Epson’s new Artisan printers are for image conscious

On Wednesday, Epson released three new multifunction printers for its Artisan lineup. The new Artisan 835, Artisan 725, and Artisan 725 Arctic Special Edition are targeted at users who frequently print photos as well as typical office documents.

The Artisan 725 and Artisan 835 both use six separate Ultra Hi-Definition Claria ink cartridges and both have ISO print speeds of 9.5 pages per minute (ppm) for black and 9 ppm for color. The Artisan 725 and Artisan 835 have a print resolution of 5760-by-1440 dots per inch (dpi), and support for boardless printing.

Both devices have a 2400 dpi scanner that inputs 48-bit color and outputs 24-bit color. The scanner can also do duty as a color copier.

The key difference between the Artisan 725 and the Artisan 835 is the control panel. The Artisan 835 has a 7.8-inch touchpanel with a 3.5-inch color LCD. The Artisan 725 has a 2.5-inch color LCD surrounded by illuminated buttons. Both printers let you perform image editing tasks like color adjustment within the printer.

Both Artisans have built-in Wi-Fi and ethernet, as well as USB for connecting a computer. Epson also includes support for PictBridge and slots for memory cards.

The Artisan 835 is $300. The Artisan 725 is $200. The Artisan 725 Arctic Edition is a white version that’s also $200 and will be available next month. The devices include a one-year limited warranty.

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