Epson Printers were among the first ever produced. Since the company’s founding in 1942, they have built a global reputation for quality and reliability that is hard to beat. Whether you are a student, a small business, or a large corporation, there is a very good chance that at some point in your day you will find yourself in front of an Epson machine.
Here are five of the most popular printers and our review of each machine and the Epson printer ink they use:
Epson Workforce 645
Office managers love this machine because it is a simple to use, all-in-one device that can handle both regular and legal size printing. It is a reliable workhorse that is great for copying and scanning. Furthermore, the touch-screen display and easy to locate features makes navigation a breeze.
Ink: The Workforce 645 uses a 4-color DURAbrite Ultra pigment ink that requires users to install yellow, blue, magenta, and black cartridges. Each cartridge has a print yield of approximately 755 pages depending on how much of each color is used per page. Naturally, printing photos and full color images will reduce this capacity considerably. However, at approximately $12 for a replacement cartridge, these inexpensive and highly reliable cartridges are a great buy for any business.
Epson Workforce 7010 Wide-Format
As one of many options, the 7010 is part of a series of wide-format printers that Epson manufactures. This wide-format printing allows for easier handling of spreadsheets, presentations, and photographs. For that reason, many businesses have at least one of these in their offices to handle these tasks. With 2 high capacity paper cartridges and the ability to print 13×19 documents, this network ready printer is one of the best on the market.
Ink Cartridge: 4-color (CMYK) drop-on-demand MicroPiezo inkjet cartridges deliver exceptional quality in either one sided or two sided print jobs. The ink itself is resistant to smudges and smearing which makes it ideal for presentations and professional image printing.
Epson PictureMate Compact Printer-PM 300
A perfect match for any digital camera, the PictureMate Compact Printer-PM 300 is easily the best on the market. Its large display allows you to see your pictures before printing and crop, make resolution adjustments, and add effects as desired. All you have to do is attach your USB or camera to the unit and you’ll begin printing better than lab quality photographs faster than you can say “Cheese!”
Ink Cartridge: This printer uses a 4-color Epson printer ink that provides approximately 100 full color/full page photo prints. At about $55 a cartridge, it is one of the most affordable and reliable on the market.
Epson Artisan 710 All-in-One Printer
This is the Ferrari of printing. It is fast, sleek, reliable, and the quality of the printing leaves the competition in the dust. With plenty of memory card slots, Wi-Fi connectivity, and automatic two-sided printing, this printer makes printing as easy as the push of a button. Indeed, this printer is popular for home offices and for students’ desks.
Ink Cartridge: Using a 6-color Caria Hi-Definition Epson printer ink, there is a lot to manage here. With six different cartridges, you will need to manage your print jobs accordingly so that you don’t run out of a particular shade. On the other side of the coin, the multiple cartridges allow this printer to provide a much greater depth and quality to the print work. The Claria ink is highly regarded as one of the most vibrant and sought after inks for this reason.
Epson Stylus Photo R3000
Artists, designers, and anyone with a creative bone that’s itching to be scratched simply adore this printer. With its intuitive features and high capacity cartridges, this professional grade machine allows you to print simply stunning wide-format images that highlight your creative side. The printer is network friendly and ideally suited for wireless environments, which means that everyone in the office can use it without any problem whatsoever.
Ink Cartridge: With a 9-color UltraChrome K3 Epson printer ink cartridge bay, the Vivid Magenta pigment provides stunning depth and quality to all print jobs. With a printer resolution of 5760x 1440 dpi, there simply isn’t a better marriage between printer and cartridge out there.