Excerpt: There is one main advantage to the DuraBrite inks versus the 2000p inks: while prints done on the 2000p often exhibit metamerism, prints done on the C80 appear to be free of such problem. I could not observe any green color shift when looking at a print alternatively under tungsten light and natural light. This fact alone is enough to justify my interest in this printer.
Excerpt: The new Epson Stylus C80 color ink jet printer ($180 street) answers two complaints about ink jets: smeary, smudgy prints and expensive ink cartridges. The new waterproof, long-lasting, nonbleeding DuraBrite ink used in the C80 is rated for 70 years of light resistance. Epson's individual color ink tanks, with their self-sealing valves, keep for up to six months without drying out.
Excerpt: Physical setup for the C80N print server is easy: You plug the print server itself directly into the printer's parallel port, connect the server's separate power cord, and plug a network cable into the print server. Alas, network setup is more difficult. If network printing is new territory for you, expect to need help. Epson says it's examining these issues. For now, though, unless you are experienced in networking, steer clear of the Epson Stylus C80N.
Excerpt: At almost twice the initial cost of the budget C60, the Epson Stylus C80 packs a lot more technology into a sturdier unit that produces output with better color fidelity and image quality—and it's even faster than the C60. And unlike the C60, which uses a tricolor cartridge, the C80 has separate cartridges for cyan, magenta, and yellow inks—a cost-saving feature for those who print a lot of photos and graphics.