Epson Stylus(TM) CX5500: the affordable all-purpose multifunction printer

The Stylus CX5500 features Epson’s improved DURABrite(TM) Ultra ink which produces glossier photos and sharper text printing. DURABrite Ultra ink is resistant to smudging, fading and water and has up to 120 years light fastness
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Epson has released its first model in a new range of multifunction printers, the Epson Stylus CX5500, providing versatility and value for money for home and small business users.
The Stylus CX5500 features Epson’s improved DURABrite(TM) Ultra ink which produces glossier photos and sharper text printing. DURABrite Ultra ink is resistant to smudging, fading and water and has up to 120 years light fastness*.
Adding value for money to the ownership experience, the Epson Stylus CX5500 gives consumers the choice of standard or low cost individual colour Intellidge(TM) ink cartridges, starting from RRP $8.99 including GST. By replacing only the ink cartridge that has been used, Epson also gives the consumer an economical printing solution.
With Epson’s Resolution Performance Management (RPM) technology the Epson Stylus CX5500 is capable of printing at up to 5760 optimised dpi, generating images and text with great detail and accuracy. Variable Sized Droplet technology (VSDT) and Epson’s MicroPiezo print head produces medium sized dots for placing solid colour quickly and finer dots for areas of gradation and blending, increasing print speed.
To ensure the home and small business office is productive, the Epson Stylus CX5500 has print speeds of up to 25ppm. True BorderFree(TM) printing is available on the Epson Stylus CX5500 in A4, 4×6 and 5×7 inch sizes on a range of Epson’s glossy photo papers.
The Epson Stylus CX5500 has a 600x1200dpi scanner with Charge-Coupled Device (CCD) technology to achieve accurate colour scanning of photographs and colour documents. With a pixel depth of 48-bit input and 24-bit output, accuracy levels are outstanding. Auto Skew Adjustment software also adds to the ease of use by automatically detecting if a photo or document has not been placed straight and automatically adjusting it.
The Epson Stylus CX5500 features Epson PhotoEnhance software so consumers can produce images to admire and share. Epson PhotoEnhance produces the optimum print every time by automatically adjusting the colour balance to allow for the different requirements of portraits, landscapes or groups. PhotoEnhance ensures common problems like shadowed faces, backlit images and dull colouring are corrected, adding a professional touch to photos.
The Epson Stylus CX5500 is capable of PC-free copying, and comes with Epson Creativity Suite which includes utilities to simplify tasks such as web printing. Epson’s Fit-To-Page utility can detect original document sizes, adjusting the zoom according to the paper’s printable areas, therefore eliminating the need for cropping when scanning and printing.
Consumers get more quality, value and choice with Epson’s range of home, office and photo single and multifunction printers. Genuine Epson inks and paper ensure the best quality prints from text, graphics, web pages and photos. Individual ink cartridges and the option of standard or low cost cartridges on selected models means more efficient ink use and greater value for money. And Epson’s wide range of printers allows consumers to choose the printer that best suits their printing, scanning, copying and faxing needs.
The Epson Stylus CX5500 is RRP $99 including GST in Australia and is available for purchase at consumer electronics retailers, computer superstores, mass merchandisers, office superstores and selected photo specialty stores.
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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 is the market leader worldwide in sales of data projectors [DTC Consulting Limited figures].  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, 3LCD projectors and small- and medium-sized 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 87,626 employees in 117 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 1416 billion yen in fiscal 2006.