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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. Opinions about the noise and design are on the whole positive. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the paper handling, while there are some mixed comments about the size and reliability.

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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 Opinions about the design and noise are overall positive. The performance and usability also get good views, whereas there are mixed opinions on the durability and size. The paper handling and reliability get negative views.

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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)

Jun, 2018

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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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


Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:120
Energy Star certified: Yes
Power consumption (sleep mode):1
Power consumption (typical):13

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


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

Input Capacity

Standard input capacity:120


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


Type: None


Type: None

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 95
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60

Other Features

Compatible operating systems:Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows XP x64, Windows 2000\nMac OS X 10.3.9, 10.4.11, 10.5.x and 10.6.x
Dimensions (WxDxH):17.7 x 22.5 x 11.3
DVD/CD printing: Yes
Mac compatibility: Yes
Wireless technologies:Wired

Paper Handling

A6 Card: Yes
Borderless printing media sizes:4x6, 5x7
Envelopes sizes:10, C6, DL
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5, A6
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B6
Photo paper sizes:4x6,5x7

Ports & interfaces

USB version:2.0

Print Technology

Maximum Resolution:5760 x 1440
Number of print cartridges:6
Print technology:Inkjet
Printing colors:Black, Cyan, Light cyan, Light magenta, Magenta, Yellow


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


Borderless printing: Yes
Print speed (10x15 cm):11
Print speed (color photo, normal quality):5


Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Bundled software:Epson Print CD\nWeb to Page\nEasy Photo Print
Drivers included: Yes

Sound Emission

Noise Level:34.7


Card reader integrated: No

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

Technical Details

Color of product:Black
Network ready: No
Power consumption (off):0.2
Printer management:Auto Photo Correction, ICM

Weight & Dimensions