Epson Stylus 820 Photo Printer

Color - 12 ppm Mono - 12 ppm Color - 5760 x 720 dpi - USB, Parallel - PC, Mac - MPN: C11C483001
Product Details
Description
The best buy in 6-color Photo Quality printing, the EPSON Stylus Photo 820 offers fast photos and text, plus BorderFree printing and superior Photo Inks for photos that look like they came from the photo lab.
Quick Glance
Functions Photo Printer
Printer Type Color Inkjet Printer
Interface Connection USB Yes, Parallel Yes
System Type PC, Mac
Black & White Print Speed 12 ppm
User Reviews
2 Star Review   By member Sillysara495 - Aug 3, 2004   

Strengths: Photos turn out good

Weakness: VERY NOISY Takes forever to warm up Prints slowly

I had this for about 6 months, when the vertical lines started. It wasn't that hte nozzles needed cleaning, but the rollers were getting ink on them and it would put a streak across my page. Now i clean it and can print two pages without the streak before i have to clean it again.

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2 Star Review   By member Rathman - Mar 31, 2004   

Strengths: Good picture quality when jets aren't clogged

Weakness: Expensive inks, SLOW , Jets clog

Epson sells cheap printers (probably at little or no profit) just to push their ink sales. Their multiple-color ink cartridge is vey expensive and runs out quickly. The color of the cartridge is opaque so so can't see how much ink is left. The warning mssg "Low ink" comes on when you still have ~ 30% left (someone told me there is a lawsuit regarding this). Very rarely do you use up the different colors at the same rate. Again, the opaque cartridge keeps you from seeing how much ink you throw away every time. The JETS CLOG CONSTANTLY so you have to contiually waste ink when you do multiple cleaning cycles. Screwy software- With windows XP does funny things. IT IS VERY SLOW. You end up starting the print then leaving and coming back later.If you have to buy this printer, use the generic inks sold on eBay (about $5/ cart.) They work fine and will make you feel a little better.

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1 Star Review   By member kalay - Mar 20, 2004   

Strengths: Absolutely None, When it finally prints without clogging, you can get a decent print.

Weakness: Inability to print in any consistent manner, you have to clean the heads almost every time you print, gobbles ink like crazy, very noisy

This printer is a total piece of garbage. I suppose you get what you pay for, but after owning an Epson Stylus 1520, I thought that Epson would make a good printer no matter what the cost. This is by far the WORST printer I have ever used.

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1 Star Review   By member Snapytom2000 - Feb 22, 2004   

Strengths: Excelent photos (when it prints). Cheap in price for printer (until you consider how much ink you must buy for it)

Weakness: Needs constant cleaning of inkheads. Sometimes after every second or third print. Prints out blank pages a lot. Very noisy.

Worst printer I have ever owned! Printed great photos at first, but I'm mostly printing black and white text now. With all the times I have had to clean the inkheads I have gone through several new color cartridges, never getting to use the color for photos. This seems to be a waste to me. Bought it mostly for photos, but have too many problems getting it to print even black and white text. If you want a printer that loves to go through ink fast this is the one for you, but I would never buy another Epson.

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1 Star Review   By member magic99 - Dec 2, 2003   

Weakness: Does not work

Have purchased 3 sets of new cartridges, Black and color. Have only been able to print 4 acceptable invoice. I figure those cost me over $20 each. Ink clogs if I do not print for 4 or 5 days, Printer will not clean printheads, Tech support says "print more often" I will never buy Epson again. I urge you to do the same. I plan to post this message in every location I can.

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2 Star Review   By member rboudro - Jul 25, 2003   

Strengths: Reasonnable cost; relatively fast; acceptable photo printing (good colors).

Weakness: Noisy; sometimes takes 30 seconds starting up with "bang" noises. Heads need cleaning every week (10 pages). No warning before quality drops to unacceptable.

This is my second printer of this model. The first one was returned after the heads no longer would clean. This one is starting to do the same and I am returning it also. My next printer will not be "Epson".

