Summary: Is a good colour inkjet printer for the price if high resolution colour printing is required. Offers better performance than a comparable HP printer. The choice of media is important, the more you pay for the media the better the end result. This printer will produce excellent colour images if used with photo quality media. The resultant printed image is difficult to tell apart from a developed film positive.
Pros: very high resolution colour printing (1400 dpi)
Excerpt: "...opinion is on the standard Epson Stylus Colour 850 not the NE one (i understand that is the network version). Anyway, I have owned mine now for at least 2 years so I feel justified in voicing my opinion of it! I paid £179-90 to be precise for this printer from Dabs Direct (before it became Dabs.com), which at the time was good value as it was still retailing in the likes of Dixons for £220 or so. The printer was supplied with power cable, manual, ...
Excerpt: "...- excellent - I used Epson Photopaper for the real natty project covers - they turn out great. There is very little barring and the colour is very, very realistic and true to the original photo source. The software that comes with it is ample and you can clean, check and adjust your printer from the desktop using the provided utilities. Overall - I am wel pleased - and when this eventually gives up the ghost I will stick with Epson. Yep I know ...
Pros: Fast, efficient and quality is second to none
Summary: If you're after a reasonable print quality at a low cost, this printer is for you. The specification of this printer shows that it can print upto a resolution of 1400dpi x 720dpi. Although the resolution claims to be good don't expect amazing photo quality but it's not bad quality for a cheap printer. I find that this printer is noisy as well which gets on my nerves (that's why I sold it on).
Summary: After our Lexmark 1000 Color Printer seemed to give up the ghost (although during its lifetime it had performed great) someone lent us an Epson 850 color Printer, which we still have at the moment, but after the performance of this one I would have to think twice before buying another Epson.
Summary: Epson Printers. Probably the most disappointing range of printers I have had the misfortune to use. As a company we use some 100 computers and printers through our head office network and I have to say that our experience of poor Epson product has been enlightening. From the excessive head cleaning programmes which waste approximately one quarter of your ink cartridge to the general unreliability of the product have forced us to rethink our IT strategy.
Pros: Great chance to talk to your supplier every week, Makes a good door stop.
Excerpt: "This epson printer is bordering on the windows workgroup highend user market and it shows, with reliable parts and a larger ink tank than most epsons. the print quality is very good and little banding is in effect on the colour printing, the print quality on coated paper is very good only slightly as good as the epson photo printer. The print speed on the epson 850 is very good and this beauty just streams pages out almost as fast as a lazer ...
Excerpt: "...abuse. Originally we had an Epson Colour 600 that we bought several years ago and it did us just fine but when it packed up (as these things eventually do!) we decided we would prefer to get something a little quicker to print with. The 850 is certainly that! I have to say that there is very little difference in print quality, but it is heaps faster! We have a digital camera and it prints out photos of our little boy on a daily basis and it ...
Summary: If you're going to spend more than $300 on an ink jet printer, you probably have high expectations. Though the Epson Stylus Color 850 turns in brisk speeds, you can spend less money and get faster and better output. Fast Printing, Middling Output Quality Printing at 3.5 pages per minute (ppm), the Epson Stylus Color 850 is on a par with HP's more expensive DeskJet 895Cse.
Pros: Competitive printing speeds, good connectivity options.
Cons: Even with coated paper, we've seen better output.