Epson America, Inc. introduced the EPSON Stylus C64 — the company’s most affordable all-purpose DuraBrite ink jet printer to date. The Stylus C64 replaces the Stylus C62, is available for an estimated street price of $59 and offers several features designed especially for value-driven customers who are looking for a simple printing solution at home.
The Stylus C64 is equipped with Epson’s exclusive and renowned DuraBrite ink for water resistance, smudge resistance and light resistance for durable, long lasting results that make it easy to preserve cherished photos or important documents. This printer enables anyone to print brilliant borderless 4″ x 6″ snapshots, as well as text and graphics with ease and offers up to 5760 x 1440 optimized dpi and variable size ink droplets — as small as four picoliters — for sharp, vivid output. The Stylus C64 is able to speed through tasks with print speeds of up to 17 pages per minute (ppm) for black text and up to 9 ppm in color(a).
“The EPSON Stylus C64 offers an outstanding value for customers who not only want a printer to handle their documents quickly and easily, but who also want to be able to print high-quality photographs. Epson’s newly launched Durabrite Glossy Ink Photo Paper enhances the printer’s photo quality on glossy paper,” said Rodrigo Catalan, product manager, consumer ink jet printers, Epson. “This printer provides one of the best overall balances between photographic output, clear text, high speed and low cost of operation compared to any ink jet printer in its class.”
The printer features a sleek more compact design and a DC motor for quiet printing of any output from the start to the finish. It is both Windows and Macintosh compatible and offers USB connectivity for quick and easy set up.
The EPSON Stylus C64 utilizes the newest and most advanced formula of DuraBrite ink, a pigment based ink that produces vivid, sharp images, and is also specially formulated to resist water, smudges and light. DuraBrite inks can be submerged in water without the ink coming off the page, unlike dye-based inks, which typically run and smudge. This feature is 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 by moisture-based threats such as rain, spills, humidity or people with wet hands.
DuraBrite inks also have a light-resistance rating of up to 80 years on certain specialty media and an unmatched 70-year(b) rating on plain paper, making it possible to safely place prints in areas where light would normally cause images to fade quickly. Bleed-through is reduced since DuraBrite inks rest on the surface of the paper, which is ideal for applications that require double-sided printing.
The Stylus C64 also includes individual ink cartridges for a more convenient, affordable home printing solution. Since these individual color inks can be replaced at any time, efficiency is maximized, lowering the total cost of ownership. Additionally, each cartridge contains a chip that relays ink level information on screen to the user via the printer driver.
Availability, Warranty and Support
The EPSON Stylus C64 is currently shipping to computer superstores and specialty retail stores nationwide and can also be purchased from Epson authorized dealers, mail order, computer superstores, and on the Epson retail Web site (http://www.epsonstore.com/). The printer carries a one-year Epson Exchange Limited Warranty, enabling customers to receive a replacement printer 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 on Epson and its products, call 1-800-GO-EPSON (1-800-463-7766) or visit our Web site at http://www.epson.com/.