October 16, 2008: Epson is about to launch two sleek Italian-designed multifunction printers for home and small office users and photo enthusiasts.
With exterior design by the noted Italian industrial design team at Castiglione Morelli in Milan, the new Stylus Photo TX800FW (RRP $399) and Stylus Photo TX700W (RRP $299) have piano-black cases and touch panel displays. Both models use Epson’s Claria Photographic Ink in six economical individual ink cartridges. They also feature wireless connectivity, high resolution scanning and ultra-fast high-definition printing. Multi-format card readers and PicBridge compatibility allow direct printing of photos from digital cameras and memory cards. Both models are capable of direct CD/DVD printing on compatible disks, and can print borderless photos on selected paper sizes.
The new Stylus Photo TX700W plus its ink set and examples of its capabilities.
Both printers have dual paper trays and an optional duplexer for double sided copying and printing. They also come with Epson PhotoEnhance software which detects faces, enhances skin tones, corrects for backlit images and colour casts, and adjusts the printer to produce natural colours in outdoor scenes plus OCR software for converting documents into editable text. Both printers are capable of standalone, one-touch colour and black and white copying with a wide range of easy-to-use options including scan to a computer, memory card or USB flash drive, easy photo reprints, enlargements and a convenient fit-to-page printing feature.
Top view of the Stylus Photo TX800FW showing the large control panel and LCD screen.
The TX800FW has an intuitive 7.8-inch touch panel that lights up only the essential control buttons. It also boasts a large 3.5-inch colour LCD screen for easy selecting, copying, enlarging, rotating, cropping, and printing photos without a computer. An automatic document feeder is provided for copying, scanning or faxing multi-page originals. This model will be available in November from Harvey Norman stores exclusively and then go on general release in January.
For more information, visit www.epson.com.au