updated 03:50 pm EDT, Mon July 27, 2009
Epson PX650 photo printer
Epson recently announced the upcoming release of its Stylus Photo PX650 all-in-one printer, which it aims at digital photographers who the company thinks will get better quality prints than labs can produce. PC-free printing is made possible thanks to a 2.5-inch LCD screen and a memory card slot, or via PictBridge compatibility with digital cameras. The PX650 can also scan and copy prints thanks to its 1,200DPI resolution scanner.
Epson claims prints created using the PX650 will last for more than 200 years thanks largely to its dye-based Claria Photographic Ink. Individual ink colors can be replaced, and the PX650 will ship with a starter pack of photo paper. Printing a 5.9- by 3.9-inch photo is said to take about 12 seconds.
The Epson Stylus Photo PX650 will be released on September 1st in the UK for the equivalent of $215. A US release is expected at or near the same time. [via Pocket-Lint]