Epson Stylus D120

New high speed printer offers 'laser like' results

Want a printer for both home and office use? Then (perhaps) look no further than the Epson Stylus 120.

From the press release:

Epson introduces the Stylus D120, a high-speed, high-quality printer for the home and the office. As well as printing laser-like text, vibrant, colour-graphics and photos, this four colour printer is the fastest in its class. With speeds up to 37ppm in black and white and 20ppm in colour it is an ideal printer for the home office or small office. It uses Epson’s individual ink cartridge system, only the colour that is used needs to be replaced. Certified by the ENERGY STAR international standard, the Stylus D120’s low power printing technology saves energy especially compared to laser printers, further helping to keep costs down.

Epson has integrated an innovative Dual Black Ink System into the Stylus D120 which increases print speeds and page yields. As a result small businesses that need a productive and cost-effective printer will find the Stylus D120 a suitable low cost alternative to a laser printer. In addition, the printer supports high-capacity black ink cartridges, allowing for even higher print yields and larger volumes of text-based documents. And unlike similar priced laser printers, it provides the flexibility to print high-quality documents and photos in colour.

The fast printing speeds are achieved as a result of the new Epson Micro Piezo™ print head mechanism. The print head has hundreds of tiny nozzles for ejecting ink droplets with the very highest levels of accuracy. The number of nozzles dedicated to black ink has been doubled and when combined with an increase in the speed of ink ejection, the print speed for black text is maximised. This means that in its fastest mode it will print up to 37ppm in black and white but when the quality of the document is paramount, it will still print up to a class-leading 25ppm.

Featuring the latest generation of Epson DURABrite Ultra Ink, the documents from the Stylus D120 are durable, smudge-proof, water and highlighter resistant. Double-sided prints are clear and professional, as the quick drying DURABrite Ultra Ink does not bleed through the page. Black text is sharp and laser-like in appearance ensuring the Stylus D120 produces professional documents to make the right impression.

The Stylus D120 is versatile and is also suitable for photos, a 10x15cm photo can be printed in just 49 seconds. With the latest generation of DURABrite Ultra, a new formulated resin coating means photos are now glossier when used with Epson Premium Glossy Photo paper. The Stylus D120 also includes Epson’s PhotoEnhance for improving photos at the touch of a button. It recognises images featuring skin tones, landscapes and skylines and reproduces enhanced colour settings.

Coll Kretz, European Product Manager for Epson Europe, says “Many small businesses are using inkjet printers for private offices or for the home office. Epson has designed the Stylus D120, specifically with these customers in mind. In addition to the fast print speeds, the high yield Dual Black Ink System offers extra convenience for professional customers with large volumes of black text printing. The printer is also compact, energy-efficient and with DURABrite Ultra Ink it offers a range of printing options, from text and email printing to graphics and photos.”

Epson Stylus D120 key features summary:
•    Innovative Dual Black Ink System for high-speed, high volume black text printing
•    Enjoy the highest quality prints and laser-like documents with Epson’s improved DURABrite Ultra Ink
•    Fast print speeds with 37ppm in monochrome and 20ppm in colour
•    Increase print yield with high capacity individual ink cartridges
•    Affordable printing with individual ink cartridges
•    5760x1440dpi optimised dpi resolution using Epson’s unique Micro Piezo™ technology
•    Ensure the best photo output with Epson PhotoEnhance
•    Manage, file and print photos with Epson Creativity Suite