Epson is announcing today a new Scan-Print-Copy device that creates an all-in-one photo center for your digital picture files and your old film negatives/slides/prints. The new Stylus Photo RX600 features a 6 ink photo printer using individual inks at a resolution up to 5760 by 1440 and has memory slots for almost all card formats now available. It also has direct printing from your camera using PictBridge enabled cameras. The 48 bit scanner can accept film slides and negatives as well as color copy existing photos. It has a 2.5 inch LCD display panel and it can edit pictures without need of a computer. The printer can be connected to a computer via USB or it accepts an optional Blue Tooth device. We will get to see this new product at PMA and will have more coverage ASAP. The Photo RX600 sells for a suggested price of $349.99. Here is the full Epson Press Release.


EPSON Stylus Photo RX600 Not Only Scans, Prints and Copies Photos, but also Previews and Restores Old Slides, Transparencies and Traditional Photos into Brilliant Reprints

LONG BEACH, Calif. - Feb. 11, 2004 - Epson is launching its most advanced scan-print-copy device to date with the new EPSON Stylus Photo RX600. This photographic all-in-one is designed to not only view, scan, copy and print photographs without a computer, but also restore old slides, negatives and traditional printed photographs. The end results are true photographic quality prints using Epson's superior six-color photo inks at resolutions as high as 5760 x 1440 optimized dpi.

"The Stylus Photo RX600 is without a doubt the ultimate do-it-all solution for either traditional or digital photography," said Steve Semos, product manager, Epson. "This product offers outstanding versatility for virtually any photographic project, not to mention everyday printing and copying. Furthermore, it incorporates several of Epson's most advanced photographic technologies such as Easy Photo Fix™ color restoration software, memory card slots, and a 2.5-inch high-quality color LCD viewer, all for a very attractive price of $349."

The Stylus Photo RX600's six-color printer uses variable-sized ink droplets as small as three picoliters to create intensely detailed images with natural and vibrant colors. Users can produce BorderFree™ images on a variety of traditional photo paper sizes such as 4"x 6", 5"x 7", 8"x 10", letter size and even panoramic. The printer also creates photos and text quickly, delivering a 4"x 6" color print in about 39 seconds and up to 17 pages per minute of black text documents.*

Memory Card Slots and Color LCD Viewing
In addition to high-speed color printing, the Stylus Photo RX600 features a wide selection of memory card slots designed to print images directly from today's most popular digital cameras or from PictBridge- and USB Direct Print-enabled digital cameras. A built-in 2.5-inch color display and easy-to-use control panel also enables users to view and select images, see scans of prints, slides and negatives as they happen, and even crop or resize photos. Furthermore, a convenient proof sheet feature lets users choose the images they want to print directly from a memory card and specify the print size and paper type. All of these functions and more can be done without turning on a PC.

Memory cards supported include CompactFlash™ I and II, SD, Smart Media™, Secure Digital, MultiMediaCard, IBM Microdrive™, xD-Picture Card, Sony Memory Stick®, Memory Stick Pro, Sony MagicGate and Mini Secure Digital (using an optional adapter). The Stylus Photo RX600 also makes it easier for users to take images with them by scanning photographs and saving them directly to a memory card.

In addition to card slots, a front USB port allows users to plug in an external CD-R or Zip drive to save images from a memory card directly to a disc, as well as print pictures directly from a picture CD. Users can also connect an optional Bluetooth™ Print Adapter from Epson (sold separately) for convenient wireless printing from a Bluetooth-enabled mobile camera phone, PDA or computer.

Scanning, Photo Restoration and PC-Free Color Copying
The Stylus Photo RX600 features a high-performance, full-function scanner along with a built-in transparency adapter for scanning 35mm slides and negatives, all without turning on a PC. This 2,400 x 4,800 dpi, 48-bit color scanner includes exclusive EPSON Easy Photo Fix™ color restoration software, which gives users an easy solution for restoring old slides, negatives or prints to their original brilliance with one touch of a button. In addition, users can lay several photos on the scanner bed at one time and the Stylus Photo RX600 will identify each photo, restore the color and create individual prints.

The Stylus Photo RX600 also delivers fully automated scanning plus two advanced scanning modes for advanced custom control. New EPSON Smart Panel™ software enables users to quickly scan photos, text or graphics with extreme detail to the Internet, an e-mail software program, or a faxing software program.

This all-in-one also functions as a stand-alone color copier that enables users to produce high-resolution, borderless color photos or documents without a personal computer. Furthermore, they can create 2-up and 4-up copies to conserve paper and use a "repeat copy" mode to make multiple copies of a single image onto one sheet of paper, producing items such as business cards and wallet-size photos. The Stylus Photo RX600 also simplifies the process for making poster-size enlargements using four, nine or 16 letter-size sheets that can be assembled by the user to create one extra-large image or creative mosaic.

