Epson Stylus Photo R800

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Epson Stylus Photo R800

Experience the power and speed of the Epson Stylus Photo R800. Print brilliant archival quality glossy and matte photos! The world's first printer wit...

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Review of "Epson Stylus Photo R800"

published 13/02/2005 | andyslowrider
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"Good Value High Quality Home Printing"

The Epson R800 should feature on the 'consider' list of anyone looking for an inkjet printer for high quality photo printing.

At full print resolution and on premium photo paper, the results from this printer are excellent - comparable in many cases to digital prints from the high-street kiosks.

Colour prints are especially impressive. Monochrome prints, thanks to the two black ink cartridges, are also very good, although a little more effort in terms of fine tuning the pre-sets is required to make the most of printing in black and white.

The lack of a built in flash card reader may be a drawback for some, but I suspect that if you are looking to spend £200 + on a printer you will probably also be tweaking and editing your photographs in Photoshop or similar before printing.

Ink, at nearly £100 for a full replacement set of genuine Epson cartridges, has the potential to hit your wallet hard, although ink usage is not excessive and the wide availability of 3rd party inks means that it is possible to more than halve this cost.

Long print life is promised - Epson claim that their Durabrite inks printed onto matching paper will give prints with upto 70 years of fade resistance. Bare in mind that third party inks and papers are likely to fade more rapidly.

Print speed, by no means unacceptable, falls some way short of Epson's claims on the unit that I am using. I may just have a slow example, but I suspect that Epson's claims are a little optimistic.

In summary, this is a printer capable of producing some stunning results, especially with some fine tuning of the colour control settings, that should meet the needs of most digital photography enthusiasts.

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  • waynehorrigan published 14/02/2005
    Welcome to Ciao
  • LR_17 published 13/02/2005
    Could do with one of these really. We always take pictures but never seem to print them out! Nice review mate! Leila :)
  • ray52 published 13/02/2005
    Hi and a warm welcome to ciao. Some good info there in your first, well-written review. I hope you enjoy the ciao experience. Ray
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Product Information : Epson Stylus Photo R800

Manufacturer's 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" 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, 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.

Product Details

Product Description: Epson Stylus Photo R800 - printer - colour - ink-jet

Printer Type: Photo printer - ink-jet - colour

Weight: 8 kg

Media Size Class: A4/Legal, Legal

Max Media Size: Legal (216 x 356 mm), A4 (210 x 297 mm)

Print Speed: Up to 17 ppm - B/W - A4 (210 x 297 mm) ¦ Up to 8 ppm - colour - A4 (210 x 297 mm) ¦ Up to 1.54 ppm - photo - 100 x 150 mm

Max Resolution ( B&W ): 5760 x 1440 dpi

Max Resolution ( Colour ): 5760 x 1440 dpi

Interface: USB, IEEE-1394 (Firewire)

Media Type: Envelopes, transparencies, plain paper, photo paper

Total Media Capacity: 100 sheets, 120 sheets

System Requirements: Apple MacOS 8.6 or later, Apple MacOS X 10.1.3 or later, Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP

Microsoft Certification: Certified for Windows Vista

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty

Dimensions (WxDxH): 49.5 cm x 30.7 cm x 19.8 cm, 49.5 cm x 64.4 cm x 32.2 cm

Language Simulation: EPSON ESC/P Raster, EPSON Remote

RAM Installed ( Max ): 64 KB

Max Media Size (Custom): 216 mm x 1117.6 mm

Power: AC 120 V, AC 230V

Ink Palette Supported (Colours): 8-ink

Monthly Duty Cycle (max): 25000 pages

Localisation: Canada, United States

General

MPN: C11C550021CU, C11C550021CZ, C11C550021CW, C11C550021, C11C550024CU, C11C550024, VSC11C550011, C11C550011, C11C550031

Printer Type: Photo printer - ink-jet - colour

Enclosure Colour: Silver, dark grey

Localisation: Canada, United States

Printer

Print Speed: Up to 17 ppm - B/W - A4 (210 x 297 mm) ¦ Up to 8 ppm - colour - A4 (210 x 297 mm) ¦ Up to 1.54 ppm - photo - 100 x 150 mm

