionally, the WF-M5694 (right, above) supports auto two-sided printing, copying, scanning and faxing. Additional M5000 Series features include laser-sharp text on a wide variety of media with DuraBrite Ultra Ink, and wired/wireless connectivity plus Wi-Fi Direct printing from smartphones, tablets and the cloud.

The WF-M5194 is available now and the WF-M5694 will be available in late April on the Epson website and through IT and specialty dealers, VARs, contract office suppliers and other authorized Epson commercial re-sellers.



Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.