Epson updates scrapbooker-friendly photo printer
The R2000 improves ink and paper handling, connectivity and halftoning over the R1900 it replaces.
It's been 3 years since Epson shipped its
Larger ink tanks are bound to be one of the more popular enhancements; according the Epson, they'll generate 50 percent more prints than the previous iteration. Other printer-friendly updates include a front-loading paper path for media up to 1.3mm thick (The R1900 was limited to 0.9mm thickness through the rear-loading path.) Epson has also adapted its AccuPhoto halftoning algorithms for use with the existing UltraChrome Hi-Gloss 2 ink set, dubbed AccuPhoto HG.
On a more prosaic note, the printer offers 100-megabit Ethernet and Wireless-N connectivity options.
The Stylus Photo R2000 is slated to ship in late May.