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Epson Bows All-In-One Printer, Scanner Pair

Long Beach, Calif. –


unveiled Tuesday two all-purpose scanners and a new all-in-one inkjet
printer/scanner/ copier/fax, all of which are said to offer intelligent imaging
technologies at affordable prices.

The new all-in-one

WorkForce 520

(shipping now at a $130 suggested retail) features built-in
Wi-Fi, a 30-page automatic document feeder, and the ability to scan directly to
PDF and email for small-business applications.

The Epson Perfection V33 ($89 suggested retail) and Epson
Perfection V330 Photo ($119) both ship in mid-June and will target household
scanning applications, including digitizing/archiving photos, documents and 3D

Both models feature 4,800 by 9600 dpi optical resolution and the
same wide range of user benefits and technologies, including a 180-degree lid
for scanning oversized objects.

The V330 adds a built-in a transparency unit that enables it to
scan slides, negatives and film.

The scanners include ArcSoft Scan-n-Stitch Deluxe scanning
software to enable users to scan multiple images such as panoramas, oversized
artwork, documents and scrapbook pages, which it stitches together

Other applications include the following:

* ReadyScan LED Technology – supports fast scan speeds,
eliminates warm-up time and decreases power consumption.

* Epson’s Easy Photo Fix Technology -restores color from
old/faded prints, removes dust from scanned film or slides, and reduces grain.

Four customizable buttons enable one-touch scanning, copying,
scan-to-email and creating PDFs.

Both scanners are compatible with all popular operating systems,
including the latest Windows 7 and Mac OS X, and include one-year limited

Meanwhile, the WorkForce 520 delivers print speeds of 15 ISO pages
per minute (ppm) black and 5.4 ISO (ppm) color.

ISO ppm speeds are based on a new international standard for
measuring print speed.

Other features include fade, smudge- and water-resistant
DURABrite Ultra inks.

Scanning resolution is listed at 2,400 dpi. It supports direct
scan-to-PDF for archiving important documents and scan-to-email. Also supported
is stand-alone color and black and white copying, and the capability to fax
documents directly from a computer.

Additional Epson WorkForce 520 features include:

* five individual ink cartridges for replacing only the color
that is needed;

* twice as many prints with two black cartridges;

* up to 50 percent paper supply savings with manual, two-sided

*up to 70 percent less energy consumption than a laser printer
when printing daily jobs; and

* Epson MicroPiezo print head technology with smart nozzles that deliver
ink droplets in as many as three sizes for sharp laser-like quality.