The EPSON Expression 10000XL Offers Graphic Arts Users and Professional Photographers Outstanding Performance
LONG BEACH, Calif.--June 28, 2004 - Epson America, Inc. today announced the EPSON Expression® 10000XL large format, A3+ color flatbed scanner. Successor to the award-winning Expression 1640XL, the Expression 10000XL features high resolution, fast scanning speeds, outstanding functionality and advanced networking capability -- making it an ideal solution for the scanning perfectionist.
The new Expression 10000XL boasts Epson's unique ColorTrue® II Imaging System, an advanced technology that integrates superior hardware, optics and image processing to achieve ultra-sharp, high-quality scans with accurate color reproduction and reduced noise. Featuring 3.8 optical density (Dmax), 48-bit color and 2400 x 4800 dpi hardware resolution, the Expression 10000XL is the highest resolution scanner in the B-Size Flatbed scanner class, rivaling many dedicated drum scanners.

"The Expression 10000XL is the ultimate scanner for digitizing large volumes of images quickly and easily while achieving remarkable results," said Daniel Oey, senior product manager, image capture products, Epson. "We understand how critical speed and productivity is for graphic professionals and business users and have designed the ideal scanning solution that will exceed their needs."

About the EPSON Expression 10000XL -- Key Product Features
The Expression 10000XL offers many advantages with the following product features:

• Improved Image Quality: Offers 2400 x 4800 dpi optical resolution with a newly designed Epson MatrixCCD optimized for A3 scanning for   incredible levels of detail
• High Optical Density: Features 3.8 dynamic range to improve shadow and highlight detail on 35mm slides, negatives and transparencies

• Flexible Scanning: Offers up to A3+ size for a variety of scanning applications

• AutoFocus System: Increases image sharpness by automatically determining     the optimal pinpoint focus up to 6mm above the glass

• High Speed: Includes USB 2.0 and FireWire connectivity options and an optional moving carriage type Transparency Unit (TPU) with new lamps for faster film scanning
Robust Software Bundle

The Expression 10000XL will be available in two cross-platform software configurations -- a Graphic Arts model and Photo model.

The Graphic Arts configuration of the Expression 10000XL is designed for professional graphic designers and pre-press users. It includes the EPSON TWAIN Pro scanner driver with Easy Photo Fix color restoration technology; MonacoEZcolor(TM), a color management utility with included reflective IT-8 color target designed to help calibrate the scanner monitor and printer properly and easily; Adobe(R) Photoshop(R) Elements 2.0 for image editing; and ABBYY FineReader Sprint OCR.

The Photo Model, which comes equipped with a full-size (11.4" x 16.5") transparency unit (TPU), is ideal for professional photographers and includes the same robust software bundle as the Graphic Arts model with the addition of LaserSoft Imaging(R) SilverFast(R) SE 6, high-end scanning software.

Both versions of the Expression 10000XL support network scanning via an optional network card as well as USB 2.0 and IEEE 1394 (FireWire) connectivity for high-speed scanning.

Optional Features/Accessories

- 11.4" x 16.5" Transparency Unit (TPU): $499 (included with Photo Model)

- 100-page Automatic Document Feeder (ADF): $1,499

- EPSON Network Image Express Card: $349

Pricing, Availability, Warranty and Support

Both the Expression 10000XL Graphic Arts model and Photo model will be available in July for an estimated street price of $2,499 and $2,999, respectively. They can be purchased through Epson-authorized dealers, mail order, computer superstores, photo specialty stores and on the Epson retail Web site ( This scanner is backed by the one-year EPSON Exchange Warranty and is supported by the EPSON Connection(SM), a customer support and technical assistance line. For more information on Epson and its products, call 1-800-GO-EPSON or visit

About Epson

Epson offers an extensive array of award-winning image capture and image output products for the consumer, business, photography and graphic arts markets. The company is also a leading supplier of value-added point-of-sale (POS) printers and transaction terminals for the retail market. Founded in 1975, Epson America, Inc. is the U.S. affiliate of Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, a global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality technology products that meet customer demands for increased functionality, compactness, systems integration and energy efficiency. Epson America, Inc. is headquartered in Long Beach.

Note: Epson is a registered trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation. EPSON Expression and ColorTrue are registered trademarks and Epson Connection is a service mark of Epson America, Inc. Third-party brand or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.