Press Release: New Epson Single Function and Multifunction Printers are Affordably Priced and Include Epson's DURABrite Ultra Pigment Ink for Printing Beautiful Smudge, Fade and Water Resistant Images on Plain and Glossy Photo Papers

Epson America, Inc. is announcing a new line of ink jet products that are perfectly suited for the
home as well as the Small Office/Home Office environment. These new models
include one single-function printer -- the Epson Stylus(R) C88 -- and five
all-in-one devices -- the Epson Stylus CX7800, CX5800F, CX4800, CX4200, and
CX3810 -- that all utilize Epson's new DURABrite Ultra pigment ink. This new
formulation of DURABrite pigment ink provides customers with the
fade-resistance, water-resistance and smudge-resistance they've come to expect
from DURABrite, plus now is compatible with Epson's Premium Glossy Photo

"This new DURABrite Ultra line of products offers more of the features
that are most important to our customers, including smudge, water and light
resistance on all popular media types," said R. Craig Allen, product manager,
consumer ink jet printers, Epson. "Epson continues to revolutionize the
printer industry with its advances in ink technology on not only the
professional level, but also the consumer level."

Shared Features of the DURABrite Ultra Printer and All-in-Ones
* Outstanding Durability -- With DURABrite Ultra pigment ink, this new
product line provides smudge, fade and water resistance on any type of
media, including ordinary plain paper and Epson Premium Glossy Photo
* Amazing Quality -- These products offer resolutions up to 5760 x 1440
optimized dpi with ultra fine ink droplets to ensure incredible quality
and sharp detail for everything from charts and spreadsheets to
beautiful photos. Customers can get great results whether they are
printing on plain paper or on photo paper.
* Individual Ink Cartridges -- The entire line of products provide
convenience and control to the user by only having to replace the color
of ink that runs out.
* BorderFree(R) Printing -- All of the models can produce borderless
prints in frame-ready sizes such as 4"x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", and
letter. Unlike other ink jet printers, with Epson's BorderFree
printing, there are no unsightly perforations to tear off.

The Epson Stylus C88
The Epson Stylus C88 is a sleek, high-performance ink jet printer that is
perfect for the small office or the home. The Epson Stylus C88 offers fast
print speeds-up to 22 ppm for black text and up to 12 ppm for color text*.
The Epson Stylus Color C88 is compatible with Windows and Macintosh systems
and offers USB 2.0 compatible connectivity. This printer also offers the
addition of a parallel print port for wired networking. The Epson Stylus C88
is available now for an estimated street price of $79.

The Epson Stylus CX7800
The Epson Stylus CX7800 is the flagship product in the new DURABrite Ultra
all-in-one line. This fully-featured product provides customers with an easy
way to get beautiful reprints and enlargements from photos, documents or even
film. What really sets this product apart is its high-quality scanner, which
offers 48-bit, 2400 x 2400 dpi resolution scanning for slides and negatives,
and 1200 x 2400 dpi resolution scanning for photos and documents.
Additionally, the Epson Stylus CX7800 offers the ability to operate PC free.
Users can make copies of photos, documents and film, and even restore an old
color slide, negative or photo without ever having to turn on a computer.
This all-in-one model can print directly from a memory card or a
PictBridge-enabled camera and gives users two options for reviewing and
selecting photos. Customers can view, enhance and select photos from a
convenient 1.5" color preview monitor, or they can simply print out a proof
sheet and choose the photos they want to print PC free.
Color restoration is made easy with the Epson Stylus CX7800's built-in
color restoration, Epson Easy Photo Fix(TM) scanning technology. Customers
can restore faded color photos, slides and negatives to their original beauty
with just one click with or without a computer.
Customers can get great results quickly with the Epson Stylus CX7800's
fast print speeds. This model can speed through black text at up to 20 ppm
and color text up to 19ppm and can print a high-quality, BorderFree 4"x 6"
photo in as fast as 50 seconds.*
The Epson Stylus CX7800 is Windows and Macintosh compatible and offers
Hi-Speed USB 2.0 connectivity. It will be available in September for an
estimated street price of $179.

