Summary: This is my third Epson in the last 6 years. And it gives me the worst experience. First, I got the software problem. The printer just randomly stops during printing process (under win2k , USB) and not responding. Restart the printer doesn't solve the communication problem. I have to reboot the computer. I also tried to reinstall the driver. Still had same problem. Hooked it to a difference machine and installed the driver and the monitor software. It worked better.
Summary: I bought the Epson C-80 hoping for great photo quality prints. Unfortunately, I've gotten nothing but dull photos. I've tried every settings with several different types of paper and I can't seem to get an acceptable "photo quality" print. The colors are very dull and lack saturation (even after several Photoshop adjustments). The blacks are also not very black. I'm kind of stuck with it now but wish I had done a little more research.
Great quality but HUGE BOTTOM UNPRINTABLE/LOWER QUALITY AREA
Anne Marie Rosado, Amazon
10 October 2001
Summary: Don't know about the clueless person who couldn't get this installed - that went very quickly without the least hitch, and I did it under 98 and NT. I've compared the output of this printer to a multi-thousand laser and must say the similarity of quality is quite astounding. The ink doesn't look like other inkjet stuff I've seen and lays on the paper seemingly with the same appearance as the laser.
Excerpt: "...spending hours on end with Epson technical services – which by the way are great, we had to drop it into a call centre who cleaned the head. All would be fine if we did it once, but we have had to do it twice in the last 2 months. We couldn’t keep taking it to the call in centre, so asked if there was anything we could do.. answer… NO!. Basically if we want to print reports then we have to go out and buy a laser… its not build for that purpose. ...
Excerpt: Amis fidèles des imprimantes EPSON, voilà de quoi vous séduire : l?amélioration des imprimantes à jet d'encre Epson continue par le haut de la gamme. La Stylus C80 offre une résolution d'impression de 720 x 2 880 ppp devenue standard chez Epson. La principale nouveauté vient des cartouches d'encre séparées, comme chez Canon et Xerox, déjà apparue sur la C70 et la C60.
Summary: Ich kann mich den Vor-Kommentatoren nur anschließen und will daher nicht jedes einzelne technische Detail dieses Geräts erneut aufzählen. Nach knapp zweijähriger Erfahrung mit dem Gerät und mehrmaligem Patronen-Wechsel sind folgende Kern-Aussagen zu machen: Der C80 unterscheidet sich aus meiner Sicht erfreulich von den normalen Plaste-und-Elaste-Druckern. Auch er hat zwar ne Plastik-Hülle, ist aber insgesamt recht schwer und solide gebaut.