Epson has announced a raft of new printers, including a pair of new Stylus Photo R-series models, the R360 and R265, both of which feature six individual ink tanks, with RRPs of u00a36.99 per cartridge. The two printers use Epsonu2019s new Claria ink range, which the company claims offers superior glossy prints and a 200-year archive life.

Epson has announced a pair of new Stylus Photo R-series printers, the R360 and R265. Both models feature six individual ink tanks, with RRPs of £6.99 per cartridge. The two printers use Epson?s new Claria ink range, which the company claims offers superior glossy prints and a 200-year archive life. Both also feature Epson?s new Epson PhotoEnhance technology, which can recognise the differences in skin tones, landscapes and skylines to automatically enhance colour.

A further addition to the two printers is Epson?s Advanced Variable Sized Droplet Technology (Advanced VSDT) with five different ink droplet sizes, down to 1.5pl, allowing small drops for areas of detail and larger drops for large areas of flat colour. Epson claims this speeds up print times and provides smooth tonal gradations.

The Epson Stylus Photo R360 additionally features a 3.5inch LCD viewer, in-printer photo-editing such as red-eye removal and cropping and direct printing from a separate CD/DVD drive. There?s also an optional Bluetooth adapter available for printer from mobiles.

The R360 costs £149.99 and the R265 £89.99.

Also from Epson comes a pair of new PictureMate models, the PM 280 AND PM 240 offering 6x4inch prints for 20p per photo. Both can work independently of a PC via memory card slots and USB, as well as via an optional Bluetooth adapter. The PM 280 also has a built-in CD drive for direct printing from disc and allowing images to be transferred from media cards to CD for storage. Each model has a 2.5inch LCD screen as well as offering Epson PhotoEnhance and Advanced VSDT. There is also an optional battery pack available for printing on the go.

The PM 280 will cost £199.99 from October, while the PM 240 costs £129.99.

The final brace of new Epson printers arrives in the form of the Stylus D78 and D88 Plus, two general-purpose printers using DURAbrite Ultra inks in four individual cartridges. The D88 also offers both USB and parallel connections to a PC. The D88 costs £59.99, while the D78 costs £49.99. Both are available now. Visit www.epson.co.uk