Connectivity Technology: Wired

Interface: USB, IEEE-1394 (Firewire)

Max Resolution ( B&W ): 5760 x 1440 dpi

Max Resolution ( Colour ): 5760 x 1440 dpi

Language Simulation: EPSON ESC/P Raster, EPSON Remote

Ink Palette Supported (Colours): 8-ink

Media Handling

Media Type: Envelopes, transparencies, plain paper, photo paper

Media Size Class: A4/Legal, Legal

Max Media Size: Legal (216 x 356 mm), A4 (210 x 297 mm)

Media Sizes: ANSI A (Letter) (216 x 279 mm), Legal (216 x 356 mm), Executive (184 x 267 mm), A4 (210 x 297 mm), A5 (148 x 210 mm), B5 (176 x 250 mm), A6 (105 x 148 mm), Panoramic A2 (210 x 594 mm), 100 x 150 mm, 130 x 180 mm, 127 x 203 mm, 203 x 254 mm, 90 x 130 mm, 101.6 x 152.4 mm, 200 x 300 mm, 89 x 127 mm

Envelope Sizes: US No 10 (104.7 x 241.3 mm), International DL (110 x 220 mm), International C6 (114 x 162 mm), 132 x 220 mm

Max Printing Width: 241.3 mm, 211 mm

Max Printing Length: 1117.6 mm

Media Weight: 64 g/m2 - 255 g/m2, 45 g/m2 - 255 g/m2

Total Media Capacity: 100 sheets, 120 sheets

Media Feeder(s): 1 x autoload - 100 sheets, 1 x autoload - 120 sheets

Max Media Size (Custom): 216 mm x 1117.6 mm

Borderless Photo Sizes: A4 (210 x 297 mm), Panoramic A2 (210 x 594 mm), 101.6 x 152.4 mm, 127 x 177.8 mm, 203.2 x 254 mm

Duty Cycle

Cartridge / Printhead Included Qty: 8

Monthly Duty Cycle (max): 25000 pages

Expansion / Connectivity

Connections: 1 x USB 2.0 - 4 PIN USB Type B ¦ 1 x FireWire

Miscellaneous

Consumables Included: 1 x ink cartridge ( cyan ) - up to 400 pages ¦ 1 x ink cartridge ( magenta ) - up to 400 pages ¦ 1 x ink cartridge ( yellow ) - up to 400 pages ¦ 1 x ink cartridge ( photo black ) ¦ 1 x ink cartridge ( matte black ) ¦ 1 x ink cartridge ( red ) - up to 400 pages ¦ 1 x ink cartridge ( blue ) - up to 400 pages ¦ 1 x ink cartridge - up to 400 pages

Certified for Windows Vista: Certified for Windows Vista software and devices have undergone compatibility tests for ease-of-use, better performance and enhanced security.

Compliant Standards: FCC Class B certified, UL 60950, CSA 22.2 No. 60950

Included Accessories: Paper roll holder

Power

Power Consumption Operational: 20 Watt

Power Consumption Stand by / Sleep: 2 Watt

Voltage Required: AC 120 V, AC 230V

Frequency Required: 50/60 Hz

Software / System Requirements

Software Included: Drivers & Utilities, EPSON Print CD, EPSON PRINT Image Matching II

OS Required: Apple MacOS 8.6 or later, Apple MacOS X 10.1.3 or later, Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP

System Requirements Details: Windows 98/ME - 2 GHz - RAM 256 MB - HD 200 MB ¦ Windows 2000/XP - 2 GHz - RAM 256 MB - HD 300 MB ¦ MacOS 8.6 or later - RAM 256 MB - HD 300 MB ¦ MacOS X 10.1.3 or later - RAM 256 MB - HD 300 MB

Peripheral / Interface Devices: USB port (compatible with 2.0 specification)

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR: Yes

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - 1 year

Environmental Parameters

Sound Emission (Operating): 45 dBA

Min Operating Temperature: 10 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 35 °C

Humidity Range Operating: 20 - 80%

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 49.5 cm

Depth: 30.7 cm, 64.4 cm

Height: 19.8 cm, 32.2 cm

Weight: 8 kg

RAM

RAM Installed ( Max ): 64 KB

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