Epson has announced the Stylus C82 inkjet printer and Perfection 1260 scanner.

The Epson Stylus C82 uses water-resistant DURABRite pigment ink. The company claims its tests show the ink is smudge proof and fade resistant for up to 70 years.

The printer offers speeds up to 22ppm in black, or 11ppm in colour using four ink cartridges, and the Intellidge chip, which lets partially used cartridges be removed for later use.

The printer driver also monitors ink levels. Epson claims its printer offers a resolution of 5,760-x-1,440dpi. The printer connects using a USB or a parallel port.

An optional Ethernet print server is also available. The device has a 150-sheet feeder and costs £101 (ex VAT). Inks cost £23 (black) and £9.44 per colour.

Perfection 1260 The company has also released the Perfection 1260 range, its new A4 scanners for first-time and home users. Offering a resolution of 1,260-x-2,400dpi and a colour depth of 48bits, the scanner hosts four QuickStart buttons enabling scan to print, scan to Web, scan to email and scan to application. The device also offers scan to PDA and PDF options.

Two models are available – the Perfection 1260 Photo offers an additional 65-x-80mm transparency unit for scanning 35mm negatives. Print Image Matching (PIM) output is also supported, this feature preserves colour information for better results on final print, Epson claims. The scanners ship with Epson's Twain 5.6, which supports a Full Auto mode, offers document-type recognition and auto skew correction. ArcSoft PhotoImpression 4 also ships in the box. Pricing is to be announced.