The Epson’s five includes two multifunctions, a compact photo printer, a regular-sized printer and another multifunction with faxing capabilities.
Of the first two multifunctions, Stylus Photo RX690 is the new flagship consumer photo MFP that features Epson’s new Realoid printer engine chip. Epson Stylus Photo RX690 prints and copies 40 pages of both black text and color documents per minute.
Additionally, Photo RX690 features dual paper trays for a combined paper holding capacity of up to 300 (150 for front feed and 150 for rear feed) A4 sheets. This model also has the option of an auto-duplexer.
Stylus Photo RX610 is a new entry level multifunctional photo printer. Epson Stylus Photo RX610, in turn, can print as fast as up to 37 pages per minute for A4 sized black text document and 38 ppm for color documents; A4 copy speeds are almost equivalent at 37 copies per minute.
Both multifunctions are equipped with a 2.5-inch tiltable LCD screen for pre-print preview and editing, offer full variety of memory card options and PictBridge for PC-less connections. Users also have the option of a Bluetooth adaptor for wireless printing.
Epson Stylus Photo R290 is a single function inkjet photo printer. Rated at 37 ppm (pages per minute) for A4-sized black text document and 38 ppm for color documents, the printer pushes current inkjet print speeds to the limits. As post-photography touch-up becomes more pervasive, enthusiasts will be pleased to learn that draft 4×6-inches photos can be printed in just 12 seconds in draft mode.
Another feature of Epson Stylus Photo R290 that makes it different from other new devices is a direct printing onto the surface of CD/DVDs. The printer comes with the bundled EPSON PhotoEnhance software that allows for automatic corrections of common photography flaws such as poor color balance and contrast. And the new EPSON PortraitEnhance will help boost face definition and skin radiance in photos.
These three printers implement a six INKdividual cartridge configuration great for the cost conscious, since only depleted ink cartridges need to be replaced. The pride of photographers is in their printed works. The new printers use Epson Claria Photographic Inks that provide a stunning photo quality printouts lasting up to 200 years (in dark album storage conditions). The inks are capable of replicating a wide range of colors and offer incredible brilliance and gloss.
Epson PictureMate 270 is a compact printer churns out a lab-quality photo in just 37 seconds. The compact printer comes complete with a comfortable carry handle and folds neatly into a box with no protruding parts when not in use. It is the perfect companion with its small form and stylish exterior, especially for users who require printing on the go. With the optional battery pack, the EPSON PictureMate allows users to print 4×6-inch lab-quality photos anytime anywhere. A big tiltable 3.6” color LCD screen allows users to experience PC-less printing effortlessly.
Epson Stylus CX9300F is a multifunction inkjet printer with a print speed of up to 32 pages per minute for black text and color documents. Unlike other device described above, this model is equipped with high-speed fax that transmits monochrome and colour faxes at 33.6k kilobits per second and stores up to 60 speed dials. The MFP also has a built-in 30-sheets automatic document feeder (ADF) and a 2.5” LCD screen.
Stylus CX9300F utilizes four-cartridge system with improved DURABrite Ultra inks. Black cartridge is available in high or standard capacity versions.
All five printers are powered by the Micro-Piezo printhead and Advanced Variable Sized Droplet Technology resulting in up to 5760 dots per inch resolution. The printers support the most common type of memory cards as well as PictBridge devices for direct photo printing. With optional Bluetooth toggle you can go wireless and to receive images from any Bluetooth-enabled devices including mobile phones and notebooks.