Epson has announced the new Stylus Photo PX700, designed specifically to be the "perfect home printer for the budding photographer".

The PX700W uses a combination of Epson's Micro Pieze print head technology and Epson Claria Photographic Ink, which produces sharp, vivid photos in 17 seconds that Epson argues "exceed lab quality".

A whopping 95% of European homes own a digital camera now, and still not enough are printing out their digital snaps. The PX700W makes it easy as well as cost effective, thanks to individual colour cartridges meaning you only replace the colour you're low on.

To print off your pictures, you simply connect a PictBridge-enabled camera up via USB, or insert your memory card into the integrated reader. With two paper trays, you can also have plain and photo paper ready, as of course - this doubles up as a regular printer too.

Other features of the PX700W are an integrated Wi-Fi and Ethernet connection so it can be accessed by computers around the house, and it also has scanner an copier functions that are able to print onto CDs and DVDs.

The Stylus Photo PX700W has integrated Wi-Fi and Ethernet connection so it can be accessed by anyone throughout the home. With a compact design and integral 2000dpi scanner and copier functions, the PX700W is a multi-function device that also has the capacity to print CDs and DVDs.

The Epson Stylus PX700W is available now for the price of £199.99.