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Epson Keeps Family and Friends Connected This Holiday Season with Easy Mobile Printing and Big-Screen Sharing

"Be Here, Share There" with Epson Connect and Epson MegaPlex to Print and Project Holiday Memories Anywhere, Anytime

LONG BEACH, Calif., Nov. 15, 2012  /PRNewswire/ -- Can't wait to print that photo of Uncle Charlie in his Santa suit for relatives who couldn't make it to the party, or to share that video of your co-workers caught under the mistletoe...well, Epson has you covered with several holiday gift ideas. The free

Epson Connect mobile printing solutions for iPad®, iPhone®, tablets, and smartphones1 available on Epson printers such as the Epson® Expression® Premium XP-800 Small-in-One™, or the versatile and portable Epson MegaPlex MG-850HD projector, allow easier-than-ever printing and sharing from across the room or around the world.

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"Whether you're rocking around the Christmas tree, spinning dreidels or sharing a family holiday meal, chances are the fun and warmth of the holiday spirit will be captured on someone's smartphone or tablet. Sharing those photos and videos with other friends and family members has never been easier," said Patrick Chen, product development, mobile printing, Epson America, Inc. "Epson's mobile printing solutions and versatile MegaPlex projector add an entirely new dimension to the way people think about printing photos and documents, or sharing videos and slideshows."

Epson offers a variety of ways to easily share photos and memories from this year's holiday festivities with family and friends:

  • Be Here, Print There: Epson Connect mobile printing solutions allow families and friends who can't be together during the holidays to instantly share photos using an Epson Connect enabled printer, such as the Expression Premium XP-800. Epson Connect also allows holiday travelers to print boarding passes and other documents, emails or web pages from remote locations, and even scan and save photos, cards and keepsakes directly to the cloud. Compatible with a wide range of mobile devices, Epson Connect gives users the power to easily print from anywhere with an iPad, iPhone, tablet, smartphone, computer, or laptop.
  • Sharing Holiday Cheer: The versatile, full-featured Expression Premium XP-800 allows users to easily print vibrant photos and creative photo-centric holiday projects or gifts from any room in the house with built-in wireless and Ethernet networking2. It also allows real-time photo sharing with loved ones across the globe using Epson Connect. In addition, with its automatic two-sided printing, copying and scanning, a dedicated photo tray, auto-extend output tray, CD/DVD printing, and a rear paper feed for handling specialty media3, this Small-in-One is a must-have for the holidays.
  • Big Screen Memories: Connect with loved ones this holiday, projecting photos, slideshows and even VoIP calls with family on a big screen with up to 2,800 lumens4 of color brightness and 2,800 lumens of white brightness, high-definition 720p resolution and 3LCD technology. The MegaPlex MG-850HD features a built-in dock for Apple iPod®, iPhone and iPad, as well as USB, HDMI and VGA inputs to easily connect to PCs, TVs, DVD players, Android™ devices, and streaming devices like Apple TV and Roku®. Also, entertain with ease using the MegaPlex as a speaker dock – simply turn off the projector and choose from four optimized audio modes.

Pricing and Availability

The Epson Expression Premium XP-800 ($279.99) and Epson MegaPlex MG-850HD ($799.99) are available throughout Epson's network of major retail and e-tail stores nationwide. To access Epson's suite of free Epson Connect mobile printing solutions, visit www.epson.com/connect. For more information on all Epson solutions, visit www.epson.com.

About Epson

Epson is a global imaging and innovation leader whose product line up ranges from inkjet printers and 3LCD projectors to sensors and other microdevices. Dedicated to exceeding the vision of its customers worldwide, Epson delivers customer value based on compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies in markets spanning enterprise and the home to commerce and industry. Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 81,000 employees in 97 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates. To learn more about Epson, please visit http://global.epson.com.

You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook (http://facebook.com/EpsonAmerica), Twitter (http://twitter.com/EpsonAmerica and YouTube (Youtube.com/EpsonTV).

Specifications are subject to change without notice. Epson and Expression are registered trademarks, EPSON Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark, and Epson Connect and MegaPlexare trademarks of Seiko Epson Corporation. Small-in-One is a registered trademark of Epson America, Inc. All other product and brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in these marks

1Most features require an internet connection to the printer as well as an internet- and/or email-enabled device. See www.epson.com/connect for a list of Epson Connect enabled printers and compatible devices and apps.

2Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n certified; level of performance subject to the range of the router being used. Visit www.wi-fi.org/files/11nbasics_glossary.pdf for more information.

3Specialty paper support accommodated through rear paper feed, maximum 23 mil paper thickness, manual 2-sided printing only.

4 Color brightness (color light output) and white brightness (white light output) will vary depending on usage conditions. Color light output measured in accordance with IDMS 15.4; white light output measured in accordance with ISO 21118.

SOURCE Epson America, Inc.

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