Epson America Inc. today announced a US$50 price drop on its popular Stylus Photo 780 inkjet printer. The adjusted price of the printer is now $99, down from its originally introduced price of $149.
The Stylus Photo 780 is a six-color printer with 2880 x 720 dot-per-inch resolution. The printer features Epson’s BorderFree technology, making it capable of printing edge-to-edge digital photos on photo paper. It also sports the company’s PRINT Image Matching technology, which provides color matching capabilities for certain models of digital cameras.
The Stylus Photo 780 uses Epson’s vaunted Micro Piezo inkjet technology, which the company claims works more reliably and more accurately than competing technologies which apply ink to the paper using thermal methods. The printer’s ink droplet size is 4 picoliters. It can print a 4 x 6 inch photo in about 54 seconds; black text can print at about 8 pages per minute.
The printer has both USB and parallel interfaces and includes drivers for both Windows and Mac OS. It also comes with several software applications bundled from Epson.