Epson Stylus D88 and Epson Stylus D68 Series Announced

September 9, 2005 | Mark Goldstein | Printers | 0 Comments |

Epson Stylus D88Epson UK Press Release

Create documents and photos easily with two new multi-purpose printers from Epson.

The Epson Stylus D88 and Stylus D68 Series ensure that you achieve high-quality output whether you want to print plain paper documents or glossy photographs with new DURABrite™ Ultra Ink.

5th September 2005: Epson introduces two four-colour printers for the home or small office.  Whether you are creating colourful school projects, printing from web pages or producing your own glossy photos at home, the Epson Stylus D88 and Stylus D68 Series will offer an ideal solution to meet your needs.  Four individual ink cartridges ensure the new printers are designed with efficiency and quality in mind.  Featuring Epson’s new ink combination - DURABrite™ Ultra Ink, which gives you the freedom to print plain paper documents or glossy photographs.

The Epson Stylus D88 is suitable where higher volumes of printing are required, for example in a home office.  Also available is the Stylus D88 Photo Edition, which includes a Photo Starter Pack that contains ArcSoft PhotoImpression 5 software, 5” x 7” Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper and a photo album.

The Stylus D68 Photo Edition is an ideal cost effective solution for the home user with lower volume printing requirements.  It also includes a Photo Starter Pack that contains 5” x 7” Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper and a photo album.

You can rely on the Stylus D88 or Stylus D68 Series for important documents and photos that will not fade or smudge, ensuring you make a professional impression. 

Both models use individual ink cartridges for economical and cost effective printing. This means that when a colour runs out, you just need to replace that cartridge. And at just £6.60 per cartridge,printing is even more affordable.  A value pack containing a set of four ink cartridges plus 20 sheets of 10 x 15cm Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper is also available offering a saving of up to 34%.  So with Epson you can print more and pay less.

All models are bundled with Epson Creativity Suite, for managing and editing images. Users can attach images to e-mail, send to web, print web pages and easily adjust image sizes and resolutions. 

Epson Stylus D68The Epson Stylus D88 and D68 Series feature Epson’s Micro Piezo™ print head technology which delivers a class-leading resolution of up to 5760 optimised dpi.  The printers also support borderless printing up to A4

Richard Bayliss, Consumer Sales and Marketing Manager says, “The Epson Stylus D88 and D68 Series are designed for those consumers who need all-purpose printing including the flexibility to print glossy photographs. Epson DURABrite™ Ultra ink delivers outstanding results on a wide range of paper types. Whether you are printing school projects, waterproof flyers or photos you can be sure that you will get top quality results. Only Epson has DURABrite™ Ultra – only DURABrite™ Ultra does it all.”

Epson Stylus D88 key features summary:
Benefit from individual ink cartridges for economical printing – just £6.60 each
Epson DURABrite Ultra inks for long-lasting results on any type of paper
Class-leading resolution up to 5760 optimised dpi
High speed printing up to 22ppm
Print borderless photos up to A4
Easy USB and parallel connection to your computer or Mac
Fun and easy photo printing with Epson Creativity Suite
Photo Starter Pack containing ArcSoft PhotoImpression 5 software,
Epson 5” x 7” Premium Glossy Photo Paper and a photo album with Epson Stylus D88 Photo Edition

Available from September 2005
Stylus Photo D88 RRP including VAT £59
Stylus Photo D88 Photo Edition RRP including VAT £69

Epson Stylus D68 Photo Edition key features summary:
Benefit from individual ink cartridges for economical printing – just £6.60 each
Epson DURABrite Ultra inks for superb, long-lasting results of any type of paper
Class-leading resolution up to 5760 optimised dpi
High speed printing up to 17ppm
Print borderless photos up to A4
Easy USB connection to your computer or Mac
Fun and easy photo printing with Epson Creativity Suite
Photo Starter Pack containing Epson 5 x 7” Premium Glossy Photo Paper and a photo album

Available from September 2005
RRP including VAT £49

Epson DURABrite™ Ultra Ink key features summary:
·      Designed to give amazing results on a wide variety of media from plain paper to glossy photo paper
·      Contains unique resin coating for durability, gas-fastness, water-resistance and smudge-resistance
·      Delivers lightfastness of up to 120 years or up to 200 years in a photo album.

Product information, lightfastness test details and high resolution images are available on http://www.epson.co.uk/news_events

Other EPSON websites:
http://www.pim.epson.co.uk - the PRINT Image Matching website
http://www.photoexpert.epson.co.uk - the photography website for expert advice and tips

About Epson
Epson is a global leader in imaging products including printers, projectors and LCDs. With an innovative and creative culture, Epson is dedicated to exceeding the vision and expectations of customers worldwide with products known for their superior quality, functionality, compactness and energy efficiency.

Epson is a network of 85,647 employees in 115 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and to the communities in which it is located. Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corp., the Group had consolidated sales of 1479.7 billion yen in fiscal 2004.



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