Epson Stylus Photo 1280

Epson Stylus Photo 1280 is a Ink Jet Printer features Max. Print Resolution Up to 5760 x 720 optimized dpi, Print Speed Black Up to 9 PPM, 4″ x 6″ Photo As fast as 54 seconds, 8″ x 10″ Photo As fast as 1 minute 50 seconds, Max. Printable Area 13″ x 44″. The Epson Stylus Photo 1280 measures 24″ x 30.2″ x 16.3″ (L x W x H) and weighs 18.48 lb.

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Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Epson Stylus Photo 1280 Reviews

Luminous-landscape reviews the Epson Stylus Photo 1280 and writes;
“My evaluation is that there is no advantage for anyone owning an Epson 1270 to upgrade to a 1280 (as there definitely was a year ago from the 1200 to the 1270). If you are in the market for a new printer then I can highly recommend the Epson 1280. It’s an excellent printer — almost certainly the finest low-priced photo printer to date.”
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User Opinions

Epson Stylus Photo 1280 User Reviews

Great large format printer – Use with CIS only
“As a long time owner of many of Epson’s printers there are some great models and some that aren’t. The 1280 is destined to be a great workhorse printer as the high resolution print quality is superb and the durability is excellent. However, if you are going to afford to own a 1280 you MUST invest in a CIS ink system of one kind or another as Epson intentionally includes the very tiniest of ink cartridges that are emptied very quickly.” – by D. Childress
Rating: ★★★★☆

1280 – One of Epson’s best
“As a long time owner of many of Epson’s printers there are some great models and some that aren’t. The 1280 is destined to be a great workhorse printer as the high resolution print quality is superb and the durability is excellent. However, if you are going to afford to own a 1280 you MUST invest in a CIS ink system of one kind or another as Epson intentionally includes the very tiniest of ink cartridges that are emptied very quickly.” – by D. Childress
Rating: ★★★★☆

Great for Picture Quilts
“I have been using this printer for over 3 years now and I am still impressed with its speed and resolution. I must admit that for photographs, it does not compare with some of the new HP printers. I just purchased an HP Photosmart 8150 for $149 and was amazed with how clear and crisp my photos came out. However, I make picture quilts and EPSON’s claim that their ink becomes water resistant after normal use is good. I have made quilts where it went through hand washing and the photos still kept their color. This was not the case when I used other printer inks. “ – by L. Wellott
Rating: ★★★★☆

it’s worth the invest ment
“I needed an additional medium format unit, and the 1280 seemed the logical choice. I occasionally do photos for our sales group, and while it does indeed use a lot of ink, I found Concord Supply to fill this need at an affordable price. I’ve gone through 2 expensive HP’s in the medium format style, and they don’t hold a candle to the reliability and performance of the Epson Stylus Photo 1280. Never again will I buy an HP Inkjet. It worked right out of the box, and hasn’t failed me yet.” – by P. J. Simons
Rating: ★★★★★

Great Investment
“I needed an additional medium format unit, and the 1280 seemed the logical choice. I occasionally do photos for our sales group, and while it does indeed use a lot of ink, I found Concord Supply to fill this need at an affordable price. I’ve gone through 2 expensive HP’s in the medium format style, and they don’t hold a candle to the reliability and performance of the Epson Stylus Photo 1280. Never again will I buy an HP Inkjet. It worked right out of the box, and hasn’t failed me yet.” – by P. J. Simons
Rating: ★★★★★

Big Work Horse, Colors Just Right
“Having owned a 1280 for a year and a half thus far, I can say that this printer is for somone who wants a reliable and problem free large format printer that produces on target results. The drivers at least for Mac OS X are easy to understand and reliable. The ability to manage the printer such as doing a nozzle check and a head clean right from the application that is going to be printing, is a vey nice touch as well.” – by Adam W. Chapin
Rating: ★★★★★

Great but quirky large-format linux printer
“I’ve had my Epson 1280 for over two years now and consider it money well spent. I run exclusively on Linux (currently Gentoo) and the Linux support for this printer (using CUPS) is superb. All modes, resolutions, etc. are supported. I use this printer a lot for engineering work printing B-size (tabloid) drawings and it works great for that.” – by R. D Johnson
Rating: ★★★★☆

Excellent photo quality prints
“This printer prints out amazing true color prints that are sharp and photo quality. It however take me some time to get to this point. If you are serious about making color prints invest in good monitor calibration software without it you’re going to be at the whims of an uncalibrated monitor which makes it virtually impossible to match with the output.” – by Soulsurfer
Rating: ★★★★☆

