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Seiko Epson Corporation Logo. Click to visit the Epson Japan  website! PRESS RELEASE: New Epson WorkForce 320 and Epson WorkForce 325 All-in-Ones Deliver Superior Performance and Efficiency for Start-Ups, Home-Based Businesses

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Aug. 10, 2010 – Epson America, Inc., a leading provider of superior performing desktop printing solutions, today introduced the Epson WorkForce® 320 and Epson WorkForce 325, two entry-level printer/copier/scanner/fax all-in-ones for home-based businesses at an affordable price. With a 30-page automatic document feeder for increased efficiency, Epson’s exclusive DURABrite® Ultra all-pigment inks that are fade1, water2and smudge resistant, and built-in Wi-Fi® n3 offered in the WorkForce 325, these new WorkForce models deliver superior performance and quality.

“Epson knows that home-based business professionals such as realtors, architects and business consultants are traditionally conscious of costs and don’t have time to think about their business tools. They require an affordable solution that addresses their business output needs while providing high-quality results,” said Jennifer Liao, product manager, Consumer Ink Jets, Epson America, Inc. “With the WorkForce 320 or WorkForce 325, home-based businesses can rely on a cost-efficient all-in-one to easily print, copy, scan, and fax important documents.”

With several high-value features for a home office, including built-in Wi-Fi n connectivity, robust OCR software to easily convert scanned documents into editable/searchable text, and one-touch color and black and white copying, the WorkForce 325 boosts productivity and increases efficiency. In addition, it allows users to easily scan directly to PDF and e-mail, archive important documents, and fax documents directly from a computer4.

Additional Features of the WorkForce 320 and WorkForce 325:

  • ISO print speeds of 4.3 ISO ppm black and 2.2 ISO ppm color5

  • Individual ink cartridges for replacing only the color that is needed

  • Instant drying inks to immediately touch laser quality documents and photos

  • Captures every detail for document archiving with 1200 dpi scanning

  • Saves up to 50 percent of paper supply with manual, two-sided printing6

  • Uses up to 70 percent less power than laser printers7

  • ENERGY STAR® qualified, RoHS compliant, and designed to be recycled8

  • 5760 x 1440 dpi printing

  • Epson MicroPiezo® print head technology with smart nozzles delivers ink droplets in as many as three sizes, some as small as three picoliters, delivering sharp, laser-like quality text while optimizing print speeds

Pricing and Availability
The WorkForce 320 ($79.99*) is currently available, and the WorkForce 325 ($99.99*) will be available in mid-August, through major computer, office and electronic superstores, a variety of retail stores nationwide, mail order, PC manufacturers, the Internet, and Epson’s own retail site, www.epsonstore.com. For more information, please see the WorkForce 325 fact sheet.

About Epson America Inc.
Epson America, Inc. is a leading provider of an extensive range of printers, 3LCD projectors, scanners and point-of-service printers that are renowned for their high quality, functionality, innovation and energy efficiency. Epson America is a U.S. affiliate of Seiko Epson Corporation, which employs more than 70,000 people in 106 companies around the world. Seiko Epson is committed to its ongoing contributions to the global environment and for the second year in a row has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, an indicator for leading companies in economic, environmental and social criteria.

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Specifications are subject to change without notice. Epson is a registered trademark, Epson Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark, and Exceed Your Vision is a trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation. DURABrite is a registered trademark of Epson America, Inc. All other product and brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in these marks.

  1. Display permanence based on accelerated testing of prints displayed under glass in indoor display conditions; album permanence based on accelerated testing of prints in dark storage conditions. Actual print stability will vary according to media, printed image, display conditions, light intensity, temperature, humidity and atmospheric conditions. Epson does not guarantee the longevity of prints. For maximum print life, display all prints under glass or UV filter or properly store them.

  2. Water resistance on Epson Glossy Papers, Epson Matte Papers and plain papers when using genuine Epson inks.

  3. Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n certified; level of performance subject to the range of the router being used.

  4. For sending faxes on Windows® only.

  5. ISO ppm is based on the new international standard for measuring print speed. Black and color print speeds are determined in default, single-side mode in accordance with ISO/IEC 24734. Actual print times will vary based on system configuration, software, and page complexity. See www.epson.com/printspeed for details, including complete ISO reports.

  6. Some applications and/or functions may not be supported by Mac®.

  7. Compared to the best selling monochrome and color multifunction laser printers available for $499 or less as of January 1, 2009. Actual power savings will vary by product model and usage.

  8. See our website for convenient and reasonable recycling options at www.epson.com/recycle.

  • Estimated street price

(First posted on Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at 12:22 EDT)

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