Epson Stylus Photo 820

Epson Stylus Photo 820 is a Inkjet Printer features print resolution Up to 2,880 x 720 dpi, Max. Print Speed: black 12 ppm, color 0.75 ppm, Max. Paper size Legal (8.5 in x 14 in), A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in), Prints up to 12 pages per minute in black, or a 4 x 6 inch photo in 48 seconds, Connectivity: Parallel and USB interfaces; PC and Mac compatible. The Epson Stylus Photo 820 measures 18.5 x 10 x 18.5 inches and weighs 12 pounds.

Overall Rating: ★★★★½ | Latest Price Info

User Opinions

Epson Stylus Photo 820 User Reviews

Fantastic photo prints
“This printer blows away any HP photo printer with stunning results due to, among other things, the 6 color printing versus only 3 with any HP. Having had a HP P1000 prior to the EPSON P820 I can assure you of the huge difference in the photo print quality. Epson uses many more nozzles per color jet as well as varying the texture of the droplets to get truly great photos. HP also does not use black ink only mixing of the CMY inks. I use an Olympus D40Z 4 megapixel camera on a MAC G4 with Photoshop 7 and get professional looking results.” – by A Customer
Rating: ★★★★☆

excellent photo printer
“This printer is great!!We got this 3hrs ago and I have printed 18 pictures.It is very easy to set-up and the software is easy to understand.(a plus)The pictures are excellent quality.We used Epson 4×6 paper as was suggested to us.It also prints very fast. Definitely worth the money.The paper is inexpensive and the ink cartridges cheaper than our lexmark cartridges were.” – by Debra A. Whaley
Rating: ★★★★★

One of the best for the money
“This printer produces stunning results even at less then the highest quality setting. I use a Canon G2 digital camera and love the results from this printer. I have not experienced the clogs that others have. I’ve had this printer for a couple of months and haven’t had a clog yet. It prints very quickly in the quality mode (not the highest), however, drinks ink pretty fast.” – by A Customer
Rating: ★★★★☆

Works Great, Great Value
“This is a fantastic printer. I’m printing 8.5×11 glossy and matte color photos from my Canon A40 and am delighted with the quality. It is as good or better quality than I get from my 35mm and lab prints… 4×6 take a bit less than a minute, 8×10 take about 4 or 5 minutes. I don’t care I load the paper and when I come back in a few minutes or an hour they are all done. It isn’t fast but the cost and quality make up for it for me as I don’t care about the speed. Labs took over night to rush 8×10 for me and cost a bundle more.” – by A Customer
Rating: ★★★★★

Test pattern a day keeps the clogs away
“Photos printed on Epson premium photo paper are excellent. Use some type of color matching in your working environment and screen to printer color will be accurate. I use a custom workspace setup w/ Adobe gamma for photoshop, and ICM in the printer options. Again photo’s are awesome, but the printer is slow @ 2880 DPI..” – by A “microchiphead”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Great printer, pricey supplies
“ink. of course it sucks up ink! look at what you’re getting out of it. nearly flawless reproductions of your photos. after print out all that i have, i still have almost the whole black cartrige full and the color cart isn’t even half used. i’d say that’s acceptable… i love this printer. i’ve gotten wonderfully clear text printouts and over a dozen beautiful photos printed…” – by A Customer
Rating: ★★★★☆

Great printer, pricey supplies
“Printing quality in Windows is excellent, you’d have to use a magnifying glass and know what to look for to notice the difference from prints produced on a lab – plus, you get to control the results. This is the first Epson printer I’ve used that prints better in Windows that in Linux with Gimp-print, so if you’re using Linux that might be an issue. I haven’t tested it on a Mac myself, so I can’t comment.” – by “jhbierce”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Great Photo Printer for production work
“We are a professional, fully digital (Canon D30s) dog show photography firm. We bought an Epson 820 right after we shot one of the largest National Specialties in the country and our photo lab changed printer profiles and couldn’t match our PhotoShop files. We turned out over 350 8X10 prints in 2 weeks and another 500 4X6 proofs all on Epson borderless Premium Glossy Photo paper. The image quality was exceptional. Better than the lab with more control and …[inexpensive].” – by Jim Garvie
Rating: ★★★★★

High maintenance but good results
“I always use epson ink and high quality paper. I don’t use the printer for anything but photos (I have a great hp laser for everything else). I have taken the time to color profile my monitor and I print my photos via photoshop letting it take care of the printer’s color profile. I always use the highest settings available to print photos – yes, it takes a bit more ink, but the results are worth it. I estimate each 8.5×11 glossy print I do costs me a bit over a buck but the control and great results I achieve are worth it. I can even get pretty good and neutral B&W prints out of this machine using Epson’s own driver set to monochrome (don’t use the ‘black ink only’ option – let it use all the inks and the results are very good).” – by M. H. Taylor
Rating: ★★★★☆

Great value
“Two to three days after my original order I have my ink cartridges installed and ran a test to see how well it was printing and it performed flawlessly. Much faster than my HP OfficeJet 5110. I haven’t tested its quality on photo paper, but I’m excited about this printing to the edge thing like a “real” photo printer. Overall, for a free printer, I’ve been very impressed. Ink guzzling aside… at $10 for both color and black cartridges, that’s not that bad at all.” – by I. Elliott
Rating: ★★★★☆

Great little printer
“I see a lot of people complaining about clogging up ink jets…I wonder if they know that you should actually turn an ink jet printer off if you aren’t going to use it for a few days. It seats the cartridge properly. I have had no trouble with that. I’ve had my printer for 2 years and it works just fine, even on photos. It’s really been a bargain for the price! I print my photos at 360 dpi, works just fine. “ – by studiomjl
Rating: ★★★★☆

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Epson Stylus Photo 820 Brochure & User Guide

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Features & Specifications

Epson Stylus Photo 820 Features

Epson combines brilliant color with 2,880 x 720 dpi resolution in the Stylus Photo 820. Epson’s PRINT Image Matching technology oversees six separate fast-drying color photo inks that are formed into superfine 4-picoliter droplets, resulting in bright, accurate, true-to-life color. The 820′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 820 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 both USB and parallel ports provided. Compatible with both Windows and Macintosh, the Photo 820 comes with a one-year warranty and is backed by the Epson Exchange program.

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