Individual Ink Cartridges
The EPSON Stylus Photo RX600 includes six separate "snap-in/snap-out" ink cartridges to maximize ink yield - one black ink cartridge and five color ink cartridges (cyan, magenta, yellow, light cyan and light magenta). Since these individual color inks can be replaced at any time, efficiency is maximized, lowering the total cost of ownership. Each cartridge also contains a chip that relays ink level information on the screen to the user via the printer driver, while self-sealing valves preserve the ink up to six months if it's removed from the printer. Therefore, partially depleted cartridges can be reinserted for later use.

The EPSON Stylus Photo RX600 works with both Windows and Macintosh platforms and uses USB 2.0 High Speed connectivity and includes a USB cable in the box.

Warranty and Support
The Stylus Photo RX600 is currently shipping to computer superstores and specialty retail stores nationwide and can also be purchased through mail order, PC manufacturers, the Internet and Epson's own site at www.epsonstore.com. This product also carries a one-year Epson Exchange Limited Warranty, enabling customers to receive a replacement printer if a problem cannot be corrected by telephone technical support. It is also supported by the EPSON ConnectionSM, a customer support and technical assistance line. For more information on Epson and its products, call 1-800-GO-EPSON (1-800-463-7766) or visit our Web site at www.epson.com.

About Epson America Inc.
Epson America, Inc. 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.

*Pages per minute based on text memo in Economy Mode on plain paper. Additional processing time may vary based on system configuration, software application and page complexity.

Note: EPSON and EPSON Stylus are registered trademarks of Seiko Epson Corporation. Easy Photo Fix and Smart Panel are trademarks of Epson America, Inc.




The EPSON Stylus Photo RX600 is the premium all-in-one photography solution, offering users a high-performance combination of six-color photo quality printing, full-featured photo quality scanning and copying capabilities. The Stylus Photo RX600 also has several added features for digital imaging enthusiasts including a 2.5-inch color LCD, USB host port and PictBridge camera connection.

Estimated Street Price - $349

SPC Features

Superior photo quality printing and scanning

Only Epson offers an all-in-one with a built-in film strip adapter for scanning slides, negatives, reflectives, and documents

Standalone black and color copies

Seven-in-one media card slot, supports all popular formats-

BorderFree™ Printing - 4x6, 5x7, 8x10, panoramic, letter- 2.5" color LCD screen-

PictBridge camera connection- Back-up photo memory cards to external CD-ROM/Zip Drive

Print photos from CD-ROM or picture CD

Epson Easy Photo Fix™ software technology for color restoration of old, faded or discolored photos, prints, slides and negatives-

EPSON TWAIN software for easy-to-use scanning

Ink System - 6-color photo dye inks with individual ink cartridges, providing ease of use and added cost savings

Printing Method - Epson's exclusive and award-winning drop-on-demand Advanced Micro Piezo™ ink jet technology- Variable sized droplets (as small as 3 pl.) for the sharpest detail and outstanding photo quality

Maximum Resolution - 5760 x 1440 optimized dpi technology

Photo Quality Scanning - 2400 x 4800 dpi scanning and true 48-bit color

Built-in with film strip adapter for 35 mm slides and negatives - 3.3 D-max

Fast Text/Photo/Copy Speeds - Black text printing: 17 PPM; Color text printing: 16 PPM- 4" x 6" photo in 39 seconds; 8" x 10" photo in 78 seconds

Fast Copying Speeds Black: 10 CPM; Color: 8 CPM

Outstanding Photo Scanning 3.3 D-max and 2400 x 1200 dpi resolution

EPSON BorderFreeTMPrinting Borderless printing without margins in popular 4" x 6," 5" x 7", 8" x 10", panoramic and letter sizes

PRINT Image Matching Revolutionary technology ensures that PRINT Image Matching digital cameras and the Stylus Photo RX600 work perfectly together to easily produce the best possible prints- PRINT Image Matching II (P.I.M. II) for the best possible prints automatically with P.I.M. and P.I.M. II-enabled digital cameras (compatible with Exif 2.2)

Water/Smudge-ResistantPrints Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper and Epson Glossy Photo Paperresist smudging or fingerprints related to high levels of humidity, moisture and water spillage*

Compatibility - Windows and Macintosh

Interface - USB 2.0 high speed

Paper Capacity - 120 sheets/10 envelopes

Paper Types - ESPON Premium Glossy Photo Paper, Premium Semigloss Photo Paper, Premium Luster Photo Paper, Enhanced Matte Paper, UltraSmooth Fine Art Paper, Ink Jet Transparencies, Premium Bright White Paper, plain paper, self-adhesive sheets, ink jet cards, banner paper, labels, envelopes, and EPSON Greeting Cards

Paper Sizes - Letter, panoramic, legal, A4, Envelopes, User Defined 3.5" x 3.5" up to 8.5" x 44"

Printable Area (letter) - 8.5" x 11"

Software Driver - Windows 98, ME, NT, XP, 2000 or later; Macintosh USB System 8.5.1 or later, OS X

Warranty - Epson Exchange one-year limited warranty in U.S. and Canada

Support The EPSON Connection
Pre-sales support U.S. and Canada 1-800-GO EPSON
Automated technical support 1-800-GO EPSON
Web site www.epson.com



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