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1. Epson Stylus Photo R1800 Inkjet
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2. Epson Stylus Pro 4000 UCM Inkjet
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3. Epson Stylus Photo R800 Inkjet
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4. Epson Stylus Photo 1280 Inkjet
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5. Epson Stylus Photo 2200 Inkjet
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6. Epson Stylus R320 Photo Inkjet
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7. Epson Stylus R200 Photo Printer
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8. Epson Stylus C86 Inkjet Printer
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9. Epson Stylus Photo R300 Inkjet
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10. Epson Stylus Photo RX500 All-in-One
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11. Epson Stylus C66 Inkjet Printer
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12. Epson Stylus C62 Inkjet Printer
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13. Epson Stylus C84 Inkjet Printer
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14. Epson Stylus C82 Inkjet Printer
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15. Epson Stylus Photo 1270 Inkjet
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16. Epson Stylus Photo 870 Inkjet
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17. Epson Stylus CX6400 All-in-One
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18. Epson 820S Photo Inkjet Printer
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19. Epson Stylus C44UX Inkjet Printer
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20. Epson Stylus Color 1520 Inkjet

1. Epson Stylus Photo R1800 Inkjet Printer
list price: $549.99
our price: $549.99
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Asin: B0007OVML0
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Epson
Sales Rank: 1223
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Experience the power and speed of the Epson Stylus® Photo R800. Print brilliant archival quality glossy and matte photos! The world's first printer with 1.5- picoliter ink droplets and up to 5760 x 1440 optimized dpi, this revolutionary performer gives new meaning to quality and detail. And, it provides eight individual cartridges, including matte black ink and a unique gloss optimizer, for professional results every time - no matter what the paper type.Durable Epson UltraChrome Hi-Gloss pigment inks deliver long-lasting portraits, landscapes and more on virtually any media, including ink jet printable CD/DVDs and 4" and 8.3" 13" roll paper. It also prints borderless photos in convenient, frame-ready sizes. And, with innovative PRINT Image Matching II technology, you'll get brilliant prints automatically from popular digital cameras.The Epson Stylus Photo R800 offers groundbreaking quality and performance, for perfect prints made to last. With Epson Software Film Factory Epson Print CD software, and premium ICC Profiles, all included in the box, this affordable ink jet offers a complete photographic solution for many creative projects. Whisper-quiet operation and fast built-in connectivity make it an ideal fit for any home or studio, while high-speed performance makes it the perfect printer for quickly creating show-stopping high-gloss prints. ... Read more

Features

  • USB 2.0 and FireWire interfaces; PC and Mac compatible
  • Up to 5,760 x 1,440 optimized dpi resolution
  • 4-by-6-inch photos as fast as 42 seconds, 11-by-14 as fast as 1 minute 51 seconds
  • Prints directly onto inkjet-printable CDs and DVDs
  • Supports poster prints up to 13 by 44 inches

Reviews (3)

5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing to say the least!
I bought my R1800 two weeks ago and it's fabulous! I've been doing quite a bit of photo retouching in PhotoShop and was anxious to see some of my work in large format. The resulting output totally exceeded my expectations! I was also surprised at the speed at which such fine output was generated. I was somewhat concerned about the cost of maintaining an 8-color system as the cost of replacement cartridges ranges between $12.99 and $14.99, but I've done quite a bit of printing and the color levels have barely budged (and I use the setting for the highest print quality). This is truly a great printer for digital photographers, scrapbookers, and PhotoShop enthusiasts like me. It's an incredible piece of equipment.

1-0 out of 5 stars printer arrived dead
I ordered the eagerly awaited R1800 on first day of availability from Amazon.When shipped, item arrived dead.Printer carriage did not move into position, soink cartridges could not be loaded. Defective printer was returned to Amazon (which promptly credited the return, including postage).

On this single anecdotal incident, I do not fault either Epson or Amazon. Stuff happens.Perhaps damage in shipping.I merely provide this information for consumer information, in case other buyers have the same problem.

My star rating is nominal, since unit received did not function at all

5-0 out of 5 stars Beats any lab prints
The Epson R1800 is built like a tank.Upon first inspection out of the box, you will be suprised at it's size.Set-up out of the box was a breeze.About 10 minutes of unwrapping everything and software installation and I was ready to print.

The first prints came out amazing.I used to work in a one hour photo lab with a Noritsu QSS-3011, basically the Cadallic of mini-lab printers.The best of the best.I am college student majoring in photography so quality is #1 to me.I would always print my pictures at the lab and fine tune each print so I would get the best.With this printer, I get nearly the EXACT SAME QUALITY.Which is nothing short of amazing considering we are talking about a lab machine that is in the costs of tens of thousands of dollars.The prints that I have printed from the R1800 rival the quality of that from the Nortisu lab printer.

The 8 inks provide a cost effective method instead of replacing one expensive color tank when just one color runs out.You can just replace whatever color you run out of.

The R1800 prints bordless sizes up to 13" in width.It can print panoramics from 4" to 13" from rolls of paper. Imgaine having a 13" by 44" panoramic on your wall!With the R1800, it's just that easy.

The R1800 can also print on CD's, which is a neat feature, but one that I probably won't use too much until I get ready to graduate and create portfolio CD's with my work on them.

5,760 x 1,440 optimized dpi resolution is what makes these prints so amazingly crisp in quality.

The speed of the printer is pretty impressive too.11x14's in under 3 minutes?4x6's in under 45 seconds?Yes please!

I believe the best paper I've used with R1800 is Epson's Premium Luster paper.It's semi glossy with a sheer luster to it that makes the color and contrast hold of the paper look amazing.

If you are even an amatuer photographer and care about the quality of your printers and are in the market for an at home studio printer, you cannot go wrong with the R1800.I would reccommend nothing else. ... Read more


2. Epson Stylus Pro 4000 UCM Inkjet Printer
list price: $1,795.99
our price: $1,795.99
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Asin: B0000YWRIY
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Epson
Sales Rank: 4779
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Amazon.com Product Description

Compact yet powerful, the Epson Stylus Pro 4000 desktop inkjet printer features the latest (2004) inkjet, print-head, and printer-engine technologies in order to meet the needs of the most demanding graphics professionals. With Epson's UltraChrome Ink technology, the Stylus Pro 4000 will produce archival-quality prints with high color fidelity while providing consistently stable colors designed to significantly outperform standard-dye inks.

To maximize the use of its ink technology, Epson developed a unique print head capable of handling eight separate ink cartridges simultaneously. This lets the Epson Stylus Pro 4000 handle both photo-black and matte-black inks at the same time so it can maximize the black density on virtually any media type. Even better, the printer's high-performance, one-inch-wide print head produces an astonishing resolution of 2,880 x 1,440 dpi, setting a new Epson standard for quality and speed.

Handling virtually any media type in roll or cut sheets up to 17 inches wide, the Stylus Pro 4000's built-in high-capacity paper tray holds up to 250 sheets of plain letter-sized paper or up to 50 sheets of 17-by-22-inch photographic media. Choose from four different ways to load media, including a front-loading straight-through path for media up to 1.5 mm posterboard. A built-in automatic media cutter greatly simplifies roll printing.

What about print speed? For graphics and prepress proofing, the printer can produce everyday production-quality 13-by-19-inch prints in 2 minutes, 23 seconds and contract-quality proofs in just 7 minutes, 49 seconds. For professional photography, the Stylus Pro 4000 produces photo-lab quality 8-by-10-inch prints in 3 minutes, 48 seconds and 16-by-20-inch prints in 10 minutes, 25 seconds. And, for CAD and GIS, you'll get draft-quality 17-by-22-inch prints in 90 seconds and photo-quality 17-by-22-inch prints in 5 minutes, 58 seconds.

Enjoy the benefits of two user-exchangeable ink modes (photographic or dual CMYK). The photographic ink mode is ideal for any photographic or graphic design project where image quality is important. It uses cyan, light cyan, magenta, light magenta, yellow, photo black, light black, and matte black. The dual CMYK ink mode takes advantage of Epson's Matte Black ink technology to produce outstanding photographic prints on plain paper. It uses two of each primary color to deliver speeds up to 98 percent faster than the photographic ink mode. Plus, exclusive "light black" ink significantly improves the printer's gray balance while eliminating color casts and improving the midtones and highlights for smooth transitions.

What's in the Box
Printer, eight 110 ml UltraChrome ink cartridges (Photo Black ink cartridge T543100, Cyan ink cartridge T543200, Magenta ink cartridge T543300, Yellow ink cartridge T543400, Light Cyan ink cartridge T543500, Light Magenta ink cartridge T543600, Light Black ink cartridge T543700, Matte Black ink cartridge T543800), user's manual, registration information; printer cable not included ... Read more

Features

  • 2,880 x 1,440 dpi maximum resolution, 3.5-picoliter droplet size
  • Handles wide-format media up to 17 inches
  • 7-color Epson UltraChrome Ink with 8-channel print-head technology
  • Prints on both sides without damaging the previously printed side
  • USB and FireWire interfaces, optional networking

3. Epson Stylus Photo R800 Inkjet Printer
list price: $399.99
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Asin: B0000WA8CI
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Epson
Sales Rank: 291
Average Customer Review: 4.69 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

With the R800 inkjet photo printer from Epson, you can print professional quality photos from the comfort of your own home. With its fine 1.5-picoliter droplet size, the R800 delivers resolutions up to 5,700 x 1440 dpi for exceptionally detailed and accurate prints. You can also print directly onto inkjet-printable CDs and DVDs, adding a professional look and feel to your media.

Print speeds are as fast as 17 ppm, while a 5-by-7-inch photo can take as little as 45 seconds. The R800 can print borderless photos in a number of popular sizes, and accepts a wide variety of plain and photo papers, as well as transparencies and envelopes. The input tray holds up to 100 sheets of regular paper, up to 20 sheets of photo paper, up to 10 envelopes, one transparency, or one printable CD/DVD.

Designed to last, Epson's UltraChrome Hi-Gloss pigment inks deliver photos with an expected life of up to 80 years. The software bundle includes Epson Software Film Factory as well as the PRINT Image Matching II Photoshop plug-in, designed to optimize prints from a wide variety of popular digital cameras.

The R800 connects to your computer via either USB or FireWire and has a 25,000-page monthly duty cycle. Compatible with both PC and Mac operating platforms, the R800 comes backed with a one-year parts and labor warranty.

What's in the Box
Epson Stylus Photo R800 inkjet printer, one cyan ink cartridge (T054220), one magenta ink cartridge (T054320), one yellow ink cartridge (T054420), one photo black ink cartridge (T054120), one matte black ink cartridge (T054820), one red ink cartridge (T054720), one blue ink cartridge (T054920), one gloss optimizer cartridge (T054020), CD print tray and Epson Print CD software, roll paper holder accessory, printer documentation, Premium ICC profiles, CD-ROM containing printer drivers and software (Windows and Macintosh); printer cable not included ... Read more

Features

  • Up to 5,760 x 1,440 optimized dpi resolution, 1.5-picoliter droplets
  • Up to 17 ppm black text, 5-by-7-inch photo as fast as 45 seconds
  • Prints directly onto inkjet-printable CDs and DVDs
  • True border-free photo printing in popular photo sizes
  • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed and IEEE 1394 FireWire interfaces

Reviews (13)

5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding capabilities, Remarkable Results!
I love this printer! I bought it for two reasons - the reviews it received for its photo printing quality, and for the simple fact that I can print directly on my CDs and DVDs. Skipping the labeling part of burning a CD is such an amazing thing - and the quality of the picture burned on the CD/DVD is nothing short of Outstanding. It takes a bit longer to print on the CD, because the printer draws the CD into the housing and checks the alignment of the CD for a few seconds before printing. The result is worth the wait, as I did not have to even manually adjust the print position on the CD (using the software-based adjustment within Epson Print CD). The box included 3 of the Epson Borderless Glossy 4X6 photo paper, and this is an awesome idea. I took my favorite picture, and printed it in under a minute in amazing quality. The picture is a dead giveaway for a standard developed photo, and did not need to be cropped or otherwise cut after being printed - It went straight into my 4X6 frame with no other manipulation. I love it!
The things left to be determined are: 1. How long will I be able to go before having to buy ink, and 2. Will the ink on the photo last as long as Epson claims it will last.
In short, if you do a lot of CD or DVD burning, or you want a printer that can handle photo printing and give you a borderless, effort free 4X6, %x& or 8X10, this printer is for you!

5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic !!!
Awesome photo quality prints! Not the fastest printer for word processing, etc, but certainly fast enough. Multiple ink cartridges helps save $$ on ink. R800, along w/ Epson glossy photo paper = professionally developed-looking prints, that are waterproof as well !!! Can't go wrong w/ this printer. I use it for photo prints, as well as, a general all-purpose printer, which I have hooked up to a wireless print server in my home, for all to use. DVD/CD printing has also worked flawlessly since I got it (about 3 months ago) No problems. Just awesome!

