March 9
Epson Drops Prices on Inkjets
860, 760, 740, 740i, 660 get price reductions through rebates

by David Nagel
Senior producer

Epson has started offering rebates on several of its inkjet printers, including the Stylus Color 860, 760, 740, 740i and 660 models.

The Stylus Color 860, now priced at $149 after a $50 mail-in rebate, offers nine PPM black printing and seven PPM for photo-realistic color printing at 1440 DPI. Its ink droplets are four picoliters, compared with the 740 and 740i, which use six picoliter droplets. The Four-color USB printer is supposed to be half as loud as previous Epson printers and comes with Polaroid PhotoMAX Pro and ArcSoft PhotoPrinter SE digital imaging applications.

The Stylus Color 760, now priced at $129 after a $30 mail-in rebate, also uses four picoliter droplets to deliver CMYK prints at 1440 DPI at speeds of seven PPM black and six PPM color.

Color Stylus printers can be networked using the $159 Axis 1440 print server, which was designed specifically for Epson printer networking for environments that do not use type B Ethernet. The Axis 1440 supports TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, AppleTalk and NetBIOS/NetBEUI protocols simultaneously, enabling Windows, Macintosh, Unix and OS/2 workstations all access to the printer at the same time. The AXIS 1440 also supports Novell Netware tools, including NW Admin and PCONSOLE.

The Stylus Color 740 and 740i have been reduced to $99 and $129 respectively after a $50 mail-in rebate. The 740 offers six PPM black and five PPM color printing at 1440 x 720 DPI. It includes built-in Mac serial, PC parallel and USB ports. The 740i offers the same features as the 740 but also comes in iMac-like colors.

The Stylus Color 660, designed for use with Windows-based PCs, now comes with a USB adapter kit free and has been repriced at $79 after a $50 mail-in rebate. For more information, visit http://www.epson.com.

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