Epson to launch ReadyPrint subscription service

Seiko Epson Corp. is set to launch a subscription printing service called ReadyPrint for use with its high-capacity ink tank printers as well as ink cartridge models. The service will be launched first in the Netherlands, in early February, and will then be rolled out across Europe. Epson also plans to deploy the service globally, initially in consumer markets in developed economies, in the fiscal year beginning April 2020.

Three different price plans will be offered respectively for mono and color printing, with the prices based on monthly print volumes. The plans start as low as about 6.99 euros per month for 300 monochrome prints and range up to 14.99 euros for subscribers desiring unlimited color printing, the company said. Customers will be able to change their plan as needed. ReadyPrint detects when ink begins to run low and replacement ink bottles are shipped automatically. Printers are also covered against breakdowns during the period of the contract, providing both convenience and peace of mind.

Epson will also launch a subscription service for users of Epson ink cartridge printers. Subscribers will automatically receive replacement ink cartridges for a fixed monthly fee. There are three fee plans based on monthly print volume starting at less than 2 euros per month.