4-0 out of 5 stars I'm in love!
I have owned many printers...but I have to say I love this printer the best so far. It's so versatile. The prints on Epson photo glossy paper look like they just came from the lab. I'm still amazed after two weeks.

Prints on coated inkjet CDs are a bit under saturated. Also if you want the best quality and water proof photos you have to use Epson paper.

This is a wonderful printer for photo enthusiasts and the geek who wants the novelty of printing on CDs. However if you do not intend to print on a regular basis do not buy this printer. The pigmented ink will clog the head with infrequent use.

I would give it five stars if it were a bit faster. I still love it though.

5-0 out of 5 stars Photos and CD/DVD Printing -- This thing is Awesome!
I have had my r800 for around two months now and let me tell you this thing is awesome (and I have had quite a few printers in my day).

CD/DVD printing is really why I bought it but the photos are top notch. I have printed over 300 Cd-R and DVD-R and they just look Terrific. I also have printed DVD Cases and 8x10 photos that just amaze me at the clarity.

Price for cartridges are still kinda of high (was supposed to be $8 each but they are $12-$15) -- Eight cartridges so if you want the most bang for your buck I think Canon has some nice choices(This can be expensive). Overall I feel this is the best photo and cd/dvd printer under $1000 --

5-0 out of 5 stars Very pleased
I am very pleased with my Epson R800. This is my second Epson and I am retiring my HP photo printer for this one. I have had it for about 3 weeks and it is wonderful. Prints are gorgeous, very fast with printing documents and extremely quiet. My only problem is I cannot get it to properly print envelopes (#10). Could someone who owns this printer be of assistance? Other than that, it is a great printer. ... Read more


4. Epson Stylus Photo 1280 Inkjet Printer (Silver)
list price: $549.99
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Asin: B000086A2I
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Epson
Sales Rank: 1023
Average Customer Review: 3.24 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Epson's Stylus Photo 1280S is a large format, photo-quality printer perfect for a wide variety of professional and home uses. With a high 2,880 x 720 dpi resolution, six-color ink palette, and Epson's Micro Piezo inkjet technology, the 1280S produces exceptionally crisp and detailed prints. This printer also offers BorderFree printing--the image goes right to the edge of the paper.

Supported photo sizes include 4-by-6, 5-by-7, 8-by-10, letter, 11-by-14, and 13-by-19 inches. A wide variety of paper types are also supported, including photo papers, roll papers (with included roll paper holder), inkjet transparencies, self-adhesive sheets, greeting cards, banner paper, labels, and envelopes. Media sizes range from 3-by-5 cards up to large-format 13-by-44-inch posters. Epson claims that when stored under normal conditions, images are water and light resistant for up to 25 years.

Compatible with both Mac and PC platforms, the 1280S's software bundle comes with both Epson's Film Factory and Adobe's Photoshop Elements 2.0 to help users get the best possible prints. Epson also provides a one-year limited warranty.

What's in the Box
Epson Stylus Photo 1280 inkjet printer, one black ink cartridge (T007201), one color ink cartridge (T009201), roll paper holder accessory, printer documentation, Epson Software Film Factory, PRINT Image Matching Plug-In for Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0; cable not included ... Read more

Features

  • 6-color photo ink system
  • True borderless photo printing in 6 popular sizes
  • 2,880 x 720 dpi maximum resolution
  • 4-picoliter variable-sized ink droplets for fine detail
  • USB and parallel interfaces; PC and Mac compatible

Reviews (21)

4-0 out of 5 stars One of the best Photo Printers Available
I've read all the prior reviews with interest. I bought my 1280 over a year ago based on reviews on several well known and trusted Digital Photography sites. I have been very pleased with the output of this printer. Yes, the printer takes more work to get a really GOOD print then the HPs. But then I have the HP printers also and they do not measure to pure quality of print. Yes, the ink cartridges are small and do not last long if you print alot of 8x10, 13x19 like I do. But, for 250 bucks you can buy a CIS (continual inking system) that pays for itself in 3 months. Yes, the Epson ink will jam the heads IF you do not use the printer at least once every few days. Again, the printer is for PHOTOGRAPHS, not text, not the occasional print job and certainly not the occasional picture. This printer is for the professional or serious amateur photographer. I have seen alot of prints from other printers and even with the flaws, this printer is the best. I wish a few things. Epson would update the drivers more often. The supplied software is marginally usable and they ding you 30 bucks for the real package. At 400 dollars for a printer, Epson could have given us the software given the price tag of the ink cartridges. I have run Epson, Illford and Inkjetart paper through this printer will very good success.

3-0 out of 5 stars Pro Quality Printer for serious Users w/Deep Pockets
I teach digital photography and computer graphics for a living. The community college I work for has had a 1280 for 2 years now. Students beat the heck out of this machine and it keeps chugging along with few complaints. We really put this machine through its paces by running water color paper and all sorts of media through it.

And yes, we use MACs for graphics, which is the way it should be! Epson has a great driver for OS X Jaguar. Download it from their website. Don't blame Epson if you're crummy Windoze XP goes belly up. It's NOT the printer....

That said, it's not a perfect printer. It really does suck ink like Kool-Ade. I'll be looking into the Lysonic inkset for this problem. Epson should have put individuals ink tanks on this thing the way Canon did on the i960.
It really is designed for high volume. The more we print, the better it seems to work. So do not buy this printer if you only occasionally print 4x6 snapshots. If left to sit, the nozzles clog and you need to ship it back to Epson fro repair. It should have a user replaceable head like the Canon i960.
As for software, you should have Adobe Photoshop 6.0 or later. If you think you'll get a decent print from Jasc, Corel, or some other silly program, you'll be frustrated.
Some of the best Photo Quality inkjet papers are made by Ilford. Give them a try with this printer and you'll be impressed. It can even output negatives onto transparency material that you can contact print in a darkroom. Although I use this printer at the college where I teach, for my money the Canon i960 is a better value. Print quality is just as good, and the individual ink tanks will save you much cash.
So my recommendation for the Epson 1280 is with reservations. Make sure you really need a large format printer at home, and be prepared to shell out the bucks and toss out ink carts that are 75% full. Otherwise, look into Canon's printers.

4-0 out of 5 stars I just got it...
I just set up my new Epson Stylus 1280 printer. It works great with my iMac computer. The only drawback I can see is that I was looking for a printer that used separate cartridges, and this one doesn't. Otherwise, it prints beautiful pictures, although I like the ones I printed on the Matte paper better than the ones I printed on the Glossy paper. It prints great documents, too. I think I'll keep it, for awhile.

2-0 out of 5 stars Save your $$
These inkjets are OK but you can get superior results at a cheaper cost by taking your digital images to someplace like Walmart or CVS or Walgreens. Ink is way over-priced and the photos are not as good as what you can get elsewhere.

2-0 out of 5 stars Driver issues and OS 10.3.3
I have been using this printer for about 2 years now with a Dual PowerMac G4 with 1GB RAM. Most of the time it delivers good prints, therefore it receives at least 2 stars. I said most of the time because the printer works a bit unpredictably. On upgrading to OS 10.3.3 and upgrading the driver to 1.6bA (release date March 6, 2004), the printer refuses to finish prints once they begin. I have been printing 13x19 pages and it works fine about 50% through the document. It will then stall, stop the print, extract the paper, put the print on hold and when you go to the printer utility to the start print button, it will print from the beginning again and stall midway.
I contacted Epson about the situation and they emailed me back with their copy and paste email response with the generic (condenesed version): go to the macintosh HD and delete your Epson Driver Folder and go to support.epson.com and download the driver, follow the instructions and reinstall. And of course, it did not work. The problems persist which means the printer is not compatible yet with OS 10.3 no matter how much Epson swears it does. I have resent Epson emails and they have not responded. ... Read more


5. Epson Stylus Photo 2200 Inkjet Printer
list price: $749.99
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Asin: B000067V0A
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Epson
Sales Rank: 743
Average Customer Review: 3.85 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Designed with the serious graphics user in mind, Epson's Stylus Photo 2200 is stylish and fast and comes packed with user-friendly features. With Epson's new seven-color UltraChrome inks and three times as many nozzles as the popular Stylus 2000P, the 2200 is able to print 8-by-10-inch color photos in under two minutes (in fine mode). The UltraChrome inks are formulated to resist water and light damage and to ensure longevity, all while providing more colors than any other pigment ink on the market.

The versatile 2200 makes it easy to print on envelopes, roll paper, and many types and sizes of single-sheet paper.
A maximum resolution of 2,880 x 1,440 dpi (both color and black and white) results in amazingly accurate prints. The 4-picoliter droplets are the equivalent of 2-picoliter droplets in ordinary dye-base systems, resulting in ultrafine detail and clarity. Interchangeable standard and matte black ink cartridges help you get the best quality from black-and-white prints, while the included Film Factory(TM) with PRINT Image Matching Support software ensures that prints from compatible digital cameras are true to the original image.

The 2200 supports a wide variety of paper types, including glossy, semi-glossy, luster, matte, and Epson's velvet fine art paper, as well as large-format sizes up to 13 by 44 inches. With the included roll paper holder and built-in automatic cutter, you can print borderless images easily, while a photo catcher neatly stacks multiple prints as they are cut.

Compatible with both Mac and PC systems, the 2200 comes backed with a one-year Epson exchange warranty.

What's in the Box
Printer, AC power supply and cord, seven ink cartridges (cyan, light cyan, magenta, light magenta, yellow, light black, photo black), roll paper holder accessory, roll paper cutter and catcher; printer cable not included

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Reviews (59)

5-0 out of 5 stars Do you need a semi pro photo printer?
I've had my Epson 2200 for about six weeks. With free shipping Amazon's price was best on the net. Looked at Canon's and Epson's lower end models. I thought the Epson outperformed the Canon tonally. Have done about 45 8x10 glossies with medium grade Epson paper. Not disappointed in the output. Two pics were banded and short colored. Did a basic head cleaning and that corrected the problem. The light toned inks are used at slightly more than twice the rate of the dark tones. Am just now looking for a replacement for light magenta cartridge. I figure amortized cost per pic is about 1.25 per print with ink paper and printer costs combined. If you demand quality output for your pics with a fairly low volumne output, this is a hard printer to beat right now. If you're not too concerned about darker toning and flatter colors you can probably get by with something half as pricey. I'm delighted with mine.

3-0 out of 5 stars BEWARE: Archival Inks are TERRIBLE for glossy
The Epson 2200 uses archival inks that supposedly will last for 80 years...but the inks sacrifice the overall quality of the glossy prints...creating a 'bronzing issue'...which is to say that the prints have annoying reflections depending upon how they are viewed. There is also a dull sheen over the premium glossy photos that are distinctly inferior to the prints of the Epson 1280 or 820.

There are other annoyances...like having to switch black ink cartridges when switching paper types from matte to glossy. Also, this printer cannot print borderless matte photos! Once the matte black cartridge is inserted, the software won't allow borderless. Using the glossy black will really sacrifice image quality.

The matte photo results are very impressive, the colors are accurate and vibrant,this is where the printer outshines the competition. However, amongst Epson's own printers, the matte prints are no better than what you will achieve using the Epson 1280 or 820. The extra resolution is absolutely meaningless. I have scanned Medium Format film...so there was plenty of detail to be distinguished when I ran a side by side comparison test of the 820 versus the 2200. Upon close inspection the lowly stylus 820 was as good and possibly even better in the resolution department. Absurd...but true! And those printers (1280 and 820) are far less expensive, more versatile and give incomparably better glossy photos. So what's the deal? If large matte is all you print, then the printer is excellent. If you want premiums glossy as well then don't make the same mistake I did. Get the 1280 instead.
I would also add that the 2200 is of course considerably faster than the others(1280,820) when set at 720dpi(all things being equal). And it does an excellent job with text as well. So it is a bit more professional in that sense.

5-0 out of 5 stars Prints as good as Ofoto
I researched photo printers for weeks and read all the reviews. I wanted a dedicated photo printer for the best prints so I did not care about text or speed. I had decided on the Epson 960 based on the PC World review that rated it just below the 2200 and above the Canons. I went to Compusa and they did not have a 960 and were sold out of the 2200 for weeks. While I was looking at the other printers a shipment of 2200's rolled in, so I bought one. I compared identical prints from the 2200 to an Ofoto print on photographic based paper and I can say they are equivalent. The 2200 had a little less contrast but better shadow detail. With magnification the the grain was about the same on both prints. I used Premium Glossy paper. You do get some obscuring sheen when you look at the 2200 prints at an angle due the pigment based ink, but it is not a problem in my opinion. I then compared these to prints from my Epson Photo 780. With the naked eye there is not much detectable difference, but with magnification you can see the ink pattern on the 780 prints. The skin tones were not as realistic. I expect with various photos the differences would become more readily apparent. I think the 2200 is a great printer but a bit expensive. The 960 may be a good choice for less $$. I wish I could have compared them side by side.
Addendum: Upon more research I've learned a big advantage of this printer over the 960 is the Ultrachrome pigment ink, which is water resistant and good for 80 years. All of the dye based inks apparently will start to fade in just a few years (or some in just a few months). There are also compatible generic papers (try Redriverpaper.com). This printer uses the same inks and has similar quality to Epson professional printers ... Getting the best prints with the 2200 may require a little tweaking of the settings and adjustments in Photoshop or the like, where you can set the contrast and color saturation to suit your eye. Plan to use some paper and ink experimenting. Professional photographers and artists like this printer a lot. It is outstanding for black and white and for artistic papers such as matte and card stock, and of course it prints pics up to 13 inches wide and 40+ long. If you want the best and have the know-how (or want to learn), this is the printer to get.

