Nic Rossmüller : September 13th 2006 - 17:36 CET
Epson Stylus Photo Printers
Epson Stylus Photo Printers : Beginning today, the world of consumer photo printing takes a big step forward with the introduction of three Ultra Hi-Definition photo printers from Epson that deliver the ultimate professional-level prints to the home photo enthusiast at amazing print speeds. The Ultra Hi-Definition product line consists of the Epson Stylus Photo R260 and R380 photo printers, along with the Epson Stylus Photo RX580 photo all-in-one. Using some of the same technology that professionals rely on to produce beautiful and marketable art, Epson’s new Ultra Hi-Definition printers set a new standard in the photo printer category. A key component of the new product line is Claria ink, the latest breakthrough in Epson’s long line of ink innovations.|
Epson Stylus Photo Printers|
With Claria ink and a newly designed print head, these products deliver the fastest photo print speeds of any previous Epson model, and print longevity that is superior to lab photos. The Ultra Hi-Definition product line offers a variety of convenient and user-friendly features, such as automatic photo correction, which automatically adjusts improperly lit photos and corrects skin tones for better-looking prints - it’s like having a trained photo lab technician inside the printer. All three models also print directly on ink jet printable CDs and DVDs without messy labels. “Just as HD created a new standard in consumer video, Epson has raised the bar once again for consumers who are demanding professional photo quality output in an affordable home printer,” said Steve Semos, product manager, Epson.
Epson Stylus Photo printers - Claria ink
“We’ve taken our experience in the professional photography market and incorporated many of those attributes into our new Ultra Hi-Definition products with Claria ink to create the best consumer photo printers on the market, bar none. Now, printing brilliant Ultra Hi-Definition photos that can last for generations takes just seconds right at home.” Shared Features of the Ultra Hi-Definition Product Line The Epson Stylus Photo R260, R380 and RX580 offer many new and innovative features to provide consumers with an advanced printing system right at home.
Epson Stylus Photo printers - Features
• Claria Hi-Definition Ink: Provides the ultimate combination of photo quality and longevity
• DX5 Technology: Enables Epson’s patented MicroPiezo print head
• Automatic Photo Correction: Adjusts photos automatically to create the best prints
• Direct CD/DVD Printing: Prints directly on ink jet printable CDs and DVDs
• BorderFree Printing: Delivers beautiful BorderFree photos
Epson Ultra Hi-Definition photo printer R 260 - Pictrbridge
The Epson Stylus Photo R260 is a full-featured Ultra Hi-Definition photo printer, offering outstanding print quality for a remarkably low price. The Epson Stylus Photo R260 provides all of the features and performance offered in the new Ultra Hi-Definition product line, including CD/DVD printing, fast print speeds and automatic photo correction. For added convenience, the Epson Stylus Photo R260 uses individual ink cartridges and features a front positioned PictBridge port for direct photo printing from PictBridge-enabled digital cameras and phones.
Epson Stylus Photo R380 printer - 3.5 Inch LCD Monitor
The Epson Stylus Photo R380 is the step-up from the Epson Stylus Photo R260, offering the same Ultra Hi-Definition quality and versatility, plus a robust set of PC-free photo printing capabilities. Featuring a large high-quality 3.5-inch color LCD and built-in memory card slots for all popular formats, the Epson Stylus Photo R380 enables digital camera owners to quickly view, select, crop, enlarge, and print photos without ever having to turn on a computer. In standalone mode, photo enthusiasts can browse and share photos with a built-in slideshow feature, crop and print photos in various sizes and on multiple media types, and view and print images by date, an exclusive Epson capability and helpful feature when printing from larger memory cards. The photo printer also allows users to print photos directly from video clips (offered only with the Epson Stylus Photo R380). Other features of the Epson Stylus Photo R380 include the ability to save photos to, and print from, an external CD, Zip or Flash memory drive as well as direct printing from Bluetooth-enabled devices using an optional Bluetooth adapter.
Epson Stylus Photo RX580 - 2.5 Inch color screen
The Epson Stylus Photo RX580 all-in-one rounds out the new Ultra Hi-Definition product line, offering the same leading-edge image quality, performance and PC-free capabilities featured on the Epson Stylus Photo R380 and more. Beyond full-featured scanning, printing and copying, the Epson Stylus Photo RX580 allows photo enthusiasts to restore color to faded photos and create customized photo greeting cards. A built-in 2.5-inch color LCD makes viewing, selecting and editing images convenient and simple, providing a quick and easy way to print directly from popular media cards and Flash memory drives or digital cameras and cell phones via PictBridge connection or optional Bluetooth. Product highlights include:
Epson RX 580 All in One - Features
• Photo Quality Scanning: Scans everyday documents, receipts, photos, and more
• Restoring Photos: Easily restores the color to old, faded and/or badly exposed images
• High Quality Copies of Photos and Everyday Documents
• Customized Photo Greeting Cards: Allows to create their own photo greeting cards
Epson Stylus Photo printer - Price and availability
The Epson Stylus Photo R260 will be available in September for an estimated street price of $129.99. The Epson Stylus Photo R380 and RX580 will be available in October for an estimated street price of $199.99. All Ultra Hi-Definition printers are both Windows and Macintosh compatible and will be available at major computer and electronics superstores and can be purchased through mail order, the Internet and Epson’s own retail site, www.epsonstore.com. The models are backed by the one-year Epson Limited Warranty and are supported by the Epson ConnectionSM, a customer support and technical assistance line.
About Epson America
Epson offers an extensive array of award-winning image capture and image output products for the consumer, business, photography, and graphic arts markets. The company is also a leading supplier of value-added point-of-sale (POS) printers and transaction terminals for the retail market. Founded in 1975, Epson America, Inc. is the U.S. affiliate of Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, a global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality technology products that meet customer demands for increased functionality, compactness, systems integration, and energy efficiency. Epson America, Inc. is headquartered in Long Beach, Calif.