Epson America Inc. on Tuesday introduced the Epson Stylus C84, a new inkjet printer that can print at up to 5760 x 1400 optimized dots per inch (dpi). The estimated street price of the printer is US$79 after a $20 rebate.
The C84 has a print head that’s optimized for fast black “laser-quality” text, durable water-resistant output on plain paper, drop-on-demand Micro Piezo ink jet technology, and double-sided printing, Steve Semos, Epson’s product manager of Office Ink Jets & Driver Solutions, told MacCentral.
The C84 can handle variable sized droplets as small as 3 picoliters for sharp details, and the 5760 x 1400 is the highest available for any printer in its class, he added. The printer also supports EXIF 2.2 printing for optimal printing of digital camera photos. The C84 uses DuraBrite inks and sports four individual ink cartridges and quick-drying, three-picoliter droplets.
“The DuraBrite ink formula offers brighter, more saturated colors, true black on glossy media, higher color accuracy and an improved formula for use with DuraBrite Ink Glossy Photo Paper,” Semos said. “And since there are four ink cartridges, this offers a more affordable printer. You only have to change the color that runs out.”
The C84 can print in black-and-white at 22 pages per minute and in color at 12 ppm. And it can print frame-ready, borderless 4×6 inch, 8×10 inch and letter-sized photos.
Compatible with Mac OS X and Mac OS 8.6-9.x, the C84 has a USB interface. It has a 120-sheet paper capacity and a duty cycle of 5,000 pages per month. And with its new industrial design, which includes a change in the printer mechanism, the C84 operates quietly, Semos said.