1-0 out of 5 stars My Epson Experience
My Epson Experience

Let me begin by saying that I have over ten years of experience with all things computer related. During that period I have worked in almost every aspect of computer support. I have personally cleaned out countless numbers of inkjet printers with q-tips distilled water and alcohol. I kept my own Epson 740 going for 5 years without too much difficulty. I only got rid of it because I had a client that was desperate for a printer that would accept a Mac serial port. Boy due I miss that Epson 740.

I bought a C82 a little less than a year ago, after reading good reviews. I assumed it would be built at least as well as the Epson 740 I was using before.

Even after ten months my C82 still appears in almost brand new shape inside and out. Heck, I've only used it about thirty times or so. I keep it inside of cabinet shielded from dust. Plus as a matter of standard practice, I turn off all inkjet printers as soon as I finish using them, and I always change ink cartridges as quickly as possible to prevent ink from drying out inside printers.

So was I ever surprised when my printer stopped working. It had worked fine with the first set of cartridges I had installed. However, as soon as I changed cartridges the printer stopped working. I tried cleaning it at least fifty times, but it did nothing to improve the situation. So I did the natural thing and googled my problem. I was shocked by the sheer number of search results.

After reading through the reviews at Amazon and the hundreds of messages at fixyourownprinter.com I've come to realize that Epson has built and continue to build a printer that is so poorly designed one must question their integrity as a company. To think that so many people would experience the same problem and that their only solution is to continue to send people refurbished printers until their warranty expires.

Oh, and the part that will really get you, is that they require you to purchase and install a new set of four Epson branded ink cartridges to insure that your currently installed cartridges are not what is defective. So before you can even have your printer replaced you must invest at least sixty dollars on ink. Of course they offer to send you new ink with the replacement printer. Still to ask me to sink my time, energy, and sixty dollars into having my printer replaced with another one, which will simply get me right back to where I began. I mean really, the nerve. Is this what our present day world has come to? Have we set ourselves up so that these large corporations can totally take advantage of us in this way? Is there no recourse? Are there no standards of business ethics that they can be held accountable for?

The experience has left me feeling unusually sad. Epson has made me realize just how much I am at the mercy of these large corporations. I mean, if you want to print, who else can you buy a printer from?
I know that even if Epson would own up to this, they would argue that they had to make the printers so cheaply to remain competitive. Without doing so they would go out of business tomorrow. We've heard all that before. Haven't we?

Still though, this printer is made by someone in a Chinese factory. I know I'm going out on a limb here, but I would guess that that person is not well paid. Perhaps they are even exploited to some extent or at the very least we could guess that they are taken advantage of to some extent. Then as they role off the Chinese production line, Epson sends these defective printers all over the globe, wrapped up in fancy magazine advertisements. People like me buy the printer, use the ink, put in new ink, discover it no longer works, call Epson, ship the printer back to Epson, get the refurbished printer in the mail, and . Once the warranty is up we move our broken printer into the garage for a year or so, and then throw it away. It all seems so pointless.

Don't think me a luddite either. I love computers, printers, and gadgets as much as the next person. It's just that it disgusts me that I am forced to deal with a corporation that is not held to any kind of moral or ethical principles. As long as they are making money and growing we think of them as a good thing, without worrying about who they are taking advantage of. What are we doing here? How can we let Epson get away with this? Really!

Well it's not difficult for me to say I will be boycotting all Epson products in the future. I mean I'm sort of doubtful of their quality anyways. Oh and I haven't even mentioned the very unhelpful tech support and customer service representatives that I called long distance at my own expense. What a waste! Really what a waste!

Sincerely,

- Mark Whitney -
Hollywood, CA

P.S. I know the solution is to buy myself a do-it-yourself printer cleaning kit. If you google it you'll see that many companies sell them specifically for the Epson C80/C82. However, if you try to buy one you'll soon discover that they are all sold out, as I mentioned before I'm not the only one with this problem.

5-0 out of 5 stars WOW!!!! THIS THING IS AWESOME!!
I just bought this thing from Amazon and all I can say

is WOW!!!!

This is probably the best purchase I have ever made.

This thing is everything I ever expected and more!! It's

very easy to use as well!

I have bought other brands before, and this one just

blows everything else out of the water! I have to say,

everyone out there who is thinking of buying this, stop

thinking. I bought it and I am extremely happy with it

the moment I powered this thing on. YOU ABSOLUTELY

POSITIVELY CANNOT GO WRONG WITH THIS PURCHASE! I

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6. Epson Stylus R320 Photo Inkjet Printer

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Asin: B0002SRLNE
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Epson
Sales Rank: 729
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Product Description

This versatile printer includes a color monitor to view, select and crop photos. Print from popular memory cards or PictBridge-enabled digital cameras ... Read more

Features

  • 6-color photo printing at 5,760 x 1,440 optimized dpi
  • Up to 15 ppm black print speed; 4-by-6-inch photo in as little as 39 seconds
  • Accepts wide range of digital-camera memory cards
  • Supports inkjet-printable CD and DVD media
  • USB 2.0 interface, built-in preview LCD; PC/Mac

7. Epson Stylus R200 Photo Printer
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Asin: B0001FDPZ6
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Epson
Sales Rank: 360
Average Customer Review: 4.08 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • 5,760 x 1,440 dpi maximum resolution, 3-picoliter drop size
  • Up to 15 ppm color, 15 ppm black
  • Economical printing with 6 individual ink cartridges
  • Complete, easy-to-use CD and DVD face printing solution
  • USB interface, PC and Mac compatible, 1-year warranty

Reviews (12)

5-0 out of 5 stars CD/DVD Printing Makes It Worth The Price Alone
When I first read about this printer in a computer magazine, I was immediately impressed by its functions and price point. CD/DVD printers cost $100's more and even then, they usually just serve that single function. Later that day, I went out and bought one.

The R200 not only prints directly onto the discs, but is also a quality photo printer. You can print out crisp images with that function as well as carry out normal day-to-day tasks like homework and other documents. It's great because the printer has an extra USB port on the front of the machine for easy hookup to a laptop. The software for the printer is easy to install and there really was no printer alignment necessary. It did all the work for me.

The only thing you really need to buy, if you don't already have one, is a USB cable because it doesn't come with one packed in the box. Yeah, I know. I was disappointed in that too, but the features made up for that. Speaking of features, in order to successfully print onto a disc, you must use an Ink-Jet printable disc. Otherwise, you'll have a disc with a pool of ink on it.

2-0 out of 5 stars Not what it claims to be by any stretch
The good news.... OK it prints on white paper, and if you set it to its highest quality (slowest printing) it will turn out pretty decent photos. And on the off chance that you are able to load the CD/DVD tray into it exactly the way it wants, it will print on CD's relatively well.
Now for the real review of this printer: Text is abysmal, even on its best setting. I have a Canon i860, which in every way (text and graphics/photos) blows the doors off this Epson. Printing CD's which really is the ONLY actual reason anyone would buy this over ANY Canon, is a chore at best. You must print them one at time (choosing more than 1 copy craps out the tray alignment for the next copy, which brings on the error message) and it takes a REALLY LONG TIME. Don't get me wrong, the quality in "Best Photo" on CD's is pretty great.... but the hassle with the tray never being happy and the S L O W print speed is just not worth it. WAAAAAAAAYY better results are achieved using the Avery Afterburner kit and printing labels with ANY Canon printer. I had an Epson several years ago, and upon buying Canon, will never go back to Epson. The quality difference is measured in light years. But alas Canon has no CD printer in the U.S., only Europe. So if you're contemplating this as your primary printer, and just every once in a while will print to CD's... move on to another brand that is actually capable of printing clean black text. If you just need a printer to print 2 or 3 CD's a week, this will suffice.

5-0 out of 5 stars Buy This Product! It's Amazing!
I needed to purchase a color inkjet printer for photo printing. I have been a die hard HP fan for years (my HP LaserJet 4L is still my workhorse for B&W). My photographer recommended Epson for quality and multiple ink cartridges and I also read the online reviews. This printer had 5 star reviews because of quality and ease of installation, so I purchased it.

The installation was truly a snap (and not intrusive like users complained about HP's installation) and literally took about 2 minutes. The photo quality of the pictures are out of this world. I bought Epson photo paper in bulk at Costco ($20 for 120 sheets) to insure good results. Yes, after printing out about 100 8x10 full color, best quality images, I have to go and buy a Yellow Toner Cartridge, but what can you do? A photo lab here in L.A. wanted to charge me $2 per 4x6 print!

I have had to play with calibrating my color management with Photoshop to match what's onscreen with what prints out, but that's a Photoshop issue and not an issue with the printer. Just read your Photoshop manual or get a Visual Quickstart Guide for Photoshop.

This printer is quiet, compacts nicely (when not in use) on my jam packed desktop and installation and the quality of prints is amazing! I cannot recommend this printer enough!

5-0 out of 5 stars Didn't expect much but WOW!
I bought this printer and didn't expect much considering the price, $99.99 for a printer that prints on CD's and DVD's and supposedly a good photo printer too? Well, I figured that I could always return it if it didn't seem worth even the small price.

Boy, was I ever shocked!!! The first task I gave it was to print on a DVD that I burned. I couldn't believe the quality! Wow, was what I said and I didn't even have the printer set on the high quality. To say the least I was impressed. I found that the included software that you use to print on the DVD/CD works fine but is a little confusing but okay once you figure it out. Converting the printer from printing paper to printing on media takes about 10 seconds and is so easy that even the most inexperienced user will master it quickly. All you do is flip down a plastic hinged part and you're in business. You then lay the media on the included tray, slip it in and start printing, and you won't believe the quality.

I bought this printer to print on CD's and DVD's exclusively as I have another printer for daily paper use. But I can see now I'll use it to print CD's and DVD's and for all my photo printing.

After printing on a few media, I decided to try the photo print. I put in an 8 X 10 photo paper and printed a photo out. I tried the borderless option which this printer offers. I was again impressed in the quality printing out on photo paper.

After all of this printing, my cartridges are still plenty full so it doesn't seem too greedy on the ink use. I did increase the print color correction to +1 while printing on a DVD and it's plenty dark enough.

Printing directly on media is really nice and beats the heck out of printing labels and then sticking them on, hopefully straight. Finding printable DVD's was a little tough but I see they're becoming more common now. You can easily get them here on Amazon and a lot of other places on the net. I don't think it will be long until most all media are printable.

Once you print on the media, you'll want to keep this printer and never print a paper lable again.

1-0 out of 5 stars Not a great value considering black and white problems!
Before you buy this printer, beware: if you run out of color ink, but just want to print black and white, too bad! The "black ink only" function doesn't work if there are any empty ink cartridges (the printer has 6 total). Epson says, "To keep the print head clear, the printer uses a small amount of ink from all the cartridges whenever it prints. Even if you set the printer software to print black only, some color ink is still being used."

So, if you just want to print that text document, best run to the store and spend another $50-$60 for color ink. Que ridiculo!

Reviewers, please BUY the product and USE it more than once or twice before writing a review. ... Read more


8. Epson Stylus C86 Inkjet Printer

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Asin: B0002A9SKQ
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Epson
Sales Rank: 150
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Features

  • Optimized resolution up to 5,760 dpi
  • Prints up to 22 ppm monochrome, 12 ppm color
  • Individually replaceable ink cartridges
  • EPSON PhotoQuicker 3.5 software
  • USB interface, PC and Mac compatible

9. Epson Stylus Photo R300 Inkjet Printer

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Asin: B0000E2Y7G
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Epson
Sales Rank: 1010
Average Customer Review: 3.59 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Bypass your computer system and print photos directly from your digital camera's memory card, with the Epson R300. Just choose the photos you want from a proof sheet and press a couple of buttons, and then enjoy your borderless 4-by-6-inch photo in as little as 37 seconds. With clear border definition and
Printing directly on CDs
and DVDs is a snap.
color separation and genuinely realistic skin tones, the prints will be suitable for framing, as if they had come from a professional photo lab.

The R300 also does a splendid job on standard text documents, envelopes, labels or transparencies--you can even print on CDs and DVDs in both 8cm and 12cm sizes. When you're in a hurry, churn out draft-quality sheets at 15 pages per minute, or take your time and achieve the ultimate perfection of 5,760 x 1,440 optimized dpi photos.

