Epson Stylus Photo 2200 is a Ink Jet Printer features Max. Printer Resolution 2880 x 1440 dpi; Print Speed 8″ x 10″ Photo 2 minutes 6 seconds on matte paper, 3 minutes 51 seconds on semi-gloss paper; Max. Paper Width 13″; Borderless Photo Sizes 4″ x 6″, 5″ x 7″, 8″ x 10″, letter, 11″ x 14″ and 13″ x 19″ (on glossy media types only); USB, FireWire® (IEEE 1394), and Parallel. The Epson Stylus Photo 2200 measures 24.3″ x 34.1″ x 15.4″ (W x D x H) and weighs 25.7 lb.
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Epson Stylus Photo 2200 Reviews
Imaging-resource reviews the Epson Stylus Photo 2200 and writes;
“Reviewing the 2200 so far from its introduction date gives us a different perspective from our other printer reviews. It isn’t the innovations that excite us but its lasting capabilities. Those include print quality on various oversized media with long-lasting pigments which is still among the best you can get on any inkjet, a roll feed option with an automatic cutter, high-speed interfaces and a well-developed set of ICC profiles.”
Megapixel.net reviews the Epson Stylus Photo 2200 and writes;
“Based on a preliminary testing period of two weeks and dozens of prints, I have been extremely satisfied with the Epson Stylus Photo 2200. It’s well constructed with very good build quality, quite easy to operate and reasonably economical in terms of ink.”
Macworld reviews the Epson Stylus Photo 2200 and writes;
“The Stylus Photo 2200 promises a maximum resolution of 2,880 by 1,440 dpi, double that of the 2000P. We generally take ink-jet resolution specs with a grain of salt — dot size is at least as important as resolution — but this printer’s output looked slightly sharper than its predecessor’s on matte papers when we examined it through a loupe, and it was visibly sharper on glossy papers, though we had to look carefully.”
Reviews.cnet reviews the Epson Stylus Photo 2200 and writes;
“Images render sharply and accurately across most media types in both Photo (1,440×720) and SuperPhoto (2,880×1,440) modes. The extra resolution unites with the light-black ink to perceptibly enhance detail in small highlight areas, such as the dimples on a golf ball. If all goes well, it’ll be hard to make out the dots in the highest-resolution prints at close range, approximately equivalent to the grain of good ISO 100-speed film. Black-and-white prints are especially impressive, emerging neutral gray with good dynamic range.”
PCWorld reviews the Epson Stylus Photo 2200 and writes;
“Using Epson’s glossy photo paper, we were awestruck by the subtle shading, intense colors, and lifelike detail of its pictures. And though you’d never buy the 2200 to serve as an office workhorse, it does an acceptable job printing text. On ordinary paper, its text looks fairly clean but slightly grayish; on coated ink-jet paper, its text looks quite nice.”
Epson Stylus Photo 2200 User Reviews
Outstanding Graphic Arts Printer
“For glossy prints I found that Pictorico Gallery Gloss works best. But this printer opened my eyes to high quality matte printing, mostly Epson Enhanced Matte, Epson Water Color, Moab Entrada or Illuminata papers, with occasional forays into Arches. And for non-photographic work, I have used ordinary water-color paper from the local art supply store, which worked great for broad stroke styles of graphic art, less so for detailed work…” – by Steven Farnham
This is the center of my home photo-lab
“I have used this printer for over a year now to support my hobby of ultra high resolution semi-digital photography. Using a different Epson product I scan 4×5 film negatives, creating 100 megapixel images, and then print them on my Stylus Photo 2200. I use 13×19 semi-gloss paper, and typically print at maximum quality. The results are vastly better than any photo lab I can imagine. Really — I can’t think of any way to suggest print quality improvement.” – by Michael Goulish
“The solution I decided on was to get color management software called MonacoEZcolor (I also got the colorimeter option) so that a color profile can be generated of the monitor and the printer. With the profiles generated you can then set the Photoshop image on your monitor to look like what the printed image will be. Unfortunately to do this I also had to purchase a scanner to profile the printer. $500 later (scanner and color management software with colorimeter) I’m getting better prints but it is costly, however if your a professional or just trying to get the best prints possible you may want to factor in color management software. “ – by Lawrence R
Excellent professional printer
“The paper roll attachment is particularly clever and saves lots of money on paper. But this is a professional printer for serious photographers. Its not for printing the occasional photo emailed from the grandkids. Its big and a little intimidating. As with any serious photographic work, you’ll benefit from using Photoshop with a professional color calibration utility. We use Monaco and it works very well. Always an exact color match.” – by C. Epifanio
No trouble and no clogs
“I have owned this printer for two years and both used it hard at times and left it unused for several weeks at a time. I have had no trouble whatsoever with it. In fact I believe it to be the best Epson I have ever owned. You have to wonder if the folks that have had trouble with it are using generic ink, something we have not done. “ – by R. Ward
Three years and going with one happy owner
“It’s been three years since I bought this printer; hundreds of photographs later with dozens of color cartridges spent I can honestly claim that this is one fantastic printer. I use it in La Paz, Bolivia (13,000 feet high) and I never had a problem with the printer or with the quality of the prints. The color profiles that come with most professional paper make it a snap to print form Photoshop.” – by Ivan Krsul
2200 set the standard!
“My personal projects tend to be heavy in black/white images and the 2200 gives a professional and consistent look to my work. I use only matte papers with the 2200 as the glazing effect produced on pearl, luster or gloss papers is distracting and unprofessional. 2200′s printers can now be acquired for a pittance. Though I have several other printers in my work flow, I might very well buy another 2200 if mine were to go down. These are a steal for hobbyists that want to play with printing professional archival black and white images.” – by Work of Life
A great printer, esp for matte & fine art photos
“this is my 2nd Epson 2200. so far it’s the best printer i’ve found for high-quality prints on matte & fine art papers. wish epson was still making them, but i’m going to use mine til they wear out, which looks like it’s gonna be a long time.” – by R. A. Keithley
Epson Stylus Photo 2200 Brochure & User Guide
Epson Stylus Photo 2200 Features
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.
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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