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article imageDigital Journal Inside: The Epson Stylus Photo 900

By Digital Journal Staff     Feb 17, 2004 in Technology
The Epson Stylus Photo 900 is an affordable photo printer that produces excellent, professional-quality prints, and can double as an ordinary all-purpose printer. As a bonus, it may be the only $300 printer out there that can print directly onto CDs and DVDs — an extremely cool feature if you’re into making personalized mixes and digital home movies.
Eliminating the need for adhesive labels, which can be annoying, expensive and potentially damaging to your disc, the 900 includes a tray that keeps the CD or DVD in position while feeding it into the paper path. Align the tray, slide it into the printer, snap the thickness lever to the correct setting and in about five minutes, you’ve got a fairly professional-looking image on your homespun CD.
This requires special printable CDs and DVDs (the 900 can print on white or metallic disks), which are becoming widely available and cost only a few cents more than regular CD-Rs. The results are usually pretty good and it looks far better than a misaligned sticker with air pockets bubbling under it — and your own text and graphic designs could come out a lot better than your local indie band’s efforts.
Product Features:
  • Print directly onto prepared CDs and DVDs
  • Six-colour photo ink system prints up to 5760 x 720 dpi
  • Print Image Matching (PIM) and Exif support
  • Border-free 4” x 6”, 5” x 7”, 8” x 10” and letter-size photo printing
  • CD and DVD labelling software included
  • Optional Bluetooth print adapter and external print server
The Bottom Line:
Hans Dummer, General Manager of Epson SA, says, "The Stylus Photo 900 is the only printer on the market at this price point to offer such a unique and useful feature and make direct CD-R print technology available to entry-level users."
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