Summary: I purchased this printer because I am trying to "tweak" a printer into printing on a particular label stock so I can avoid buying a Primera Label Printer for $1800 to $2400 price range. I am extremely familiar with Epson printers, so I thought this would be a good start. BE CAREFUL when you purchase used inkjet printers.
Summary: I have owned about 10 of the Epson Stylus Photo 870 printers. It is by far one of the best ink jet printers that Epson has made. The problem that I have had with them is no place to service the Epson 870 when something minor goes wrong with it. I do not have a repair center with in 150 miles of where I live. So, I have found that just junking the old unit and buying a new one much cheaper.
expensive cartridges and a menace to the environment
Mnemosine "mnemosine", Amazon
28 August 2003
Summary: Forget about it. My husband and I bought this printer a while ago, and all I can say is that it hurts my stomach every time I use it. The cartridges are overly expensive, and once any of the four colors of the color cartridge runs out, it refuses to print, even if you are not using that specific color. Then the cartridges are absolutely unrecyclable.
Summary: I use this printer for semi-professional image production making fine art-type 8x10 prints. Color saturation is very uniform with great depth and fine color matching, print after print. Lucky for me, the monitor and Adobe Photoshop are very accurate, so I do get what I see on the screen. My gallery prints are mostly 7x9, using a tiff setting on the 1.3 meg Olympus, I get a large file that can handle 7x9 in.just fine.
Summary: I bought the Epson Photo Stylus on the basis on superior technical stats and excellent reviews from numerous sources (ZdNet, ComputerShopper etc ...). I have been mostly happy with it as a general purpose printer but I have found it somewhat frustrating to use as a photo printer. The printer is easy to install and easy to calibrate. The print quality is good and the bundled extras are ok (Photo Delux is very useful, Epson Photo Factory is very light weight).
Summary: I've had my 870 for more than a year. It has lived through package after package of Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper without issue. I'm on my third digital camera upgrade but have found no reason to upgrade my Epson printer. The results are amazing! If you're worried about durability, I've had an Epson 780, an Epson 900 and now the 870 in service with zero issues. They just keep on going! I've read some reviews regarding color management with this printer.
Summary: This is a wonderful printer if you want to eliminate the corner photo lab,and all the time, money (and film) wasted there. Digital photography has freed me up to finally KNOW what I'm getting before it's printed. The 870 prints fabulous prints that rival the professional photo lab, and I love the Film Factory software included. Although to really do a more perfect job of manipulating the photos, there's nothing out there that beats Adobe....
Summary: I've had this printer for about 4 months now. It's fantastic. The picture quality is excellent and I've found it easy to use. My only problem to date was when I got a solid red light near the power button and the printer would not print. After consulting my literature with no luck, I called tech. support. First of all, Epson tech suppport is friendly, helpful, and fast.
Summary: I have used the Epson 870 photo printer new for three days and am very happy with it. The photo reproductions both skin tones and landscape were outstanding. The only problems I had was when loading the software the computer locked up, I had to shut down the computer and restart it, but after that all was will.
Summary: I bought this printer because I'd heard good things about the quality of output it produces on 8x10 glossy photo paper and because it claimed to work on a Macintosh. It exceeded my expectations on both fronts. The quality is stunning and the Mac software is great.