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New Epson Artisan printer line announced
by SarahM -  9/2/2008

Epson announced the brand new Artisan line of All-In-One Inkjet printers last week. The "flagship" line features the Artisan 800 and Artisan 700 printers; both are small in size but big on options, including Wi-Fi, Ultra Hi-Definition Claria ink, auto photo correction, fast printing speeds, and stand-alone copy/print/scan capabilities.

Epson Artisan

The Artisan 800 is considered the premium printer in the line and boasts 4800 dpi resolution. Options only on the 800 include fax, automatic document feeder, and a large 3.5-inch LCD.

The Artisan 700 is smaller and less expensive with a resolution of 2400 dpi and a 2.5-inch LCD. But like the 800, it can be used via Wi-Fi or Ethernet, prints borderless photos, and switches between plain and photo paper at a push of a button.

Both printers feature six-color Ultra Hi-Definition Claria individual ink tanks and Epson's MicroPiezo print head with DX5 technology as well as fast printing speeds. The printers clock in at 10 seconds per 4 x 6 print, 50 seconds per 8 x 10 print, and they can pump out 38 pages per minute.

The Artisan models with be available in September 2008. The retail value of the Artisan 800 is $299.99; the Artisan 700 is priced at $199.99.

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