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4 Star Review   By member jprince46 - Jun 26, 2003   

Strengths: Excellent photo quality, price, 6 color inks - it really does make a difference!!!

Weakness: A little noisy, text is acceptable but not as sharp as my HP - but HP pictures could not compare to these either!!

This is a great printer for doing photo quality prints. I use 4 X 6 perforated paper and have printed several pictures taken with a digital camera. My friends are convinced they were from a photo lab.... I paid $46 for mine refurbished.. I figured that for 46 bucks I could not go wrong. I was right, this printer prints top notch photos.

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4 Star Review   By member clubbuild - Mar 15, 2003   

Strengths: Great photo printing. I Paid 99.00 dollars, a great price for photo quality printing. Ink available everywhere.

Weakness: A little noisy. Ink use.

I purchased mine at CompUSA with a 30.00 rebate on paper. Newer units ship with 5760 X 720 dpi. A software upgrade is also available to higher resolution at Epson.com. Expect high quality prints from this printer.

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Product Details
Description
The best buy in 6-color Photo Quality printing, the EPSON Stylus Photo 820 offers fast photos and text, plus BorderFree printing and superior Photo Inks for photos that look like they came from the photo lab.
Quick Glance
Functions Photo Printer
Printer Type Color Inkjet Printer
Interface Connection USB Yes, Parallel Yes
System Type PC, Mac
Black & White Print Speed 12 ppm
Summary
Product Title Epson Stylus 820 Photo Printer
Manufacturer Epson
Power Score 2.1 | 8 Reviews
Printing
Color Print Speed: 12 ppm
Maximum Print Resolution: 5760 x 720 dpi
Media Handling
Media Size: Letter - 8.50" x 11", Legal - 8.50" x 14", A4 - 8.27" x 11.69", A5 - 5.83" x 8.25", A6 - 4.13" x 5.83", B5 - 6.93" x 9.83", Executive - 7.25" x 10.50", Custom Size
Paper Handling Support: Plain Paper, Bond Paper, Cut Sheet, Photo Paper, Matte Paper, Inkjet Paper, Iron-on Transfer
Standard Input Sheet Capacity: 200 sheets
General
Category: Ink Jet
Monthly Duty Cycle: 16000 pages per month
Class: Printer
Dimensions
Height: 18.5 in
Weight: 7.54 lbs
Width: 10.0 in
Depth: 18.5 in
Warranty
Warranty Information: 1 Year
More Info
URL: Manufacturer Link
Additional Specifications
Black & White Horizontal Resolution: 2880 dpi
Product Line: Stylus Photo
Voltage Supported: 120 V
Dimensions: 18.50" Height x 10" Width x 18.50" Depth
Printer Language(s) Supported: ESC/P
Maximum Color Print Speed (ppm): 12
Product Model: 820
Parallel Port: Yes
Brand Name: Epson
Print Resolution: 5760 x 720 dpi
Installed Memory: 32 KB
Language Emulation: Epson Remote
Media Handling: 2 x Input Tray 100 Sheet
Recommended Use: Photo Print
Color Vertical Resolution: 720 dpi
Description: 0
Media Sizes Accepted: Sheet - A4 (210mm x 297mm), Sheet - A5 (148mm x 210mm), Sheet - A6 (105mm x 148mm), Sheet - B5 (176mm x 250mm)
Base Warranty: 1 year(s)
Parts Warranty: 1 year(s)
Color Horizontal Resolution: 2880 dpi
Black & White Vertical Resolution: 720 dpi
Maximum Mono Print Speed (ppm): 12
User Reviews
2 Star Review   By member Sillysara495 - Aug 3, 2004   

Strengths: Photos turn out good

Weakness: VERY NOISY Takes forever to warm up Prints slowly

I had this for about 6 months, when the vertical lines started. It wasn't that hte nozzles needed cleaning, but the rollers were getting ink on them and it would put a streak across my page. Now i clean it and can print two pages without the streak before i have to clean it again.

