Excerpt: Epson released the Stylus Photo R200 in February, but this is its first appearance in Shopper. At just £81 it appears good value for a printer with six inks, 1,440x5,760dpi resolution and a 3-picolitre colour droplet size. The R200 looks almost identical to the Stylus C66 apart from its front USB port and, tellingly, the lack of a DURABrite ink logo.
Excerpt: If we'd held a catwalk competition this month, the R200 would win hands down. For a budget printer, the R200 looks fantastic thanks to its solid build, and stylish silver and translucent black case. In our tests, the Epson didn't get off to a great start. Standard text looked acceptable, but under closer inspection, larger text suffered from obvious bands running through the letters.
Excerpt: Epson has a reputation for innovation in printing, particularly where ink is concerned. Its choice of a piezo print head rather than the more common thermal process enables it to concentrate on the ink's reaction to media, rather than its ability to withstand rapid boiling and cooling.