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Epson Stylus Color 860

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 reviews of Epson Stylus Color 860. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviews about the design and noise are on the whole positive. The usability and price also get good views, whereas many are less positive about the size.

performance, price, usability, noise, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Epson Stylus Color 860 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Epson Stylus Color 860


alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Epson Stylus Color 860 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on People are impressed by the size and noise. The usability and price are also appreciated.

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88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Epson Stylus Color 860 Inkjet PrinterEpson Stylus Color 860 Inkjet Printer

Jun, 2018

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Epson Stylus Color 860


In Epsons more than comprehensive range it sits near the top, offering high speed in addition to impressive print quality.

Sep, 2000

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So far so good...


This printer is perfect for almost any job. Every time I print something out, it looks exactly the same as it does on the screen. Color reproduction: perfect. If you want REALLY sharp color, look for the Epson "photo" printers which have 6 different...

fast printing, high dpi, sharp images

found none yet

Aug, 2001

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So so printer for a stiff price ...


I bought this printer about a year ago after I read the review from the ZDNET. The main attraction for me at that time was the Black & Write printing speed and relative fast color printing speed. So I bought it for over $200. What a mistake thinking it...

Black & White Speed Demon ; Non Epson brand generic Cartridge Usable ; Good for office usage

Mediocre Photo Quality ; Expensive Cartridge ; Inflexible changing cartridges ; Show print mark on the back

Jul, 2001

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Good printer for the $.


On regular paper-decent color with decent black printing on the fast/middle quality print. Upping the print quality does help a lot, but slow the print down drastically. Should not be used if you need quick prints. It is faster than my old 800 color,...

Very good price online (had a fantastic rebate too).

Uses color ink fairly quickly. Hard to find 860 ink refills on the staples.

Feb, 2001

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Printer Power!


Talk about fun! I own a Epson Stylus 860 Printer and it is a blast!

Beautiful Prints with ease!

Have not found any yet.

Nov, 2000

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USB + Win95 = :-(


I use to research computer products prior to buying them and did so for this product. From others' reviews, I ultimately decided on the Epson Stylus Color 860.

Amazing quality for a non-"Photo" printer

Big, No USB compatibility with WIN95

Oct, 2000

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Epson 860-The right printer for the right price.


I have used only epson printers throughout my life, but I do not regret this. I have found them to be on of the best in print quality out there. I do admit that they are slower than advertised, but it is well worth the quality that you will get....

High Quality Printing, Good Price

High Priced Ink, Continuous Self-Cleaning, Slower than most other printers.

Oct, 2000

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Fast, Quiet, Cheap! with some reservations


The Epson 860 was my replacement for my Epson 740! Since they use the same print cartridge, the print quality is the same as the 740/740i. However, it IS much quieter and faster. The case and letter slot feel studier as well.

FAST, quiet, sleek design

Not as sharp as some new inkjets

Oct, 2000

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Epson Stylus 860--A good printer for a novice


Ok, I admit it. I am spoiled. But it isn't my fault. My husband is the one to blame!!! Actually, he looks out for me, so that I won't be inconvenienced at any time! He also likes to make me feel like I know what I am doing, especially when it...

Simple to use, quick, excellent quality print

expensive ink cartridges.

Aug, 2000

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Good bet for the price


I have long been a fan of epson printers, and keep climbing up the numbers with each new one. I have had the 400, 600 and the 740 prior to this one. The only problem that I have with epson printers is that they don't seem to last as long as the HP...

Great graphics printing

Doesn't hold up in the long run

Jul, 2000

Product Specifications

It works fast. It works hard. It comes from a line of award-winners. The EPSON Stylus Color 860 is a serious business ink jet printer. From the very first page it prints, the EPSON Stylus Color 860 gives you clean and crisp output. Spreadsheets sizzle. Presentations are more powerful. Overheads are more overwhelming. Even memos are, well, more memorable. The EPSON Stylus Color 860 will do the job wherever you need it, even in the most demanding business networks. The printer is fully compatible with Windows, Mac OS and will run hard and fast to meet your business needs.

Dimensions & Weight



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




Type: None


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Other Features



Connectivity Technology:Wired
Form Factor:Desktop
Interface:Parallel / USB
Language Simulation:EPSON ESC/P/EPSON ESC/P 2 / IBM X24E
Max H-Resolution B/W:1440dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:1440dpi
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)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):9.5ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:720dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:720dpi
Media Path Type:Straight
Media Type:Envelopes / High-gloss film / Iron-on transfers / Photo paper / Photo stickers / Plain paper / Transparencies/Envelopes / High-gloss film / Iron-on transfers / Photo paper / Plain paper / Transparencies
Monthly Duty Cycle Range (Printer Class):1,000 - 9,999 pages
Output Type:Color
PostScript Support:N/A/Not available
Total Media Capacity:100sheets
Type:Personal printer


Installed Size:256KB/32KB
Max Supported Size:256KB/32KB


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Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 7.5.1 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 3.x/95/98 / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 or later/Apple MacOS 8.1 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 3.x/95/98 / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 or later

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