The Epson Stylus 580 ink-jet printer is a compact, affordable, and very easy-to-use printer. It delivers sharp, colorful home printing with 1,440 x 720 dpi resolution. The Micro Piezo ink-jet technology and ultrasmall droplets produce great-looking greeting cards, Web pages, homework assignments, and reports on virtually any paper. It prints black text at up to 6 ppm and color text at up to 2.5 ppm. The ink is quick drying and smudgeproof. The 580 offers convenient USB connectivity. Its printer software installs on most Windows or Macintosh systems through a simple one-click process. It comes with ArcSoft PhotoPrinter 2000 software that offers a quick, fun way to edit or print photos in a variety of sizes. The 580 is backed by a one-year limited warranty.