Epson America has introduced the Artisan 50, a single function ink
jet printer designed for printing digital photos and everyday
projects. Priced at US$99.99 (estimated street price), this compact
printer lets users print their own images and text onto ink jet
printable CDs and DVDs.

It can also print documents, e-mails and itineraries at print speeds
up to 38 ppm (pages per miniute) in color, and laser-quality speeds
of 5 ppm black and 4.8 ppm color. The Artisan 50 includes Auto Photo
Correction and red-eye removal.

You can save paper with two-sided printing. The Artison users Epson’s
exclusive MicroPiezo ink jet technology. It offers
better-than-lab-quality photos that are smudge, scratch, water3 and
fade resistant, according to Steve Semos, product manager, consumer
ink jets, Epson America.

The Epson Artisan 50 will be available in June through major
computer, office and electronic superstores, a variety of retail
stores nationwide, mail order, PC manufacturers, the Internet, and
Epson’s own retail site,