Epson Ships Artisan Printer Pair

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Long Beach, Calif. - Epson America introduced Wednesday a pair of new Artisan printers for its all-in-one line.

The Artisan 710 ($180 suggested retail) and Artisan 810 ($300) models both feature built-in Wi-Fi and Ethernet networking, automatic two-sided printing and fast performances.

"With features such as printing wirelessly from an Apple iPhone, charging a cellphone or MP3 player from the front USB port2, and saving 50 percent more paper with automatic two-sided printing, the Artisan 710 and 810 offer the entire family all the features expected from an all-in-one. Moreover, the Artisan 810 offers built-in color fax with an Auto Document Feeder and a smart 7.8-inch touch screen for added convenience and productivity," said Steve Semos, Epson America consumer inkjets product manager.

The Artisan 710 and 810 offer front-panel features, allowing users to preview, select, enhance and print photos without a computer. The flagship Artisan 810 offers a 7.8-inch smart touch panel and 3.5-inch color LCD that lights up only the buttons needed.

The Artisan 710 has an easy-to-use control panel with 2.5-inch LCD.

Both models have features that can turn photos or drawings into personalized coloring book pages or note paper, or print college-ruled, wide-ruled and graph school paper.

They also allow consumers to create and print custom designs directly onto ink jet printable CDs and DVDs.

Epson's six-color Ultra Hi-Definition Claria ink and MicroPiezo print head with DX5 technology produce true-to-life photos that are smudge, scratch and water resistant, as well as fade resistant up to four times longer than photo lab prints, Epson said.

Both offer full-featured scanning and copying and stand-alone photo capabilities to print photos with or without a computer, supporting all popular memory card types and USB flash drives.

Both models offer built-in automatic photo correction that can be previewed before printing, as well as automatic red-eye removal and the ability to restore color to old, faded photos.

Both models are said to print "lab-quality" 4-inch by 6-inch photos in as fast as 10 seconds. They also deliver maximum print and copy speeds of up to 38 ppm in black and color, and laser-quality speeds of up to 9.5 ppm black and 9.1 ppm color.


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