Brother is expanding into the business inkjet printing market, while Epson has launched a new range or printers with around two years worth of ink.
Epson’s latest range is for the consumer market, supplying users with up to 4,000 pages in black and white and 6,500 pages in colour, without needing to change a single ink cartridge.
The L355 and L555 instead have ink tanks that need to be refilled with Epson ink every two years.
Simon Hanly, product manager at Epson UK, said: “These models are ideal for home and small office customers who want to print everyday documents, such as recipes, homework, emails and maps, and for whom price and convenience are key factors. With two years’ worth of ink included, users know where they stand.”
The L555 and L355 are available at Dixons Carphone (Currys and PC World stores), priced at £329 and £249 respectively.
Brother has also expanded its range of inkjet printers, with the launch of the J5000 range.
The new series aims to help resellers capitalise on the market, by offering faster print speeds, improved print quality, A3 printing and reduced noise.
Stuart Mabe, product manager at Brother UK, said: “As the number one brand in A3 ink, we’re trusted by businesses to provide high quality, reliable printers that deliver the features they need.
“The business inkjet market is growing rapidly, with over three million units sold last year, as businesses increasingly look for great value machines with a strong feature set. Our new ranges will give resellers a compelling proposition to help them capitalise on this opportunity.”