Epson today announced the Epson Stylus Photo R800, a new desktop photo printer featuring new Epson “UltraChrome Hi-Gloss” pigment inks for archival prints on matte and glossy media. The new printer is capable of making photo quality prints up to 8.5″ by 11″ on cut-sheet paper and up to 8.3″ by ” inches on roll paper. This printer model also features direct CD printing capabilities enabling customers to print directly onto printable CDs or DVDs by placing them in a tray that slides through the printer’s front-loading, straight-through paper path. The Epson Stylus Photo R800 will be available in February 2004 for an estimated street price of US$399.