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Epson LQ 2180

alaTest has collected and analyzed 240 reviews of Epson LQ 2180. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and reliability. The usability and performance also get good feedback, but the paper handling and size get less positive reviews.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Epson LQ 2180 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Epson LQ 2180 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on People are impressed by the usability.


67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Epson Stylus Pro 4880 - 17" large-format printer - colour - ink-jet - A2, ANSI C, Roll (43.2 cm) - 2880 dpi x 1440 dpi - up to 12.8 sq.m/hour - capacEpson Stylus Pro 4880 - 17" large-format printer - colour - ink-jet - A2, ANSI C, Roll (43.2 cm) - 2880 dpi x 1440 dpi - up to 12.8 sq.m/hour - capac

Oct, 2017

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 user reviews of Epson LQ 2180 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Reviewers are impressed by the durability and design. The performance and usability are also appreciated. There are some critical views about the paper handling and ink consumption, while comments are divided on the reliability.

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86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Oct, 2017

Expert review by: (

Epson Stylus NX415 All-in-One Printer


If you're in the market for a new all-in-one personal printer, the NX415 makes a good choice. With the pricing currently being offered by Epson, it's an excellent value, and you should be able to save on ink and paper with this unit. Wifi or Ethernet...

Print, scan and copy with one unit34ppm black/color draft printing speed4.3ppm black/color laser quality printing speed4-color ink system2.5 color LCD and built-in memory card slots

The Epson Stylus NX415 all-in-one printer is the latest in Epson's...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: George Schaub (

Epsonâ-'s Stylus Pro 4800; Monochrome Digital Printing Has Arrived


Cool to neutral: This photo from a digital camera was printed in Advanced Black and White mode on the Epson Stylus Pro 4800 using the "Cool" setting.

Nov, 2005

Expert review by: D-Photo (

Epson 4800 Extended Test Pt2 – 152


In our last issue TPM's managing editor Tim Steele described his experience with the Epson 4800 inkjet printer using Photo Black ink and Epson's glossy, semi-gloss and semi-matt papers.

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: 111 (

Great printer for the $!


Great quality prints! Easy to use. Ink last!


Oct, 2004

Consumer review by: Alan A (

You'll love it, you'll hate it. It will make you crazy.


The output is fabulous -- and for this price, A2 prints!

It is a twitchy machine that will drive you nuts.

Jul, 2003

Consumer review by: David Hanks (

Epson Stylus Colour 3000 - beware


Print size up to A2 which is an attractive feature

Rubber roller is uneven causing colour bleed at end of print

Dec, 2002

Consumer review by: N/A (

Epson NX415 Printer: Good scanner. Don't buy to print


Straight from EPSON's website: FAQ Q: Can the printer still print if an ink cartridge is expended or not installed? A: No. The printer will not operate if any cartridge is expended or removed. It's best to always have extra cartridges on hand. What...

My schools use HP and Epson so I figured they where a trusty brand. I picked this up at BM store and was happy with the printing and scanning results..until I ran out of ink

I've NEVER printed anything in color since I bought this printer. I've ONLY printed sheet music in black and white, draft quality, and greyscale. THAT'S IT! Yet I've had to buy Cyan cuz it ran out first, then the next color cartridge, what gives? This...

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: Killernator (

Cannot Recomend-Please do not waste your money.


I've learned a lesson. I should have done my research better. Mainly I should have priced replacement ink before buying. This Epson needs 4 seperate cartidges were most printers only need 2. You cannot buy all 4 in a single package so you end up...

Newegg shipped it fast ; Purcahsed 8/3/2009 from NewEgg, arrived promptly and undamaged ; It still scans ; That's it for the pro's

1) Ink- Goes through ink faster than a 20.00 cheapy ; 2) If you run out of say Black ink well forget printing in blue even if it's full ; 3) Blue will not be full because even setting in grayscale it uses color ink. I have no idea how this does this....

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (

Very Disappointed!


