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Epson Pulls the Plug on Laser Printers

The news came as a shock to everyone, the announcement that Epson, one of the worlds leading printer manufacturers was ceasing the production of laser printers. From 2026, the company says it'll be inkjet only.  After years of producing some of the most reliable and efficient laser printers on the market, it was a surprise to many that the company had decided to take this drastic step.

The decision was due to a number of factors, some of which had been evident in the industry for some time. Firstly, there had been a shift in the way people were printing documents. Many businesses had moved away from using laser printers towards the newer and more efficient inkjet printers. This was due to their lower running costs and smaller footprint, making them more suitable for the modern office.

Another factor was the increase in mobile printing. With the rise of smartphones and tablets, it was becoming increasingly easier for people to print documents on the go. This meant that many people were no longer relying on a dedicated printer and instead were using their mobile device to do the job.

Finally, the quality of digital printing was improving, with ever more advanced technology allowing for sharper and more accurate results. This meant that many people were choosing to print their documents directly from their computer or mobile device, rather than relying on a laser printer.

All of these factors combined to make the decision for Epson to cease production of laser printers an obvious one. While it was certainly disappointing news for many, it also highlighted the fact that the company was adapting to the changing needs of the market, ensuring that it remained at the forefront of printing technology.

Although the decision to end production of laser printers was a difficult one, it was ultimately the right one. By taking this step, Epson was able to focus its resources on developing new and innovative products that would meet the changing needs of its customers. This would ensure that the company would remain a leader in the printing industry for years to come.

In the end, the decision for Epson to stop producing laser printers was a sound one. It allowed the company to focus its resources on more efficient and modern products, while also highlighting its commitment to innovation. As the printing industry continues to evolve, the decision to end production of laser printers will likely prove to be a wise one.

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About William Elward

Founder of Castle Ink, William Elward has 20 years experience in the printer industry. He's been featured on CNN Money, Yahoo, PC World, Computer World, and other top publications and frequently blogs about printers and ink cartridges. He's an expert at diagnosing printer issues and has published guides to fixing common printer issues across the internet. A graduate of Bryant University and Columbia's Sulzberger Executive Leadership Program, he's held various leadership positions at The College Board, Bankrate, Zocdoc, and Everyday Health. Follow him on Twitter at William Elward's Twitter Profile