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Epson Stylus C80

alaTest has collected and analyzed 477 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the design and usability are generally positive. The print quality and performance are also mentioned favorably. Comments are divided on the reliability. Some have doubts about the size and paper handling.

value for money, performance, print quality, usability, design

noise, paper handling, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Epson Stylus C80 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 477 reviews)

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Great speed and excellent print quality, even on plain paper ; Economical ; Individual ink cartridges

Occasional problems using OS X driver software. company

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Epson Stylus C80


Zippy performance, reasonable purchase price and ink costs, and high-quality photo graphics make this model a good bet for anyone not concerned with top-quality text.

Editor's Choice!

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Epson Stylus C80


At almost twice the initial cost of the budget C60, the Epson Stylus C80 packs a lot more technology into a sturdier unit that produces output with better color fidelity and image quality—and it's even faster than the C60. And unlike the C60, which...


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Epson Stylus C80


The Stylus C80 is the most exciting printer we've seen in a long time: it's an excellent general-purpose ink-jet that's equally suited to printing spreadsheets, long documents, newsletters, and photographs. What makes the Stylus C80 so notable,...

Great speed and excellent print quality, even on plain paper ; economical ; individual ink cartridges

Occasional problems using OS X driver software. company

Excellent Bundle of Features in a Low-Priced Ink-Jet Printer

Consumer review by:

Works for a little while


used to print great pictures; cheap

poor quality even after cleaning many, many times.

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Do not buy one of these



extensive banding, expensive ink cartridges

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It sometimes works...kind of.

Paper jams, consumes a lot of ink, ink catridges = $$$

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C80 is not worth the price - better off w/ inexpensive CANON


For the price -- NONE!

Jets clog frequently, ink collects on rollers, gets on paper

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when it decides to work it has quick printout for text

rarely works, frequent paper jams, ink heads always dirty

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Bad purchase.


Print is O.K.

Have to clean and re-align the heads constantly.

Product Specifications

The EPSON Stylus C80 is a high-speed, 4-color printer for the advanced home and small business user. Combining a separate cartridge 4-color system and pigment inks for superior plain paper printing, documents are waterfast, lightfast and smudge proof as soon as they leave the printer. It also offers exceptional print quality - combining 2880 dpi, 3 pl Ultra MicroDot and Variable-Sized Droplet Technology - providing high-speed text, DTP and photo quality printing as standard. Combining ultra-fast true black and color print performance, with superb print quality from its enhanced 2880 dpi print technology and the EPSON Perfect Picture Imaging System, the Stylus C80 is the ideal printer for individual power-users at home or in the office, and for work-groups of networked users. The Stylus C80 uses an advanced version of EPSON's Micro Piezo print head incorporating Variable Size Droplet Technology combined with 3 picoliter Ultra MicroDot ink droplets. Featuring a brand new, wide print head design, the Stylus C80 is able to provide much greater coverage for each pass of the printhead over the paper. This, combined with advanced stepper motor design to allow high speed paper feeding, means the Stylus C80 can achieve very high speed black text printing. Four Intellidge ink cartridges are used and allow the individual colors to be replaced as and when they run out. In applications where long print runs of similar colored output are produced, this technology will allow significant cost savings. A major advance for the Stylus C80 is the use of a new pigment ink for both black and color inks. These have been developed specifically to offer laser sharp performance in black and color on plain paper. The quick drying inks are smudge proof, water proof and light fast allowing the output from a Stylus C80 to be used in a wide variety of applications where durable or archive quality output is required.

Dimensions & Weight



Compatibility:Mac / PC
Country Kits:France
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Epson Stylus


Color:Light gray/Translucent / White


Type: None


Type:None/Print server


Connectivity Technology:Wired
Form Factor:Desktop
Interface:Ethernet 10/100Base-TX / Parallel / USB/Parallel / USB
Language Simulation:EPSON ESC/P/EPSON ESC/P / EPSON ESC/P 2
Max H-Resolution B/W:2880dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:2880dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in)/A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in) / Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)/Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):20ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):10.5ppm/8ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:720dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:720dpi
Media Path Type:Straight
Media Type:Banners / Bond paper / Cards / Envelopes / Heavy-weight matte paper / Matte paper / Photo paper / Plain paper / Self-adhesive sheets / Semi-gloss photo paper / Transparencies/Banners / Envelopes / Glossy photo film / Glossy photo paper / Greeting cards / Iron-on transfers / Labels / Photo paper / Plain paper / Transparencies/Glossy photo paper / Heavy-weight matte paper / Matte paper / Photo paper / Plain paper / Semi-gloss photo paper / Transparencies
Monthly Duty Cycle Range (Printer Class):1,000 - 9,999 pages/Less than 1,000 pages
Output Type:Color
Total Media Capacity:150pages/150sheets
Type:Personal printer/Workgroup printer


Installed Size:256KB
Max Supported Size:256KB


Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 8.1 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / NT4.0 / Microsoft Windows 95/98 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 or later / Microsoft Windows XP/Apple MacOS 8.5.1 or later / Apple MacOS 9.1 / Apple MacOS X / Microsoft Windows 2000 / NT4.0 / Microsoft Windows 95/98 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP/Apple MacOS 8.5.1 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / NT4.0 / Microsoft Windows 95/98 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP