Epson America on Monday rolled out new Stylus Photo inkjet printers it bills as “
ultra high-definition.” The new R280, RX595 and RX680 models will ship in September for $99.99, $149.99 and $199.99 respectively.
All three models feature six-color inks, borderless printing, print speeds of up to 40 pages per minute, and the ability to print on CDs and DVDs. They support print resolutions up to 5,760-by-1,440 optimized dots per inch. They connect to a Mac or PC using USB (an optional Bluetooth wireless adapter is available as well).
The R280 is a slim-design single-function photo printer, while the RX595 adds a 2.5-inch LCD display, PictBridge and USB flash drive support, 48-bit 1,200-by-2,400 dot per inch scanner and built-in photo restoration capabilities.
The RX680 includes all of the capabilities of the RX595 and adds two paper trays that combined can hold up to 270 sheets; duplex (two-sided) printing; and auto photo correction.
Epson notes that the auto photo correction capability is limited to Mac OS X v10.5 “Leopard” or later;
Leopard is not yet available, but Apple expects to release it in October.