Myriad of products launched by Epson

Printers, scanners, cameras -– you name it, they've probably got it

Epson yesterday announced 22 new products, including a multi-function printer to match each iMac colour. The hotchpotch of scanners, digital cameras, projectors, inkjet and laser printers shown yesterday will hit the channel between now and November. Its two combination devices can scan and print at the same time –- making them faster than traditional multi-functional devices, Epson claims. The Stylus Scan 2000 and 2500 will be launched in August at £279 and £399 respectively. They produce text up to 1440dpi resolution, and are Mac and Windows compatible with both USB and parallel interfaces. The Stylus Scan 2000 is white, but has interchangeable lids in all five iMac colours. It is "the perfect partner for the fashion conscious Mac or PC user", gushed Epson. The company will launch six inkjet printers, from £99 to £239, by September, and four laser printers by November. Six projectors were previewed, due to be launched before October. Epson will also launch a basic digital camera at £239 in October. The PhotoPC 650 is aimed at home, SoHo, business, iMac and Mac G3 users. Another two digital cameras were also shown, aimed at the mid-range and professional photographers, priced at £539 and £629. Finally, Epson said it aimed to take a large chunk of the UK scanner market by the end of the year. The company currently owns five per cent of this sector. It wants to make this 10-20 per cent by the end of the year. The five scanners to be launched by next month range from £119 to £890. All prices include VAT. ®

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