Wireless connectivity: Print directly from your digital camera or, using the separately sold Bluetooth adapter, from other Bluetooth-equipped devices
Six individual ink cartridges keep the cost of consumables low; yields of 630 black pages and 430 color pages (based on 5% coverage) mean you won't have to replace any of them too often. A convenient USB port allows you to connect a Zip drive or PictBridge-equipped camera directly to the front panel.The sleek black and silver finish adds a streamlined modern look to your desktop, and the paper trays fold away when not in use to keep the area tidy. Epson includes a one-year warranty with the Epson exchange program.

What's in the Box
Epson Stylus Photo R300 inkjet printer; one each of a black ink cartridge (T048120), cyan ink cartridge (T048220), light cyan ink cartridge (T048520), light magenta ink cartridge (T048620), magenta ink cartridge (T048320), and yellow ink cartridge (T048420); CD print tray; CD-ROM with documentation, printer drivers, and CD printing and imaging software for Windows and Macintosh; printer cable not included

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Features

  • Up to 5,760 x 1,440 optimized dpi resolution
  • Slots for digital-camera memory cards
  • Prints 4-by-6 photos in just 37 seconds
  • Accepts inkjet-printable CDs and DVDs
  • 2 USB ports; supports DirectPrint and PictBridge cameras

Reviews (32)

5-0 out of 5 stars A pure pleasure to use
I spent months evaluating printers before picking the r300. I am very satisfied with my choice.

I'll start out with the negatives. I have 4 criticisms about the printer:
1. The ink warning light comes on long before you are out of ink.
2. The default print settings appear to be designed around (dark) Adobe Gamma PC video
3. It is not designed to make borderless prints on 3rd party (Kodak) photo paper
4. While the CD printing produces gorgeous images, the ink will smear if it gets wet.

Each of these issues is addressed very easily:
1. Don't change the ink cartridges until you really run out.
2. Use the advanced options to tweak the gamma, brightness and contrast and save the settings. Pros will make their own curves anyway.
3. Epson paper is better than anything else, but if you have to use other paper, you can "fake" it to get borderless prints with a custom paper setting.
4. Don't get the CD's wet. Excepting my own tests, I've never had the slightest smear on a CD that I printed from the Epson. Odds are that it'll never get wet, so don't worry.

I should add that when I print on quality Epson and Kodak photo paper, the ink sets very well, so that it won't smear EVEN if it gets wet. I swear, my friend dropped one of my photo-prints in my fishtank and it looks just as good today as it did before it got wet.

I've left prints in the sun in the back of my car. The r300 ink hasn't faded (on Kodak and Epson photo paper). The prints that I had from my old Epson and HP printers are very faded. This ink is durable!

I've discovered that I can even get superior iron ons from crummy inkjet iron on paper when I use this printer. It's more than just the resolution. Where other inks tend to vaporize under the iron, producing fuzzy edges, the r300 images remain sharp.

I've tested the output on this thing every way from Sunday and I haven't found the flaw yet.

I tried the smart memory slots and I hooked up a USB zip drive and yes, it all works although I'll probably never use those features for more than contact sheets. The uncorrected prints were exceptionally good.

Basically, what I'm saying is that the printer is vastly superior to any other inkjet that I've used in my home or at work -- and I do graphic design for a living. I find it hard to believe that anyone who tries an r300 won't fall in love with it.

1-0 out of 5 stars Ink Sucking Box on my Desk
Prints great and is quiet. Sucks ink like a hungry baby on a bottle.

20 8"x10" prints = $100+ in ink. Epson would give this printer away for free, but they're smart enough to know that buyers would suspect a catch. I know - charge the buyer for the printer AND continually drain there wallets in ink expenses.

Epson doesn't make money on printers- they make money on repeat sales of ink. To make more money on ink they make a printer that blows through it. A WIN-WIN for Epson! Hoo-ray Epson!

Oh....but like I said, it does print nice...but should't it anyway?

5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Photo Printing
I am VP of Technology for a large professional photo company (not Epson) and I highly recommend this printer for home digital photo reproduction. With Epson ink and Premium Glossy Photo Paper the results are stunning.

With each ink cartridge replacable separately you no longer need to replace a $25 cartridge just because one color ran out. Individual color cartridges are about $12, although black costs more. Although not cheap, the quality of the Epson supplies are worth it. Off-brand inks and papers do not last anyway.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Photo Printer
I used a Lexmark printer until it finally died and replaced it with a the epson 6 ink tank printer which I found to have much better print quality and ink use has been great. I have printed over 200 4x6 borderless prints and less than half the ink in the color carts is gone. I also use the best settings for printing. highly recommend this printer for amature and professional photographers. the prints are photo lab quality for a fraction of the cost. It seems to work great for scrapbooking as well.

5-0 out of 5 stars great image quality
Don't know what Gideond is talking about in his/her review. Ink lasts a long time and since it is individual carts, it is much more economical than HPs 3-colors in one cart. Pictures are phenominally vivid, especially if you use Epson premium glossy paper and at $15 per 100 sheets of 4x6, it will not bankrupt anyone. IMHO, print quality is better than photo lab and I have compared results. Overall, a steal at $170 with six carts included. Even if you only keep it a few years, it will still prove to be a bargain. A pox on all of the negative comments. ... Read more


10. Epson Stylus Photo RX500 All-in-One

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Asin: B0000T3CDI
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Epson
Sales Rank: 308
Average Customer Review: 4.25 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

If you love to play with your digital camera but also need a serious printer that can get your office reports looking great, consider this Epson all-in-one. Based on the engines of the popular Epson Stylus Photo R300 printer and the Epson Perfection 2400 scanner, the Stylus Photo RX500 adds standalone copying (no PC required) and saves valuable desk space compared to separate components. It is both versatile and reliable, enabling you to scan photos, text, or negatives; to make copies; and to print anything from borderless 4-by-6-inch photos to business envelopes.

The flatbed scanner offers 2,400 dpi optical (9,600 dpi interpolated) resolution and 48-bit color to bring your scanned images rich detail and crisply defined color separation. Archive your family photos, save your favorite articles on your hard drive, or assemble a slide show. You can also save your scans directly to a compatible memory card, even without a PC.

Instant copies can be created in four different resolutions--top speed for black copies is 10 copies per minute. When printing from your system, the RX500 produces black documents in draft mode up to 17 ppm, 16 ppm for color. Take your time and seek perfection with the optimized 5,760 x 1,440 dpi mode, for beautifully sharp photos. In a faster mode, borderless 4-by-6-inch prints appear in as little as 37 seconds. Insert your digital camera'scompatible memory card and print your evening's shots while bypassing your system. Just use the photo proof sheet mode to select only images you need.

Consumable costs are low, thanks to six separate high-yield ink tanks--you can expect up to 630 pages from the black cartridge and 430 pages from the color cartridges, based on 5% page coverage. The modern silver and black casing adds a sleek touch to your office space, while the included USB cable couldn't be more convenient. Epson provides a one-year warranty covering parts and service; Epson Exchange service is included.

What's in the Box
Epson Stylus Photo RX500, one cyan ink cartridge (T048220), one light cyan ink cartridge (T048520), one magenta ink cartridge (T048320), one light magenta ink cartridge (T048620), one yellow ink cartridge (T048420), one black ink cartridge (T048120), one USB cable, all-in-one documentation, CD-ROM containing all-in-one drivers and software (Windows and Macintosh), transparency unit, film holder, document mat, paper tray, paper guide ... Read more

Features

  • Digital-camera memory card slots for PC-free printing and scan-to-card
  • Up to 5,760 x 1,440 optimized dpi printing
  • Up to 17 ppm draft print speed; 10 cpm copy speed
  • Up to 2,400 dpi optical scanning, 9,600 dpi interpolated
  • Built-in transparency unit for 35mm negative and slides

Reviews (24)

5-0 out of 5 stars Not Ink Thrify, but Superb Photos
I wanted the best affordable multifunction photo printer I could buy, and I believe that I got it. Using epson borderless photo paper most people can not tell the photos were printed at home, or even from a digital camera, even with 5x7's, (I have not been printing 8x10's). USE EPSON PHOTO PAPER, DO NOT USE KODAK! The photo's I have been printing were taken with a Pentax Optio330, 3.34 megapixel. I can only imagine how good they would be with a better camera.

The photocopy functions work very well, just make sure you select the right setting, (photo, text, ect.). You can also scan negitives and slides. They come out great. It can scan at a resolution higher that my computer can handle, and I have a fairly good computer. Don't worry, you set the resolution and can get a very good scan with most computers.

It does go through a lot of ink, and the ink is on the expensive side. I have kept my old printer for text and everyday use. All in all, I love this printer!

*The photos on the much more expensive Kodak Premium Picture Paper looked like digital prints. It did not even look like I used the same printer. Plus the paper is not as glossy, much thinner, does not print borderless, and everybodys skin looked rather blue. Use Epson premium photo paper, it is much better, at least with this printer. Also Epson paper has the same look and feel as quality glossy prints from a photo lab.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great color, Great scanner, really just great.
I researched heavily. I needed a GOOD scanner that would also do film scanning. I have a large collection of negatives - 35mm and even super8 movie film. I have been most impressed with the quality of the scans, everything from old photos to negatives to slides comes out very well. This unit is advertised at an OPTICAL resolution of 2400x4800, and I believe it. I am able to scan a single frame of super8 movie film (which is about 1/4" square, if that) at 2400dpi and see film grain. Scanning higher res reaches the limits of the film before the scanner.

The printer: Awesome. That's all I have to say. The first test print on 4x6 epson photo paper blew me away. It looks BETTER than any photolab I have ever seen. This using only a 2.1MP Canon S330 digital camera as source. Simply amazing. Pretty quick too, about 30-45 seconds for a 4x6 in photo mode. Speed when printing "Regular" documents is VERY impressive. Draft is downright scary fast.

Software: Here's where Epson fell down for me. The CD that came with the printer would not install all the applications correctly. It would fail saying "unable to find file setup.exe" After beginning the install. I uninstalled everything and began anew, to no avail. Wound up digging into the CD with explorer and running all the installs by hand, except the scanning software which still gave the message.

Downloaded an older version from Epsons site, and it works adaquately. However, I cannot scan in "simple" or "home" mode, it fails after doing the preview scan with a memory error. Professional mode (manual control) works fine, and that's all I personally care about. I am awaiting a newer version of everything from epson.

The photo management/printing/project software (arcsoft photoimpression) is quite good. I've evaluated a lot of photo management/printing packages, and this one is a really easy to use and reasonably powerful package. I especially like the easy to use cropping to format tools (a digital format image almost never fits a 4x6, 5x7, 8x10 exactly), easy printing, and templates/projects. Free trial version can be had at arcsoft website for the curious.

Copying features are good, I haven't used it as a copier much, but it works well. Copying photos works very well, even enlarging or changing them. I prefer to scan/photoshop/print on most things, but for a quick copy it works very well.

Bonus for me is the USB card reader built in. You can use it independant of the printer as a regular card reader (Drive E: in my case). Nice thing is it's usb2.0, and VERY fast compared to my old one (You need USB 2.0 on your PC to get the most from this printer. Get a USB 2.0 card, they are about $10 or less)

All in all, 5+ start, minus a star for the failed software install (That would definitely ruin a lot of people's day).

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent for photos, decent for text.
I bought this printer after doing a thoroug search on the net. I rate is as quite good, but there are things that could be improved.

Software installed great; it was fast, and not too big.

Copying photos as a stand alone is excellent, but I noticed some greenish overcast. But I intent to scan everything into photoshop first, so I can live with that.

OCR software is quite effective and user friendly. I already like this one.

Cartridges are quite expensive, and it seems to be going through them rather quickly, but still acceptable.

The scanner is perfect. It has more resoulution than I can use.

The software works quite good, and it's user friendly, but there could be some more explanation in the manunal - for example I could not turn on the "dust and scratches option" in the scanner software, but I have to try higher resolution and see if the function becomes enabled.

The only major drawback I noticed was the text quality - I compared it to the printout from my HP cp 1700 at work, and Epson does not even come close.... mind you, the HP is a pricey unit able to print 13X17 pages. Having said that, the print quality is decent enough, but I feel a bit dissappointed.

I am using a USB 2.0, but the time it takes to start printing is not too impressive (on the other hand, some files are huge)

the unit is compact, appears to be well made and mechanically works very well.

5-0 out of 5 stars I love it so far! I couldn't wait for the newer model.
The newer model of this item I couldn't find anywhere or was priced too high. I was also going to go for the R800 but that was pricey or out of stock. I couldn't wait any longer to get a color printer to compliment my high res camera so I figured I get this one for now since it was pretty cheap. Well I love it so far! Pictures are better than photo quality with the photo and I am totally satified so far. I love it and it doesn't take up alot of space with the built in scanner.

