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Epson Stylus Photo RX500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1272 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the build quality and print quality. The design and usability also get good feedback. Opinions are divided on the value for money. Many are less positive about the control panel and ink consumption.

performance, usability, design, print quality, build quality

paper handling, ink consumption, control panel

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Epson Stylus Photo RX500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Epson Stylus Photo R200 Test Report

 

The R200 photo printer was thrifty with ink, and its photos looked wonderful--but its plain-paper output wasn't impressive.

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Epson Stylus Photo R200

 

Prints directly onto CDs and DVDs; inexpensive; good photo quality.

Mediocre text quality; slow photo-print speed.

The R200 doesn't produce the best images, but some shutterbugs may be turned on by its unique feature: printing directly onto CDs and DVDs.

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Epson Stylus Photo RX500

 

Color-correction software ; Transparency adapter ; Individual ink tanks ; Very good prints

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Epson Stylus Photo RX500

 

Like most all-in-ones, the Epson Stylus Photo RX500 looks like an office copier grafted onto an inkjet printer. Measuring an average-size 17.7 inches by 23.3 inches by 11.9 inches (W, D, H), the RX500 has a flatbed scanner on top, a paper-input tray in...

Easy to use; reasonably priced; excellent scan quality; good photo print quality; useful slide/negative scanning adapter.

Slow print speeds; only fair text and graphics print quality.

The Epson Stylus Photo RX500 is an excellent all-in-one photo printer for digital-photo enthusiasts who need both a film scanner and an occasional photocopier.

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Epson Stylus Photo R2000

 

The Epson Stylus Photo R2000 ($499.99 direct) is, for the moment at least, the least expensive of Epson's high-end, near-dedicated photo printers, defined as printers that are meant primarily for photos and graphics, even though you could use them for...

Fast. Low price. Impressively high-quality photos and graphics. Prints on cut sheets up to 13 by 19 inches. Fine art papers available

Lack of a rated duty cycle makes it unclear how much you can print per month without shortening the printers' useful life

The Epson Stylus Photo R2000 offers speed and output quality suitable for professional photographers and graphic artists at a price suitable for serious amateurs.

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Epson Stylus Photo R200

 

Epson seems to be on a crusade to make printing on CDs and DVDs a standard feature across all price ranges of ink jets. Witness the Epson Stylus Photo R200, a $100 (street) model with CD-printing features heretofore found only on $300 models. The R200...

Produces very good photos and prints; easy setup; prints to CDs

Slow at times

The Epson Photo Stylus R200 is one of the better choices for a tight budget.

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Epson Stylus Inkjet R2000

 

If you're looking for a pro photo printer, seriously consider the Epson R2000.

Decent detail performance; Prints better photos than peers in its price point.; Can print on a decent range of media

Not as versatile as its big brother, the R3000

If you’re looking for a pro photo printer, but don’t want to have an initial sunk cost of near $1000USD, seriously consider the Epson Stylus Inkjet R2000 for your printing needs, as it offers performance at a price point that won’t destroy your bank...

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Epson Stylus R2000 Inkjet Printer Review

 

Decent detail performance; Prints better photos than peers in its price point.; Can print on a decent range of media

Not as versatile as its big brother, the R3000

If you’re looking for a pro photo printer, but don’t want to have an initial sunk cost of near $1000USD, seriously consider the Epson Stylus Inkjet R2000 for your printing needs, as it offers performance at a price point that won’t destroy your bank...

EDITORS' CHOICE!

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Epson Stylus Photo R2000

 

Imagine going into a car dealership and seeing a line of nearly identical cars with a wide range of sticker prices. Where would you begin to sort out the differences?

Prints up to 13 inches wide ; Excellent price ; Superb image quality ; Compatible with fine-art papers ; Prints to roll paper, CDs/DVDs ; Wi-Fi support

Costlier ink than competing models ; Inks aren’t optimized for black-and-white prints or matte photo paper ; No LCD

Looking to step up to wide-carriage printing? This $499 model is an economical way to big, excellent-quality output.

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Epson Stylus Photo R200

 

In general, I don't write reviews of printers unless there's really a compelling story to tell about them. The Epson Stylus Photo R200, like all Epson R-series printers, combines standard photo-quality printing with the ability to print directly on...

