Epson Canada Ltd. is launching its
most advanced scan-print-copy device to date with the new EPSON Stylus
Photo RX600. This photographic all-in-one is designed to not only view,
scan, copy and print photographs without a computer, but also restore old
slides, negatives and traditional printed photographs. The end results
are true photographic quality prints using Epson’s superior six-colour
photo inks at resolutions as high as 5760 x 1440 optimized dpi.

“The Stylus Photo RX600 is without a doubt the ultimate do-it-all
solution for either traditional or digital photography,”said Don
Cameron, Marketing and Communications Manager, Epson Canada Ltd. “This
product offers outstanding versatility for virtually any photographic
project, not to mention everyday printing and copying. Furthermore, it
incorporates several of Epson’s most advanced photographic technologies
such as Easy Photo Fix colour restoration software, memory car d slots,
and a 2.5-inch high-quality colour LCD viewer, all for a very attractive
price of $469.”

The Stylus Photo RX600’s six-colour printer uses variable-sized ink
droplets as small as three picoliters to create intensely detailed images
with natural and vibrant colours. Users can produce BorderFree images
on a variety of traditional photo paper sizes such as 4 x 6, 5 x
7 , 8 x 10, letter size and even panoramic. The printe r also
creates photos and text quickly, delivering a 4 x 6 colour print in
about 39 seconds and up to 17 pages per minute of black text documents.*

Memory Card Slots and Colour LCD Viewing
In addition to high-speed colour printing, the Stylus Photo RX600 features
a wide selection of memory card slots designed to print images directly
from today’s most popular digital cameras or from PictBridge- an d USB
Direct Print-enabled digital cameras. A built-in 2.5-inch colour display
and easy-to-use control panel also enables users to view and select
images, see scans of prints, slides and negatives as they happen, and even
crop or resize photos. Furthermore, a convenient proof sheet feature lets
users choose the images they want to print directly from a memory card and
specify the print size and paper type. All of these functions and more
can be done without turning on a PC.

Memory cards supported include CompactFlash I and II, SD, Smart
Media, Secure Digital, MultiMediaCard, IBM Microdrive, xD-Picture
Card, Sony Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, Sony MagicGate and Mini
Secure Digital (using an optional adapter). The Stylus Photo RX600 also
makes it easier for users to take images with them by scanning photographs
and saving them directly to a memory card.

In addition to card slots, a front USB port allows users to plug in an
external CD-R or Zip drive to save images from a memory card directly to a
disc, as well as print pictures directly from a picture CD. Users can
also connect an optional Bluetooth Print Adapter from Epson (sold
separately) for convenient wireless printing from a Bluetooth-enabled
mobile camera phone, PDA or computer.

Scanning, Photo Restoration and PC-Free Colour Copying
The Stylus Photo RX600 features a high-performance, full-function scanner
along with a built-in transparency adapter for scanning 35mm slides and
negatives, all without turning on a PC. This 2,400 x 4,800 dpi, 48-bit
colour scanner includes exclusive EPSON Easy Photo Fix colour
restoration software, which gives users an easy solution for restoring old
slides, negatives or prints to their original brilliance with one touch of
a button. In addition, users can lay several ph otos on the scanner bed
at one time and the Stylus Photo RX600 will identify each photo, restore
the colour and create individual prints.

The Stylus Photo RX600 also delivers fully automated scanning plus two
advanced scanning modes for advanced custom control. New EPSON Smart
Panel software enables users to quickly scan photos, text or graphics
with extreme detail to the Internet, an e-mail software program, or a
faxing software program.

This all-in-one also functions as a stand-alone colour copier that enables
users to produce high-resolution, borderless colour photos or documents
without a personal computer. Furthermore, they can create 2-up and 4-up
copies to conserve paper and use a repeat copy mode to make multiple
copies of a single image onto one sheet of paper, producing items such as
business cards and wallet-size photos. The Stylus Photo RX600 also
simplifies the process for making poster-size enlargements using four,
nine or 16 letter-size sheets that can be assembled by the user to create
one extra-large image or creative mosaic.

Individual Ink Cartridges
The EPSON Stylus Photo RX600 includes six separate “snap-in/snap-out”
ink cartridges to maximize ink yield one black ink cartridge and five
colour ink cartridges (cyan, magenta, yellow, light cyan and light magen
ta). Since these individual colour inks can be replaced at any time,
efficiency is maximized, lowering the total cost of ownership. Each
cartridge also contains a chip that relays ink level information on the
screen to the user via the printer driver, while self-sealing valves
preserve the ink up to six months if it’s removed from the printer.
Therefore, partially depleted cartridges can be reinserted for later use.

The EPSON Stylus Photo RX600 works with both Windows and Macintosh
platforms and uses USB 2.0 High Speed connectivity and includes a USB
cable in the box.

Warranty and Support
The Stylus Photo RX600 is currently shipping to computer superstores and
specialty retail stores nationwide and can also be purchased through mail
order, PC manufacturers and the Internet. This product also 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 ConnectionSM, 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