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Epson's New Wireless Desktop Ink Jet Printer Now Shipping to Retailers

8 Jan, 2002

Epson's New Wireless Desktop Ink Jet Printer Now Shipping to Retailers

Epson America is now shipping the new EPSON Stylus C80WN wireless desktop ink jet printer to retailers. This product features a wireless Ethernet 802.11b print server that supports multiple network protocols and offers the same advanced printing technology found in the award-winning EPSON Stylus C80.

Users can print to the wireless EPSON Stylus C80WN through an access point or directly from a Mac or PC equipped with an included 802.11b wireless adapter. They can also transfer information from their computer to the printer as far as 120 feet at speeds up to 11 megabits per second. Because the print server has been certified WiFi compatible, it will operate with Apple AirPortĀ® wireless networking solutions in addition to a wide variety of other access points and PC cards.

The EPSON Stylus C80WN sells for $399 (following a $50 mail-in rebate) and will be available at www.epsonstore.com and select retailers.

About the EPSON Stylus C80/C80WN Printing Technology

The EPSON Stylus C80/C80WN is the fastest Epson four-color desktop printer ever made and produces vibrant, detailed prints with an entirely new level of durability -- even on plain paper. Positioned to become one of the company's most popular products in its 26-year history, the new EPSON Stylus C80/C80WN color ink jet printer combines speed with new inks that are water resistant and light resistant.

The printer uses an advanced high-speed print engine that delivers up to 20 pages per minute (ppm) of black text printing and up to 10 ppm color. The printer is also engineered for lower cost-per-page operation by using an efficient high-capacity individual color ink cartridge system and by delivering an even higher level of print quality on plain or recycled papers than other previous models.

The Stylus C80/C80WN is the first and only printer to use Epson's new DuraBrite(TM) ink technology. These pigment-based inks are engineered to produce durable, detailed output on a variety of media, with resolutions up to 2880 x 720 dots per inch. Unlike prints from traditional dye-based inks, output from DuraBrite color and black inks can be submerged in water without the ink coming off the page. DuraBrite inks also have a light-resistance rating of up to 70 years (a), making it possible to safely place prints in areas where bright light would normally cause images to fade quickly.

The EPSON Stylus C80/C80WN includes four separate "snap-in/snap-out" ink cartridges to maximize ink yield -- one extra-large black ink cartridge and three color ink cartridges (cyan, yellow and magenta). Since these individual color inks can be replaced at any time, efficiency is maximized, lowering the total cost of ownership.

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