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Epson Talks About Making Cents, Releases Six New Inkjet Printers

Now that the event coverage is out of the way, you must be wondering about the aforementioned six printers launched by Epson yesterday. We will start with the Epson ME series, which is targeted for both SOHO and home users and designed for maximum economy.

Epson ME Office 960FWD

The Epson ME Office 960FWD can be considered as the powerhouse of the Epson ME series of office inkjet printers. It boasts a draft print speed of up to 38ppm, while laser-quality A4 monochrome prints can be churned out at speeds of up to 15ppm, with colour prints coming in in 7.1ppm. In addition, the inclusion of an automatic duplexer allows for greater convenincen and paper savings, and the front tray is capable of holding up to 250 sheets, which greatly reduces the need for paper replacements.

Being designed for office use, the Epson ME Office 960FWD also comes with a wide variety of built-in connectivity features. In addition to it being capable of connecting to computers via WiFi, Ethernet, the printer is also capable of functioning as a fax machine if such a need arises.

Last but not least, Epson claims that the ME Office 960FWD is capable of producing printouts at a maximum resolution of up to 5760 x 1440 dpi. This is a trait common to all the newly launched ME series of printers.

Epson ME Office 900WD

While the 960FWD may be the most feature-packed printer in Epson’s lineup, there will always be users who do not require the extensive capabilities found in it. As such, Epson has also rolled out the ME Office 900WD to cater for users who belong to the latter group.

Specs-wise, the Epson ME Office 900WD is almost identical to its beefier sibling, except that it loses the faxing capabilities and features a lower capacity loading tray (150 sheets vs the 960FWD’s 250 sheets).

Epson ME Office 620F

Unlike the aforementioned 960FWD and 900WD printers, the Epson ME Office 620F has no wireless or Internet capabilities, thus making it more suitable as a personal AIO printer which includes faxing capabilities.

In addition, the ME Office 620F sports slightly lower specifications as well: printing speed is slightly slower on the 620F, with a max speed of up to 34ppm as opposed to the 960FWD and 900WD’s 38ppm. The front-loading tray has also been removed, although the 620F still comes with a 30-sheet auto document feeder at the top of the unit.

Epson ME320 All-in-One printer

Of course, there needs to be something available for the home users as well, and Epson has got this base well covered with the launch of their new ME320 All-in-One printer. While it may not be as powerful as the SOHO-oriented models listed above, the ME320 still boasts some impressive specs to boot.

In addition to the capability of producing printouts at a resolution of 5760 x 1440 dpi, Epson claims that the ME320 can also achieve speeds of up to 28ppm. Lastly, the ME320 will also come bundled with Epson Creativity Suite, an easy-to-use photo editing software which allows for simple touchups and enhancements.

Pricing and Availability

The Epson ME Office 960FWD, 900WD and 620F will be available at all authorised distributors from 15 October for S$478.00, S$298.00 and S$228.00 respectively. The Epson ME320, on the other hand, is already available for sale at authorised distributors for S$148.00.

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