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Epson printer faster than an Aerial Atom

Printer reproduces race track quicker than car can drive it

An Epson Stylus Office printer can reproduce the Rockingham race track faster than an Aerial Atom can drive it.

The printer manufacturer joined forces with car company Aerial to test its new range of business printers.

The pair adapted an Ariel Atom, which is one of the fastest cars in the world due to its lightweight bodyless chasis, to house the printer, while a Wi-Fi connection ensured documents could be printed while the car was in motion.

Epson said the race was designed to test the printer's speed as well the company's engineering skills.

The printer took one minute 19 seconds to print the race track, beating the car's lap time of one minute 24 seconds.

"The BX625FWD [the printer used in the race] is part of Epson's new range of inkjets specifically designed for micro businesses, or companies with less than 10 employees, and engineered for speed," said Simon Hanley, product manager, Epson UK.

"Thanks to their durable, high-quality construction, the printers are sturdy enough to withstand the rigours of business usage – as demonstrated by the BX625FWD's reliable operation as it was driven at high speed around a race track."

Epson also filmed the race, which was directed by Top Gear's Phill Churchward. A video of the race is available to watch on YouTube.

See also: Group test: what's the best budget printer?


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