Epson has added three multifunction and three photo inkjet printers to its line-up.
All six new machines are aimed at home or small office users.
Two of the new multifunction printers, the Stylus CX4700 and CX3700, feature the company’s DuraBrite Ultra pigment ink, which the company claims produces durable prints that can last up to 120 years.
According to Anton Napier, business develop-
ment manager at Epson New Zealand, the ink can now be used on a wider range of paper including gloss.
”Customers can now use the top paper on our entry-level machines,” he says.
Meanwhile the Stylus Photo RX530 multi-function and Stylus Photo R230, R250 and R350 printers use Epson’s new dye-based HQ3 ink, which it claims delivers brighter, more vibrant printing.
All four new Stylus Photo printers, as well as the CX4700, support PC-free printing directly from a range of memory cards and digital cameras.
With the exception of the R230, the Stylus Photo models each feature LCD preview screens, the largest of which is the R250’s at 2.4 inches. The RX530 and R350 have 1.5-inch screens.
The scanners in the CX4700 and CX3700 have been improved to 1,200dpi, while the RX530 includes a 2,400dpi scanner.
The CX4700, CX3700, RX530 and R250 use four individual colour ink cartridges, while the R230 and R350 have six.
All machines come bundled with Epson’s Creativity Suite software.
The Stylus CX4700 and CX3700 retail at $149 and $249 respectively, while the pricing for the Stylus Photo models is $199 for the R230, $279 for the R250, $379 for the RX530 and $399 for the R350.