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: (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