Fair to good print output. Basic print speed fair. Newegg's shipping awesome

Had to send this back under the warranty. A paper misfeed during photo printing apparantly caused the print head to clog. Couldn't clear it with multiple head cleanings. I also own another epson, model 500. Same thing. I won't be buying Epson again

May, 2010

Consumer review by: Wish (

Not So Awesome


Because Epson uses a chip system, it's really hard to use refurbished cartridges (what a surprise!), which is not lovely for a grad student like me. It's an OK machine, but takes a while and just isn't nearly as good as the simple Epson I had for 4...

3-in-1 is AWESOME ; I love having a scanner

Goes through ink really quickly ; Cartridges expensive ; draft print setting is completely useless ; if you run out of one ink cartridge the whole thing won't work

Apr, 2010

Product Specifications

Designed in collaboration with some of the world's best-known photographers and printmakers, the EPSON Stylus Pro 9600 printer incorporates technologies that have never before been available to large format printing professionals. Representing advancements in ink, print head and print engine design, this next-generation, professional level 44-inch (SP9600) printer will produce some of the world's most exciting photographic prints. EPSON UltraChrome Ink - a true milestone in pigmented ink technology - can produce color prints with a color gamut approaching today's standard dye ink technologies. And for the first time, produce professional level black and white prints capable of pleasing the most demanding black and white photographers. To take full advantage of this remarkable ink technology, Epson has developed a brand new Micro Piezo DX3 print head that can produce an astonishing resolution of 2880 x 1440 dpi. Designed specifically for 7-color printing, Epson's most advanced print head delivers a level of photographic quality that must be seen to be believed. A brand new print engine design capable of handling virtually any media type also incorporates innovative ideas that include true BorderFree printing, intelligent high-capacity ink systems, easy loading ink and media, and fast print speeds. Epson has once again set the standard for professional level photographic printing. Never before have creative professionals had such a powerful tool allowing them to produce their vision without compromise. Whether for your own enjoyment or for resale, photographic prints produced by this breakthrough technology will forever change your perception of digital printmaking. Although EPSON UltraChrome Ink technology will become a new standard in professional ink systems, the EPSON Stylus Pro 9600 is also available with EPSON Photographic Dye inks for those who have already built printing workflows using this award-winning ink technology. Available as a 6-color inking model (CcMmYKK), EPSON Photographic Dye Ink along with EPSON ColorLife Media will produce the highest level of photographic quality along with a lightfastness rating up to 26 years in color under glass.


Cartridge Features:Epson QuickDry
Color:Black/Light magenta/Pigmented light magenta
Consumable Type:Ink tank/Print cartridge/Print cartridge (photo)/Waste ink tray


Automatic Duplexing: None
Max Copying Speed B/W:33ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:33ppm

Dimensions & Weight


Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Standard Media Capacity:100sheets

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Consumable Subcategory:Cartridges/Maintenance supplies and parts
Printer Consumable Class:Consumables and kits


Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC
Country Kits:France/Italy/N/a/North America/Portugal/United States
Model:2180/3000/J8000/NX415/Pro 10000/Pro 4800/Pro 4800 Color Base/Pro 4800 ColorBurst Edition/Pro 4800 Portrait Edition/Pro 4800 Professional Edition/Pro 4880/Pro 4880 Portrait Edition/Pro 9000/Pro 9600/T499/T5436/T5446
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Epson/Epson LQ/Epson Stylus/Epson Stylus Color/Epson TM/Epson UltraChrome

Media formats

Maximum roll width:17


Category of Accessory:Printer accessories/Printing consumables
Color:Black / Blue / White/White
Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista/Compatible with Windows 7/Works with Windows Vista
Product Type:Paper cutter/Printer cutter blade/Printer dual roll feed spindle/Printer manual cutter blade/Printer spindle
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista/Works with Windows Vista


Type: None


Type:None/Print server

Office Machine

Functions:Copier / Printer / Scanner
Printing Output Type:Color
Printing Technology:Ink-jet
Type:Printer / copier / scanner

Paper Handling

Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:USB / USB host
PC Connection Availability: Yes


