Long Beach, Calif. — Epson replaced the Stylus C64 and C84 last week with the C66 and C86 all-purpose inkjet printers.
Both printers are now shipping.
The printers use Epson DURABrite inks, feature up to 5760 by 1440 dpi printing with variable sized droplets, and individual ink cartridges.
Epson will bundle a “photo kit” with the C66 and C86 that includes 20 sheets of photo paper, Epson’s Film Factory software and a free membership to Epson’s photo craft and photo sharing Web sites.
The C66, with an estimated street price of $69, can produce borderless 4-inch by 6-inch photos and offers text printing speeds of up to 17 pages per minute (ppm) in black and up to 9 ppm in color.
The C86, for an estimated $99, adds borderless photo printing at 8-inch by 10-inch and letter-sized prints and speeds up to 22 ppm in black and up to 12 ppm in color.
The C86 also features optional networking with a 10/100 Base-Tx Ethernet Print Server or an optional 802.11b wireless Ethernet print server to support printing from Wi-Fi networks.