from Seattle on 7/8/2014
The Epson Artisan 50 does it all and does it well. So far it also seems easy on the ink. For my own uses however, it is 1 of only a few inkjet printers (all Epson) which can close the paper guides down to 2 inches and feed the cards I print (2x3 1/2 inches). I also print a lot of 110lb card stock. this printer has the fairly straight throught paper track that allows the heavy paper to print without problems. All in all, this is one of the best Epsons to date.
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from Phoenix, AZ. on 7/8/2014
I bought this printer for outputting my graphic design, school assignments. Once I figured out the proper print settings, the colors were a perfect match to my monitor. Even the smallest details were crisp. Even people in the print business ask me where I got my portfolio printed. I tell them I did it at home on my little printer. They're impressed.
It's easy to get lost in the advance of technology
from Hampton, Connecticut on 7/8/2014
When I first purchased my Epson Artisan 50 Inkjet Printer, it seemed to do a reasonably good job, but by no means could it produce the quality images I was able to get with my old and burnt out Epson Stylus Photo R800. The R800 produced consistently great color renditions of what I wanted in my prints. On the other hand, the Artisan 50 worked really well for my custom greeting cards. Other than that, I could never get any Epson paper, matte or glossy, to reproduce good color. Far too often my prints looked too dark and muddy with the Artisan 50. Prior to using any printer, I calibrate my monitor and use that profile in Adobe Photoshop and also use that profile for my printers. Unfortunately, these days, not much in the ways of printers can match what I was able to get out of older printers. What I'm seeing is that there is always a race to manufacture or produce new products and applications, but hardly ever do they work well together. I believe that everyone needs to be on the same page when it comes to creating an app to work properly with new products like printers. In the past, backwards compatibility went a long ways. Today, one is lucky to find anything that works backwards compatible for more than a couple years. With that said, where is the incentive to want to purchase new products?
from FLORIDA on 7/8/2014
I HAVE BEEN USING EPSON SINCE THE BEGINNING OF TIME. THE EPSON ARTISAN 50 INKJET PRINTER HAS PERFORMED FLAULESSLY FOR THE PAST THREE YEARS THAT I'VE HAD IT! THANKS, EPSON. BOB MARTINO
from Corvallis, OR on 7/8/2014
This printer performed very well for me. The only problem happened when it was idle for an extended period (about 2 months) and the ink cartridges were left in it. Thr result was a permanent damage-color that couldn't be erased. I now have an Epson XP-810 that has lots of functions and is a good replacement.