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Epson Stylus Photo 1270

alaTest has collected and analyzed 170 reviews of Epson Stylus Photo 1270. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviews about the design and durability are generally positive. The usability and performance also get good reviews. Comments are divided on the reliability. The paper handling and print quality get critical comments.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Epson Stylus Photo 1270 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 69/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Epson Stylus Photo 1270


alaTest has collected and analyzed 94 user reviews of Epson Stylus Photo 1270 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on People are impressed by the durability and design. The performance and usability are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the paper handling and print quality.

price, usability, performance, design, durability

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85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

May, 2018

Expert review by (

Epson Stylus Photo 1270


The Epson Stylus Photo 1270, the smaller format Stylus Photo 870 and the Stylus Photo 875DC printers represent the absolute best in current inkjet photo printing technology at the time of this writing

Every year Epson brings out a new line of printers and each year they get better. I can't imagine what they will do next year to top these printers because they already produce the same photo quality as prints made in color photo labs

May, 2000

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Epson Stylus Photo 1270 photo quality printer


My last printer was purchased in 1988. It's an Epson. Dot matrix. 24 pin. Pretty swish for 1988

I bought this thing. It's great

Aug, 2000

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (

Epson Stylus Photo 1270 Delivers Large, Lasting Images


Thankfully, Epson hasn't sacrificed its hallmark industry-leading image-printing quality for longevity. In both black-and-white and color images, the detail, contrast, and dynamic range lead the desktop-printer pack.

This article seemed like a great review of product I'm interested in purchasing, except for all the contradictory information! The sidebar states the target user for the Epson 1270 is artisit and designers, then, toward the end of the article, states...

Jun, 2000

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Epson Stylus Photo 1270


The Epson Stylus Photo 1270 is a hefty printer. It measures 15.5 by 23.5 by 31 inches (HWD) with all trays extended. The 1270 has a maximum true hardware resolution of 1,440-by-720 dpi and uses a variable-size droplet technology (VSDT) that produces...

Sep, 2001

Consumer review (

Very satisfied


Excelent print quality, very quiet

Ink seems to go fast

Aug, 2003

Product Specifications

The Stylus Photo 1270 is a high quality A3+ printer ideal as a dedicated Photo Printer or for the everyday over size printing requirements of photographers, business users, and home enthusiasts. In addition, the newly introduced inks and paper media used by the Stylus Photo 1270 provide in excess of 10 years light fastness for images printed on EPSON Premium Glossy Photo paper and Matte Paper Heavyweight. Using the latest Photo Reproduction Quality technology incorporating the EPSON Perfect Picture Imaging System, true Photo-Quality performance comes as standard without the need for additional upgrades, while printing on plain paper has been improved even further. The Stylus Photo 1270 uses a combination of 4pl Ultra Micro Dot, advanced Variable sized droplet technology, PhotoEnhance 4 and 1440dpi printing to produce superb print results on plain paper, coupled with high speed photo printing on specialist media. A newly designed case, combined with exceptionally quiet operation make this printer an ideal desktop companion.


Color:Cyan / Light cyan / Light magenta / Magenta / Yellow
Consumable Type:Print cartridge

Dimensions & Weight



Consumable Subcategory:Cartridges
Printer Consumable Class:Consumables and kits


Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC
Country Kits:United States
Model:1270/1270 Demo/T0530
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Epson/Epson Stylus Photo


Category of Accessory:Printing consumables


Type: None


Type: None

Other Features



Connectivity Technology:Wired
Form Factor:Desktop
Interface:Parallel / USB
Language Simulation:EPSON ESC/P 2/EPSON ESC/P 2 / IBM X24E
Max H-Resolution B/W:1440dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:1440dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):A3 (11.7 in x 16.5 in) / Super B (13 in x 19 in)/A3 plus (13 in x 16.65 in)/Super B (13 in x 19 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):9ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):8.8ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:720dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:720dpi
Media Path Type:Straight
Media Type:Coated paper / Envelopes / Glossy paper / Photo paper / Plain paper / Transparencies
Output Type:Color
PostScript Support:Not available
Total Media Capacity:100sheets
Type:Photo printer


Installed Size:256KB
Max Supported Size:256KB


Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 7.5 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 95/98 / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0

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