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2 Star Review   By member Rathman - Mar 31, 2004   

Strengths: Good picture quality when jets aren't clogged

Weakness: Expensive inks, SLOW , Jets clog

Epson sells cheap printers (probably at little or no profit) just to push their ink sales. Their multiple-color ink cartridge is vey expensive and runs out quickly. The color of the cartridge is opaque so so can't see how much ink is left. The warning mssg "Low ink" comes on when you still have ~ 30% left (someone told me there is a lawsuit regarding this). Very rarely do you use up the different colors at the same rate. Again, the opaque cartridge keeps you from seeing how much ink you throw away every time. The JETS CLOG CONSTANTLY so you have to contiually waste ink when you do multiple cleaning cycles. Screwy software- With windows XP does funny things. IT IS VERY SLOW. You end up starting the print then leaving and coming back later.If you have to buy this printer, use the generic inks sold on eBay (about $5/ cart.) They work fine and will make you feel a little better.

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1 Star Review   By member kalay - Mar 20, 2004   

Strengths: Absolutely None, When it finally prints without clogging, you can get a decent print.

Weakness: Inability to print in any consistent manner, you have to clean the heads almost every time you print, gobbles ink like crazy, very noisy

This printer is a total piece of garbage. I suppose you get what you pay for, but after owning an Epson Stylus 1520, I thought that Epson would make a good printer no matter what the cost. This is by far the WORST printer I have ever used.

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1 Star Review   By member Snapytom2000 - Feb 22, 2004   

Strengths: Excelent photos (when it prints). Cheap in price for printer (until you consider how much ink you must buy for it)

Weakness: Needs constant cleaning of inkheads. Sometimes after every second or third print. Prints out blank pages a lot. Very noisy.

Worst printer I have ever owned! Printed great photos at first, but I'm mostly printing black and white text now. With all the times I have had to clean the inkheads I have gone through several new color cartridges, never getting to use the color for photos. This seems to be a waste to me. Bought it mostly for photos, but have too many problems getting it to print even black and white text. If you want a printer that loves to go through ink fast this is the one for you, but I would never buy another Epson.

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1 Star Review   By member magic99 - Dec 2, 2003   

Weakness: Does not work

Have purchased 3 sets of new cartridges, Black and color. Have only been able to print 4 acceptable invoice. I figure those cost me over $20 each. Ink clogs if I do not print for 4 or 5 days, Printer will not clean printheads, Tech support says "print more often" I will never buy Epson again. I urge you to do the same. I plan to post this message in every location I can.

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2 Star Review   By member rboudro - Jul 25, 2003   

Strengths: Reasonnable cost; relatively fast; acceptable photo printing (good colors).

Weakness: Noisy; sometimes takes 30 seconds starting up with "bang" noises. Heads need cleaning every week (10 pages). No warning before quality drops to unacceptable.

This is my second printer of this model. The first one was returned after the heads no longer would clean. This one is starting to do the same and I am returning it also. My next printer will not be "Epson".

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4 Star Review   By member jprince46 - Jun 26, 2003   

Strengths: Excellent photo quality, price, 6 color inks - it really does make a difference!!!

Weakness: A little noisy, text is acceptable but not as sharp as my HP - but HP pictures could not compare to these either!!

This is a great printer for doing photo quality prints. I use 4 X 6 perforated paper and have printed several pictures taken with a digital camera. My friends are convinced they were from a photo lab.... I paid $46 for mine refurbished.. I figured that for 46 bucks I could not go wrong. I was right, this printer prints top notch photos.

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4 Star Review   By member clubbuild - Mar 15, 2003   

Strengths: Great photo printing. I Paid 99.00 dollars, a great price for photo quality printing. Ink available everywhere.

Weakness: A little noisy. Ink use.

I purchased mine at CompUSA with a 30.00 rebate on paper. Newer units ship with 5760 X 720 dpi. A software upgrade is also available to higher resolution at Epson.com. Expect high quality prints from this printer.

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