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Epson Releases New Photo Printers

Stylus Photo 825 and 925 offer 5,760 x 720 DPI resolution By Dave Nagel
Epson today released two new models in its line of Stylus Photo inkjet printers. The new Stylus Photo 825 replaces the 785EPX, and the 925 adds to the lineup with the ability to archive to Zip media without the use of a computer. Both printers include direct printing from a camera and are available now for less than $300.

The two printers use Epson's six-color process (CcMmYK) and offer photo-optimized black ink for up to 20 percent greater black density than previous models. Both printers offer 5,760 x 720 DPI resolution and use 4 picoliter droplets.

The Stylus Photo 925 includes an automatic roll paper cutter, which automatically trims photos as they are being printed. The 925's control panel supports more than 20 photo templates and a large number of supported paper types, along with a cropping feature that enables users to crop images without using a computer. The printer includes built-in card slots, which support CompactFlash Type I and II, IBM Microdrive, SmartMedia and Sony Memory Stick. (The printer supports Secure Digital and MultiMedia Cards with an optional card reader. It can also store images directly to a storage device, such as an Iomega Zip drive or other USB device.

The Stylus Photo 825 is a simplified version of the 925. It includes a built-in PCMCIA card reader and card adapters that make it compatible with various memory card types.

Both printers also support Print Image Matching, "BorderFree" printing (up to 8.3" x 44") and Exif 2.2. Both support Macintosh and Windows via USB. The 825 sells for $199. the 925 sells for $299. For more information, visit

Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at

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