Pioneers of home printing technology Epson have today announced the launch of their new Stylus SX200 and SX400 Series – all-in-one printers that look as good as they print. Packaged within a stylish and contemporary black design that characterise the Epson Stylus range, Epson’s innovative technology ensures the Stylus SX200 and SX400 Series deliver exceptional quality, speed and versatility to meet the demands of the modern home.
All the new models in the Stylus SX200 and SX400 series have a small footprint to optimise space efficiency in the home. They feature individual ink cartridges for cost-efficient printing as consumers only need to replace the colour they use, minimising ink wastage. The Epson Stylus SX200 and SX400 Series use Epson DuraBrite Ultra Ink which is an advanced pigment-based technology that encapsulates the ink particles in a protective resin coating. This makes the ink resistant to water, smudging and fading and provides superb text and lab-quality photos, which can last up to 200 years when stored in a photo album.
Both the SX200 and SX400 Series cater for the increasing popularity of digital photography by offering PC-free printing capabilities via the built-in memory card slots, or PictBridge. To further enhance photo-functionality, the SX400 Series includes a 6.3cm crystal-clear LCD viewer to simplify navigation of print options and to view photos before printing.
Time efficiency has also been considered by Epson and the Stylus SX200 and SX400 Series are able to print black and white and colour documents at up to 34 pages per minute.
Both models feature Epson PhotoEnhance technology, enabling users to get the best out of their photos. Images featuring skin tones, landscapes and skylines are detected automatically and reproduced with enhanced colour settings to improve the overall tones and contrasts. Also included is Epson Easy Photo Print, which makes it easy to remove red-eye.
The Stylus SX200 and SX400 Series’ integral 1200dpi scanner delivers fast, high-quality scanning of both images and text documents. It is easy to make stand-alone copies or scan via the PC, and with Epson Easy Photo Fix you can restore colour, remove dust and correct backlight on faded or old scanned photos. Also included is ABBYY FineReader Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software, which makes it easy to scan and edit text documents.
Mark Robinson, Senior Product Manager at Epson UK, said: “Epson has always been at the forefront of product development in home printing and with the new Stylus SX200 and SX400 Series we have created a printer range that looks and performs even better than its predecessors. Both models are versatile, efficient and offer high-quality output to meet all the printing, scanning and copying needs of our consumers.”
The Epson Stylus SX200 and SX400 Series are Energy Star qualified printers, reflecting Epson’s ongoing focus to reduce the carbon emissions attributed to the use of its products. Recent energy-saving innovations include an automatic standby function which reduces electricity consumption and improves cost efficiency.
Epson Stylus SX200 Series key features summary:
- PC-free printer, scanner and copier
- Save money with individual ink cartridges
- Print directly from an index sheet, memory card or PictBridge digital camera
- Superb text documents and lab-quality photos with Epson DuraBrite Ultra Ink
- Print up to 34 prints per minute in black and white and colour
- Create high-quality scans with the 1200dpi scanner
- Automatically improve your photos with Epson PhotoEnhance
- Restore faded scanned photos with Epson Easy Photo Fix
- Energy Star qualified printer
Epson Stylus SX400 Series additional features summary:
- Printer, scanner and copier with LCD viewer
- View and print photos without PC via the 6.3cm LCD viewer
Pricing and availability:
Both printers will be available in June 2008 at the following prices:
- Epson Stylus SX200 - £79.99 (Inc VAT)
- Epson Stylus SX400 - £119.99 (Inc VAT)
For more information please visit the Epson website.