The Epson Stylus CX5800F
This versatile DURABrite Ultra all-in-one model offers full-featured
scanning, PC free copying and printing in addition to high speed faxing in
color and black and white. The Epson Stylus CX5800F offers 48-bit, 1200 x
2400 dpi scanning for professional-looking results and it speeds through
everyday printing up to 20 ppm for black text printing and up to 19ppm* in
It is ideal for critical business projects, but also offers the
flexibility to print and restore frame-ready photos with Epson Easy Photo Fix
scanning technology. Additionally, this model contains convenient memory card
slots. Photos can be printed directly from memory cards or PictBridge-enabled
cameras quickly and easily. Customers can also print PC free by choosing the
images they want to print from a proof sheet.
The Epson Stylus CX5800F is Windows and Macintosh compatible and offers
Hi-Speed USB 2.0 connectivity. It will be available later this fall for an
estimated street price of $149 (after $30 mail-in rebate).

The Epson Stylus CX4800
The Epson Stylus CX4800 is the ideal solution for everyday projects with
its full-featured scanning and DURABrite Ultra pigment inks. This model also
prints directly from memory cards and PictBridge-enabled digital cameras and
offers the option of printing a photo proof sheet to select and print photos
without a computer.
It also delivers high-quality scanning of photos and documents and is able
to produce 48-bit scans at a resolution of 1200 x 2400 dpi. Creating reprints
and enlargements and restoring photos without a PC is more versatile than ever
with this product. In addition, the Epson Stylus CX4800 offers speedy
printing at up to 20 ppm for black text and up to 19ppm* for color text.
This model is both Windows and Macintosh compatible and offers Hi-Speed
USB 2.0 connectivity. It is currently available for an estimated street price
of $129.

The Epson Stylus CX4200
This DURABrite Ultra all-in-one is ideal for the value-minded customer,
who is seeking a solution for everyday projects. It offers all of the same
great features that are incorporated into the Stylus CX4800, with the
exception of memory card slots. The Epson Stylus CX4200 prints directly from
PictBridge-enabled cameras, making it easy to print images from a digital
camera without using a computer.
The Epson Stylus CX4200 is Windows and Macintosh compatible and offers
Hi-Speed USB 2.0 connectivity. It will be available in September for an
estimated street price of $99.

The Epson Stylus CX3810
This entry-level DURABrite Ultra all-in-one is the most affordable in
Epson's line. It offers the same incredible print quality as the rest of the
all-in-one line and PC-free copying of color and black and white documents. It
also delivers detailed scans with its 600 x 1200 dpi scanner. Whether the
customer is creating a reprint or an enlargement or using Epson Easy Photo Fix
to restore a cherished photo, this product is simple and straightforward to
The Epson Stylus CX3810 is Windows compatible and offers USB 2.0
connectivity. It is currently available for an estimated street price of $69
(after a $20 mail-in rebate).

Availability, Warranty and Support
The new line of DURABrite Ultra products will be available in major
computer, office and electronic superstores, a variety of retail stores
nationwide and can also be purchased through mail order, PC manufacturers, the
Internet and Epson's own retail site, The models are
backed by the one-year Epson Limited Warranty and are supported by the EPSON
Connection(SM), a customer support and technical assistance line. For more
information about Epson and its products, call 1-800-GO-EPSON (1-800-463-7766)
or visit the Epson Web site at

Epson's Environmental Commitment
All of these new products have earned the ENERGY STAR by meeting strict
energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
and the U.S. Department of Energy. Epson is committed to protecting the
environment for future generations by offering a broad range of ENERGY STAR
products designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by significantly reducing
electricity usage, which minimizes pollution, without compromising quality.
Epson encourages consumers to save energy, save money and save the environment
by selecting ENERGY STAR products.

About Epson
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.

Note: Epson and Epson Stylus are registered trademarks of Seiko Epson
Corporation. DURABrite and BorderFree are registered trademarks of Epson
America, Inc. and Epson Connection is a service mark of Epson America, Inc.
All other products and brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks
of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in these

*For the Epson Stylus C88, black pages per minute based on text memo in
Draft Mode on plain paper. Color pages per minute based on color memo in
Draft Mode on plain paper. For the Epson Stylus CX4800, Stylus CX5800F and
Stylus CX7800, black pages per minute based on Economy Mode on plain paper.
Color pages per minute based on color memo in Draft Mode on plain paper. For
the CX7800, color photo in Photo Mode on Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper.
Additional processing time will vary based on system configuration, software
application and page complexity.

Posted: Mon - August 22, 2005 at 10:13 PM