The AcuLaser C2000 is the first A4 colour laser printer from Epson. Available from today, it has a base price of £1,599 and has the highest throughput speed currently available, according to the company. The printer’s fast print engine gives the C2000 a performance of 5ppm in colour and 20ppm in black-&-white. Epson also claims that the Dual RIP controller within the unit boosts the first page print speed. The C2000 is based around four main technologies. The AcuLaser Fine Dot Control technology allows the optical resolution of the printer to be hiked from 600-x-600dpi to 2400-x-600dpi. The printer manages this by controlling the size of each 600dpi to one of 16 different sizes. AcuLaser Colour RITech stops curved lines appearing jagged. AcuLaser Intelligent Line Screening distinguishes between images, text and line drawings – and alters the line screening and colour correction to match. Lastly, AcuLaser PhotoEnhance improves the quality of low-res images when printed. The printer features parallel and Ethernet ports as standard. Options include Adobe Postscript 3, a second 500-sheet cassette and a duplex unit for double-sided printing. It works with Win 95/98/2000, NT 4.0 and Mac OS 8.1 or higher.