Epson Stylus Photo RX530

Promoted as a ‘total photo solution for home users’, Epson’s Stylus Photo RX530 supports direct printing from PictBridge enabled cameras and most popular memory cards as well as computer-based printing from editing software. It also sports a high-resolution flatbed/film scanner that doubles as a copier for both photos and documents. Stand-alone users can scan, copy and print with one-touch simplicity and the bundled software provides easy integration with image and document editors and email utilities when the RX530 is connected to a PC.

FIRST LOOK: Epson Stylus Photo R3000

An A3+ pigment ink printer that produces superior output and is ideal for professional photographers and serious enthusiasts.Photo Review has been given a ‘first look’ at a pre-production unit of the new Stylus Photo R3000, which was announced in the US on 17 January. This model will sit above the Stylus Photo R2880 at the top of the company’s A3+ desktop line-up when it’s released in early March. Claimed as the most advanced model thus far, it features new AccuPhoto HD2 image technology for smoother colour transitions and better highlight and shadow detail.

Epson Stylus Photo R2000

A mid-range A3+ printer for photo enthusiasts who require WiFi connectivity. Replacing the Stylus Photo R1900 in Epson’s enthusiast’s printer range, the Stylus Photo R2000 uses the same UltraChrome Hi-Gloss 2 pigment ink set. However, each ink cartridge contains 17 ml of ink, compared with 11.4ml in the R1900. Like the R1900, this printer has been designed mainly for use with glossy and semi-gloss media but works equally well with the right kinds of matte papers.

Epson Stylus Photo 1410

An excellent ‘digital darkroom’ printer for DSLR camera owners who wish to make fade-resistant, poster-sized colour prints.Epson appears to be targeting photo enthusiasts with its new Stylus Photo 1410 printer, which replaces the long-lived Stylus Photo 1290 model and delivers some significant improvements. However, it lacks some features that many photo enthusiasts would like. One positive feature is use of Claria inks, which have been developed to deliver ultra fine detail in prints plus high print durability. On Epson’s glossy photo paper, the molecules in Claria inks’ colouring agents claim to have a stronger and more stable structure that makes them more resistant to the fading effects of light and atmospheric chemicals.