Epson to Market Inkjet Mobile Printers, Introduces PX-S05

px-S05Akihabara News, a Toyko-based news site reporting on technology news in Japan and Asia, reports that on June 27th, Seiko Epson of Toyko announced that it’ll be making a “full-scale entry” into the mobile-printer business with mobile printers based on its inkjet-printing technology.

The site also reported that Epson previewed its smallest and lightest A4-size mobile printer to date, the PX-S05, which uses Epson’s inkjet-printing technology, and which will be available in September 2014 in Japan.

Epson reportedly downsized printer components, and used aluminum as the frame material to minimize the PX-S05’s weight, as well as to improve its strength.

Specifications include:

  • Built-in battery; when fully charged, the PX-S05 is able to print 50 pages in color and 100 pages in black-and-white.
  • Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Direct wireless connectivity.
  • Print on media in sizes from business-card size up to A4.
  • Supports Microsoft Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, as well as Apple Mac OS 10.6.8 forward.
  • Price: 28,000 yen.
  • Measures 309×154×61mm.
  • Prints at up to 5,760 × 1,440 dpi.
  • Supports Epson Connect and Epson iPrint for printing from Apple and Android smartphones and tablets; also supports Google Cloud Print.
  • Prints at up to 7 (black)/4 (color) ppm.
  • Weighs 1.6kg.

Epson’s Japan Web page indicates two models will be available: the PX-S05W, with white casing, and the PX-S05B, with black casing. Both models use Epson pigment ink, which Epson says provides superior water resistance.

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