Photo printer with direct CD and DVD label printing capabilities

Product Specifications

The Epson Stylus Photo R200 is the perfect solution to photo printing at home. Providing enormously realistic 6-color photos and a wealth of features like direct CD/DVD printing, it makes printing your own photos quick, easy and affordable too. The Epson Stylus Photo R200 is the perfect way to turn your digital images into great looking photos. You will quickly and easily be producing your own photos in breathtaking color and all in the convenience of your own home. Using Epson's unique Micro Piezo printhead the Epson Stylus Photo R200 captures exceptional detail, delivering an unbeatable 5760 (on suitable media) optimized dpi print resolution for fast results and high definition photos. Featuring Epson's 6-color print system for true-to-life photo reproduction, the Epson Stylus Photo R200 produces bright and vivid images with beautiful skin tones for perfect photos. Featuring individual color ink cartridges and new high performance ink formula, the Epson Stylus Photo R200 produces highly durable and fade resistant photos and thanks to the new vivid color setting your photos will be more colorful and vibrant. You have the flexibility to create stunning, high definition, borderless photos from 10 x 15cm up to A4. The direct CD printing feature provides professional looking discs for archiving and sharing images and data with your friends and family. In just five simple steps the CD Print software helps you print personalized high quality photo images straight onto disc (requires inkjet printable CDs). Epson offers products that work together in complete harmony to ensure perfect photos, every time. You can now scan and print with Epson scanners and printers, quickly, easily and with guaranteed great results, giving you unbelievable photo convenience and quality at home. With the Epson Stylus Photo R200, producing your own photos at home has never been easier or more affordable. With separate cartridges for each ink color, you only need to replace the color used. What's more, Epson's extensive photo media range allows you to experiment with a variety of paper types to produce the best quality output in the desired format at very competitive prices. Now you can create a great photo studio at home with Epson's Direct Printing technology. Simply connect your compatible Epson digital camera to the convenient USB port on the front of the Epson Stylus Photo R200, and print your photos without the need for a computer (requires an Epson Photo PC L-series digital camera)!

Copying

Max Copying Speed B/W:10ppm
Max Copying Speed Color:8ppm

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.4in/17.3in/17.7in
Height:10.1in/11.9in/7.7in
Weight:11.5lbs/11.5lbs / 11.7lbs/11.7lbs / 11.5lbs/19.2lbs/22lbs
Width:18.2in/18in/23.3in

Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)/Letter A Size (8.5 in x 11 in)
Standard Media Capacity:150sheets

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Country Kits:Canada / United States/France/United Kingdom
Localization:English/French
Manufacturer:Epson
Model:R200/RX500
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Epson Stylus Photo

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Type: None

Office Machine

Copier Type:Digital
Functions:Copier / Printer / Scanner
Photo Multifunction:Photo printer
Printing Output Type:Color
Printing Technology:Ink-jet
Type:Printer / copier / scanner

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:Hi-Speed USB
PC Connection Availability: Yes

Printer

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Interface:USB
Language Simulation:EPSON ESC/P Raster / EPSON Remote/EPSON ESC/P Raster / EPSON Remote
Max H-Resolution B/W:5760dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:5760dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):Legal (8.5 in x 14 in) / Panoramic A2 (8.27 in x 23.4 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):15ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):15ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:1440dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:1440dpi
Media Type:Bond paper / Compact Disc / Envelopes / Glossy photo paper / Greeting cards / Heavy-weight matte paper / Matte paper / Photo paper / Photo stickers / Plain paper / Semi-gloss paper / Transparencies / Glossy paper/Compact Disc / Envelopes / Glossy paper / Glossy photo paper / Greeting cards / Photo paper / Plain paper / Transparencies/Compact Disc / Envelopes / Glossy paper / Photo paper / Plain paper / Transparencies / Greeting cards / Photo stickers / Matte paper / Glossy photo paper / Bond paper / Heavy-weight matte paper / Semi-gloss paper
Output Type:Color
Technology:Ink-jet
Total Media Capacity:120sheets
Type:Photo printer

Printing

Max Printing Speed B/W:17ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):17ppm
Max Printing Speed Color:16ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):16ppm
Max Resolution Color:5760 x 1440 dpi

RAM

Installed Size:128KB

Scanner

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 8.6 or later / Apple MacOS X 10.2 or later / Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP