Epson Expression Photo XP-850 and XP-750

September 6, 2012 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Printers | Comment | |
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Epson has announced the Expression Photo XP-850 and XP-750 Wi-Fi enabled A4 photo printers. Both new models use Epson’s new six-colour Claria Photo HD Ink Set (black, cyan, magenta, yellow, light cyan and light magenta), which is claimed to deliver smooth tonal gradations, deep blacks and rich, vibrant colours. The Expression Photo XP-850 and XP-750 also feature a motorised control panel and output tray, which open automatically before printing so all users have to do is collect their printouts. The key differences between the two models include the scanner resolution (4,800dpi for the XP-850 and 2,400dpi for the XP-750) and duplex ADF for double-sided scanning, copying and faxing, which is only offered by the XP-850. The Expression Photo XP-850 and XP-750 are available from November, priced at £249.99 and £229.99 respectively.

Epson Press Release

Dedicated photo printing at home

Epson launches ultra-compact inkjets for the photo enthusiast with new six-colour photo ink set

Specially designed to deliver superior photo printing and packed full of features, Epson launches the Expression Photo XP-850 and XP-750 ; ideal for photo enthusiasts who want a top-of-the-range A4 printer to showcase their photography skills. The range has the following features:

•        New six-colour Claria Photo HD Ink for superior-quality, long-lasting photographs
•        Compact size - 40% smaller than previous models
•        Motorised control panel and output tray
•        8.8cm touch screen with user-friendly interactive menu
•        Improved Epson Connect service with new Remote Print Driver and Scan-to-Cloud
•        Automatic Wi-Fi setup and Wi-Fi Direct connectivity
•        Rear speciality media feed for card and heavyweight photo paper
•        CD and DVD printing

These printers use Epson’s new Claria Photo HD Ink, ideal for photo enthusiasts who are looking to produce superior-quality photographs that last up to 300 years when stored in a photo album . This six-colour ink set (black, cyan, magenta, yellow, light cyan and light magenta) delivers smooth tonal gradations, deep blacks and rich, vibrant colours.

These models also feature a motorised control panel and output tray, which open automatically before printing so all users have to do is collect their printouts.

Both Expression Photo printers offer remote printing with Epson Connect3 (Epson iPrint, Epson Email Print, Remote Print Driver and Scan-to-Cloud). This service allows users to print wirelessly from smartphones and tablet PCs using Epson iPrint, and print from anywhere in the world, by emailing directly to the printer’s unique email address. The Remote Print Driver offers users greater flexibility to customise print jobs via their computer’s printer driver before sending them to print from anywhere. Scan-to-Cloud enables users to store and share scanned documents directly in Cloud services, and send to any email address or other Epson Connect printer. Printers are also Google Cloud Print and Apple AirPrint ready.

With automatic Wi-Fi set-up4, users don’t need to know their network settings or connect with a USB cable during initial set up, as the printer automatically finds the relevant connection settings to configure itself. In addition, Wi-Fi Direct allows the printer to connect directly to other Wi-Fi devices without the need for a wireless access point, such as a router.

Users can also be more creative with their photos thanks to the rear speciality media feed, which allows printing onto card and heavyweight photo paper, and dual front-loading paper trays, which enable users to switch between photo-sized and A4-sized printing effortlessly. These printers also allow users to print directly onto suitable CDs and DVDs to personalise family films and digital photo albums. Both printers support duplex printing, while the XP-850 also features a duplex ADF for double-sided scanning, copying and faxing.

Neil Wilson, business manager, Epson UK, says: “These printers are packed full of features and have been developed to offer photo enthusiasts superior photo printing for the home. Using the new Claria Photo HD Ink ensures perfect skin tones and smooth tonal gradations with every print.”

The Expression Photo XP-850 and XP-750 are available from November, priced at £249.99 and £229.99 respectively.

1 This printer and original ink cartridges are for sale and use in EMEAR only
2 Based on total volume of the printer, with trays closed, compared to previous models
3 Requires a wireless connection to the internet. For more information, supported languages and devices please visit http://www.epsonconnect.eu
4 Automatic set-up compatible with Windows 7, Windows Vista and Mac OS
5 Print permanence ratings are based on accelerated testing of prints on specialty media stored in archival sleeves in album storage. Actual print stability will vary according to the media, printed image, display conditions, light intensity, humidity, and atmospheric conditions. Epson does not guarantee longevity of prints
6 iOS 5 and above. AirPrint and the AirPrint logo are trademarks of Apple Inc
7 For more information, visit http://www.epson.eu/testing
8 Based on total volume of the printer, with trays closed, compared to previous models
9 Requires a wireless connection to the internet. For more information, supported languages and devices please visit http://www.epsonconnect.eu
10 Automatic set-up compatible with Windows 7, Windows Vista and Mac OS
11 iOS 5 and above. AirPrint and the AirPrint logo are trademarks of Apple Inc
12 For more information, visit http://www.epson.eu/testing

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