I have been happily using an Epson all-in-one printer since I reviewed one for the site last year. The printer does everything I need and much more. Best of all it does it quickly and accurately, and it’s relatively easy to use despite the huge number of functions available through it. It is intended for a small office, and so it hasn’t gotten the wear and tear that others might put on it, but over a year later it’s working other than ever. In fact, it fit what my dad needed so I set it up for him when he got his new iMac last week.
Epson has released a new all-in-one printer earlier today- the NX420. This time they’re looking at a different market by pricing the printer at less than $100. ($99.99 to be exact) That’s not a lot of money to pay for a printer but it doesn’t look as if Epson has cut a lot of corners here either. The new NX420 is a printer, scanner, copier that is designed for
busy families and students who want to conveniently share one printer with multiple users for various everyday printing tasks such as schoolwork, recipes or vacation photos.
To make sharing the printer as easy as possible the company has included wireless N connectivity so that it has the fastest WiFi available and everyone in the house can easily access it.
Additional features include highest-quality scanning ability for up to 2400 dpi, multiple black in color copies with one touch, the ability to reduce the size to 25% or increase it to 400%, one click red-eye removal and automatic photo correction and the ability to do two-sided printing.
In all, it looks like a great buy if you’re looking for a new multi-use printer for your family. The Epson Stylus NX420 ($99.99*) is currently available 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. The full press release follows…
New Epson Stylus NX420 is Industry’s First Wireless-N All-In-One Under $100
LONG BEACH, Calif. – May 5, 2010 – Epson America, Inc., a leading provider of superior performing desktop printing solutions, introduced the first $99 all-in-one with built-in wireless-n1 (IEEE 802.11n) that offers superior performance and print quality over competitive models in its price range2. The affordable and easy-to-use Epson Stylus® NX420 printer/scanner/copier is designed for busy families and students who want to conveniently share one printer with multiple users for various everyday printing tasks, such as schoolwork, recipes, or vacation photos.
“Not only is the Epson Stylus NX420 extremely easy to use, but it also includes the latest wireless standard, wireless-n, plus print, copy and scan features in one powerful machine,” said Stacey Tieu, associate product manager, Consumer Ink Jets, Epson America, Inc. “Consumers definitely get more for their money with the feature-rich NX420 all-in-one.”
Offering superior print quality, built-in wireless printing and scanning, and advanced image enhancement tools, the Epson Stylus NX420 is an efficient, high-quality all-in-one. Its individual ink cartridges and exclusive fade3-, smudge- and water4-resistant DURABrite® Ultra ink make it simple to print everything from family pictures and photo projects to book reports and driving directions. In addition, the Epson Stylus NX420 boasts a 1.5-inch LCD screen and built-in memory card slots to effortlessly print stacks of borderless photos, all without turning on the computer.
Additional Features of the Epson Stylus NX420:
· High-quality scanning up to 2400 dpi
· Multiple black and color copies with just one touch
· Reduces and enlarges copies from 25 to 400 percent
· ISO Print Speeds of 6.4 ISO ppm in black and 3.3 ISO ppm in color5
· Restores old, faded, discolored photos back to their original brilliance
· One-click red-eye removal and automatic photo correction to quickly fix digital images
· One standard ink set for photo and document printing
· Moderate and standard ink cartridge capacities to fit various print volume needs6; costs as low as $8.99 per cartridge7
· Saves up to 50 percent of paper supply with manual, two-sided printing8
· ENERGY STAR® qualified, RoHS compliant, and designed to be recycled9
· Epson MicroPiezo® print head features DX3™ technology with smart nozzles that each produce and precisely place three sizes of ink droplets to create exceptional photos and documents
Pricing and Availability
The Epson Stylus NX420 ($99.99*) is currently available 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 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.