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Epson Stylus C120 – Worlds Fastest Document Ink Jet Printer

Epson Stylus C120 Is Compelling Alternative to Laser Printer for Executives, Microbusinesses and Families Who Need To Quickly Produce High-Quality, Durable Documents to Make Best Impression

For busy executives and small office/home office consumers who need high-quality, durable documents, Epson America, Inc. is launching the world’s fastest laser-quality document ink jet printer. The Epson Stylus C120 printer is designed for customers who want to make the best impression when printing mainly on plain paper but don’t want the expense of a color laser printer or the limitations of a monochrome laser printer.

This high-performing, yet affordable printer is the smart choice for SOHO customers and families who need productivity. Blazing through documents at an industry-leading speed for laser-quality black text printing, this printer is up to twice as fast as some competitive models. Based on independent testing, the Epson C120 offers the fastest black text printing compared to ink jet printers under $160 available as of April 2007 and up to two times faster compared to ink jet printers under $100(1). The printer also delivers impressive speeds for laser-quality color text printing. When even faster printing is needed, the Epson C120 can print at speeds up to 37 ppm for black and 20 ppm for color in draft mode(2).

“People who are thinking about buying an entry-level laser printer will love the Epson C120 ink jet printer,” said R. Craig Allen, product manager, Consumer Ink Jet Printers, Epson. “This printer has not only the black text speed of a laser but also color printing and photo capabilities at a very affordable price. Whether customers want to print presentations or brochures to market their business or simply need to print everyday documents like school reports or driving directions, the Epson C120 has what they need.”

Ink and Print Head Technology
The DURABrite Ultra inks in the Epson C120 produce smudge and water resistant laser-quality text and brilliant color images on both plain and photo paper. The output is even highlighter resistant on plain paper. Additionally, the fade resistance on plain paper is rated up to six times longer than leading competitive prints(3), which is important for documents that need to be saved, such as wills or tax paperwork. These all-pigment inks dry instantly so customers can share documents and prints immediately.

The Epson C120 features individual ink cartridges, so that consumers only have to replace the color needed, and the printer’s dual black cartridges allow about twice as much printing at about twice the speed for even faster productivity and enhanced convenience(4). Additionally, with one standard ink set for both documents and photos, there is no need to swap cartridges based on what is being printed.

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Epson’s Advanced DX3™ MicroPiezo print head technology features smart nozzles that can each produce and precisely place three sizes of ink droplets. These innovative nozzles are more efficient than those that can only produce one droplet size. As a result, fewer nozzles are needed to create exceptional photos and documents with remarkable color and detail at fast speeds.

Photo Features
While optimized to be a workhorse for everyday printing, the Epson C120 also features important photo capabilities.

Epson’s Auto Photo Correction(5) is like having a photo lab technician built into the printer to correct the lighting in poorly exposed images to produce perfect prints. It also includes advanced face detection, which automatically distinguishes people from scenery, correcting the color accordingly to ensure beautiful, natural skin tones.

The Epson C120 also supports BorderFree photo printing in 3.5″ x 5″, 4″x 6″, 5″x 7″, 8″x 10″, and letter sizes with no perforations or edges to trim. The printer can support paper up to 8.5″ x 44″.

Connectivity and Operating Systems The Epson C120 supports Hi-Speed USB 2.0 and is compatible with Windows Vista™, XP Professional x64, XP, and 2000, as well as Macintosh OS X 10.2.8, 10.3.9, 10.4.x or later.

Availability and Support
The Epson C120 is now shipping and will be available for an estimated street price of $89.99 in major computer, office, mass merchant, and electronic superstores and can also be purchased through mail order, PC manufacturers, the Internet and Epson’s own retail site, http://www.epsonstore.com/. The printer is backed by the one-year Epson Limited Warranty and supported by telephone, e-mail and Web-based customer support and technical assistance. More information about Epson and its products is available by calling 1-800-GO-EPSON (1-800-463-7766) or visiting the Epson Web site at http://www.epson.com/.

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About Epson
Epson offers an extensive array of award-winning digital imaging 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 MicroPiezo are registered trademarks of Seiko Epson Corporation. BorderFree is a registered trademark and DX3 is a trademark 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. Fastest black text printing, compared to ink jet printers under $160 available as of April 2007; up to two times faster compared to ink jets under $100. Based on independent test in Default Mode printing typical office documents.
  2. PPM speeds measured after first page, based on black text and color text patterns in Draft Mode on plain paper. Additional print time will vary based on system configuration, software application and page complexity. See http://www.epson.com/printspeed for more information about print speeds.
  3. Ink fade resistance ratings based on accelerated testing of unframed color prints in indoor display condition; claim that documents resist fading up to six times longer is based on accelerated testing of unframed color prints on plain paper in indoor display conditions. Actual print stability will vary according to light intensity, temperature, humidity and other factors. Epson does not guarantee the longevity of prints. See http://www.wilhelm-research.com/
  4. Two Black cartridges allow about twice as much black printing, at about twice the speed, as compared to printing with a single Black cartridge.
  5. Not available when printing using Mac OS X.

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