Epson America Inc.
is offering interested users a rebate on one of the company’s photo printers, the Stylus Photo 785EPX, an Epson representative told MacCentral. To qualify for the US$50 mail-in rebate you must purchase the 785EPX (currently priced at $199) and any Print Image Matching-enabled digital camera from partnering camera manufacturers between now and Aug. 31, 2002.
The 785EPX sports 2880 x 720 dpi resolution and uses a six-color ink system. Epson says that the printer’s four-picoliter droplet size delivers continuous tone quality that is indistinguishable from a traditional photograph.
The 785EPX has a built-in PC card slot that, with adapters, can be made compatible with CompactFlash Type I and II cards, Sony Memory Sticks, Secure Digital cards, SmartMedia cards, and IBM Microdrives. The printer comes with a CompactFlash Type I adapter. The PC card slot can also be used as a card reader when the printer is connected to a PC or Mac — it uses USB to connect.
A control panel on the 785EPX enables you to adjust selections including paper type and size, number of copies, layout, various frames for sticker printing and choice of quality settings. You can also adjust brightness and sharpness, and monochrome and sepia tones.
Print Image Matching is designed to work with digital cameras that also use the technology. With Print Image Matching, gamma level, color space, contrast, sharpness, brightness and other image data is maintained from the camera to the printer, to help keep accurate reproduction. Epson said that Print Image Matching-enable cameras would be available this spring and summer from various camera makers.
The 785EPX also features Epson’s BorderFree photo printing technology, which enables you to print borderless photos in sizes from 4 x 6 inches to 8 x 10 without perforations or the need to trim margins.
The 785EPX is compatible with Mac OS X and System 8.5.1 – 9.X.