A year of Epson 1280 experience
“I am really impressed with the performance of Epson 1280, although I have read lots of negative remarks about it. I usually take wedding pictures and lots of photographic shots of all occassions and print most on the 13 inch formats. One of the things I hate when at the middle of large format printing, horizontal lines starting to show and it means time to clean your printer head. I like the overall look of the finished glossy pictures when using 8 megs raw process with Ilford galerie gloss paper. “ – by NELSON C. SIBULO
Rating: ★★★★☆

Well Satisified
“I have been completely satisfied with the ease of operation, the quality of all the work I produced. Yes, I had to do a bit of adjusting for color output in some pictures here and there. Last month I started having problems with the quality of output. Two weeks ago it finally said “enough” and I replaced it with the Workforce 1100. Considering that people I know who routinely purchase Lexmarks, Cannons, HPs, and Brothers have replaced theirs at least twice in this time frame. I would happily advise purchasing the 1280, and for that matter ANY Epson printer.” – by Mammy
Rating: ★★★★★

Downloads

Epson Stylus Photo 1280 Brochure & User Guide

- Epson Stylus Photo 1280 Brochure
- Epson Stylus Photo 1280 User Guide

Features & Specifications

Epson Stylus Photo 1280 Features

The Big Picture Without Borders
The Epson Stylus® Photo 1280 ink jet printer is the ideal large-format choice. It creates beautiful 8″ x 10″ prints in as fast as 1 minute 50 seconds¹ and inspiring 13″ x 44″ panoramas faster than ever.

Furthermore, this printer offers superior BorderFree printing for photo quality results that print right to the edge, delivering stunning 6-color prints. It produces captivating borderless 4″ x 6″, 5″ x 7″, 8″ x 10″, letter (8.5″ x 11″), 11″ x 14″ and 13″ x 19″ color photos on a variety of Epson photo papers, which are pre-cut in these popular, frame-ready sizes.

The Epson Stylus Photo 1280 creates memorable results on everything from gallery exhibition prints to portfolio prints, duplicates, soft proofs, and enlargements. Epson also offers a variety of media ranging from matte to glossy to luster, for just the right print.

For such exquisite output, you can thank Epson’s award-winning, advanced Micro Piezo™ ink jet technology, tiny 4-picoliter variable-sized ink droplets, smooth AcuPhoto Halftoning™ and quick-drying inks. With this combination of technologies, your prints will feature fine shadow detail, dazzling highlights and accurate skintones.

Factor in laser sharp black text, easy compatibility with Windows® and Macintosh®, Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 3.0 with a special price upgrade to the full version of Adobe Photoshop CS, and you get one big deal for photo enthusiasts seeking unforgettable borderless, 6-color results from a large format printer.

Features & Benefits
6-color Photographic Dye™ Ink System

* Continuous tone quality for prints that look like traditional photographs
* Noticeably smoother transitions and truer flesh tones
* Beautiful contrast, plus laser sharp black text

True BorderFree® photo printing in 6 popular sizes
* Prints 4″ x 6″, 5″ x 7″, 8″ x 10″, letter (8.5″ x 11″), 11″ x 14″ and 13″ x 19″ enlargements, plus 4-inch, 8.3-inch and 13-inch panoramas up to 44-inches long
* Variety of pre-cut borderless and roll type photo papers available
* 5760 x 720 optimized dpi

4-picoliter variable-sized ink droplets
* Fine shadow detail, dazzling highlights and accurate skin tones
* Better gradations across a wide gamut of colors

Fast photo print speeds
* Produces memorable 8″ x 10″ prints in as fast as 1 minute 50 seconds¹
* Convenient, quick-drying, 6-color inks

Water-resistant and lightfast media
* Water-resistant prints on Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper and Epson Photo Paper
* Up to 27 years lightfast rating for framed prints on Epson ColorLife™ Photo Paper¹

Multiple color-managed workflow options
* Multiple color and enhancement modes include EPSON Standard, EPSON Vivid, and PhotoEnhance
* ColorSync® and ICM support with built-in standard ICC profiles

PRINT Image Matching™ II ensures the best possible prints from your P.I.M.-enabled digital camera automatically
* Delivers more accurate results, without complicated color corrections, from your P.I.M.-enabled digital camera
* Allows the color, brightness, sharpness and feel of an original scene to be faithfully reproduced in the digital photos you print on your home printer
* All you need to do is take the picture, P.I.M. does the rest
* Also supports EXIF Print technology

Premium software bundle included to help you organize your photos and easily print what you want
* Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 3.0
* P.I.M.-II Plug-In for Adobe® Photoshop® 6.0, 7.0, CS and Elements 1.0 – 3.0
* MonacoEZcolor® software offer


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1 Comment »

Comment by Edwardo Cabeceira
2011-08-03 11:14:19

The beatiful design and excellent quality photo prints meet my requirements. Simple installation and operating. I really enjoy its lightweight. Good offer.

 

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