Epson claims affordability is the key to its three new multifunction printers that have just been released, which can print up to 34 A4 pages per minute.
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With a 2.5-inch colour LCD screen, multi-format card reader and PictBridge connectivity, the TX400 can be used PC-free and is said to be easy to use for a host of small office tasks. Its A4 flatbed scanner has an optical resolution of up to 2400 dpi.
The next unit in the range, the TX200 is an all-purpose multifunction printer with photo features for the value-conscious home user, and claims to provide fast and efficient copying, scanning and printing. Print speed is up to 34 pages per minute for black and white and colour on plain paper, and 26 secs for a 4×6 inch borderless photo printed on Epson premium glossy photo paper. The scanner has an optical resolution of up to 2400 dpi, and a copy speed up to 30 copies per minute in both black and white and colour.
Like the TX400, the TX200 has built-in card slots that will read most storage card types, and a Hi-Speed USB port compatible with USB 2.0.
Finally there is the low-end Stylus TX100, which is an entry level all-purpose multifunction printer with speedy print, copy and scan capabilities. Print speed for A4 black text is up to 26 pages per minute and for A4 colour text up to 14 pages per minute, and copying speed is as fast as three seconds per page.
All units use Epson’s DURABrite Ultra resin coated pigment ink in four individual ink cartridges to lower ink costs and produce reliable photos and documents that last up to 120 years on selected Epson paper. Epson DURABrite ink is claimed to be resistant to water and smudging, produces sharp detail in text and images on a wide variety of papers. A USB cable is included with each model for immediate out-of-box use.
Epson Stylus TX400 $149
Epson Stylus TX200 $99
Epson Stylus TX100 $79