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    Epson Announces Six New Products That Incorporate Latest Ink Innovation – DURABrite(R) Ultra Ink

    New Epson Single Function
    and Multifunction Printers are Affordably Priced and Include Epson’s
    DURABrite Ultra Pigment Ink for Printing Beautiful Smudge, Fade and
    Water Resistant Images on Plain and Glossy Photo Papers

    LONG BEACH, Calif., Aug.05 — Epson America, Inc. is announcing a new
    line of ink jet products that are perfectly suited for the home as well
    as the Small Office/Home Office environment. These new models include
    one single-function printer — the Epson Stylus® C88 — and five
    all-in-one devices — the Epson Stylus CX7800, CX5800F, CX4800, CX4200,
    and CX3810 — that all utilize Epson’s new DURABrite Ultra pigment ink.
    This new formulation of DURABrite pigment ink provides customers with
    the fade-resistance, water-resistance and smudge-resistance they’ve
    come to expect from DURABrite, plus now is compatible with Epson’s
    Premium Glossy Photo Paper.

    “This new DURABrite Ultra line of products offers more of the features
    that are most important to our customers, including smudge, water and
    light resistance on all popular media types,” said R. Craig Allen,
    product manager, consumer ink jet printers, Epson. “Epson continues to
    revolutionize the printer industry with its advances in ink technology
    on not only the professional level, but also the consumer level.”

        Shared Features of the DURABrite Ultra Printer and All-in-Ones
         * Outstanding Durability — With DURABrite Ultra pigment ink, this new
           product line provides smudge, fade and water resistance on any type of
           media, including ordinary plain paper and Epson Premium Glossy Photo
         * Amazing Quality — These products offer resolutions up to 5760 x 1440
           optimized dpi with ultra fine ink droplets to ensure incredible quality
           and sharp detail for everything from charts and spreadsheets to
           beautiful photos.  Customers can get great results whether they are
           printing on plain paper or on photo paper.
         * Individual Ink Cartridges — The entire line of products provide
           convenience and control to the user by only having to replace the color
           of ink that runs out.
         * BorderFree® Printing — All of the models can produce borderless
           prints in frame-ready sizes such as 4″x 6″, 5″ x 7″, 8″ x 10″, and
           letter.  Unlike other ink jet printers, with Epson’s BorderFree
           printing, there are no unsightly perforations to tear off.

        The Epson Stylus C88

    The Epson Stylus C88 is a sleek, high-performance ink jet printer that
    is perfect for the small office or the home. The Epson Stylus C88
    offers fast print speeds-up to 22 ppm for black text and up to 12 ppm
    for color text*. The Epson Stylus Color C88 is compatible with Windows
    and Macintosh systems and offers USB 2.0 compatible connectivity. This
    printer also offers the addition of a parallel print port for wired
    networking. The Epson Stylus C88 is available now for an estimated
    street price of $79.

    The Epson Stylus CX7800

    The Epson Stylus CX7800 is the flagship product in the new DURABrite
    Ultra all-in-one line. This fully-featured product provides customers
    with an easy way to get beautiful reprints and enlargements from
    photos, documents or even film. What really sets this product apart is
    its high-quality scanner, which offers 48-bit, 2400 x 2400 dpi
    resolution scanning for slides and negatives, and 1200 x 2400 dpi
    resolution scanning for photos and documents. Additionally, the Epson
    Stylus CX7800 offers the ability to operate PC free. Users can make
    copies of photos, documents and film, and even restore an old color
    slide, negative or photo without ever having to turn on a computer.

    This all-in-one model can print directly from a memory card or a
    PictBridge-enabled camera and gives users two options for reviewing and
    selecting photos. Customers can view, enhance and select photos from a
    convenient 1.5″ color preview monitor, or they can simply print out a
    proof sheet and choose the photos they want to print PC free.

    Color restoration is made easy with the Epson Stylus CX7800′s built-in
    color restoration, Epson Easy Photo Fix(TM) scanning technology.
    Customers can restore faded color photos, slides and negatives to their
    original beauty with just one click with or without a computer.

    Customers can get great results quickly with the Epson Stylus CX7800′s
    fast print speeds. This model can speed through black text at up to 20
    ppm and color text up to 19ppm and can print a high-quality, BorderFree
    4″x 6″ photo in as fast as 50 seconds.*

    The Epson Stylus CX7800 is Windows and Macintosh compatible and offers
    Hi-Speed USB 2.0 connectivity. It will be available in September for an
    estimated street price of $179.

    The Epson Stylus CX5800F

    This versatile DURABrite Ultra all-in-one model offers full-featured
    scanning, PC free copying and printing in addition to high speed faxing
    in color and black and white. The Epson Stylus CX5800F offers 48-bit,
    1200 x 2400 dpi scanning for professional-looking results and it speeds
    through everyday printing up to 20 ppm for black text printing and up
    to 19ppm* in color.

