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Epson Stylus Photo 820

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 reviews of Epson Stylus Photo 820. The average rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and print quality. The design and usability also get good views. There are some less positive opinions about the ink consumption and durability, and there are some mixed reviews about the reliability and performance.

price, usability, design, print quality, size

noise, durability, ink consumption

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Epson Stylus Photo 820 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 66/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 35 reviews)

4 expert reviews

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Expert review by: Dan Littman (

Epson Stylus Photo 820 InkJet 2880X720 DPI 12PPM USB PAR (Epson-C11C417001)

Jul, 2002

Expert review by: Dan Littman (

Epson Stylus Photo 820


The Stylus Photo 820 puts photo printing on the bargain shelf.

Jul, 2002

Expert review by: (

Epson Stylus Photo 820


A desktop is empty without a printer. One choice is the Epson Stylus Photo 820 ($99 direct), which works well not only as a standard ink jet but also as a digital photo printer.


Expert review by: Shutterbug (

Epson Stylus Photo 820


One constant with the past in this new digital world of photography is that it isn't quite a photograph until you have an image printed on paper in hand. The new Epson Stylus Photo 820 answers that need by offering the best in print quality at a...

Mar, 2001

Consumer review by: andrei (

Stay away from this model


Very good photo quality

Clogs all the time (any time), drinks ink, cartridge problem

Jun, 2004

Consumer review by: joe0660 (



a great printer out of the box till you start printing

black ink clogs alot

Mar, 2004

Consumer review by: 4har (

A major headache!


Prints great photos when it works!

Constant clogging!

Sep, 2003

Consumer review by: Disappointed (

You get what you pay for


Price and quality of color prints (when new out of the box).

I spend more time baby-sitting this pile of junk.

Aug, 2003

Consumer review by: Kern Chee (

Great photo software, nozzle clogs too much


Excellent photo prints, cheap price, cheap ink,good software

eats up cartridges, clogs every 4 pages, slow

Jul, 2003

Consumer review by: Mary (

DO NOT BUY THIS PRINTER! If you see it, turn around and run


This printer is cheap. It looks good sitting on your desk.

This printer clogs up far too easily. Clogged after one day

May, 2003

Product Specifications

Stylus Photo 820 Ink Jet Printer produces frame-ready photos at a picture perfect price. The best buy in 6-color image quality, the Epson Stylus Photo 820 offers fast photos and text, plus BorderFree printing, which creates edge-to-edge photos, ready to frame or place in albums, quickly and easily, without awkward perforations at up to 2880 x 720 dpi resolution, and superior Photo Inks for true-to-life "dotless" photos.

Dimensions & Weight



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


Color:Black / White


Type: None


Type: None


Connectivity Technology:Wired
Form Factor:Desktop
Interface:Parallel / USB
Language Simulation:EPSON ESC/P
Max H-Resolution B/W:2880dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:2880dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in) / Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):12ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):6ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:720dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:720dpi
Media Path Type:Straight
Media Type:Bond paper / Cards / Envelopes / Glossy film / Glossy photo paper / Heavy-weight matte paper / Photo paper / Plain paper / Self-adhesive sheets / Transparencies
Output Type:Color
PostScript Support:Not available
Total Media Capacity:100sheets
Type:Photo printer


Installed Size:32KB


Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 8.6 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / NT4.0 / Microsoft Windows 95/98 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP