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Epson Stylus Color 777
The Epson Stylus Color 777, with a four picoliter droplet size and 2,880 x 720 DPI printing, comes in at $99.

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NEWS SEPTEMBER 7 , 2000
Epson Offers New Inkjets Starting at $99
Resolution boosted to 2,880 x 720

by David Nagel
Executive Producer
[email protected]

Epson today announced four new printers in its lineup of four-color inkjets. The new models start at $99, and three of them offer resolutions of 2,880 x 720 DPI—twice that of their previous offerings.

The new Stylus Color 777, which comes in at $99, is one of the new 2,880 models with a 4 picoliter droplet size. According to Epson, it also offers "significantly" faster printing than its 1,440 DPI predecessors. It prints up to eight pages per minute in black text and up to six PPM for text and color graphics.

The Stylus Color 880, also with 2,880 x 720 DPI printing and 4 picoliter droplets, comes in at $149. It delivers up to 12 PPM black text output and up to nine PPM text and color graphics. An optional external Ethernet interface is also available.

The Stylus Color 980 brings down the droplet size even more, at 3 picoliters, offering 2,880 x 720 DPI printing for $199 (after a $50 mail-in rebate). It delivers up to 13 PPM in its default normal mode. It can print full-color, 8" x 10" photos in approximately 78 seconds at 720 DPI. It has a 5,000 page per month duty cycle and offers connectivity options for FireWire and Ethernet network solutions. An Adobe Postscript software option (Epson StylusRIP) will also be available later this fall.

The Stylus Color 980N, which will be available in mid-October, combines all of the high-speed, high-quality output features found in the Stylus Color 980 with more advanced networking features. Priced at $449, this printer offers a built-in 10/100 megabit print server, as well as full multi-protocol support for TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, AppleTalk and NetBEUI. The Stylus Color 980N also includes network printer management software. Its resolution, unlike the others, is 1,440 x 720 DPI.

Each of the new printers is compatible with both Windows and Macintosh platforms and has both USB and parallel connectivity. Each model, except for the Stylus Color 980N, also comes with a software bundle that includes Epson Film Factory for collecting and organizing digital photos and Trellix Web for creating personalized Web sites. Corel Printhouse is included with the Stylus Color 777, and ArcSoft Photo Impression 2000 and ArcSoft Photo Montage are included with the Stylus Color 880 and Stylus Color 980.

For more information, visit http://www.epson.com.

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