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Epson Introduces the EPSON Stylus Photo 820

16 Oct, 2001

Epson Introduces the EPSON Stylus Photo 820

Epson America Inc. unveiled its latest photo printer -- the family-friendly, value-packed EPSON Stylus Photo 820.

With its six-color image quality, convenient true BorderFree(TM) printing and affordable price, the EPSON Stylus Photo 820 is for photo enthusiasts and amateur photographers. This printer also has fast print speeds and supports the technology, PRINT Image Matching(TM), to produce the best possible prints. The EPSON Stylus Photo 820 is the successor to the popular EPSON Stylus Photo 780 and is available for under $100.

EPSON Stylus Photo 820 in Detail

The EPSON Stylus Photo 820 printer is ideal for printing at home with its ease of use and photo quality -- the best available from inkjets today -- plus fast printing speeds for photos and text. It speeds through black text at up to 12 ppm, can print a 4`` x 6'' photo in 48 seconds and an 8`` x 10'' photo in just 1:42 minutes on photo paper. It can even print a photo as fast as 45 seconds on plain paper. The EPSON Stylus Photo 820 offers up to 2880 x 720 dpi resolution, Epson's Advanced Micro Piezo(TM) ink jet technology and a superior six-color photo ink system for creating detail, more accurate skin tones and an ultra-wide color range designed ideally for photography. The printer uses tiny four-picoliter droplets, delivering smooth gradations and ``dotless'' photo quality for prints that are indistinguishable from traditional photos.

By utilizing innovations such as PRINT Image Matching technology and Epson's patented, true BorderFree(TM) photo-printing technology, the EPSON Stylus Photo 820 is able to produce the best prints possible in a variety of frame-ready and album-ready photo paper sizes. Customers can effortlessly print their photos on Epson's Borderless 4`` x 6'', 5`` x 7'', 8`` x 10'' and letter-size photo papers without having to trim the borders or tear off awkward perforations.

The EPSON Stylus Photo 820 also produces long-lasting photos that can resist fading up to 25 years(a) with Epson's optimized combination of photo inks and fade-resistant papers, like EPSON ColorLife Photo Paper and EPSON Matte Paper Heavyweight. Epson offers a wide variety of papers for this printer, including photo stickers, panoramic photo paper and photo-quality greeting cards.

About PRINT Image Matching

This technology ensures that PRINT Image Matching-enabled digital cameras and PRINT Image Matching-supported printers work perfectly together to create the best possible prints. With PRINT Image Matching technology, digital camera manufacturers can set critical image- specific parameters for printing, such as gamma level, color space, contrast, sharpness, brightness, saturation, shadow, highlight and color balance, to ensure optimum results from each digital camera model. The photographer's original intentions are automatically reflected in the printed image. This means anyone can now create more stunning photos with their PRINT Image Matching-compatible digital camera and EPSON Stylus Photo printer, quickly and easily, without having to worry about complicated editing of every photo.

PRINT Image Matching is being supported by industry-leading names, such as Asahi Optical Co. Ltd. (Pentax Corp.), Casio Computer Co. Ltd., Konica Corp., Kyocera Corp., Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. (Panasonic), Minolta Co. Ltd., Nikon Corp., Olympus Optical Co. Ltd., Ricoh Co. Ltd., Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd., Sony Corp. and Toshiba Corp. A complete list of all PRINT Image Matching-compatible products is available at www.printimagematching.com.

Premium Software Bundle Bonus

The EPSON Stylus Photo 820 includes several bonus photo software programs to help customers manage, enhance and print images. The software package is valued at approximately $80 and includes ArcSoft(TM) PhotoImpression 3.0, EPSON Software(TM) Film Factory(TM) (supporting PRINT Image Matching) and QBeo(TM) PhotoGenetics(TM) TE.

Pricing, Availability, Warranty and Support

The EPSON Stylus Photo 820 is available for an estimated street price of $149 ($99 after a $50 mail-in rebate) and can be purchased through Epson authorized dealers, mail order, resellers, computer superstores, photo specialty stores and on Epson's retail Web site (www.epsonstore.com).

The printer carries a one-year Epson Exchange Warranty, enabling customers to receive a replacement printer if a problem can't be corrected by telephone technical support. It is also supported by the EPSON Connection(SM), a customer support and technical assistance line.

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