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Stylus Color 870 Inkjet Printer


Epson

Categories: Reviews: Equipment : Digital Accessories : Photo Printers

The Stylus Color 870 Inkjet Printer

For a number of years, high quality inkjet printers have been producing unbelievably clear, beautiful prints but these prints simply did not last.

Epson has once again solved the problem and taken the next innovative step in image reproduction technology. Through a combination of high-grade ink and paper, they have replaced the short life span of typical inkjet prints with a more archival system.

Features:

  • Color thermal ink-jet printer for digital imaging and other photo applications
  • 1,440 x 720 dpi quality
  • Parallel or USB interface for PC or Macintosh
  • 100-sheet, 10-envelope feeder tray
  • 1-year warranty with Epson's Exchange Program


2 Reviews  

Average Rating: 5 out of 5

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member since: 4/23/2001
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Rating: 5 out of 5
I love my epson 870 ink jet printer. the pictures come out great. I do alot with my scanner and picture programs and I feel the pictures are very clear,
 
doug Nelson
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member since: 6/14/2001
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Rating: 5 out of 5
Seldom have I been as satisfied with a consumer product. Wish they made computers.
Images shot on 35-mm negative and slide film and scanned with a film scanner are crisp and vibrant. Prints I scan with a flatbed in my photo retouch business print dot-free as well. Get this - I input 240 to 300 ppi INTO the printer, and print at the 720 dpi setting. I'm amazed. Printing at 1440 dpi looks better sometimes, but not enough to justify the expenditure in ink. Print B&W images with the color inks. If there's any magenta or cyan tinge, correct it in the Advanced settings screen. Also, color or B&W, in the Advanced screen, set "halftone" at high quality, and the speed at slow. The "finest detail" setting is probably a sharpening effect, and should be unnecessary if you sharpened in Photoshop. I like the Premium Glossy paper, and the Heavyweight Matte is gallery-quality stuff, and claims photo-like print longevity.
The new 890 is simply an updated 870. The 1270 prints a larger print, and the 1280 is the update version of that. The 870 may still be available, and is a teriffic buy at the $150 I've seen (fall 2001). Epson answers your questions.
 

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