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Epson Artisan 50

alaTest has collected and analyzed 892 reviews of Epson Artisan 50. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Views about the noise and design are generally positive. The performance and price also get good views. Some have doubts about the paper handling, and there are mixed opinions on the size and reliability.

usability, price, performance, design, noise

paper handling

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Epson Artisan 50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 460 user reviews of Epson Artisan 50 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on People are impressed by the design and noise. The performance and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are some less positive reviews about the paper handling and reliability. Reviews about the durability and size are mixed.

price, usability, performance, noise, design

reliability, paper handling

78% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Epson Artisan 50 Color Inkjet Printer (C11CA45201)Epson Artisan 50 Color Inkjet Printer (C11CA45201)

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: (

Epson Artisan 50 Printer


If you print a lot of photos or color documents, the Artisan 50 is an excellent choice. It's a color workhorse. Print quality is outstanding and printing speed is excellent. Be prepared to spend a bit more up front, however, and on ink cartridges in...

6-color Claria ink system38ppm color document printing37ppm black and white document printing5ppm laser quality color outputExcellent photo quality printing

The Epson Artisan 50 color inkjet printer is a full-featured inkjet...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Richard Baguley (

Epson Artisan 50


Cheap and effective, with few bells and whistles

Simple design, simple setup; Very accurate calibrated color; High capacity ink cartridges available

Very slow at highest quality

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Richard Baguley (

Epson Artisan 50 Inkjet Printer Review


Cheap and effective, with few bells and whistles

Simple design, simple setup; Very accurate calibrated color; High capacity ink cartridges available

Very slow at highest quality

The Epson Artisan 50 costs about $100, but it produces high quality prints. What it lacks, though, is flexibility: this is a no-frills printer with no memory cards, no LCD screens and very basic software. However, it has it where it counts, and it's a...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: (

Epson Artisan 50


While its print speeds are unparalleled, everything else about the Epson Artisan 50 is unremarkable; there are unquestionably better inkjet printers on the market that offer more for your money. However, if you're a sucker for speed, the Epson Artisan...

This energy-efficient printer offers unmatched print speeds up to 38 ppm and only uses 13 watts of power

It has a low monthly duty cycle and the maximum media size it can print on is 8.5 x 11 inches

We only recommend the Epson Artisan 50 if speed is your top priority.

Consumer review by: parisblues (

Definitely worth it's weight in gold


I have been doing desktop publishing for years and have always purchased Epson inkjet printers. Not one has failed as far as quality or performance. If anything they died from overworking. I will always choose Epson first. I hope you will too

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: jazpiano (

Great Printer!


Love this printer! I use it mainly for printing directly onto inkjet printable CDs and DVDs. Great print quality and easy to setup and use.

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: frank (

Top Value


I had to re-install the print cartridges to get the machine to run. No big deal, just make sure you push the cartridges all the way in.

Fast machine with top quality photo printing. The photos on high quality paper are outstanding. Sharp type printing ; And there are drivers on the CD for Windows XP Pro and Ubuntu Linux have them too

It's a little noisy but considering the price and quality of print it's a gem! Price of replacement cartridges

May, 2012

Consumer review by: (

Works Great


I use this printer for photos and DVDs. Hi-Quality on both. I avoid the best photo setting as it becomes a real ink user on that setting. So, beware of that fact. I have owned many of these Epson printers. They are the best for my needs.

May, 2012

Consumer review by: Natasha (

Super quality photos


I print a lot of photos in my job and the expense of ordering the prints, then going to pick them up, was getting out of hand. I ordered this photo printer to help save time and money. I have been more than well pleased with the quality of the photos...

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: Kat (

Good Value for the money


This printer is a replacement for the EPSON printer I used for 10+ years. Was easy to install and the color quality is very nice. One negative is that the printer itself, although lightweight, is rather large. I have not used it much since installing....

Jun, 2011

Product Specifications

Ultra high-definition photos CD/DVD printing Red-eye removal Auto photo correction Smudge, water, fade resistant Individual ink cartridges Print multiple pages on one sheet Energy Star qualified

Dimensions & Weight


Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Compatibility:Mac / PC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Epson Artisan


Microsoft Certification:Compatible with Windows 7
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista


Type: None


Type: None


Connectivity Technology:Wired
Max H-Resolution B/W:5760dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:5760dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in) / Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):37ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):38ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:1440dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:1440dpi
Media Type:Glossy paper / Glossy photo paper / Matte paper / Plain paper / Semi-gloss paper / Semi-gloss photo paper / Watercolor paper
Output Type:Color
Print on CD/DVD: Yes
Total Media Capacity:120sheets
Type:Personal printer


Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.3.9 / Apple MacOS X 10.4.11 / Apple MacOS X 10.5.x / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows XP / Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition