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epson_logoEpson has today announced global support for its open-source development kit – the ESC/P-R library – which helps product designers develop printing applications for electronic devices. The kit has already allowed Epson printers to be used with the Apple iPhone and Android phones.

ePrint by Microtech and Epson’s own Epson iPrint can be found in Apple’s App Store, while CyCom Technology’s CyPria application is available for download from the Android Market.

Epson said all of its Wi-Fi capable all-in-one printers launched this year will support these applications.

ESC/P-R is a common language for selected Epson inkjet printers that supports every media type, paper size and associated printing mode available on those products.

“ESC/P-R allows many kinds of devices to connect and communicate with Epson printers, expanding possibilities for use with medical equipment, measuring equipment, electronic whiteboards, and at home with home electronics and games consoles,” the company said.

“It is especially suited for consumer electronics devices and embedded equipment.”

The development kit will also allow a large number of printers to be controlled with just one code.

“With the kit, developers are able to support most Epson inkjet printers worldwide with just one driver,” an Epson statement said.