In rolling out this season's raft of products, Epson has raised the bar for inkjet printer speed, set a new mark for small dots, raised its stake in laser printers for workgroups, revealed a new desktop scanner and announced its entry into the colour laser market.
With its first foray into colour lasers, Epson announced an A3 wide colour laser printer, the ColorPage EPL-C8000. It is described as a graphic printer ideal for business customers and specialist corporate divisions, such as marketing departments.
It prints at up to 16ppm for black-and-white, and 4ppm for colour A4 prints.
The ColorPage EPL-C8000 will be available in April.
The Epson Stylus Colour 900 inkjet printer is claimed to be the fastest colour inkjet in its class, printing at up to 12ppm - one page every five seconds.
Using its Micro Piezo technology, Epson has achieved what volume products manager Karen O'Donnell claimed is "at three picolitres, the world's smallest ink droplet when printing in either black or colour".
The Stylus Colour 900 is available nationwide at $899 RRP.
Epson's new Stylus Photo 1200 is an A3+, six-colour photo- reproduction quality inkjet printer. It is available now with an RRP of $1099.
The new A4 laser printer is the EPL-N1600 for workgroups and stand-alone connectivity ($2199 RRP).
The EPL-N4000 is an A3, 40ppm laser printer designed for departments and large workgroups.
It will be available in April. Pricing is not yet available.
Epson also announced the GT-7000 USB, a new entry-level A4 flatbed scanner with USB connectivity. The scanner is suitable for the home, SOHO and small business for iMac, Mac G3 or PC customers. It is available now for $429 RRP.
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