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Suited for scanning, copying, and printing client-ready documents and photos, Epson More-in-One(TM) Stylus® CX5000 and CX6000 use water-, smudge-, and fade-resistant DURABrite® Ultra ink. They offer print speeds to 27 ppm in black and color and copy rates to 26 copies/min. Scanning, accomplished with 48-bit, 1,200 x 2,400 dpi resolution, restores color to faded photos. More-in-One(TM) printers support all media types, including glossy, matte, and plain/recycled paper.



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New Epson 'More-in-Ones' Give Home and Small Office Users the Most Value-Packed Set of Features for Printing, Scanning and Copying



The Epson Stylus(R) CX5000 and CX6000 Produce Long-Lasting Prints With DURABrite(R) Ultra Ink, Copy With Ease, Scan at Remarkable Resolutions, and Restore Faded Photos

LONG BEACH, Calif., Aug. 29 -- Whether printing or copying client-ready documents, enlarging photos for reprints, or restoring color to old photos that have faded over the years, Epson's new "More-in-One"(TM) products offer more unique features than any other all-in-ones priced less than $150. The new Epson Stylus CX5000 and CX6000, priced respectively at $99.99 and $149.99 (estimated street prices), provide versatile office and home printing solutions that can be used for everyday printing and a wide range of color and photo projects.

"When it comes to choosing an all-in-one for your home or small office that gives you the most ideal combination of performance, quality, ease-of-use, and affordability, nothing beats an Epson -- the brand overwhelmingly preferred by professional photographers," said R. Craig Allen, product manager, consumer ink jet printers, Epson. "Offering more than just printing, copying and scanning, these products have aptly earned the nickname 'more-in-ones' because they're packed with more unique features and benefits for end-users than any other all-in-ones at these prices."

Epson "More-in-One" Advantages and Benefits

The new Epson Stylus CX5000 and CX6000 more-in-ones provide users with more of what they want, including:

o Vibrant-looking output for a multitude of home and small office needs -- Epson's exclusive DURABrite(R) Ultra ink is optimized to produce vibrant-looking graphics and sharp text for client-ready documents or long-lasting photos out of the box; print on all supported media types, including glossy, matte and even plain/recycled paper, without the need to switch or use specialized cartridges

o Powerful performance to speed through copying and printing -- Print up to 27 pages per minute in black and color and copy at up to 26 copies per minute in black and color(1)

o PC-Free copying and printing convenience -- Convenient one-touch copying with auto reduction and enlargement makes it easy to copy important black and white or color documents and high-quality photos quickly; also print in multiple sizes and paper types without a computer using high-speed built-in card slots and easy-to-use control panels

o Scanning capability for documents, records and images -- Scan graphics, text and images quickly and easily with 48-bit, 1200 x 2400 dpi resolution for vivid reprints and enlargements; restore the color of faded photos back to their original brilliance with Epson's innovative Easy Photo Fix(R) software

o Pigment ink gives flexibility to conquer all projects -- Epson's revolutionary DURABrite Ultra ink is water, smudge and fade-resistant, and dries instantly, making it great for double-sided printing tasks, and long-lasting photos

o Home office convenience and control -- Individual ink cartridges can be replaced as needed; plus, innovative Epson technology extends black ink printing when the cartridge is running low, giving users the option to continue printing black text using a combination of color inks -- a life saver when you're on deadline or stores are closed

o Frame-ready photo printing -- Deliver BorderFree(R) photos in popular, frame-ready sizes such as 4"x 6", 5"x 7", 8"x 10", and letter with no perforations or edges to trim; print a BorderFree 4"x 6" photo in as fast as 28 seconds(1)

More About the Epson Stylus CX5000

The Epson Stylus CX5000 is designed to be the most value-packed more-in-one on the market for less than $100, delivering brilliant photos, professional presentations and high-quality everyday documents. Users can easily print high-quality photos from memory cards, PictBridge-enabled cameras or phones without a computer by using an index sheet to select the images, as well as the number of copies.

More About the Epson Stylus CX6000

The Epson Stylus CX6000 is the step-up model from the Epson Stylus CX5000, featuring a built-in, 2-inch color display to view, enhance and select photos from memory cards, PictBridge-enabled cameras and mobile phones all without a computer. In addition, the Epson Stylus CX6000 even restores the color of old, faded photos back to their original brilliance for beautiful reprints and enlargements without a computer. This versatile performer is an ideal solution for everyday printing, scanning, copying, and more.

Availability and Support

The Epson Stylus CX5000 and CX6000 are Windows and Macintosh compatible and will be available in September in major computer, office, mass merchant, and electronic superstores, a variety of retail stores nationwide and can also be purchased through mail order, PC manufacturers, the Internet and Epson's own retail site, www.epsonstore.com. Both models are backed by the one-year Epson Limited Warranty and are supported by the EPSON Connection(SM), a customer support and technical assistance line. For more information about Epson and its products, call 1-800-GO-EPSON (1-800-463-7766) or visit the Epson Web site at www.epson.com.

About Epson

Epson offers an extensive array of award-winning image capture and image output products for the consumer, business, photography, and graphic arts markets. The company is also a leading supplier of value-added point-of-sale (POS) printers and transaction terminals for the retail market. Founded in 1975, Epson America, Inc. is the U.S. affiliate of Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, a global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality technology products that meet customer demands for increased functionality, compactness, systems integration and energy efficiency. Epson America, Inc. is headquartered in Long Beach, Calif.

Note: Specifications subject to change. Epson, Epson Stylus, DURABrite, and Easy Photo Fix are registered trademarks of Seiko Epson Corporation. BorderFree is a registered trademark, More-in-One is a trademark and Epson Connection is a service mark of Epson America, Inc. All other products and brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in these marks.

(1) Pages/copies per minute speed measured after first page, based on black and color text patterns in Draft Mode on plain paper. Color photo in Draft Mode on Premium Photo Paper Glossy measured from start of paper feed. Additional print time will vary based on system configuration, software application and page complexity. See www.epson.com/printspeed for more information about print speed.

CONTACT: John Jatinen of Epson America, Inc., +1-562-290-5173, john_jatinen@ea.epson.com; or Jane Fainer of Walt & Company, +1-408-496-0900, ext. 1052, jfainer@walt.com, for Epson America, Inc.

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