Menu
Epson's do-everything photo printers

Epson's do-everything photo printers

Users shouldn't plunk down big bucks for a photo printer that produces only dinky, snapshot-size prints until they've seen Epson's versatile Stylus Photo 700 and Stylus Photo EX. Unlike most photo printers, these are affordable, general-purpose inkjets that just happen to do a smashing job with photographs.

Essentially an upgrade of last year's original Stylus Photo, the Stylus Photo 700 delivers improved print quality and speed at a lower price. The Stylus Photo EX ups the ante by also printing on 11 x 17in paper. At their best, shipping versions of both models produced images as photo-realistic as any I've seen from a personal printer. My vacation pictures, blown up to miniposter size on the EX, looked fabulous. But for maximum quality, you'll need plenty of disk space and time; my scanned photos ate up about 25MB each, and each took almost half an hour to print. I also got nice results in just a few minutes with small, low-resolution JPEG images, and both printers did a competent job with text on plain paper (though at about a page per minute, the pace was sluggish).

Adding to these printers' appeal is Epson's large and growing selection of special print media. You can get snapshot-size paper that looks and feels like real photo stock, 8.3 x 23.4in panoramic banners, and even canvas cloth for prints that look like paintings. Though not cheap - do enough printing on these pricey media, and you could put yourself into debt - you'll at least have fun doing it.

Epson Stylus Photo 700 - $519 RRP (ex tax), Stylus Photo EX - $849 RRP (ex tax).

Epson

Tel (02) 9903 9000 fax (02) 9903 9177


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Show Comments