Epson and Sprint To Launch Print at Home Feature
Epson America / Sprint Press Release
New Option Makes it Easy and Convenient for Sprint Customers to Print Camera-Phone Photos
Orlando, Fla. (Photo Marketing Association Convention and Trade Show) – Feb. 18, 2005- Epson America Inc. and Sprint (NYSE: FON) have teamed to make it easier and more convenient for Sprint customers to print photos stored in their Picture MailSM online albums on their home printers using a new feature for the site, Print at Home.
Beginning this spring, Sprint customers using Picture Mail will have the option to print the photos stored in their online album directly to their home printer, regardless of brand, using Epson’s popular Print at Home capabilities at no additional cost. Family and friends who receive a Picture Share can also use this feature at no additional cost.
To use Print at Home, Sprint customers will go to their online album at http://www.sprint.com/picturemail selec,t the images they want to print, and then choose from a variety of image enhancements, such as orientation, paper type and size, image quality, and special effects, before printing.
“It’s not uncommon for someone to try to print their favorite photos on their home printer from online albums, only to find that they’re not the size, layout or quality they wanted,” said Pierre Barbeau, general manager – Picture Mail, Sprint. “With Epson’s Print at Home, Picture Mail subscribers can easily ensure they will print the image exactly how they want it. Print at Home is just one of many enhancements to Picture Mail from Sprint that provides valuable and reliable solutions for sharing, saving, editing and printing digital images taken on both camera phones and digital cameras.”
“As the quality of camera phones continues to improve dramatically, more users are looking for convenient ways to print good quality photos,” said Rajeev Mishra, director, Convergence Products, Epson. “As a leader in photography, Epson is pleased to work with Sprint to offer Picture Mail users a compelling, customer-friendly solution for doing more full-featured printing of camera-phone images.”
Sprint will showcase the enhanced Picture Mail experience and the latest camera phones at the Photo Marketing Association Annual Convention and Trade Show at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Feb. 20-23. Participants can visit either the Sprint booth, No. 3387-14, in the Mobile Imaging Pavilion or the Epson booth No. 4309 to see a demonstration of Print at Home. Additionally visitors can see demonstrations of direct mobile phone printing options to the PictureMate® personal photo lab from Epson at both locations.
Epson offers an extensive array of award-winning image capture and image output products for consumers, businesses, photographers and graphic artists. The company is also a leading supplier of value-added point-of-sale (POS) printers and transaction terminals for the retail market. Founded in 1975, Epson America Inc. is the U.S. affiliate of Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, a global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality technology products that meet customer demands for increased functionality, compactness, systems integration and energy efficiency. Epson America Inc. is headquartered in Long Beach, Calif.
Sprint offers an extensive range of innovative communication products and solutions, including global IP, wireless, local and multiproduct bundles. A Fortune 100 company with more than $27 billion in annual revenues in 2004, Sprint is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying state-of-the-art network technologies, including the United States’ first nationwide all-digital, fiber-optic network; an award-winning Tier 1 Internet backbone; and one of the largest 100-percent digital, nationwide wireless networks in the United States. For more information, visit http://www.sprint.com/mr