Epson RX700

The Epson Stylus Photo RX700 with 6.3cm Photo Fine colour LCD screen
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Epson has released the Epson Stylus Photo RX700 multifunction photo
printer with a 6.3cm colour LCD viewing screen, the highest resolution
ever used on an Epson multifunction printer, using Epson Photo Fine
(TM) technology for viewing of images before printing.

Users can preview smoother, more realistic images before printing as
the Epson Photo Fine(TM) screen uses LTPS (low temperature
poly-silicon) as the base material, giving a higher pixel density and
screen resolution up 256 pixels per inch, similar to the recently
released Epson P-2000 multimedia viewer.

The Epson Stylus Photo RX700 uses new six colour (Black, Magenta, Cyan,
Yellow, Light Magenta and Light Cyan) HQ4 dye ink for high quality
photos. With individual cartridges, the Stylus Photo RX700 ensures
users keep running costs low, as they only need to replace cartridges
as they use them.

High quality photos can easily be produced on the Stylus Photo RX700
with a resolution of up to 5760dpi (dots per inch) and a minimum
droplet size of 1.5pl (picolitres) using VSDT (Variable Sized Droplet
Technology) so that tones are smooth and accurate with fine gradation
and reduced graininess.

With the highest resolution MatrixCCD(TM) scanner in its class, the
Stylus Photo RX700 scans at up to 3200 x 6400 dpi. The built-in TPU
(Transparency Unit) also allows users to scan both positive and
negative film.

The Stylus Photo RX700 also includes new utilities such as CD/DVD
direct copy and printing, so designs can be produced for professional
and individual looking CDs and DVDs. This function automatically crops
the image to fit onto a CD label and prints directly onto a printable
CD or DVD. Users can print up to 12 images on one disc and create CD
jackets for an added personal touch.

Included in the Stylus Photo RX700 is the Epson Scan driver, with three
modes – “Full Auto Mode”, “Home Mode” and “Professional Mode”. This is
designed so that anyone, from beginners to professional photographers,
can get the most out of their scanning and printing. The Epson Scan
driver includes colour restoration and dust removal functions to help
users restore old photographs and negatives.

The Stylus Photo RX700 is the first Epson multifunction inkjet to
feature a double paper tray. This saves time in replacing paper and
means that users can stock one tray with plain paper and one with
specialty paper such as photo paper.

Direct print is available from scans of negative or positive film, most
popular memory cards*, PictBridge/USB direct printing from digital
cameras, USB Flash memory devices and BlueTooth enabled mobile phones
(optional BlueTooth module available).

Also new to the RX700 is the creative projects menu button, for various
photo printing needs. The combination print option allows users to
print photos, combined with handwritten letters for personalised
greeting cards or photo albums. The reprint/restore function is perfect
for multiple printing and restoring faded photos in a simple process.

To easily manage images from a variety of sources (DSC, scanner and
other external devices) the Epson RX700 includes the Epson Creativity
Suite photo software solution.

By first selecting “File Manager” users can find multiple files and
connect to the desired function. Users can then attached the image to
an email (“Attach to Email”), print the photo (“Easy Photo Print”),
retouch or resize the image (“Image Clip Palette”), or copy the
document or photo (“Copy Utility”).

Epson’s Creativity Suite also includes “Epson Web-To-Page” for easy
printing straight from internet sites, and “Scan to PC” for scanning
images and documents directly onto the user’s PC.

The Epson Stylus Photo RX700 is $699.00 RRP including GST in Australia
and available through Epson resellers. For pricing and availability in
other countries please check you local Epson site.

# Only available on negative and positive film scanning, with the Epson Scan driver.

* Compatible memory cards include CompactFlash(R) (I&II),
xD-Picture Card(TM), SmartMedia(TM), SD(TM) Memory Card,
MultiMediaCard(TM), Memory Stick(R), MagicGate(TM) Memory Stick(TM),
Memory Stick PRO(TM). Memory Stick PRO Duo(TM), Microdrive(TM),
miniSD(TM) and Memory StickDuo(TM) are compatible via optional adaptor.

About Epson Australia

Epson offers an extensive array of award winning image capture and
image output products for the consumer, business, photography and
graphic arts markets, and is also a leading supplier of value-added
point-of-sale (POS) solutions for the retail market.  Epson’s
products meet consumer and business customer needs for superior quality
colour image reproduction (printers), projection (projectors) and
capture (scanners) devices with high-level functionality, compactness,
systems integration and energy efficiency.  Epson Australia,
founded in 1983 is headquartered in North Ryde NSW and is a subsidiary
of the Epson Group headquartered in Japan.

About the Epson Group

Epson is a global leader in imaging products including printers,
projectors and LCDs. With an innovative and creative culture, Epson is
dedicated to exceeding the vision and expectations of customers
worldwide with products known for their superior quality,
functionality, compactness and energy efficiency.

Epson is a network of 84,899 employees in 110 companies around the
world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global
environment and to the communities in which it is located. Led by the
Japan-based Seiko Epson Corp., the Group had consolidated sales of
1,480 billion yen in fiscal 2004.

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