5-0 out of 5 stars Super All-In-One!
This Epson all-in-one is great! It replaces an older scanner and separate printer. I do "low budget" digital photography and digital art. This machine will do my artwork as well as text documents. ... Read more


11. Epson Stylus C66 Inkjet Printer

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Asin: B0002A9TNW
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Epson
Sales Rank: 1483
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Features

  • Optimized resolution up to 5,760 dpi for sharp photos
  • Up to 17 ppm monochrome, 9 ppm color print speed
  • Individual DURABrite ink cartridges for cost-effective quality
  • 32 MB RAM buffer; manual 2-sided printing
  • USB interface; Epson PhotoQuicker simplifies photo printing

12. Epson Stylus C62 Inkjet Printer
list price: $79.99
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Asin: B00006F2W9
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Epson
Sales Rank: 4864
Average Customer Review: 3.45 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • 5,760 x 720 optimized dpi resolution for superior photo quality
  • High-speed 14 ppm black printing, 10 ppm color, 4-by-6-inch photo in 90 seconds
  • Prints high-quality documents, photos, cards, flyers
  • Ideal for Web photo printing
  • Convenient USB connectivity

Reviews (33)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great product!
I recently bought this printer and enjoy the quality output it produces. Setup was a snap (I use Windows XP) and everything installed beautifully. I snapped the accompanying print cartridges in and I was off to the races. I quickly printed out a webpage and then some color photographs on inkjet index cards which came out decent. Then I popped in a 4x6 glossy, used the software that came with it and with minimal maneuvering, came out with a beautifully printed photo. I am impressed that this printer can practically do it all: it supports many paper sizes, envelopes, stickers and iron transfers.

For this price, this printer is a dream. I do admit though it is quite noisy and it takes a minute or so to print a 4 x 6 glossy photograph but these are not issues for me.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good printer but note the cons
I bought this printer in February 2003 ... after discount and bonus. I kept track of the number of copies I achieved from the second black & white cartridge (the first uses more ink while the new printer is setting up). From this second cartridge I got a total of 400 black copies including 75 in "economy" mode... So, it cost me 6.25 cents per page. However, one has to add the price of part of of the color cartridge since even while printing with black some of the color cartridge is used by the printer e.g when it cleans the print head. Although I made only 21 color prints since I got the printer six months ago, the color cartridge is getting low... So all in all, I figure that the black printing cost me about 8 cents per page. Print quality is very good, and for color and photos it is excellent.
The printer is fast when actually printing (there is periodic cycling time for print head cleaning). It is noisier than other printers, but although I am very sensitive to noise I don't find it as annoying as other reviewers have observed. But I wouldn't want to be in a room with more than one C62.
When placing envelopes care must be taken that the slide is tight against the left side of the envelope or the address might come out slightly crooked. For placing sheets, I find the C62 slightly more inconvenient than it was in my old Epson 740. Since I use several different letterheads and qualities of paper, I am constantly putting 8.5 x 11 sheets on and off the machine. My 740 was a snap, but on the C62 I sometimes have to fiddle a bit more to get the paper to lay properly. That is no problem for someone who uses the same paper most of the time.
Overall, I am satisfied with this printer even though ink usage appears higher than I would like. I don't know how other printers stack up against the price figures of my estimate.

1-0 out of 5 stars My Epson Experience
My Epson Experience

Let me begin by saying that I have over ten years of experience with all things computer related. During that period I have worked in almost every aspect of computer support. I have personally cleaned out countless numbers of inkjet printers with q-tips distilled water and alcohol. I kept my own Epson 740 going for 5 years without too much difficulty. I only got rid of it because I had a client that was desperate for a printer that would accept a Mac serial port. Boy due I miss that Epson 740.

I bought a C82 a little less than a year ago, after reading good reviews. I assumed it would be built at least as well as the Epson 740 I was using before.

Even after ten months my C82 still appears in almost brand new shape inside and out. Heck, I've only used it about thirty times or so. I keep it inside of cabinet shielded from dust. Plus as a matter of standard practice, I turn off all inkjet printers as soon as I finish using them, and I always change ink cartridges as quickly as possible to prevent ink from drying out inside printers.

So was I ever surprised when my printer stopped working. It had worked fine with the first set of cartridges I had installed. However, as soon as I changed cartridges the printer stopped working. I tried cleaning it at least fifty times, but it did nothing to improve the situation. So I did the natural thing and googled my problem. I was shocked by the sheer number of search results.

After reading through the reviews at Amazon and the hundreds of messages at fixyourownprinter.com I've come to realize that Epson has built and continue to build a printer that is so poorly designed one must question their integrity as a company. To think that so many people would experience the same problem and that their only solution is to continue to send people refurbished printers until their warranty expires.

Oh, and the part that will really get you, is that they require you to purchase and install a new set of four Epson branded ink cartridges to insure that your currently installed cartridges are not what is defective. So before you can even have your printer replaced you must invest at least sixty dollars on ink. Of course they offer to send you new ink with the replacement printer. Still to ask me to sink my time, energy, and sixty dollars into having my printer replaced with another one, which will simply get me right back to where I began. I mean really, the nerve. Is this what our present day world has come to? Have we set ourselves up so that these large corporations can totally take advantage of us in this way? Is there no recourse? Are there no standards of business ethics that they can be held accountable for?

The experience has left me feeling unusually sad. Epson has made me realize just how much I am at the mercy of these large corporations. I mean, if you want to print, who else can you buy a printer from?
I know that even if Epson would own up to this, they would argue that they had to make the printers so cheaply to remain competitive. Without doing so they would go out of business tomorrow. We've heard all that before. Haven't we?

Still though, this printer is made by someone in a Chinese factory. I know I'm going out on a limb here, but I would guess that that person is not well paid. Perhaps they are even exploited to some extent or at the very least we could guess that they are taken advantage of to some extent. Then as they role off the Chinese production line, Epson sends these defective printers all over the globe, wrapped up in fancy magazine advertisements. People like me buy the printer, use the ink, put in new ink, discover it no longer works, call Epson, ship the printer back to Epson, get the refurbished printer in the mail, and . Once the warranty is up we move our broken printer into the garage for a year or so, and then throw it away. It all seems so pointless.

Don't think me a luddite either. I love computers, printers, and gadgets as much as the next person. It's just that it disgusts me that I am forced to deal with a corporation that is not held to any kind of moral or ethical principles. As long as they are making money and growing we think of them as a good thing, without worrying about who they are taking advantage of. What are we doing here? How can we let Epson get away with this? Really!

Well it's not difficult for me to say I will be boycotting all Epson products in the future. I mean I'm sort of doubtful of their quality anyways. Oh and I haven't even mentioned the very unhelpful tech support and customer service representatives that I called long distance at my own expense. What a waste! Really what a waste!

Sincerely,

- Mark Whitney -
Hollywood, CA

P.S. I know the solution is to buy myself a do-it-yourself printer cleaning kit. If you google it you'll see that many companies sell them specifically for the Epson C80/C82. However, if you try to buy one you'll soon discover that they are all sold out, as I mentioned before I'm not the only one with this problem.

5-0 out of 5 stars Printer is Dope!!
It's perfect for me. Some complain of noise. But to me its not that noisy. It's not like your sleeping anyway, so why be quiet. It seems to go through ink fast though

1-0 out of 5 stars Very sorry for previous praise in review.
First I should note that I have previously written a glowing review of this printer. Now I am filled with guilt as I realize how many people I may have steered wrong with that praise. Yes, it was a great start, but oh was this printer a disappointment in the longer term!

Everything I stated in my previous review was correct, but I could not forsee what happened - what has happened to so many others... The ink started clogging regularly. When they do, you can remedy the situation by simply running the head cleaning feature... 20 consecutive times! The first time it happened I was disappointed. I had just installed two new cartridges ($60 worth) and couldn't get it to print without running this function over and over. By the time it was printing fine, I had run it at least 15 times and the brand new ink cartridges were down to about 30%.

Well I took that for one bad experience. However, I soon ran out of ink in those carts and replaced them (another $60), only to find it did the same thing. Again, I ran the cleaning function until it came out clean and again the ink is down to about 20-30%. UGH!

I never thought I'd recommend HP printers again, but at least when you change those cartridges, you are changing the print heads with them. My advice - look for a good HP, but be sure to check its cartridge prices before you buy, so there will be no surprises. ... Read more


13. Epson Stylus C84 Inkjet Printer
list price: $129.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0000B3ALY
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Epson
Sales Rank: 1684
Average Customer Review: 3.69 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Designed for versatile printing of both photos and text-based documents, Epson's Stylus C84 is stylish and fast and packed with user-friendly features. With Epson's water-resistant, light-resistant, and smudge-resistant DURABrite inks and 357-nozzle design (monochrome plus color), the C84 can print an 8-by-10-inch color photo in less than two and a half minutes (in Photo mode). The printer's 5,760 x 1,440 optimized dpi ensures photo-quality clarity and detail for your bordered or borderless pictures, text, or graphics. Of course, higher-quality settings result in longer print times.

The C84 supports a variety of paper types, including glossy, semigloss, double-sided matte, and inkjet transparencies, as well as large-format sizes up to 8.5 by 44 inches. For photos, DURABrite photo paper gives amazing prints with vibrant color, fine detail in high light and dark areas and smooth graduations. For everyday printing, you can enjoy the same exceptional quality on plain or recycled papers. Due to the special nature of EPSON DURABrite inks, you can print on both sides of the paper without fear of leak-through or page wrinkle, and you can handle the prints as soon as they're printed.

Convenient individual ink cartridges make ink replacement simple and cost-effective, and USB and parallel connectivity facilitates quick setups on both Windows and Macintosh computers. The C84 is backed with a one-year warranty that includes the Epson exchange program.

What's in the Box
Epson Stylus C84 ink jet printer, one cyan ink cartridge (T044220), one magenta ink cartridge (T044320), one yellow ink cartridge (T044420), one black ink cartridge (T043120), and printer documentation ... Read more

Features

  • Up to 22 ppm black text and 12 ppm color; true BorderFree printing in popular photo sizes
  • 5,760 x 1,440 optimized dpi with ultra-fine 3-picoliter ink droplets
  • Water-resistant, smudge-resistant, light-resistant DURABrite inks
  • Cost-saving individual ink cartridges
  • PC and Macintosh compatible; networking and wireless options

Reviews (26)

5-0 out of 5 stars One of the best inkjets!
Epson C84 comes with a high capacity (900 pages @ 5% coverage, but about 500 pages in real life) black ink and 3 color ink tanks but no printer cable. The size is compact, it looks cool, has good build quality and installation was quick.

The print quality for text is very good for an inkjet (slightly better than Canon i320) and speed is pretty fast 5-6 pages per min (faster than i320). Both the photos printed on the supplied paper sample were annoying skewed (even after we made sure paper was put in properly). The quality didn't look impressive for photos.

Printer and cartridges have smart chips in them (as do new hp's). This will ensure that you can't put in generic ink but pay Epson each time ink runs out. Also there are reports that the printer declares ink over well before it really is. To make things worse Epson seems to use different cartridge models for almost every printer it makes (Canon & hp use same cartidges in many printers).

One good thing about C84 is that its very silent, even while printing. I guess this is about as silent as you will get with printers. Also the text prints look better than on hp, significantly clearer & blacker.

In short, if you want a text only printer get a Samsung (ML-1710) or Minolta (PagePro 1250W) laser printer for similar price. For good photo printers look at the Canon line up or even better get prints at local stores. Epson C84 is recommended for medium text printing & occasional photo printing.

1-0 out of 5 stars Ink problems make this printer very expensive
The quality of the print is not a problem; it's good. But it's not good enough to neutralize the expense and frustration caused by the requirement to replace ALL of the ink cartridges every time one runs out.

When the cyan ink ran out, I tried to print in black only. It would not.

I replaced the cyan ink, and it still would not print. It indicated it needed black. Back to the store, and I bought a whole set this time. After replacing black, it called for the other two. Finally, after replacing all, it printed again--in black only or in color. The ink was Epson ink. Epson Help just figured they all ran out together. Even the first time, I knew they wouldn't all run out, by coincidence, at exactly the same time.

This has happened twice more now, and I am replacing the printer. It will be cheaper. I will not want to risk another Epson product, although I liked them a lot years ago.

1-0 out of 5 stars Printed great at first - then died
I bought my Epson printer with my new PC. It was loud and jerky, but the print quality was good. The factory ink cartidges have almost nothing in them, so you have to replace them pretty quickly. When I installed all new cartidges my printer quit printing in black. I contacted Epson and they indicated I might have to buy new cartidges again. I searched on the web and found there are thousands of people who experience the exact same problem I have and Epson knows all about it, but they won't fix it. My Epson printer, new as it is, is now sitting in the trash. I put my old HP 722C back on my desk and have had no problem with it ever. I will never buy another Epson product again. And from what I've read of other user's reviews they feel the same way. Epson is junk.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Photo Printer without the bells and whistles
I am very impressed by the photo quality this printer turns out, even with generic ink. My 4 megapixel camera's pictures come out BEAUTIFULLY on photo paper from this printer. It doesn't have the fancy features that more expensive photo printers have (card reader, preview monitor, etc.) but it gets the job done. I went an entire semester of college (read: many many many papers) on the double capacity black cartridge it came with. It's also very quiet. I highly reccommend this printer, and don't be afraid to put generic ink in- it's cheaper and just as good.

