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Epson Stylus Color 980

alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 reviews of Epson Stylus Color 980. 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 durability and print quality are generally positive. The usability and reliability are also appreciated, but the design and noise get negative opinions.

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noise, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Epson Stylus Color 980 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of Epson Stylus Color 980 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 Reviewers really like the price. The reliability also gets good opinions. Some have doubts about the noise.

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92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Epson Stylus 980 Color InkJet PrinterEpson Stylus 980 Color InkJet Printer

Apr, 2018

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Epson America Stylus Color 980 2880X720 13ppm


WHAT'S HOT: Epson's Stylus Color 980 prints faster than any other model in our Top 10 chart. It churns out text at 6.6 ppm and prints graphics at 2 ppm--almost twice the speed of the next-fastest ink jet. That's a lot of performance for $249. Its...

Oct, 2000

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Epson Stylus Color 980


Almost as fast as a monochrome laser, but its graphics don't live up to the ideal.

The 980 makes a workhorse machine for the small office or home, though print quality could be better.

Oct, 2000

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Epson Stylus color 980 2880X720 13PPM


The speedy Stylus Color 980 is a workhorse for the small office or home, but its print quality could be better.

Oct, 2000

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Epson Stylus Color 980


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Epson - Stylus Color 980


Epson's Stylus Color 980 is a big, no-nonsense inkjet printer, capable of printing pages up to oversize A4 in a conventional way, from a paper tray angled at the back of the machine to a telescopic ...

This is a substantial inkjet printer, which will suit the serious home user or small business. It can print plain text very quickly, and photos at very high quality. Although not the quietest of machines, it's still easy to control and versatile in the...

Jun, 2001

Product Specifications

Stylus Color 980 is the ideal printer for all printing needs in the small office, offering break-through print resolution with improved print quality for office documents and photo images. This is achieved with higher print speeds both for mono and color printing. Combining ultra-fast true black and color print performance, with superb print quality and the Epson Perfect Picture Imaging System, Stylus Color 980 is the ideal printer for individual power-users at home or in the office, and for workgroups of networked users. Stylus Color 980 uses an advanced version of Epson's Micro Piezo print head incorporating Variable Size Droplet Technology combined with 4 picoliter Ultra MicroDot ink droplets.


Certification:UL1950 with D3, CSA C22.2, No. 950 with D3,RFI: FCC Part 15 subpart B Class B, CSA C108.8 Class B
Energy Star certified: Yes

Dimensions & Weight


Energy Management

Power consumption (typical):30


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

Input Capacity

Input capacity for envelopes (primary tray):10
Standard input capacity:100




Type: None


Type:None/Print server

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 85
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 85
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60

Other Features


Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:30

Paper Handling

Envelopes sizes:C6, DL
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Non-ISO print media sizes:Executive, Legal, Letter
Standard tray media types:Card stock, Envelopes, Glossy paper, Iron-On Transfers, Photo paper, Plain paper, Transparencies

Ports & interfaces

Bidirectional: Yes


Power consumption (typical):30

Print Technology

Color: Yes
Maximum Resolution:2880 x 720
Print head nozzles:192, 96


Connectivity Technology:Wired
Form Factor:Desktop
Interface:Ethernet 10/100Base-TX / IEEE1394 FireWire / Parallel / USB/Parallel / USB
Language Simulation:EPSON ESC/P 2/EPSON ESC/P 2 / IBM X24E
Max H-Resolution B/W:2880dpi/720dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:2880dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):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):13ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):10.5ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:720dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:720dpi
Media Path Type:Straight
Media Type:Banners / Envelopes / Glossy photo film / Glossy photo paper / Greeting cards / Iron-on transfers / Labels / Photo paper / Plain paper / Transparencies
Monthly Duty Cycle Range (Printer Class):1,000 - 9,999 pages
Output Type:Color
PostScript Support:Optional
Total Media Capacity:100sheets
Type:Personal printer


Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):13
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):10.5


Installed Size:256KB


Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

Compatible operating systems:Windows 95, 98, Me, 2000, XP, NT4.0\nMac OS 8.5.1 - 9.1, OS X
Mac compatibility: Yes
OS Required:Apple MacOS 7.5.1 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 3.x/95/98 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows NT 3.51 or later / Microsoft Windows XP/Apple MacOS 7.5.1 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / NT4.0 / Microsoft Windows 3.x/95/98 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP

Technical Details

Dimensions (WxDxH):18.4 x 12.8 x 11.6
Interface:USB, Parallel (IEEE-1284)
Power Requirements:120-240V AC +/- 10% 50 - 60Hz
Print technology:Inkjet

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:12.3 / 18.5