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PRESS RELEASE: The Epson Stylus Photo R200 Printer Offers Direct CD/DVD Printing For Only $99


New High Quality Six-Color Photo Printer is Rich with Features and Low in Price

PMA, LAS VEGAS, Feb. 11, 2004 - Epson America Inc.'s latest printer, the EPSON Stylus Photo R200, is ideal for digital imaging enthusiasts who want to print frame-ready photos and personalize home music and movie collections at an affordable price. With an estimated street price of $99, six individual ink cartridges, ultra-fast print speeds, and direct CD/DVD printing, the EPSON Stylus Photo R200 is the perfect solution for versatile, high-quality home printing.




"The EPSON Stylus Photo R200 offers the ideal combination of quality, performance, versatility, and value for home-users, photo enthusiasts and amateur photographers alike," said Lowell Wolf, product manager, consumer ink jet printers, Epson. "This powerful family-friendly printer brings quality and convenience home - at a truly exceptional value."

About the EPSON Stylus Photo R200
The EPSON Stylus Photo R200 is ideal for printing at home with its ease of use, ultra-fast print speeds and superior photo quality. Featuring Epson's Advanced Micro Piezo(tm) technology, and a superior six-color photo ink system, it achieves resolutions up to 5760 x 1440 optimized dpi and ultra fine 3-picoliter ink droplets to ensure photo quality color and detail, more accurate skin tones and an ultra-wide color range for photo prints. The EPSON Stylus Photo R200 also prints very fast, featuring text speeds up to 15 ppm and photo speeds as fast as 37 seconds for a 4" x 6" photo and 78 seconds for an 8" x 10" photo.*

Utilizing Epson's patented BorderFree(tm) photo printing technology, the EPSON Stylus Photo R200 produces exceptional photographic prints in a variety of frame-ready photo paper sizes. Customers can print photos on Epson's Borderless 4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10" and letter-size photo papers with no borders to trim and no perforations to tear.

The EPSON Stylus Photo R200 supports PRINT Image Matching (P.I.M.) technology to create the best possible prints automatically, without complicated color corrections. Currently there are over 130 P.I.M.-enabled products from 20 manufacturers of digital cameras, printers and software. Exif 2.2 (Exif Print) digital camera standard is also supported by this printer. More information on P.I.M. as well as a complete and current list of P.I.M.-compatible products is available at www.printimagematching.com.

The EPSON Stylus Photo R200 is both Macintosh and Windows compatible and offers convenient USB 1.1 connectivity for a PC or laptop via front and rear ports for added versatility and ease of use.

Printing Directly on Ink-Jet Printable CD-R and DVD-R Recordable Media
With the EPSON Stylus Photo R200, customers can print directly onto the surface of ink-jet printable CD-R and DVD-R media, thus eliminating the expense, inconvenience and risk of using adhesive labels. Customers can easily design professional-looking CDs and DVDs with customized text, colorful backgrounds and images by using the included CD software. Printing out the CDs is quick and simple with a front-loading CD tray that comes standard with the printer.

Ink and Media for the R200
Epson offers a wide variety of papers for use with the EPSON Stylus Photo R200 including EPSON Glossy Photo Paper, EPSON Premium Glossy Photo Paper, EPSON Premium Luster Photo Paper, EPSON Premium SemiGloss Paper, EPSON ColorLife Paper, EPSON Matte Paper Heavyweight, EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper, EPSON Premium Bright White Paper, and plain paper.

The EPSON Stylus Photo R200 includes six separate ink cartridges to maximize
ink yield - one black ink cartridge and five color ink cartridges (cyan, magenta, yellow, light cyan, and light magenta). These individual inks cartridges can be replaced at any time, maximizing efficiency and lowering the total cost of ownership. The printer also uses Epson's fast and convenient quick-drying inks for prints that are immediately dry to the touch and water-resistant on EPSON Premium Photo Papers.


Pricing, Availability, Warranty and Support
The EPSON Stylus Photo R200 is available now for an estimated street price of $99, and can be purchased through Epson authorized dealers, mail order, computer superstores, photo specialty stores and on the Epson retail Web site (www.epsonstore.com). This printer is backed by the one-year EPSON Exchange Warranty and is supported by the EPSON ConnectionSM, a customer support and technical assistance line. For more information on Epson and its products, call 1-800-GO-EPSON or visit www.epson.com.

About Epson America, Inc.
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.

About the Epson Group
The Epson Group increases its corporate value through its innovative and creative culture. Dedicated to providing its customers with digital image innovation, its main product lines comprise information-related equipment such as printers and projectors, electronic devices including displays, semiconductors and quartz devices, and precision products such as watches. Epson products are known throughout the world for their superior quality, functionality, compactness and energy efficiency.

The Epson Group is a network of over 88,036 employees in 111 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and to the communities in which it is located. Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corp., which is listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, the Group had consolidated sales of 1,322 billion yen in fiscal 2002.


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