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Epson Artisan 50

Epson Artisan 50
alaScore 80

880 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 880 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the print quality and design. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

price, usability, performance, design, print quality

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 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Epson Artisan 50

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 402 user reviews of Epson Artisan 50 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com.

price, performance, usability, design, print quality

reliability

79% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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)Epson® ArtisanTM 50 Inkjet Printer

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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...

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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

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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...

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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.

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Great printer so far

 

Bought as a replacement for the Stylus Photo R280 primarily to print DVD/CD labels. I don't intend to ever use the horrible bundled developed-by-offshore-slave-laborer label printing software, never installed it. Driver options are the same as for the...

About the same size as the Stylus Photo R280 it replaced ; Do not have to use the crappy bundled DVD printing software ; Easy to set up and use

Rejects a lot of disks so far (kicks them back out, reinserting and pressing Paper button works after a couple of tries) ; Low ink indicator was wrong

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Great printer so far

 

Bought as a replacement for the Stylus Photo R280 primarily to print DVD/CD labels. I don't intend to ever use the horrible bundled developed-by-offshore-slave-laborer label printing software, never installed it. Driver options are the same as for the...

About the same size as the Stylus Photo R280 it replaced ; Do not have to use the crappy bundled DVD printing software ; Easy to set up and use

Rejects a lot of disks so far (kicks them back out, reinserting and pressing Paper button works after a couple of tries) ; Low ink indicator was wrong

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This printer was designed to just sell ink.

 

It uses ink very fast. The high capacity ink cartridges for it seem to be non-existent. When the CD mode errors and spits out the CD you must turn off the printer, move the tray to the paper mode, turn the printer back on, wait for it to do a lengthy...

Does a beautiful job of printing on CD's

It uses all 6 colors to print black. It constantly spits out the CD and goes into error mode. Pop up ink ads all the time

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Worst Printer I have ever encountered

 

I don't know where to begin... I have owned this printer for (6) months. I bought it when I bought my new MacBook Pro laptop. Since I've owned it it has had problems with paper, it jams CONSTANTLY despite consistently using only INK JET paper. A few...

I have nothing positive to say about this printer

Too many to mention

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Worst Printer I have ever encountered

 

I don't know where to begin... I have owned this printer for (6) months. I bought it when I bought my new MacBook Pro laptop. Since I've owned it it has had problems with paper, it jams CONSTANTLY despite consistently using only INK JET paper. A few...

I have nothing positive to say about this printer

Too many to mention

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Great budget printer

 

Prints on CD/DVDs too

None so far

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

Depth:11.1in
Height:7.4in
Weight:12.1lbs
Width:17.7in

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Epson
Model:50
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Epson Artisan

Miscellaneous

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

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Type: None

Printer

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Interface:USB
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
Technology:Ink-jet
Total Media Capacity:120sheets
Type:Personal printer

Scanner

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