Reviews and Problems with Epson Stylus Photo 1290S
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Value for money 8
Ease of use 10
Picture quality 10
Color and saturation 10
17 January 2009
Excerpt: "...drawings and at the time Epson was almost the only one in a reasonable price bracket - hats off for that. My first Epson was an MX 100 back in 1982, so I was emotionally hooked anyway. Maybe the 'S' is faster than the original 1290 - must see if there's an upgrade for mine. Doing 6-8 drawing prints is definitely something to be done while doing loads of other things and certainly not just as you need to go out the door ! Maybe I've missed a programming ...
Pros: Vg with orig cartridges, gd B&W on 3rd party's . Gd sheet store, duplex facility, not noisy
Cons: Epson cartridges too dear - must use 3rd party's for volume output .
Excerpt: "...recommend you use the real Epson printer cartridges as the cheap ones often leak and clog up your printer heads. In my case this situation is always followed by about half an hour of cleaning them with cotton buds and toilet roll! So if you can afford the real thing, get them! Bearing in mind they may set you back at least £20 a time - and depending on how many photos you wana print off, this could prove costly! But if its quality you are after than ...
Excerpt: "The Epson 1290S is used as a professional proofer by Printing Companies. I've used the machine both professionally and as a domestic user. It has quite a big footprint, so you'll need plenty of room around your PC or MAC, (The supplied software is compatible with both platforms) and you'll need a usb or serial cable to get going. The machine is very easy to set up and the software installs automatically. The inkjet cartridges are a 5 colour ...
Excerpt: "...us users drool, along comes Epson with it's fat arse and a cheaper quality professional printer to quench it's fire. If I wanted to be crude, I could of said that the Epson Stylus Photo 1290S A3 printer was the Epson Stylus Photo 900 A4 printer, with an erection. Epson rocks my wok. I was at Comet the other day, searching for my first A3 printer so that a lowly mortal, such as myself, could be given the powers of A3+ printing. I searched high and ...
Pros: Prints like Cheetah on speed, quality is like 20/20 vision with vision enhancing glasses, decent value for money .
Cons: Cannot use cheap alternative ink, has an arse bigger than my aunt May .
Excerpt: "...When my trusty old Epson Stylus Photo 870 finally gave up the ghost last October, I decided to upgrade from A4 to A3 capability. For exhibition work, having the ability to produce large prints of near perfect quality is essential. The 1290S was the obvious choice. I've now lived with this machine for 9 months or so and cannot fault it in any respect. I bought mine from Amazon for £249.99, which was the cheapest I could find it at the time. It ...
Pros: Superb photo printer . Prints to A3 + . Cheap for what it does .