Excerpt: (1 items) Epson’s Artisan 810 color inkjet multifunction printer has speed and versatility to spare. Considering the price, however, we expected better overall output quality. Though the Artisan 810’s text-printing speed was just average at about 7.3 pages per minute, it finished at or near the top in all of our other print, scan, and copy speed tests. The output quality was less stellar. On Epson’s own photo paper, flesh tones looked warm and natural.
Pros: Skin tones on glossy paper are realistic, Very fast, Skin tones on glossy paper are realistic, Low black-ink cost
Cons: Input trays are flimsy, Plain-paper print quality is grainy
Summary: The Epson Artisan 810 color printer is at the high end of all-in-one line; but for the price, it delivers a great value. It prints very quickly and photos in particular come out with startling quality and richness. It's got all the handy bells and whistles you could hope for, from built-in wireless (very easily configured) to automatic duplexing. And the printer's enormous (7.8-inch) and tiltable touchscreen makes it a snap to use.
Pros: Fast and excellent print and photo quality, Easy to set up and built-in wireless networking, Built-in duplexing, Very large touchscreen
Cons: Missing information in instruction manual about CD printing, Six ink cartridges means more consumables to buy
Summary: Unlike most printers, the Artisan 810 offers the print sources - it can hold regular paper and photo paper at the same time. In addition to this, it also offers a built in CD printing tray. And to top it all off, the Artisan 810 even features a duplex unit, for double sided printing. The Artisan 810 uses the same print cartridges as the Artisan 700 we reviewed, and as with that one, the quality is simply astounding.
Conclusion: I am really impressed with the speed, quality, and how quiet the Artisan 810 is. I don’t think I found a single problem with this printer other than the text quality, but that is a tough area for all inkjets.