2-0 out of 5 stars Worked fine at first, then declined
The printer worked fine at first, printing beautifully. Set up was a breeze. I've had the printer for several months now, however, and I've noticed the print quality slowly decline.

I keep regular maintanence on the inkheads, cleaning and aligning them as necessary. I only use Epson ink, I've never refilled or damaged the ink cartridges in any way. I am unsatisfied with this product, and will not purchase another Epson. ... Read more


14. Epson Stylus C82 Inkjet Printer
list price: $129.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00006F2W4
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Epson
Sales Rank: 11144
Average Customer Review: 2.92 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The high-performance Epson Stylus C82 speeds through black text at 22 ppm and provides superior plain-paper printing. It includes four-color Epson DuraBrite inks and offers 5,760 x 1,440 optimized dpi using Resolution Performance Management technology.

Ultrafine 3-picoliter ink droplets deliver sharp black text and vibrant colors, even on plain paper. Epson DuraBrite inks are resistant to water and fading, so users get long-lasting, smudge-proof photos. For convenience and cost savings, the printer comes with individual ink cartridges.

Versatile and easy to install, the Epson Stylus C82 provides USB and Parallel connections, making it ideal for any Windows or Macintosh system.

What's in the Box
Printer, black ink cartridge, individual color ink cartridges, setup instructions, software CD-ROM, power cord ... Read more

Features

  • Up to 22 ppm black text printing
  • Up to 5,760 x 1,440 optimized color dpi resolution
  • Optimized for plain paper printing
  • Cost-saving individually replaceable DuraBrite 4-color inks
  • USB and parallel connectivity, optional networking

Reviews (90)

5-0 out of 5 stars What Beautiful Pictures!!
This is one of the finest printers for photography on the market today. This piece is inexpensive to buy and relatively inexpensive to own. Each color is in a separate ink tank. They are affordably priced. The best feature is the new Epson ink that is used in this printer. It uses a pigment ink instead of a dye. Pigment inks adhere to the top of the paper as opposed to sinking in to the paper. The new ink is virtually waterproof. I witnessed an Epson representative pull a page out of a printer and submerge it in water. . . like a minute after the printer was finished. . .It was amazing. The paper was waterlogged, but the ink was unharmed. On photo paper, the ink is supposed to last 75 years!

You will never see a pixel on a photo when the picture is of high enough quality. Epson photo paper is probably the best out there. This is a great printer for the price. This would be a great printer for twice the price.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Best--once you get past a few quirks....
I came to the C82 by way of Epson Stylus 740, a truely great printer which never gave any problems until the day it died after 5 years of service. So I was a little surprised when the C82 arrived without a printer cable--fortunately I moved mine over from the 740, but new purchasers will have to go back to the store to get a cable. Epson did, however, supply a power cord, fortunately.
I read all the reviews for the C82, and a few 740 users who were particularly disappointed with the C82 for its inability to print glossy photos. However, it does print great glossy photos on glossy paper as long as you always tell the printer that it's printing on matte paper. For some odd reason, Epson designed the printer to use all colors on matte paper, but dropped the cyan on glossy paper. Odd, but ok once you know what they're doing. Same beautiful pictures the 740 used to do--maybe even a little better.
3-bay color cartridge system to replace colors as they run out is a definite plus to save on ink--and I hated those other ones for the 740 that you had to peel off labels on or else they wouldn't work. You just pop these in.
Oh yeah--that noise when each page starts. Sounds like a huge grinding gear sure to wake up your roommate. But you know, the 740 used to sit there and do this and do that and do this and that before it would start. This one just starts. So I guess there are always trade-offs. At a price under $100, you can't beat it.

1-0 out of 5 stars Print head clogging problems outweigh print quality
The print quality may be great, but as soon as you go a few weeks without printing or eventually end up having to change ink cartridges, this printer has major problems with the print heads clogging up with dried ink that can't be remedied by the print head cleaning utility and requires getting in there with a syringe.

Stay far, far away.

4-0 out of 5 stars Bye Bye HP, Hello Epson!
I've been an HP user for years even though I've been dissapointed time and again. After my last HP started blurring even the simplest text, I decided a switch was in store.

I ended up with the Stylus C82. From my research I knew it wasn't Epson's best photo printer, but I'm a purest and think the photo shop is the best place to develop pictures.

The Stylus was exceptionally easy to get started. I didn't even need to install any drivers or software on my XP system to get it running.

The printing is very crisp, almost laser quality. Pictures still leave something to be desired but still worlds better than anything I got from my HP's. The clerk at "The Almost Best Buy" told me the ink cartridges that came with the printer were smaller than usual so I went ahead and paid the outrageous price for new ones. The clerk was wrong. The included cartridges seemed full-sized and lasted accordingly. When my ink ran out, I purchased new cartridges online and saved a bundle. FYI - Epson, and a few others, don't have patents on their cartridges like HP and some others do. That means competition can manufacture cartridges EXACTLY like Epson's. Granted the ink isn't DURABRITE, but I've yet to see a real difference in everyday printing.

The only drawbacks I have about the Epson are:
- Its top loading paper tray that I have to fold down (and thus move the printer) every time I use it because it sits in a cubby on my desk.
- You also have to open the front panel in order for the paper to come out of the machine. I've wasted quite a few documents by forgetting to open this. Also, when the paper jams (which only happens when I forget to open the front) in there, you almost need a jackhammer to pull the paper out. I've yet to find a way to crack open the case in case of a jam.
- Sometimes after you tell it to "print" it spends up to a minute doing various things to itself before printing.
- Printing is loud. It scared my dogs (who sleep in the study beside my desk) the first few times.

I've had the printer for about 6 months now and I'm still very happy with it.

5-0 out of 5 stars One of the greatest general purpose printers ever made
I have owned my C82 printer for two years with practically no complaints. It is a great workhorse machine, and I wish that EPSON still made it - unfortunately, it is being replaced by photo printers. It was much faster and gave me better color quality prints than my HP 932 printer.

I make "postal cachets" which are illustrated envelopes. The C82 has a lever to open up for envelopes, whereas some of the other printers don't have the capability to handle envelopes.

Highly recommended for home and small offices! ... Read more


15. Epson Stylus Photo 1270 Inkjet Printer
list price: $499.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00004SBM4
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Epson
Sales Rank: 13640
Average Customer Review: 4.33 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Using the Epson Stylus Photo 1270 ink-jet printer, both the promising artist and the professional photographer will find a user-friendly desktop photo lab that produces photo-quality, light-stable, water-resistant prints. Why wait for prints from your neighborhood developer (if you are lucky enough to have one) when the Epson 1270 printer can fulfill most of your needs? It prints everything from proofs to portfolios using Epson's Micro Piezo ink-jet technology with 4-picoliter variable-size ink droplets and six-color, 1,400 x 720 dpi photo reproduction.

Compatible with both Windows and Macintosh, the Epson 1270 ink-jet printer can crank out 8-by-10-inch prints in under two minutes, 11-by-14-inch prints in under four minutes, and even 13-by-44-inch panoramics at a decent clip. It comes with standard features like a feeder tray capacity of 100 sheets and Adobe Photoshop 5.0 LE. And you can even upgrade to share the printer on an Ethernet network using the Axis 1440 print server. The Epson 1270 connects to a Windows-based PC using the standard parallel port or through the serial port on a Mac.

Epson provides the full assurance of a one-year limited warranty with an exchange program, and a toll-free support hot line to answer any questions. ... Read more

Features

  • 6-color Micro Piezo technology, perfect for digital photo printing
  • 1,440 x 720 dpi resolution, 4-picoliter drops
  • Parallel or USB interface for PC or Macintosh
  • Feeder tray for 100 sheets or 10 envelopes
  • 1-year warranty with Epson's Exchange Program

Reviews (30)

5-0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your money on a 2880 dpi. BUY THIS PRINTER!
I tried shopping around locally for Epson printers and was told, that Hewlett Packard was the "only way to go," and that I would be "extremely disappointed in the 1440 x 720 resolution."

Hogwash. My Epson 1270 gives me amazing photo-quality prints. I couldn't be happier with it. The ink cartridges seem to last a reasonable amount of time, and really aren't that expensive.

As everyone has mentioned, you've got to use Epson paper to get the best results, but why wouldn't you? It's relatively inexpensive and gives magnificent results!

Well worth the money... and it's even been marked down from what I paid!

5-0 out of 5 stars The Best
I have just replaced an Epson SP750 with the SP1270. The 750 does nice work but the 1270 produces, without a doubt, the best images I have ever seen from an inkjet printer.

I have printed 4x6, 5x7, and 8x10 photos on both the new premium glossy photo paper and Matt heavyweight paper and you cannot tell the difference between those prints and copied done by a photo lab.

As for other types of printing the 1270 also produces clean, crisp output. PDF's printed with the 1270 are much better looking compared to those printed another printer.

The1270 will replace my Epson SP750 and SC1520 both good printers, but no where near the quality of the 1270. In addition, the 1270 is fast and very quiet.

3-0 out of 5 stars Beware of upgrading to Windows XP !
BEWARE! DO NOT UPGRADE FROM WINDOWS 98 TO WINDOWS XP IF YOU WANT YOUR 1270 TO WORK PROPERLY EVER AGAIN! I have had my 1270 since Aug. 2001 and it has worked exceptionally well and produced award winning prints. I would have rated it 5 stars until I made the mistake of upgrading my system from Windows 98 to Windows XP. I had visted the Epson site to make sure they had a download for Windows XP, 1270 drivers. Sure enough, they did. What they didn't say, is that the printer really won't work at all satisfactorily after the conversion to XP and after downloading and installing the two programs from the Epson site. After three support emails, and, in their favor, receiving three quick answers with instructions on how to overcome the problems my printer was having, it still does not work. And, trust me, I followed the instructions to the "T". Why would Epson put the download on their site without making sure it would work? Entirely unsatisfactory experience. BEWARE! DO NOT UPGRADE FROM WINDOWS 98 TO WINDOWS XP IF YOU WANT YOUR 1270 TO WORK PROPERLY EVER AGAIN!

2-0 out of 5 stars Overrated
This printer is over rated! I have owned my Epson 1270 for 3 years. I am lucky if I printed 200 - 8 x 10's since then. It uses up way too much ink and then you have to replace the color cartridge at $35.00 because you ran out of ink on 1 color. The inks do not dry and the surface of the print is always sticky. You cannot stack the photo's on top of each other, as they will bleed the color to the backs of the other pictures or stick together. The heads are constantly getting clogged up and you waste more ink trying to clean them using the utilities that came with the printer. It printed great for the first few months that I owned it(still had problems with the ink drying). You cannot use Hewlett Packard photo paper in this printer as the wheels that push the paper thru the printer, form little cut dots into the photo and they appear as white dots. The inks smell and the quality is not as good as newer printers on the market. I was very disappointed in this printer as it was over-rated by photographers. Maybe the 1280 is better but you will still have the issues with the ink not drying. The inks are horrible as they splatter all over the inside of the printer. The cleaning pads get soaked up with ink and get on the rollers and then you have marking on your prints. Plus I had issues with using it with my new computer that had Windows XP, such as communication errors and very poor print quality overall. I ended up replacing it with the Canon i860 for $150.00. See my review under the Canon i860. Canon knows how to make a printer. Their inks come out dry and clean. As far as the Epson's, never again will I buy another Epson product.

5-0 out of 5 stars My eyes are amazed!
I am a professional artist. I have had this printer for about a year now. And the images that it prints out are outstanding. I print images ranging from digital photos off my Olympus C4040, to scans from artbooks, to simple B&W text pages. But I should be using my cheapo HP for simple BW text and conserve the heads and ink. I recommend a second cheap printer for simple prints.

If I wanted a larger print from an artbook. I would scan a favorite artist's drawing from the book (8"x11") and scale it big in Photoshop and then print it large (13"x18") to put in my frame to hang over my chimney. Drawings hold up better then photos when scaling.

Being a digital artist, my printouts from this printer are so professional looking. The results from this printer accents the work that I produce instead of degrading it. I get better print outs at home then in the art dept at my company. Just recently, the company purchased the 1280 model. Thank You!

I have recieved many compliments about the photos and artwork on my walls. And the people are shocked when I tell them its from an inkjet printer. They always ask which printer and how do they get one.

