Epson On The Rise
There’s an old, trusted brand with a new name in town. You may remember K-Sun heat shrink tubing printers. Well, it’s time for K-Sun-set, since they are now a part of Seiko Epson Corporation.
They’ve actually been a part of Epson for a while now, and the company had been supplied with OEM Epson printers since 1994, but now the K-Sun brand is going away. Meanwhile, for the manufacture and sale of heat shrink tubing printers, say hello to Epson LabelWorks.
New name, old friend
It’s the same great K-Sun product you’ve known and trusted, just under a different name. And the addition of “LabelWorks” to Epson shows their commitment to expanding the company's presence in the industrial labeling market, as well as providing them broader access to labeling customers and influencers.
Ultimately, Epson LabelWorks wants to better serve industrial customers with an expanding line of label printing solutions ranging from portable and desktop heat shrink tubing printers all the way up to industrial duty printers for large print runs of labels.
With a versatile line of heat shrink tubing printers, Epson LabelWorks is there to cover all of your needs when it comes to labeling, identifying, and organizing all of your cabling and wiring projects.
With the extra safety of having your information printed directly onto your heat shrink tubing, there’s no fear of having paper or vinyl labels fall off or of being easily defaced. Additionally, you can find all kinds of options with different models of Epson LabelWorks printers, including variable-width printing in a single run, extensive symbol and special character sets, bar coding, serial numbering, and more.
It’s an exciting move for the company. Junichi Watanabe, director and chief operating officer of Epson's Visual Products Operations Division, said at the time, “We are delighted to take our partnership with K-Sun to the next stage. The acquisition will not only give us access to K-Sun's expertise in industrial label printing, but will help boost the Epson brand and increase exposure of Epson's label printers in this important strategic market.”
Michael Kasun, founder and president of K-Sun, agreed saying, “Now as a member of Epson's prestigious group of companies, we are very excited for our future and the new products and supplies that we can offer our customers and the expanded opportunities for our employees."
A long history
Epson came out of the company Daiwa Kogyo, Ltd., which was founded in 1942. The first miniprinter came out in 1968. It was called the EP-101. Seven years later, Epson was born, the company being named in reference to being that first E(lectronic) P(rinter)’s Son.
Currently, the company manufactures products for office, home, commerce, and industry, with a lineup that ranges from inkjet printers, printing systems and 3-LCD projectors to industrial robots, and smart glasses and sensing systems. All based on original compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies.
The Epson Group comprises more than 72,000 employees in 94 companies around the world. That’s how you know that, with Epson LabelWorks, you’re getting a quality product backed up by a company with a long history of technical innovation and fine craftsmanship, and a heat shrink tubing printer you can rely on for a long, long time.