Epson launches Stylus DX8400 inkjet printer

Four ink Epson printer boasts 6.3-inch LCD review screen

From the press release:

The Stylus DX7400 and DX8400 Series combine all the essential components for the home and home office. A new print head design delivers fast print speeds of up to 32ppm and it takes approximately 26 seconds for a 10x15cm photo in draft, borderless mode. Memory card slots and PictBridge connectivity are also included for computer-free printing. The Epson Stylus DX8400 Series additionally boasts a 6.3cm LCD viewer for viewing and printing photos without a PC. Both models are also cost effective with four individual ink cartridges at €9.99 each, so only the colour that is used needs to be replaced.

The Epson Stylus DX7400 and Epson Stylus DX8400 Series are both equipped with an improved Epson Micro Piezo™ print head. It features a new printing mechanism that increases the rate at which ink droplets can be ejected from the nozzles. The result is faster printing for all document types without a sacrifice on quality.

Epson Creativity Suite software is included to manage, file and print photos. With its user-friendly interface it is easy to access images from a range of devices such as a digital camera or scanner, while Epson Easy Photo Print makes it simple to remove red-eye.

Both models also feature Epson PhotoEnhance to get the best out of photography. It automatically detects skin tones, landscapes and skylines to give the best colour settings for high-quality photos.

Epson DURABrite UltraTM Ink is an advanced pigment-based ink technology that encapsulates each pigment particle in a protective resin coating. This makes the ink resistant to water, smudging and fading. The resin and pigment particle have also been optimised to offer higher gloss photos when printing on glossy media and sharper laser-like text for printing documents. The new formulation is compatible with the following Epson DURABrite Ultra models launched in 2006: Epson Stylus D78, Stylus DX4000 Series, Stylus DX5000 Series, Stylus DX6000 Series and Stylus DX7000F. Therefore existing users can also benefit from these improvements.

With a 1200dpi scanner it is easy to make stand-alone copies or scan via the PC. Epson Easy Photo Fix™ will restore colour, remove dust and correct backlight on faded or old scanned photos. Also included is ABBYY FineReader® Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software, which makes it easy to scan and edit text.

Mohamed Musa, European Product Manager, Epson Europe says, “The Epson Stylus DX7400 and Epson Stylus DX8400 Series are ideal additions for any home or small office user looking for a high-quality, yet affordable printer to meet all printing, scanning and copying needs. The new print head ensures fast printing without any compromise on quality, great when you have to print a high volume of documents. While the Epson DURABrite Ultra Ink offers laser-like text and glossy photos. In addition, the individual ink cartridges are also cost effective to operate as you only have to replace each colour that is used, for just €9.99.”

Epson Stylus DX7400 and Epson Stylus DX8400 Series key features summary:
•    Save money with individual ink cartridges - only replace the colour used
•    Superb quality with long-lasting DURABrite Ultra Ink
•    High-quality prints at up to 5760 optimised dpi resolution on suitable media
•    Print directly from PictBridge digital camera or memory card
•    New Micro Piezo print head mechanism for fast print speeds of up to 32ppm and 26 seconds for a 10x15cm photo
•    Automatically improve photos with Epson PhotoEnhance
•    Restore faded scanned photos with Epson Easy Photo FixTM™
•    Create high-quality scans with the 1200dpi scanner
•    Scan and edit text with ABBYY FineReader® OCR software
•    Fast connectivity with USB to PC or Mac
•    ENERGY STAR compliant to reduce energy wastage
•    Individual ink cartridges RRP including tax at €9.99 each
•    For pricing information please contact your local Epson representative

Epson Stylus DX8400 additional features summary:
•    View and print photos without a PC via the 6.3cm LCD viewer