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Epson STYLUS PHOTO 1280

alaTest has collected and analyzed 262 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the durability and print quality. The size and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas views about the performance and price are mixed. Many are critical about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Epson STYLUS PHOTO 1280 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 67/100 = Good quality.

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(Based on 262 reviews)

3 expert reviews

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Amazon.com review summary for Epson STYLUS PHOTO 1280

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 229 user reviews of Epson STYLUS PHOTO 1280 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com.

design, performance, usability, print quality, size

reliability

76% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Epson Stylus Photo 1280 Inkjet Printer (Silver)Epson SP1280 Inkjet PrinterEpson SP1280 Inkjet Printer

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Epson Stylus Photo 1280

 

I bought my first Epson way, way back in the day. I had never purchased an inkjet before, since they were complete garbage at the time, and I had never purchased anything from Epson, since, well.... To give you an idea of where Epson stood at this...

Wide-format inkjet printer

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The Epson Stylus Photo 1280 Printer

 

Over the last few years the technology performance advances Epson has brought to ink jet photo printing has moved at an amazing pace.

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Epson 1280 Printer Review

 

This is a case of theoretical and marketing specs Vs. the real world. To repeat, there is essentially no visible difference to the naked eye in resolution, clarity or dithering visibility between Epson 1270 and 1280 prints. There i

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Brilliant Color, Easy to Use and Setup!!

 

Completed many design projects, and the qulality and presicion is excellent! Many variations and set ups that allow you to get what you want.

Color Quality, 4x6 to 13x19" printing, Color matching

None so far. perhaps set up a bluetooth or sample screen to it

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Great Printer For PHOTOS

 

Excellent reproduction on epson photo papers For the best ie cheapest results buy a continuous inking system and print away. Used for over a year on prints 12X16 inches Selling prints for 35 bucks each Many sold Everybody happy nuf said Review and...

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Epson Stylus Photo 1280

 

I bought the 1280 printer based on rave reviews by a fellow photographer who owned the Epson 1270. It worked fine for a short time, but then began to leave blue and red horizontal lines in anything I printed. I tried all the nozzle cleaner, head...

The printer produced nice prints at first at a good speed. I liked the borderless printing too. Ink cartridges are easy to change and are readily available. Although it is a bit wide, the printer is not tall and fit well into my computer hutch.

Print heads clog easily if the printer is not used often. I noticed that you need to keep it in use as it seemed the more you used it, the better it printed. But the constant streaking of prints became worse and I was unable to find a way to find a...

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Epson Stylus Photo 1280 - (Photo Printers)

 

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Epson Stylus Photo 1280

 

Big piece of junk. This is the second and last Epson printer that I will own. When they work, they do produce outstanding results. However, they rarely work. I thought maybe the 800 I had in the beginning was a bad one. But this 1280 has had issues...

Not too big or heavy.. I should be able to throw it out the window pretty far

Ink blobs on borderless printings ; Clogged ink heads ; Feeder backs up and prints double image ; Waste of ; Slow ; Ink, paper and time waste

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Epson Stylus Photo 1280

 

This printer produces superb photos. It is very hard to tell the difference between a photo from this printer an a lab print. Sometimes you can't. This printer is a little slow,large, and if it is not used a least once a week the heads clog. This can...

Lab quality

Slow Heads clog if not used. Large, has a large foot print and needs alot of desk space.

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Epson Stylus Photo 1280

 

This is my second review of this printer. I have use the printer for several years and highly recomend it. I was disappointed in the Epson drivers and have since gone to Print Fix software to build my own drivers.

Epson papers are great. I have gone to a bulk ink system and with print fix, print what I see. Matt is your best choice for a longer shelve life and I've printed hundreds of A3 sheets

Never could get the Epson drivers to work properly.

Product Specifications

Whether you're a professional photographer or a talented amateur, you want your best photo prints to last. That's precisely the thinking behind the Epson Stylus Photo 1280, the fast and friendly ink jet printer that brings you true, lightfast and water-resistant Photo Quality printing. With the Epson Stylus Photo 1280, your best shots will beam in brilliant, 6-color Photo Reproduction Quality on fade-resistant media rivaling anything you've seen on standard photo lab prints. You'll be in control as you conveniently print out everything from portfolios and soft proofs to panoramic and exhibition prints.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:12.2in/12in
Height:2.7in/6.9in
Weight:18.5lbs
Width:24in

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC
Manufacturer:Epson
Model:1280
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Epson Stylus Photo

Miscellaneous

Color:White

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Type: None

Printer

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Form Factor:Desktop
Interface:Parallel / USB
Language Simulation:EPSON ESC/P / IBM X24E
Max H-Resolution B/W:2880dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:2880dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):11 in x 14 in / A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in) / A6 (4.13 in x 5.83 in) / Legal (8.5 in x 14 in) / Letter Extra (9.57 in x 13.27 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:1.8min/page
Max V-Resolution B/W:720dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:720dpi
Media Path Type:Straight
Media Type:Banners / Coated paper / Envelopes / Glossy paper / Heavy-weight matte paper / Iron-on transfers / Matte paper / Photo paper / Plain paper / Transparencies/Banners / Coated paper / Envelopes / Glossy paper / Iron-on transfers / Photo paper / Plain paper / Transparencies
Output Type:Color
PostScript Support:Not available
Technology:Ink-jet
Total Media Capacity:100sheets
Type:Photo printer

RAM

Installed Size:256KB
Max Supported Size:256KB

Scanner

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 Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 / Microsoft Windows XP/Apple MacOS 8.5.1 or later / Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000 / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 / Microsoft Windows XP
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