Epson Stylus Photo RX500

Epson Stylus Photo RX500 is a All-in-One Printer features Max. Print Resolution Up to 5,760 x 1,440 optimized dpi, Up to 17 ppm draft print speed; 10 cpm copy speed, Up to 2,400 dpi optical scanning, 9,600 dpi interpolated, and Built-in transparency unit for 35mm negative and slides. The Epson Stylus Photo RX500 measures 18″x 17.3″ x 10.1″ (W x D x H) and weighs 22 lb.

Overall Rating: ★★★½☆

Expert Reviews

Epson Stylus Photo RX500 Reviews

PCpro reviews the Epson Stylus Photo RX500 and writes;
“Print quality is very good on plain paper and simply outstanding on Epson’s own-brand glossy stock. Scans are good enough for non-professional photographers, and even the transparency scans are reasonable. But the unit is very slow, taking two to three minutes to print or copy a colour A4 sheet to plain paper. Printing an A4 photo to glossy paper took over four minutes, while outputting just ten pages of basic black text from Microsoft Word to plain paper took five minutes.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

ITreviews reviews the Epson Stylus Photo RX500 and writes;
“Standard print quality pages will take longer to print; around 2.5ppm for standard A4 pages of monochrome text, but the quality of normal text is pretty average, nowhere near as good as the output when printing photos.”
rating: N/A

CNET reviews the Epson Stylus Photo RX500 and writes;
“The Epson Stylus Photo RX500’s 7.5ppm scanning rate was much faster than the HP PSC 1350’s 5.4ppm and the Lexmark P1350’s 5.3ppm. The Epson Stylus Photo RX500 captured fine details clearly in photos and reproduced tricky gradients smoothly in each scan. However, the RX500’s copy speeds were middle-of-the-road at 1.5mpp, faster than the CX6400’s 3.4mpp, though not as fast as the HP PSC 1350’s 0.40mpp.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆


Epson Stylus Photo RX500 Brochure & User Guide

Epson Stylus Photo RX500 Brochure
Epson Stylus Photo RX500 User Guide

Features & Specifications

Epson Stylus Photo RX500 Features

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’s compatible 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.

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