Epson has announced details of several new printers, including the Stylus SX600FW – an inkjet printer, scanner, copy and fax device with built-in wireless connectivity.
The £149 Epson Stylus SX600FW is able to send and receive colour faxes as well as the more usual mono pages.
Printed pages can be output at a nippy 38ppm (pages per minute) when printing text-only documents.
Scanning, meanwhile, is offered at resolutions of up to 2,400dpi. A 30-page automatic document feeder makes it easier to scan in multi-page documents. Another timesaver is the support for OCR (optical character recognition). Abbyy FineReader software is bundled with the multifunction printer and turns scanned text pages into editable word documents.
Epson also includes an Easy Photo Fix feature that cleans up so-so images and removes artefacts such as dust on the scanning bed. It can also be used to automatically remove scratches and other marks of wear and tear from old photos.
On the printing front, the Epson Stylus SX600FW is geared up for full-colour output, with separate ink tanks for each cartridge – a design Epson believes will ensure ink costs are kept as low as possible.
The SX600FW has a 6.3cm colour LCD to make it easier to preview and select the photos or documents you want to print. Basic editing options can be initiated by buttons on the MFP itself too.
As well as being able to send documents and photos to the Epson printer via USB or over Wi-Fi, there's an onboard memory card reader from which it can print directly.
Costing £149.99, the Epson Stylus SX600FW will go onsale on 1 September.