Epson unveils $100 wireless multifunction for home users

On Wednesday, Epson introduced the latest member of its NX line of multifunction printers, the Stylus NX420. Targeted at home users and students, the new print/scan/copy device costs $100 and features 802.11n WiFi, as well as USB 2.0 connectivity.

The printer uses Epson’s smudge, fade, and water-resistant DuraBrite Ultra pigment inks in four individual cartridges—one each for cyan, magenta, yellow and black—claiming print longevity of up to 118 years. Using ISO speed tests, the company claims print speeds of up to 6.4 pages per minute in black and 3.3 pages per minute color.

To print photos without a Mac, the NX420 offers a built-in memory card slot that supports multiple flavors of SD, xD-Picture Card, and Memory Stick formats and a 1.5-inch preview LCD. Editing features include sepia, black and white and red-eye removal.

The Stylus NX420 has a 1200-dpi optical resolution and flatbed scanner with 24-bit output. The multifunction device is now shipping, Epson says.

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