Epson has introduced the Epson Artisan 50, an affordable single-function ink jet printer designed for printing digital photos and everyday projects. The main features include printing on in jet printable CDs and DVDs, auto photo correction, red-eye removal, two-sided printing (if supported by the operating system), individual ink cartridges and MicroPiezo ink technology. The Epson Artisan 50 will be available in June through major computer, office and electronic superstores, a variety of retail stores, mail order, PC manufacturers, the Internet, and Epson’s own retail site, www.epsonstore.com, at an estimated street price of $99.99.
Epson Press Release
Epson Artisan 50 Single Function Printer Combines Imagination with Innovation
LONG BEACH, Calif. – May 20, 2009 – Epson America Inc. today introduced the Artisan® 50, an affordable high-performance single function ink jet printer that’s ideal for printing digital photos and everyday projects. Priced at $99.99 (estimated street price), this compact and stylish printer enables users to create Ultra Hi-Definition photos with amazing richness, depth and clarity. The Epson Artisan 50 also lets users print their own images and text onto ink jet printable CDs and DVDs. It can also print documents, e-mails and itineraries quickly and easily at print speeds up to 38 ppm color, and laser-quality speeds of 5 ppm black and 4.8 ppm color.
“This Artisan 50 is an extremely easy-to-use, yet powerful single-function printer with a unique set of features designed to ignite your creative inspirations,” said Steve Semos, product manager, consumer ink jets, Epson America Inc. “In today’s world of single-function printers, this product is arguably the best value out there.”
Key Features and Benefits:
* Professional looking CDs/DVDs – print right onto ink jet printable CDs/DVDs (software included)
* Perfect photos made easy – includes Auto Photo Correction and red-eye removal
* Ideal for printing everything from creative projects to everyday documents and e-mail
* Save paper with two-sided printing
* Superior image quality without compromising speed with advanced MicroPiezo® ink jet technology, exclusively from Epson
* Better than lab quality photos – photos are smudge, scratch, water and fade resistant
* Fast print speeds – maximum print speeds up to 38 ppm color, photos as fast as 11 seconds, laser-quality print speeds of 5 ppm black and 4.8 ppm color
* Individual ink cartridges – replace only the color you need
The Epson Artisan 50 will be available in June through major computer, office and electronic superstores, a variety of retail stores nationwide, mail order, PC manufacturers, the Internet, and Epson’s own retail site, www.epsonstore.com.
Better Products for a Better Future™
The Epson Artisan 50 delivers the following eco-friendly benefits:
* Save up to 50 percent of your paper supply with manual, two-sided printing
* Designed to be recycled
* ENERGY STAR® qualified
* RoHS compliant
Epson knows that planning for the future requires a strong commitment to the environment. That is why the company strives to create innovative products that are reliable, recyclable and energy efficient. Better products that use fewer resources help ensure a better future for us all. For more information on Epson’s environmental programs, go to: www.Epson.com/environment.
About Epson America Inc.
Epson America Inc. is the U.S. affiliate of Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation (SEC) and is a leading provider of digital imaging products that exceed the vision of its customers. The company’s extensive range of printers, 3LCD projectors and small- and medium-sized LCDs are renowned for their superior quality, functionality, compactness, and energy efficiency. The Seiko-Epson organization is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and was recently added to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, an indicator for selective leading companies who meet a rigorous standard of economic, environmental and social criteria.
 Maximum pages (PPM) are measured after first page with text patterns in Draft mode on plain paper. Laser quality black and color print speeds are determined in default, single-side mode in accordance with ISO/IEC 24734. Actual print times will vary based on system configuration, software, and page complexity. See www.epson.com/printspeedfor details, including complete ISO reports.
 Some applications and/or functions, like two-sided printing, may not be supported by Macintosh.
 Water resistant only on glossy photo papers
 Ink fade resistance ratings based on accelerated testing of unframed color prints on plain paper in indoor display conditions; claim that documents resist fading up to four times longer is based on accelerated testing of unframed color prints on plain paper in indoor display conditions. Actual print stability will vary according to light intensity, temperature, humidity, and other factors. Epson does not guarantee the longevity of prints. See www.wilhelm-research.com.
See the Epson Web site for convenient and reasonable recycling options at www.epson.com/recycle.