    It is ideal for critical business projects, but also offers the
    flexibility to print and restore frame-ready photos with Epson Easy
    Photo Fix scanning technology. Additionally, this model contains
    convenient memory card slots. Photos can be printed directly from
    memory cards or PictBridge-enabled cameras quickly and easily.
    Customers can also print PC free by choosing the images they want to
    print from a proof sheet.

    The Epson Stylus CX5800F is Windows and Macintosh compatible and offers
    Hi-Speed USB 2.0 connectivity. It will be available later this fall for
    an estimated street price of $149 (after $30 mail-in rebate).

    The Epson Stylus CX4800

    The Epson Stylus CX4800 is the ideal solution for everyday projects
    with its full-featured scanning and DURABrite Ultra pigment inks. This
    model also prints directly from memory cards and PictBridge-enabled
    digital cameras and offers the option of printing a photo proof sheet
    to select and print photos without a computer.

    It also delivers high-quality scanning of photos and documents and is
    able to produce 48-bit scans at a resolution of 1200 x 2400 dpi.
    Creating reprints and enlargements and restoring photos without a PC is
    more versatile than ever with this product. In addition, the Epson
    Stylus CX4800 offers speedy printing at up to 20 ppm for black text and
    up to 19ppm* for color text. This model is both Windows and Macintosh
    compatible and offers Hi-Speed USB 2.0 connectivity. It is currently
    available for an estimated street price of $129.

    The Epson Stylus CX4200

    This DURABrite Ultra all-in-one is ideal for the value-minded customer,
    who is seeking a solution for everyday projects. It offers all of the
    same great features that are incorporated into the Stylus CX4800, with
    the exception of memory card slots. The Epson Stylus CX4200 prints
    directly from PictBridge-enabled cameras, making it easy to print
    images from a digital camera without using a computer.

    The Epson Stylus CX4200 is Windows and Macintosh compatible and offers
    Hi-Speed USB 2.0 connectivity. It will be available in September for an
    estimated street price of $99.

    The Epson Stylus CX3810

    This entry-level DURABrite Ultra all-in-one is the most affordable in
    Epson’s line. It offers the same incredible print quality as the rest
    of the all-in-one line and PC-free copying of color and black and white
    documents. It also delivers detailed scans with its 600 x 1200 dpi
    scanner. Whether the customer is creating a reprint or an enlargement
    or using Epson Easy Photo Fix to restore a cherished photo, this
    product is simple and straightforward to use.

    The Epson Stylus CX3810 is Windows compatible and offers USB 2.0
    connectivity. It is currently available for an estimated street price
    of $69 (after a $20 mail-in rebate).

    Availability, Warranty and Support

    The new line of DURABrite Ultra products will be available in major
    computer, office and electronic superstores, a variety of retail stores
    nationwide and can also be purchased through mail order, PC
    manufacturers, the Internet and Epson’s own retail site, The models are
    backed by the one-year Epson Limited Warranty and are supported by the
    EPSON Connection(SM), a customer support and technical assistance line.
    All of these new products have earned the ENERGY STAR by meeting strict
    energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection
    Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. Epson is committed to
    protecting the environment for future generations by offering a broad
    range of ENERGY STAR products designed to reduce greenhouse gas
    emissions by significantly reducing electricity usage, which minimizes
    pollution, without compromising quality. Epson encourages consumers to
    save energy, save money and save the environment by selecting ENERGY
    STAR products.

    About Epson

    Epson offers an extensive array of award-winning image capture and
    image output products for the consumer, business, photography, and
    graphic arts markets. The company is also a leading supplier of
    value-added point-of-sale (POS) printers and transaction terminals for
    the retail market. Founded in 1975, Epson America, Inc. is the U.S.
    affiliate of Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, a global manufacturer
    and supplier of high-quality technology products that meet customer
    demands for increased functionality, compactness, systems integration
    and energy efficiency. Epson America, Inc. is headquartered in Long
    Beach, Calif.

    Note: Epson and Epson Stylus are registered trademarks of Seiko Epson
    Corporation. DURABrite and BorderFree are registered trademarks of
    Epson America, Inc. and Epson Connection is a service mark of Epson
    America, Inc. All other products and brand names are trademarks and/or
    registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims
    any and all rights in these marks.

    *For the Epson Stylus C88, black pages per minute based on text memo in
    Draft Mode on plain paper. Color pages per minute based on color memo
    in Draft Mode on plain paper. For the Epson Stylus CX4800, Stylus
    CX5800F and Stylus CX7800, black pages per minute based on Economy Mode
    on plain paper. Color pages per minute based on color memo in Draft
    Mode on plain paper. For the CX7800, color photo in Photo Mode on Epson
    Premium Glossy Photo Paper. Additional processing time will vary based
    on system configuration, software application and page complexity.