Wednesday, June 11, 2003

Epson Launched Three New Printers
by Jherlie Cheng

Digital Imaging and Printing Solutions provider Epson Philippines unveiled three new products designed for all type of users. An entry-level inkjet printer the Epson Stylus C43SX, a high definition photo printer the Stylus Photo 935 and a consumer-class flatbed scanner the Epson Perfection 3200.

Epson Stylus C43SX

This printer is designed for the budget conscious but needs a high photo-quality output. The C43SX has a print resolution of up to 2,880 optimized dots per inch (dpi). It also includes an easy-to-use photo utility, Epson PhotoQuicker3.4 that makes printing of photos easy and immediate with a large previewing window and new red-eye reduction feature.

The Epson Stylus is offered for the suggested retail price of Ph P 3,195.00 only. “A superb value and quality with no hidden cost associated in achieving even better performance.” Jino Alvarez said, Epson assistant general manager.

Epson Stylus Photo 935

A high definition photo printer equipped with USB direct print capability that allows users to print without a computer. The USB Direct Print standard enables direct printing from leading digital camera markers including Nikon, Casio, Pentax, Kyocera, Minolta and many more.

This photo printer features dedicated card slots for direct printing from digital camera memory cards without using adapters. In addition to Smart Media, Memory Stick, Compact Flash and IBM MicroDrive memory cards, memory card in the Stylus Photo 935 has been expanded to include Secure Digital (SD) memory cards.

The retail price of Epson Stylus Photo printer is PhP 18,995.00.

Epson Perfection 3200 Photo

A consumer-class flatbed scanner targeted for photography enthusiasts. This scanner boasts an optical resolution of 3200 x 6400 dpi.

It also employs high-speed USB 2.0 and IEEE 1394 Interfaces and a high-speed ASIC processor to process and transfer image data quickly between the host computer and scanner. Another unique feature of Epson Perfection 3200 Photo is the inclusion of a prism sheet in the film adapter, that intensifies the light volume during film scanning, illumination more of the scanning area in less time for faster overall film scanning

Furthermore, it is bundled with Lasersoft Silverfast SE that gives users high-end image processing capabilities, from color restoring to dust and scratches removal. It offers three operational modes to suit different levels of expertise. The Full Auto Mode for automatic scanning, Home Mode for beginners and the Professional Mode for serious scanning enthusiasts.

The Epson Perfection 3200 Photo scanner is offered for the suggested retail price of PhP 23,995.00.