Epson America Inc.
on Wednesday introduced two new inkjet printers. One’s aimed at consumers, while the other is a multifunction device that works independently of a computer.
The USB-equipped Stylus Photo R200 sports a street price of US$99, and features a six-color photo ink system with separate tanks for each color. The printer outputs up to 5760 x 1440 dots per inch resolution. It prints at up to 15 pages per minute and can output a 4×6 inch photo in 37 seconds.
The R200 also supports Epson’s vaunted PRINT Image matching technology, which provides more accurate color print output from digital cameras. The printer also supports Exif 2.2 metadata.
The R200 works with a wide variety of papers including Epson’s various photo papers, semigloss, and much more. It also supports direct printing on ink-jet printable CD-R and DVD-R media.
The $349 RX600 is a new multi-function device that scans, prints and copies photos, all without a computer. Like the R200, the RX600 outputs at up to 5760 x 1440 dots per inch and uses six ink tanks.
The device sports its own 2.5-inch color display and a memory card slot that works with CompactFlash, SD, SmartMedia, MMC, xD-Picture Card, Memory Stick and other flash media types. Users can both download from and upload images to the flash media. A front-mounted USB port also accepts external drives for additional connectivity. The printer incorporates software that enables users to adjust image color, output proof sheets and more.
The scanner supports 2,400 x 4,800 pixel 48-bit scans and incorporates its own transparency adapter, so it can be used for photos, printed matter or slides and negatives. Users can scan multiple photos simultaneously — the RX600 identifies each photo to create individual prints.
Compatible with Macs and Windows computers, the RX600 features a USB 2.0 interface (downwardly compatible with the USB 1.1 interface found on most Macs).
Epson’s Web site had not been updated with links for the R200 and RX600 when MacCentral posted this article.