Epson ( has introduced the Artisan 800 and
Artisan 700, two new all-in-ones. The Artisan 800 (which has an
estimated street price of US$299) features Wi-Fi, Fax, an Automatic
Document Feeder (ADF), and Ultra Hi-Definition photos.

Its 7.8-inch smart touch panel and 3.5-inch LCD lights up only the
buttons necessary that brings essential controls to users’ fingertips
for selecting, copying, enlarging, rotating, cropping, and printing
photos all without a computer. The Artisan 800 also has the ability
to turn photos or drawings into personalized coloring book pages and
make personal notepaper with a photo as a background.

Artisan customers also get the Epson PreferredSM program, which
includes a two-year limited warranty, toll-free telephone support,
access to the web site that features a series of online
tutorial videos, and more. Registered Artisan owners also receive,
free lifetime phone support with no additional charges, even beyond
the warranty.

Both the Artisan 800 and 700 feature six-color Ultra Hi-Definition
Claria ink to create photos with smudge, scratch and water
resistance, as well as fade resistance up to four times longer than
photo lab prints, according to Steve Semos, product manager, consumer
ink jets, Epson America. Working in tandem with Claria ink, the
“smart nozzles” in Epson’s MicroPiezo print head with DX5 technology
deliver up to five ink droplet sizes, as small as 1.5 picoliters,
producing smooth gradations, accurate skin tones and sharp,
grain-free prints.

Both models feature Epson’s auto photo correction technology. This
feature allows users to preview corrections on the built-in LCD to
ensure the very best prints, rescuing photos that they might have
otherwise passed over or discarded, Semos says. Users can also remove
red eye from their photos automatically.

Other features on the Artisan 800 and 700 include turning plain paper
into college-ruled, wide-ruled and graph school paper, and creating
photo layouts with various size photos on a single sheet of paper.
Users can print and copy images directly onto ink jet printable CDs
and DVDs.

Both Artisan models produce prints and copies in black and color in
up to 38 pages per minute (ppm), 4 x 6 inch photos in as fast as 10
seconds, and an 8 x 10 inch photo in as fast as 50 seconds. The
Artisan 800 adds full-featured, high-speed fax with a 30-page
Automatic Document Feeder for copying, scanning and faxing stacks of

Standing 5.9 inches tall and sporting a tilt 2.5-inch LCD, the
Artisan 700 ($1.99) offers features for everyday printing, copying
and scanning.