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Epson Stylus C86

alaTest has collected and analyzed 855 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the usability and design are generally positive. The performance and build quality also get good feedback. Many are negative about the paper handling.

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

paper handling

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Epson Stylus C86 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Epson Stylus C86

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 15 user reviews of Epson Stylus C86 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk.

value for money, size, ink consumption, print quality, usability

performance

47% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Epson Stylus C86 Photo Edition Colour InkjetEpson Stylus C86 Photo Edition Colour InkjetNZXT Source 210 ELITE Midtower Case with 3.0 USB - White

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Amazon.com review summary for Epson Stylus C86

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 660 user reviews of Epson Stylus C86 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com.

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

paper handling

63% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: NZXT Source 210 ELITE Midtower Case with 3.0 USB - WhiteEpson Stylus C86 Ink Jet Printer (C11C574001)

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Epson Stylus C86

 

Like the C66, the C86 uses Epson's DuraBrite inks, with a separate cartridge for each color. Epson likes to stress that these inks are water-, smudge-, and light-resistant. We found the water and smudge resistance less robust immediately after printing...

Text rates as excellent. Photos are just short of excellent. DuraBrite ink is water-resistant once dry

Plain paper with full-page or nearly full page graphics tends to curl. Slight banding in graphics in default mode

Few ink jets produce better-looking output than the Epson Stylus C86, especially for text. Performance is less than ideal, but not slow enough to be a major problem. And our rundown tests peg its cost per page as relatively low for both monochrome and...

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EPSON Stylus C86 Inkjet Printer

 

Epson's C86 four-color inkjet printer delivers up to 22 pages per minute (ppm) in black and up to 12 ppm in color. The device has a USB memory card reader, which is convenient for printing from digital media on the fly. The C86 also ships with a kit...

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NZXT Source 210 Elite review

 

It's inexpensive and not a bad looker, but this case's build quality lets it down

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Epson Stylus C86 Inkjet Printer

 

Epson's DuraBrite® is a pigment-based ink technology that not only gives superior image quality, but provides water, smudge, and light resistance. Note that Epson guarantees only the ink to be resistant to water and fading, not the paper you use to...

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Epson Stylus C86 Photo Edition

 

USB printers are all the rage nowadays, but some people might still want to print using their parallel port.

For the few people who require a colour printer but aren't quite so fussy about their photos, this is a fair option, though its higher-than-average price tag, especially when compared to rivals with similar features, means it can't offer the same value...

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You'd have to keep using this printer or it clogs.

 

Don't waste your money on it or ink.

Cheap ? (I cannot tell because I could not make this printer, given from a friend, work. It was dead on arrival.)

Printer heads get clogged too easily if the printer is not used for a few months ; Head cleaning requires ink cartridges that have plenty of ink, and sometimes it doesn't work. I had to throw away the printer

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Epson Stylus C86

 

I, as many others before me, purchased my C86 based on the Epson name and price range. Unfortunately, I failed to do the necessary research before making my purchase. Like many other reviews on this site, mine is about my printer dying after about 14...

cheap, good print quality when new

Clogging ink, not worth repairing

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Disposable Printer

 

I'll pass on the oppinion of the service center guy I spoke with. He suggested putting a sticker on the printer, with the date the warranty expires. after that date, stop buying anything for this printer, and just throw it away. No joke, he litterally...

Works great until the warranty expires

Designe flaw - Like everyone elses, the ink gets clogged and it stops printing. After the warranty expires, of course

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Seiko Epson really stinks, Never Again!

 

Seiko Epson really stinks, Never Again! I purchased the Epson Stylus C84 about eleven months ago, most of my print jobs are documents, I noticed that the black ink cartridge was getting low too fast. I couldnt believe how much ink the printer was...

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Do not buy this printer!

 

I loved this printer until I ran out of black ink. Then, despite replacement with a genuine Epson cartridge, the printer never again would print in black. Epson was absolutely no help. Since servicing the printer costs as much as a new one, I am...

Prints very quietly

Ink jets clog

Product Specifications

The EPSON Stylus C86 is a no-compromise solution to home and small business printing. It brings class leading resolution to documents, graphics and photos, with the added quality and efficiency of EPSON DURABrite inks and individual ink cartridges. The EPSON Stylus C86 combines excellent text, graphics and photo printing with ease of use and cost-efficiency. It offers home and business users class-leading resolution, longer-lasting EPSON DURABrite inks and versatile, cost-saving individual ink cartridges.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:23.3in
Height:12.1in
Weight:9.3lbs/9.7lbs
Width:18.1in

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC
Country Kits:N/a
Localization:N/a
Manufacturer:Epson/PC Concepts
Model:C86
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Epson Stylus/PC Concepts Choose Your Weapon

Input Device

Buttons Qty:2
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Form Factor:External
Type:Joystick

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Dark gray / Silver

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Type: None

Printer

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Interface:Parallel / USB
Language Simulation:EPSON ESC/P Raster / EPSON Remote
Max H-Resolution B/W:5760dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:5760dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):22ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):12ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:1440dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:1440dpi
Media Type:Bond paper / Cards / Envelopes / Glossy photo paper / Heavy-weight matte paper / Matte paper / Photo paper / Plain paper / Semi-gloss photo paper / Transparencies/Bond paper / Cards / Envelopes / Glossy photo paper / Heavy-weight matte paper / Photo paper / Plain paper / Semi-gloss photo paper / Transparencies
Output Type:Color
Technology:Ink-jet
Total Media Capacity:120sheets
Type:Personal printer

RAM

Installed Size:128KB

Scanner

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 8.6 or later / Apple MacOS X 10.1.3 or later / Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Apple MacOS 9.1 / Apple MacOS X 10.1.3 / Apple MacOS X 10.3.x / Microsoft Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP
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