Summary: The Epson Artisan 835 color printer is the next level above the Artisan 810. Like the 810, it prints quickly with good results; photos in particular come out excellent. It features built-in wireless, an automatic duplexer, and has a great, large (7.8-inch), tiltable touchscreen that makes it very easy to use. With six ink cartridges to replace, its cost of ownership will likely be high. Still, the results are excellent.
Pros: Fast and excellent print and photo quality, Easy to set up built-in wireless networking, Built-in duplexing, Very large touchscreen and LCD
Cons: More expensive than the comparable Artisan 810, Long setup time, Six ink cartridges means more consumables to buy
Pros: Quality photo printing with accurate contrast and detail. Rapid-fire startup—it’s ready to use in less than 10 seconds from power off.
Cons: Epson Scan software isn’t compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 (use Preview or Image Capture). Large 7.8-inch touchscreen display is mostly wasted with navigation buttons. Scanning from printer to computer requires USB connection.
Conclusion: So to sum everything up, the 835 is still produces great quality prints, it does not require new ink to activate, and it is wireless N certified. However, it does have a shorter warranty, and it used up half my black ink just in the activation.
Excerpt: Today I am going to check out the Epson Artisan 835 printer. This very nice printer will do just about anything you want from faxing, photo printing, copying, and scanning. Read on for all of the details on the Epson Artisan 835.
Pros: Easy setup, Great print quality
Cons: Lots of ink cartridges gets expensive to replace
Excerpt: (1 items) The Epson Artisan 835 is the company's flagship, photo-oriented color inkjet multifunction (print/copy/scan/fax). Although it isn't specifically designed for office use (as is Epson's WorkForce line), the Artisan 835 has nearly every feature a home-office user could want and then some, making its $300 price justifiable, if still dear.
Pros: Wealth of features, including touch-control panel, Economical inks, Impressive photo speed and print quality
Cons: Default text quality on plain paper is mediocre
Conclusion: If you are looking for a photo printer with exceptional quality that can also do more than just print photos, look no further. The Epson Artisan 835 is stacked: built-in networking with Wi-Fi, built-in memory card reader, automatic duplexing, 30-sheet ADF, standard faxing, CD/DVD prints, separate photo tray, easy to use software, low energy consumption and great photo quality.
Pros: Exceptional photo quality, A mix of unique and standard AIO features, Ease of use