Only negative thing is the amount of ink it consumes and the cost of replacement. Plus the need to run some utilities to clean the heads because of lines and gaps in the print. But it's not a big deal. This is the best printer for the money. ... Read more


16. Epson Stylus Photo 870 Inkjet Printer
list price: $199.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00004SBM0
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Epson
Sales Rank: 19000
Average Customer Review: 4.24 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

With the Epson Stylus Photo 870 ink-jet printer, the burgeoning artist or professional photographer will prize this user-friendly desktop photo lab for its photo-quality printing of light-stable and water-resistant prints. Why wait for prints from your neighborhood developer, if you are lucky enough to have one, when the Epson Stylus Photo 870 ink-jet printer can fill most of you needs for everything from proofs to portfolios, from fast, 13-by-44-inch panoramics to transparencies.

The serious power user will appreciate the 870's quick printing and high resolution: six-color, 1,400 x 720 dpi quality 8-by-10-inch prints in under two minutes and 11-by-14-inch prints in under four minutes. For fun and profit you can produce exhibition prints, banners, and iron-on transfers. Everyone will appreciate the beautiful shadow detailing and highlights delivered by four-picoliter variable-size ink droplets.

The Epson Stylus Photo 870 is easy to set up and is compatible with Windows and Macintosh. It provides lasting, fine-quality prints and comes with a one-year warranty plus the security of the Epson Exchange Program. ... Read more

Features

  • 1,440 x 720 dpi quality
  • Ideal for digital imaging and photo applications
  • Parallel or USB interface for PC or Macintosh
  • 100-sheet, 10-envelope feeder tray
  • 1-year warranty with Epson's Exchange Program

Reviews (25)

4-0 out of 5 stars Great printer - Terrible software!
I recently bought a Kodak Digital camera (DC3400 Zoom)to use with my Epson 870 Photo printer and the results are really great. My wife said, "the details in these photo's are better than the ones we get from our 35mm!" Two things that I've determined are - 1. Use Epson Photo Quality Glossy Paper 2. Use a good software pgm. I downloaded Ulead Photo Explorer 6.0 for free; it is really good. The software that came with the printer, makes my system shut down. Even the software that came with my camera isn't good. Kodak and Epson need to get a clue when it comes to software, otherwise, they're GREAT!

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Printer, but paper selections limited
This is a wonderful printer if you want to eliminate the corner photo lab,and all the time, money (and film) wasted there. Digital photography has freed me up to finally KNOW what I'm getting before it's printed. The 870 prints fabulous prints that rival the professional photo lab, and I love the Film Factory software included. Although to really do a more perfect job of manipulating the photos, there's nothing out there that beats Adobe.....I have both Adobe and Film Factory. Film Factory gives me what Adobe doesn't...an easy to use place to store and catagorize my prints, and see thumbnails of them all at once. My only objection to the Epson 870 is the limitation of paper I can use with it. I've seen and tried the new Epson Glossy Photo Paper, 4x6 (perforated edges) as well as the new Epson Glossy Photo Paper borderless. Another size I like to print are 5x7's. The Epson will not print a 5x7 on 5x7 paper,(competitor brand, I don't see that Epson sells a 5x7 size). To do these sizes properly with the 870, I have to use a 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper, what a waste of paper and money. Unfortunately, the Epson 870 is not set up to use these papers automatically, and that's a real shame, because I see here and at other consumer review sites, that this printer is extremely popular...so WHY doesn't Epson make 4x6 and 5x7 (cut sheets)paper especially for this printer?? Other than that...the speed is very fast, quality is outstanding and overall, I'm very happy with my purchase.

1-0 out of 5 stars expensive cartridges and a menace to the environment
Forget about it. My husband and I bought this printer a while ago, and all I can say is that it hurts my stomach every time I use it. The cartridges are overly expensive, and once any of the four colors of the color cartridge runs out, it refuses to print, even if you are not using that specific color. Then the cartridges are absolutely unrecyclable. Nobody accepts it, and when I called customer service which is located in Canada, they told me that they are saving the ones they use, just in case they become recyclable at some point. We feel terrible about junking this bundle of polluting plastic, so we use it when needed, but if we could go back, we would NEVER, EVER buy this printer. If you think the price is nice, make your calculations with the expense of cartridges. Laser printers are going down in price and are as good as this, the prints will last longer, and they are not as environmentally unconscious.

4-0 out of 5 stars Six months with Epson 870
I use this printer for semi-professional image production making fine art-type 8x10 prints. Color saturation is very uniform with great depth and fine color matching, print after print. Lucky for me, the monitor and Adobe Photoshop are very accurate, so I do get what I see on the screen. My gallery prints are mostly 7x9, using a tiff setting on the 1.3 meg Olympus, I get a large file that can handle 7x9 in.just fine. One complaint, this printer really uses up the color ink cart. I count average of 36 full color 7x9 prints on heavy matt paper! When the cart. is low, the software will take it down even lower on nxt. boot-up and then you will not be able to use even the full blk.cart., thus locking up the printer until you put in a new color cart. I think the idea is to sell more $24. ink cartridges.

the results are worth it for me and perhaps for you.

4-0 out of 5 stars Ok photoprint, good general use
I bought the Epson Photo Stylus on the basis on superior technical stats and excellent reviews from numerous sources (ZdNet, ComputerShopper etc ...). I have been mostly happy with it as a general purpose printer but I have found it somewhat frustrating to use as a photo printer.

The printer is easy to install and easy to calibrate. The print quality is good and the bundled extras are ok (Photo Delux is very useful, Epson Photo Factory is very light weight).

However, it is very difficult to achieve "photolab" quality results without significant tinkering. I find that only very good quality digital pictures will print to near (emphasize near) photo quality if done on the correct paper (only Epson brand matte paper seems to work) after 2 or 3 attempts at modifying the colour and print settings. I am sure that I could eliminate my need to play around with the setting with some more experimentation but it is going to take a lot more time and ink/paper to finally get the hang of it. If you are buying this printer expecting to get photo quality results out of the box, please be aware that this is not going to happen.

I am sure that true photo buffs can get excellent results with this printer but the average consumer is going to be a little frustrated. On the other hand, it makes a great general purpose colour printer that produces good quality output for print and graphics. ... Read more


17. Epson Stylus CX6400 All-in-One Multifunction
list price: $239.99
our price: $180.49
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Asin: B0000CD02S
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Epson
Sales Rank: 1372
Average Customer Review: 3.96 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The Epson Stylus CX6400 is an all-in-one color printer, color copier, and color scanner. This versatile machine is perfect for the home office or small business where space is at a premium. Print resolutions are as high as 5,760 x 1,440 optimized dpi, while the CMYK drop-on-demand Micro Piezo inkjet technology and Epson DURABrite inks provide bright, vivid, and true-to-life images. Print speeds clock in at 22 ppm for black text and 11 ppm for color text (maximum, in draft mode), while a 4-by-6-inch photo takes approximately 72 seconds.

The CX6400 has a standard input capacity of 150 sheets and accepts up to 15 envelopes. It accepts a wide variety of originals, including paper (plain; bond; Epson premium bright white paper, Epson matte paper heavyweight, Epson glossy photo paper), cards, transparencies, and banner paper. Supported sizes include letter, legal, half-letter, executive, and user definable from 3.5 by 3.5 to 8.5 by 44 inches.

You can print photo directly from your digital camera's memory card. The CX6400 supports CompactFlash type I and II, MultiMedia Card, IBM Microdrive, xD-Picture Card, Sony Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, Memory Stick Duo, MagicGate Memory Stick, SmartMedia, and Secure Digital. Scan-to-memory card technology lets you easily store images for future use.

The flatbed scanner provides up to 1,200 x 2,400 dpi hardware resolution and 48-bit color, with a maximum interpolated resolution of 9,600 x 9,600 dpi. Copy speeds are as fast as 16 cpm, while up to 99 copies can be made at once, freeing up your time for other tasks. The included software bundle helps you get the most out of your scans with a variety of image editing tools. Epson's Easy Photo Fix technology helps restore old, faded photos into bright, high-quality reprints.

The CX6400 connects via a high-speed USB 2.0 port. The AC 100-120 V, 50 - 60 Hz, 0.5A (max) power supply consumes around 23 W during normal operation and around 6 W during standby. Compatible with both Mac and PC, the CX6400 also comes backed by a one-year limited warranty.

What's in the Box
Epson Stylus CX6400 All-In-One, one cyan ink cartridge (T044220), one magenta ink cartridge (T044320), one yellow ink cartridge (T044420), one black ink cartridge (T043120), one USB cable, all-in-one documentation, CD-ROM containing all-in-one drivers and software (Windows and Macintosh) ... Read more

Features

  • Color printing, copying, and scanning
  • Up to 22 ppm print speed, up to 16 copies per minute
  • Up to 1,200 x 2,400 dpi optical scan resolution, 48-bit color
  • Slots for digital-camera memory cards
  • USB 2.0 interface; PC and Mac compatible

Reviews (23)

2-0 out of 5 stars Nice Hardware, Poor software (on MacOSX)
I am very satisfied with the print quality, borderless on photo paper is just stunning.
As a scanner the printer is really hampered, on Mac OSX, by the supplied drivers: The installer crashed a number of times, the "Smart controller" often unexpectedly quits.
Also, the screens in the "scan and save" function have many field that I just can't edit, for example the Format where you could choose between PDF, JPEG is stuck at JPEG, a real bummer. The resolution field is also unmodifiable.

The software is obviously a bad port from windows, as it does not obey the most basic keyboard shortcuts (cmd-W to close a window does not work, cannot tab between fields etc). The "Smart panel" is laughable, especialy its "advanced settings" that's totally useless.
If I had known this I would not have bought the printer.

And yes, I went to Epson site to get the latest drivers&software.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Multifunction Printer!
After doing a lot of research and talking to friends I finally decided on the Epson CX6400, and so far it has been great! It produces great color prints and can print crisp, clear, dark black text at about 10ppm. The photos it print are with rich colors and are clear. PHOTOPAPAPER REALLY ENHANCES QUALITY! It can copy about as fast as a standard copy machine, and can print directly from compact flash, memory stick, and SM cards. Setup was very fast and easy to do, it has a illustrated setup guide included. It can also act as a card reader for your digital camera. It does not have a fax machine included with it. The only other drawback that I have seen so far was the time it takes to start printing, about 30 seconds. The features are:

Color Printing-approx. 5ppm
Monochrome Printing-approx. 10ppm
Color Scanning
Color Copying
Card Reader

I recommend this printer to anyone looking for an affordable multifunction color printer. Epson remains a great supplier of printers!

Update: I have just printed a 41 page document with color images and text. I was able to print it double sided very easily, and did not have to rearrange the pages at all. Double sided printing is very good, and the printer has remained solid the whole time I have owned it.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Value
I bought this printer a little over a month ago, and I am completely satisfied. I used the card reader for photo prints for the first time last week and I really liked the process. Prints came out very nice. Comparable to an HP photosmart printer, but I feel like the epson prints were much nicer because you don't have to wait for ink to dry. Colors are just as vivid as an HP photo printer. But I do suggest that you buy DuraBrite Photo paper. This optimizes the photos appearance.

The printer is very easy to set up, Nice speed and very quiet. This is a great value for anyone looking for a quality multi-function printer. Especially with the great rebate Amazon is offering at the moment. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because it is a little bulky. But that is expected from a multi-function printer. I would LOVE for these to shrink a tad bit!

3-0 out of 5 stars Printer paper has to be loaded from the back
I have only used HP and wanted to change to a printer that has individual color - I don't know what HP was thinking when they made color in one cartidge! I don't like the fact the paper has to be loaded from the back - didn't even know they made a printer like this. I am returning mine and will probably go back to a HP again. I don't like the time it takes to start printing either. When I put several sheets of paper in the paper holder it took all of them so it messed up the printing but that could just have been the way I loaded it. I don't think envelopes can be printed with it but I could be wrong - not keeping it long enough to find out.

4-0 out of 5 stars So far, so good
Pros:
Does everything well
Excellent value for the price!
Easy to use
Cons:
It does shake quite a bit
Nothing else so far.

I would give it a 4+ ... Read more


18. Epson 820S Photo Inkjet Printer (Silver)
list price: $99.99
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Asin: B000067VKW
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Epson
Sales Rank: 9970
Average Customer Review: 2.74 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Epson combines brilliant color with 2,880 x 720 dpi resolution in the Stylus Photo S820. Epson's PRINT Image Matching technology oversees six fast-drying color photo inks that are formed into superfine 4-picoliter droplets, resulting in bright, accurate, true-to-life color. The S820's prints are frequently indistinguishable from standard photographs, making this an ideal printer for professional applications as well as the home office.

Print speed is a respectable 12 ppm for black-and-white prints, while a 4-by-6-inch photo takes roughly 48 seconds. The S820 supports a wide variety of media types, including standard letter-size paper; greeting cards; banners up to 44 inches; and 4-by-6-inch, 5-by-7-inch, and 8-by-10-inch borderless papers. The input tray holds 100 sheets or 10 envelopes, and the output tray holds 30 sheets.

