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Epson Stylus Color 740

alaTest has collected and analyzed 228 reviews of Epson Stylus Color 740. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People really like the size and design. The print quality and usability also get good views, whereas the paper handling and price get mixed comments. Many are critical about the noise and reliability.

performance, usability, print quality, design, size

reliability, noise

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Epson Stylus Color 740 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 68/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 95 user reviews of Epson Stylus Color 740 from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Printers on Reviewers really like the size and design. The usability and price also get good opinions. The noise and reliability get critical reviews. There are some mixed comments about the paper handling.

performance, price, usability, design, size

reliability, noise

68% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Gil Loyola (

Epson Stylus Color 740


High-quality output ; built-in serial and USB ports ; easy-to-use software


New Ink-Jet is Not all Business

Jan, 1999

Consumer review by: shoerep (

740 reasons to go EPSON


Much more reliable then any other I have previously had.

Granted, it is a bit noisy & does take a while to fire up.

Jan, 2004

Consumer review by: DeeDee (

Love this little trooper!


Great printer; no problems like I had with my apple printer


Nov, 2003

Consumer review by: Roger (

Another EPSON printer that drives you crazy


Prints very nice when it prints

Jamming paper and print head banging in the side walls

May, 2003

Consumer review by: (

This printer is driving me crazy!


Good print quality, when it prints.

Over-priced cartridges, which must be bought often; Noisy

May, 2003

Product Specifications

When it's time to get down to business, nothing beats the Epson Stylus Color 740. Whether you're printing the latest sales report, new business proposal, or company Christmas cards, the Stylus Color 740 always delivers clean, professional looking documents. How do they do it? Epson's innovative Micro Piezo technology produces smaller than ever ink droplets, which means you'll get 1440 dpi color images that are noticeably richer and finely detailed. And with the 740's AcuPhoto Halftoning plus quick drying inks, all your black text is always laser sharp and smudge-free. For both Windows and Macintosh users, this inkjet printer provides fast document delivery at print speeds of 5PPM for color and 6PPM for black text. And the Stylus Color 740 can handle all types of media, from envelopes and card stock to labels and banners. Especially impressive is the printer's enhanced talent for producing great looking overhead transparencies. The Stylus Color 740 support parallel, serial and USB interfaces. And because it has a USB port, the 740 can be used with the new Macintosh iMac computer. It comes with software drivers for Windows 3.1x/95/98, Windows NT 4.0x, and Macintosh System 7x and 8x.

Dimensions & Weight



Compatibility:Mac / PC
Country Kits:France
Product Line:Epson Stylus Color


Color:Blue / White/White


Type: None


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Connectivity Technology:Wired
Form Factor:Desktop
Interface:Parallel / Serial / USB
Language Simulation:EPSON ESC/P 2
Max H-Resolution B/W:1440dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:1440dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in) / Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)/A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in) / Legal (8.5 in x 14 in) / Panoramic A2 (8.27 in x 23.4 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):6ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:720dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:720dpi
Media Path Type:Straight
Media Type:Business cards / Coated paper / Envelopes / Photo paper / Plain paper / Transparencies/Glossy paper / Iron-on transfers / Photo paper / Plain paper / Transparencies
Output Type:Color
PostScript Support:N/A/Not available
Total Media Capacity:100sheets
Type:Personal printer


Installed Size:64KB
Max Supported Size:64KB


Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 7.0 / Apple MacOS 8.0 / Microsoft Windows 3.x / Microsoft Windows 95 / Microsoft Windows 98 / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0/Apple MacOS 7.5.3 or later / Microsoft DOS / Microsoft Windows 3.x/95/98 / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0