In rolling out this season's raft of products this week, 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 colour laser.
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 EPSON STYLUS COLOR 900 is available nationwide at a recommended retail price of $899.
Epson's new Stylus Photo 1200 is an A3+, six-colour photo-reproduction quality inkjet printer designed for graphic artists and professional photographers. The Photo 1200 is available now with rrp of $1,099.
The new A4 laser printer is the EPL-N1600 for workgroups and stand-alone connectivity. The EPL-N1600 laser prints at 16ppm with 1200dpi-class print quality and is available now ($2199 rrp).
The EPL-N4000, is an A3, 40 ppm laser printer designed for departments and large workgroups.
The EPL-N4000 will be available in April. Pricing is not yet available.
EPSON has 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.
The GT-7000 USB is available now for $429.00 RRP.
With its first forray into colour lasers, Epson announced an A3 wide colour laser printer, the EPSON ColorPage EPL-C8000. The new colour laser printer 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 EPSON ColorPage EPL-C8000 will be available in April. Pricing will also be available then.
Epson Australia Ph (02) 9903 9000