The software bundle includes Epson Software Film Factory with Print Image Matching support, Arcsoft PhotoImpression 3.0, and QBeo PhotoGenetics 2.0 TE. Installation and connectivity are easy, with USB and parallel ports provided. Compatible with both Windows and Macintosh, the Photo S820 comes with a one-year warranty and is backed by the Epson Exchange program. ... Read more

Features

  • Up to 2,880 x 720 dpi resolution
  • Uses 6-color quick-drying inks for smudge-free results
  • Supports border-free printing on letter-size paper
  • Prints up to 12 pages per minute in black, or a 4 x 6 inch photo in 48 seconds
  • Parallel and USB interfaces; PC and Mac compatible

Reviews (42)

5-0 out of 5 stars Incredible value--no problem at all
First of all, if you want a general printer that you can use to print documents and spreadsheets, don't get this printer. This is a PHOTO printer (hint from its name) it's designed to print PHOTOS. So don't be surprised if it is an ink hog (which it is). It's like buying a muscle car or a SUV and complain about it's gas mileage. Another thing to keep in mind is that even though you can't change the individual colors in the 5 colors (not 3 colors!) cartridge, it is very unlikely to run out of ink in one color while there is plenty of other colors' ink, unless you keep on printing similar color photos (like you only print sunset or ocean photos). If you print all kind of photos, it won't be a problem. Ink cartridges are about average priced, there are other cheap ones but I have not tried those yet. I have been using this printer for a few months already, yet I have not seen any clogging problem as mentioned by others and now Epson has released a new driver and this printer is supposed to be able to print 5760x720 dpi. The prints are absolutely amazing (especially for a printer at this price), the 6 color cartridge really made the difference. I am currently taking a photography class, and have to make prints all the time, even my instructor was surprised by how good the quality of the prints are from a printer in this price range. I have tried a bunch of photo papers, from the cheap CompUSA to Kodak paper, but Epson's own photo paper seems to work best with this printer. I haven't noticed the noise problem as well, it is just as noisy as other printers that I have used before. But it is kind of slow, I only have USB 1.1, but I think even with 2.0, the speed won't improve much.

UPDATE: I had purposely left it untouched for more than a month (all I did was kept the cover up), and just printed a few photos, there was absolutly no clogging whatsever, the prints look as good as ever.

1-0 out of 5 stars Terrible Printer...Don't go this route...
I agree with the folks who discuss clogged print heads. This is a miserable printer and when I approached Epson about it...they were quite flippant and not too helpful. Told me how wonderful it was...not very professional customer service. Yes...It did not cost much...so I am only out all those ink cartridges where I had to do the "clean head" function about 15 times. The final straw was running the "clean head" function 17 times, and still not getting them cleaned. Do I send it back? Nope...I don't want another one and they would not upgrade. It goes in the trash can. I would recommend the Canon i960. Amazon carries it too. I really have a bad taste in my mouth for Epson at this point.

1-0 out of 5 stars Clogged Print heads
Replacing this printer. The print heads clog all the time if you do not shut the printer off each time after using. Cannot leave on a network. Ink is expesnive because when you run out of one color the whole cartridge has to be replaced. Reading the reviews here confirmed what i had feared that there was a design flaw here and that i was wasting my money on ink cartridges. It is cheaper to just buy a new printer than to keep on buying cartridges for this lemon.

1-0 out of 5 stars Worst Printer Ever Owned
I was looking to upgrade from an old HP 672. I had heard some good things about Epson printers and the research I did seemed to indicate that this would be a good buy. I guess sometimes no matter how much you do your research you can still get a lemon.

I have had nothing but issues with this printer from day one. For one it seems to have to go through some kind of obscure primitive ritual when you hit the print button. It does this crazy back an forth dance for about 15 secs before finally sucumbing to your will and print what you requested. The biggest issue I have with this printer is that if it sits without printing for more than a day the inkjets clog and you have to sit through at least two head cleaning sessions to get the thing to print clearly. Unless of course you don't mind blank lines through your text.

2-0 out of 5 stars Got discontinued because it was too cheap.
I am writing this to reassure you that the other writers are correct when they say Epson's inks is costly by running out fast. The printer manufacture base price of $80 is cheap relative to the high quality of the prints you get. So you most wonder where Epson is going to pull in their profit and that is the ink cartridges.

Quality:
Epson's print quality has always been very good compared to the price. Its ink price/quality is a lot better then HP's printers. HP has more fancy built in features. I printed photo and graphic for my portfolio and they look great, no complaint here. I previous owned an HP720 and an Epson Photo 1200(half the dpi), which is an older model that takes self-refill. Epson newer models (820) are chipped and won't print with self-refill, the cheapest way to print.

Performance:
With newer photo printer from Canon i960 (best) and Epson 300m (OK) with individual ink cartridges, it pushed the price of group cartridge printer down. The 820 is very boring printer, it just print. The design looks pain; there is only a few buttons. The Epson's driver is fairly good, but the ink indicator is just an average (base on how many page you printed), since the gauge level of all the colors are the same. Yes, the inks will clog if you don't use it consistently. Cleaning an Epson printer head is a nightmare, it takes a couple of round to take the streak out.

This product is a solid two stars and is discontinued. I sold mine to my roommate and got the Canon i960. ... Read more


19. Epson Stylus C44UX Inkjet Printer

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Asin: B0000B3ALX
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Epson
Sales Rank: 11844
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Epson's affordable Stylus C44UX inkjet printer provides convenient home printing with 2,880 x 720 optimized dpi, high-speed (11 ppm black, 5.5 ppm color) printing, and a user-friendly interface. The compact printer uses Epson Micro Piezo inkjet technology, variable droplet technology, and tiny, 6-picoliter ink droplets to deliver vivid color and detail. The C44UX works with a multitude of papers--including glossy and matte photo paper, photo stickers, and transparencies--and comes with one black and one tri-color ink cartridge filled with brilliant, quick-drying inks.

USB connectivity facilitates quick setups on both Windows and Macintosh computers. The C44UX is backed with a one-year warranty that includes the Epson exchange program.

What's in the Box
Epson Stylus C44UX inkjet printer, one black (T036120) and one tri-color (T037020) ink cartridge, printer documentation, and a CD-ROM containing printer software (Windows and Macintosh); USB cable not included ... Read more

Features

  • Up to 11 ppm black text and 5.5 ppm color
  • Up to 2,880 x 720 optimized dpi with 6-picoliter ink droplets
  • Supports variety of media, including photo paper, stickers, and transparencies
  • Simple setup, plug-and-play design
  • USB connectivity, PC and Macintosh compatible

Reviews (2)

5-0 out of 5 stars Slow but accurate
I originally purchased this printer to do crude color labels. When I tried using it for photo output, it turned out to be quite good. It takes a long time to produce a 7.5 x 5 print on heavy 8.5 x 11 matte photo paper, like, about 12 to 15 minutes, but the results are excellent. One set of cartridges will print out about 75 large size photo prints. The accuracy is excellent and the resolution is excellent also. I've used older HP color printers and there were always problems with banding or ink wash out, or something or other, but this little printer has produced very consistent, good quality prints. I have gotten the best photo enlarging results using Epson Premium Lustre Photo Paper. I'm not sure how fast the more expensive printers are, but if time is no object, this printer is a good choice.

3-0 out of 5 stars Nifty little printer
...

After a thorough search and reviews, it came down to Epson.
The ink supplier's cost for Epson cartridges was very reasonable and based on that and Epson's reputation, I went with the Epson C44UX.

It's a slim, space saving printer. Measures about 17" which fit on my shelf very nicely. It's lightweight, but most printers today are lightweight. I was very concerned about the ink cartridges and was pleased that it took two ink cartridges. ...

This Epson has an ink status screen. When it prints the status box pops up and you see how much ink is available.

This printer is noisy, as are all inkjet printers. It's a poor paper grabber. Better to put 10 sheets in the feeder tray vs. a lot. ....

The printing speed is average, about 6 ppm. The color is brilliant.

The USB cable connection accommodates the newer computers. The USB cable is not included with the printer, which will require an additional $10 cost

Installing the CD software drivers was a snap. Just put the CD in the tray and it instantly started up.

Overall, This printer will be used for short-term until I can afford to get a better printer. ... Read more


20. Epson Stylus Color 1520 Inkjet Printer
list price: $549.99
our price: $499.99
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Asin: B00004Z9LO
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Epson
Sales Rank: 24224
Average Customer Review: 2.91 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

With the Epson Stylus Color 1520, you can print four-color, 1,440 x 720dpi quality shots--everything from portfolios and soft proofs to panoramics andexhibition prints--with its drop-on-demand Micro Piezo and halftoningtechnologies. Also, you can lay text over any image. Quick-drying inks protectyour prints from smudging or bleeding. Instead of making endless trips to yourneighborhood photo lab, let the Epson Stylus Color 1520 ink-jet printer becomeyour own desktop photo lab. It delivers matte paper prints in under four minutesand semigloss prints in less than six minutes. The 64 KB input buffer swiftlyhandles large files.

The 1520 is both Macintosh and PC compatible. It is backed by a two-year limitedwarranty. ... Read more

Features

  • 1,440 x 720 dpi, photo-quality printing
  • Versatile paper handling from 4 by 4 inches to 17 by 22 inches
  • Network capable with optional interfaces
  • Windows and Macintosh compatible
  • Micro Piezo ink technology

Reviews (11)

4-0 out of 5 stars Solid, but only MacOS9 compatible
Probably the best deal you can possibly get on a solid wide-format color inkjet, from anyone. However, word of warning: as of not (August 2002), there are NO drivers for this on Mac OS X... so it's completely useless with that. You'll have to use OS9, or a PC to print from.
I have the networking card from a different epson printer, that works with this as well, and it's pretty nice to be able to print to it from anywhere on the network, so realize that's an option as well.
It does suck down ink a bit, and the startup time is quite long (often 3 minutes from turn on to printing), but this is the case with all Epson printers of the era (this printer first came out in 1999 I believe.)
Overall, if you really need the wide-format printing, this is probably the printer to get for under [dollar amount]; it's definitely got some quirks, and until they release OS X drivers I'm bummin', but it is a nice printer for full-page bleed proofs, etc.

5-0 out of 5 stars Real workhorse
I've used this printer for 5 years on all kinds of paper and have never encountered these feeding errors so many people talk about. I do keep the printer rather clean though, as I realize that a roller coated with paper dust is probably not going to work as well as a clean one. The only time I have trouble with feeding is when using the manual loading slot and thicker paper. Since I prefer to load the paper before the printer needs it, if the paper doesn't load correctly I can just reload it. If there is a problem, it just fails to grab the paper and pull it in. This can be fixed simply by putting slight pressure on the top of the sheet when the printer first grabs it.

I've only had problems with the head clogging on one occasion, which turned out to be a bad black print cartridge (brand new and didn't even print a full page). I've abused the printer by using media much thicker than what it is supposed to accept (using manual loading), yet this is the most troublefree inkjet I've ever used. In the same time I've used this printer, my parents have gone through 2 HP's and encountered all kinds of intermittent behavior on both units with two different computers.

I think it's more a "windows" factor that causes these "driver" problems, I've not had any problems using it with Linux and gimp-print (which, BTW will work with MacOS X).

Don't expect such an old model to rival the photo output of the newer printers, but if you ever get the chance to compare a 1520 with on of the newer Epson models, the durability of the 1520 is quite evident. Overall, even today, this printer is a bargain if you wish to print out large graphics.

1-0 out of 5 stars Deceit in Printing Width
I was told buy Epson Pre-Sales that this printer would print 16.5" +/- in WIDTH.
IT DOES NOT !!!
The maximum width of this printer is 13.6" Don't buy this OLD machine! Get a newer one.

>:(

1-0 out of 5 stars Noisy, troublesome, lousy software
I've been waiting 2 years for Epson to post a Mac OS X driver for this and it doesn't look likely in the near future (even though their web sight keeps promising a driver any day now. It's turned out to be a real drag having to have 2 printers (one for each operating system). It has turned out to be a very expensive paperweight.

Not only that, but it is very noisy, is prone to clogged print heads and blows through a ton of cartridges. The customer service is pathetic. There is literally no way to email Epson "support." One must mail them a letter via the postal system.

It would take a lot for me to ever buy an Epson again. Even if I were given one for free, I'd have to think about it.

3-0 out of 5 stars Inconsistent for Big Prints!
I bought the 1520 to print large prints and I found it to be an inconsistent machine. Colors were fine, I didn't find it using that much ink, and it printed beautiful 8.5x11 inch prints. But, it was an inconsistent tease for 17x22. Once in a while, it printed beautiful 17x22 prints from a 2.1 megapixel camera. So, I kept it until the print heads needed changing for the second time in 4 years. It didn't work on 17x22 RC paper or 4x6 inch paper. I just bought a HP 9650 and it prints wonderful prints and doesn't eat paper. Now I have to decide if I want to fix the 1520 again to keep it around for the 17x22 capabilites. That is it's best feature when you can get it to work. But, it's erratic! ... Read more


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