New models include the professional quality Epson Stylus Pro 11880, the
large-format Stylus Pro 4880, 7880, and 9880, and four new C-series devices
that use Epson's Durabrite ink set.
Epson has added a new printer and three all-in-ones to its line of inkjet devices that use Durabrite Ultra pigment-based inks. The printers use three individual color ink cartridges in addition to black ink, and are designed to produce high-quality images on both photo and plain paper. The all-in-one devices also offer functions such as copying, scanning, and faxing.
The 8.6-pound C120 printer uses dual black ink cartridges to achieve fast printing speeds, and offers a Quiet Print Mode to keep printer noise to a minimum. The C120 outputs photos at sizes up to 8x10.
Epson's new all-in-one lineup starts with the 12.8-pound CX7400, which scans and copies in addition to printing. The device includes memory card slots for transferring photos, as well as automatic photo enhancement tools that adjust exposure, sharpen images, and use face-detection technology to distinguish faces from scenery and enhance skin tones and scenery separately. The CX7400 prints color photos at sizes up to 8x10. It also provides software for restoring vibrancy to scanned color prints.
The slightly pricier CX8400 is very similar to the CX7400, but includes a 2.5-inch tilt-up LCD and offers faster print speeds. It outputs 5760x1440 prints and scans at up to 1200x2400 dpi.
At the top of the new all-in-one lineup, the 16.8-pound Stylus CX9400Fax builds on the CX8400's feature set with fax capabilities, including color photo faxing, as well as an automatic document feeder and support for legal-size copying and faxing. It features a USB port for printing directly from PictBridge-compatible cameras, and offers an index sheet feature that lets users select images to print, paper size, and paper type by marking and scanning a paper index sheet.
The $89.99 C120, $69.99 CX7400, and $99.99 CX8400 will be available in August 2007. The $149.99 CX9400Fax will be available in September.