This all-in-one features Epson’s exclusive water/fade/smudge-resistant DURABrite(R) inks and offers an optimum balance of image quality and speed to satisfy the imaging needs of busy households,personal offices and today’s ever-growing number of beginning to intermediate-level digital photographers.
With a suggested retail price of $149 ($129 following a $20 rebate), the Stylus CX4600 triples as a scanner, photo printer, and black and color copier, in a new space-saving design that is only 6.7inches tall and 13.5 inches wide. When used as a stand-alone product (PC-free), it can produce up to 13 black/color copies per minute (cpm)(a), print up to 15 pages per minute (ppm)(a) in black andcan scan images up to 600 x 1200 dpi with 48-bit color depth. Other advanced features include Epson’s photo restoration technology, quiet operation and an easy-to-navigate control panel. It alsoincorporates Epson’s renowned DURABrite inks and a variety of input slots for today’s most popular memory cards.
“We’ve made a lot of breakthroughs in both printing and scanning technology over the years, which we’ve been able to enhance and migrate into an outstanding assortment of multifunction devices suchas this,” said Andreas Goehring, group product manager, Epson. “Furthermore, this product combines a balance of performance, special features and price that give our customers the kind of all-in-onevalue no other manufacturer can deliver.”
DURABrite Inks — Water, Smudge and Light Resistance
The EPSON Stylus CX4600 uses DURABrite inks to create natural, vibrant-looking colors that are also water/fade/smudge-resistant. Because DURABrite inks are pigment-based, even plain paper output canbe submerged in water without the ink coming off the page, unlike dye-based inks, which typically run and smudge.
These inks are designed to give creators of photographs, fliers, menus, signs, postcards and any other printed output the ability to produce documents and images that will withstand damage caused bymoisture-based threats such as rain, spills, humidity or people with wet hands. Bleed-through is also reduced since DURABrite inks rest on the surface of the paper, which is ideal for applicationsthat require double-sided printing. The Stylus CX4600 also produces frame-ready, borderless photographs in several popular sizes and up to 5,760 x 1,440 optimized dpi and ultrafine three-picoliterink droplets for sharp, vivid images.
Restoring Faded Color Photos and Scanning
The Stylus CX4600 includes EPSON Easy Photo Fix(TM) software — a feature that gives users an easy solution for restoring color to old photographs with the touch of a button. It also delivers fullyautomated scanning plus two additional scanning modes for users who want more advanced custom control. Furthermore, EPSON Smart Panel(TM) software enables users to quickly scan photos, text orgraphics with extreme detail to the Internet, e-mail or a fax software program.
Memory Card Slots
The EPSON Stylus CX4600’s input slots can not only be used to transfer data from a memory card to a PC, but also enable PC-free printing of index sheets or high quality photos directly from the mediacard. Memory cards supported include CompactFlash(TM) I and II, Sony Memory Stick(R), Memory Stick Pro, MemoryStick Duo, Sony MagicGate SD, Smart Media(TM), Secure Digital, MultiMediaCard, IBMMicrodrive(TM) and xD-Picture Card.
Individual Ink Cartridges = Lower Cost of Ownership
The EPSON Stylus CX4600 includes four separate “snap-in/snap-out” ink cartridges (cyan, magenta, yellow and black) to maximize overall ink yield as cartridges are replaced over time. Ink levelinformation is accurately displayed on the computer screen, while self-sealing valves preserve the inks up to six months once removed from the printer. Therefore, partially depleted cartridges can bereinserted for later use.
The EPSON Stylus CX4600 works with both Windows and Macintosh platforms and is capable of large-quantity printing when needed. The printer’s paper input tray holds up to 100 sheets of plain paper onthe EPSON Stylus CX4600. This product also supports a variety of Epson specialty media including Epson DURABrite Ink Glossy Photo Paper, Premium Bright White Paper, Glossy Photo Paper and Matte PaperHeavyweight. For added value, a 20-sheet sample pack of Epson photo paper is included in the box along with Epson Photo Series software and easy access to Epson’s exclusive photo craft and photosharing Web site.
Warranty and Support
The EPSON Stylus CX4600 is currently shipping to computer superstores and specialty retail stores nationwide and can also be purchased through mail order, PC manufacturers, the Internet and Epson’sown site at http://www.epsonstore.com/. These products also carry a one-year Epson Exchange Limited Warranty, enabling customers to receive a replacementproduct if a problem cannot be corrected by telephone technical support. It is also supported by the EPSON Connection(SM), a customer support and technical assistance line. For more information onEpson and its products, call 1-800-GO-EPSON (1-800-463-7766) or visit our Web site at http://www.epson.com/.