Connectivity Technology:Wired
Form Factor:Desktop/Stationary
Interface:Ethernet 10/100Base-TX / IEEE1394 FireWire / USB/Ethernet 10/100Base-TX / USB/IEEE1394 FireWire / Parallel / USB/IEEE1394 FireWire / USB/Parallel/Parallel / Serial/Parallel / Serial / USB/Parallel / USB
Language Simulation:EPSON ESC/P / EPSON ESC/P 2/EPSON ESC/P 2/EPSON ESC/P 2 / EPSON GL/2 / HP GL / IBM XL24E /EPSON ESC/P 2 / IBM 2390 / IBM 2391 Plus/EPSON ESC/P 2 / IBM 2391 Plus / IBM PPR/EPSON ESC/P 2 / IBM PPR/EPSON ESC/P 2 / IBM XL24E /EPSON ESC/P 2 / PostScript 3
Large Format Printer Size:17"/44"
Large Format Printer Size (metric):1118 mm/432 mm
Max H-Resolution B/W:1440dpi/2880dpi/360dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:1440dpi/2880dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):A2 (16.5 in x 23.4 in)/A2 (16.5 in x 23.4 in) / ANSI C (17 in x 22 in) / Roll (17 in)/A2 (16.5 in x 23.4 in) / Roll (17 in)/A3 (11.7 in x 16.5 in)/A3 (11.7 in x 16.5 in) / Letter Extra (9.57 in x 13.27 in)/A3 (11.7 in x 16.5 in) / Roll A2 (16.5 in)/A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in) / Letter A Size (8.5 in x 11 in)/ANSI C (17 in x 22 in) / Roll (17 in)/B0 (39.37 in x 55.67 in) / Roll (36 in x 150 ft)/Roll (44 in)
Max Printing Speed:137.8sq.ft/hour/14.7lines/sec/191.6sq.ft/hour/230.3sq.ft/hour/480char/sec/64.6sq.ft/hour
Max Printing Speed (ppm):6ppm/7ppm
Max Printing Speed Color:215.3sq.ft/hour
Max V-Resolution B/W:1440dpi/360dpi/720dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:1440dpi/720dpi
Media Path Type:Curved/Curved / Straight/Straight
Media Type:Continuous forms / Envelopes / Glossy paper / Greeting cards / Labels / Plain paper/Continuous forms / Envelopes / Greeting cards / Labels / Plain paper/Continuous forms / Envelopes / Greeting cards / Plain paper/Continuous forms / Glossy film / Glossy paper / Glossy photo paper / Photo paper / Plain paper/Continuous forms / Photo paper / Plain paper/Continuous forms / Plain paper/Fine art paper / Glossy paper / Matte paper / Plain paper/Glossy greeting card paper+envelopes / Glossy paper / Photo paper / Plain paper/Glossy paper / High-gloss film / Photo paper / Plain paper / Self-adhesive sheets / Transparencies
Monthly Duty Cycle Range (Printer Class):10,000 - 19,999 pages
Output Type:Color/Monochrome
PostScript Support:Included/Not available/Optional
Roll Photo Paper Holder: Yes
Total Media Capacity:100sheets/130sheets/1rolls/250sheets/2rolls
Type:Large-format printer/Personal printer/POS receipt printer


Max Printing Speed B/W:34ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):34ppm
Max Printing Speed Color:34ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):34ppm
Max Resolution B/W:5760 x 1440 dpi
Max Resolution Color:5760 x 1440 dpi


Installed Size:128MB/18MB/4KB/64KB
Max Supported Size:64KB


Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /2 years warranty /Technical support

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 7.0 / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 3.x/95/98 / Microsoft Windows NT 3.51/Apple MacOS 7.0.1 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 3.x/95/98/Apple MacOS 7.5 or later / Microsoft Windows 95/98 / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 or later / UNIX/Apple MacOS 7.5.1 or later / Microsoft Windows 95/98 / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 or later/Apple MacOS 7.6.1 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 95/98 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 or later/Apple MacOS 8.5.1 or later / Apple MacOS 9.x / Microsoft Windows 2000 / NT4.0 / Microsoft Windows 95/98 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP/Apple MacOS 9 / Apple MacOS X / Microsoft Windows 98/2000/XP/Apple MacOS X 10.3.9 or later / Apple MacOS X 10.4 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional/Apple MacOS X 10.4.9 or later / Apple MacOS X 10.5 or later / Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows XP / Microsoft Wi