Epson Stylus Photo 1400 Review


It's been a long a long time since Epson last refreshed the 13-inch color based model in its prevalent Stylus Photo line of photograph printers. While the Stylus Photo 1280 remains a mainstream printer, a portion of its specs feel somewhat obsolete. For instance, the new Epson Stylus Photo 1400 can splash out ink drops as little as 1.5 picoliters, contrasted with the 1280's base 4-picoliter drop size. Also, the 1400 uses six separate ink cartridges, while the 1280 grouped everything except its dark ink into one cartridge. That implies the 1400 won't make you squander the remainder of your unused shading ink on the grounds that the light maroon ran out once more.

Talking about ink, a large portion of the 13-inch Stylus Photo line uses color based inks, which commonly last longer than color based inks. Nonetheless, Epson says that the color based Claria Hi-Definition inks utilized by the 1400 are appraised to keep going up to 98 years behind glass and significantly longer in dull capacity. As per Wilhem Imaging Research, the 1280 can just guarantee a print lastingness of up to 26 years when shown behind glass. Not just that, in the event that you've utilized the 1280 before, you should see that the Stylus Photo 1400 prints quicker, because of its more current DX5 MicroPiezo print head.

Scrapbookers, who regularly utilize 12x12-inch paper, will most likely respect the Stylus Photo 1400, since it records for $150 not exactly the Stylus Photo R1800, which is the subsequent stage up in Epson's 13-inch line. Be that as it may, picture takers searching for increasingly impartial highly contrasting prints should investigate Epson's Stylus Photo R2400, which earned high scores for its dominance of monochromatic printing. When I was in evaluation school, printers were gigantic, appalling, overwhelming behemoths clad in modern looking tan plastic. Shading wasn't a choice, and the spot lattice print motor seemed as though it was drawing your words into a wood plaque as opposed to producing a book report. Fortunately, that has changed. Smooth silver-and-dark styling keeps the Stylus Photo 1400 from turning into a blemish in your home office. In spite of that, it's still somewhat enormous, estimating 24.2x12.4x8.8 inches when it's everything shut everything down. When you open it completely to print, the machine develops to 24.2x31.6x16.3 inches.

Devotees of PictBridge printing, which gives you a chance to print legitimately from your camera by interfacing it to the printer by means of USB, will value the comfort of the 1400's front-board USB jack. Yet, in contrast to a portion of its rivals, this Epson does exclude a card peruser, so you can't print legitimately from a memory card. Epson most likely imagines that the market for this printer is unreasonably cutting-edge for that highlight, however it comes in helpful now and again. Epson includes the capacity to print onto CDs and DVDs, both full size and their littler 8cm cousins utilized in camcorders. Simply make sure you get the ones with the exceptional white surface on top.

As regular with the Stylus Photo line, the inks load from the top. For this situation, that implies six ink cartridges: cyan, maroon, yellow, dark, light cyan, and light red. Like most home printers, paper loads from the highest point of the back and rises, in the wake of printing, onto the plate that stretches out from the front of the unit. The information plate can hold upwards of 120 sheets of plain paper or up to 20 sheets of Epson photograph paper, contingent upon paper size and type. Epson says the printer can acknowledge media up to 0.11mm thick in sizes running from 4x6 to 13x44 inches. There's no move feed choice however, so you'll need to discover satisfaction with cut-sheet media.

The driver is a similar one Epson incorporates on its different Stylus Photo printers, however it does exclude the extravagant high contrast driver that accompanies the R2400. Our solitary hamburger with the driver is that it's marginally unreasonable to debilitate the printer's shading the executives, which ought to be done in the event that you need to let Photoshop, or another shading oversaw program, handle shading transformation. First you need to continue past the default view to the propelled view, at that point you need to tap the ICM radio catch before you even observe the choice of killing the printer's shading the executives. Shockingly, the printer for the most part completes a pleasant activity of shading transformation, yet in the event that you plan on utilizing outsider paper with custom ICC profiles, the procedure isn't as simple as it could be. At any rate Epson makes it simple to set the propelled view as your very own default in the event that you like. Up from its forerunner's print goals of 5,760x720dpi, the Epson Stylus Photo 1400 offers 5,760x1,440dpi, with a base ink bead size of 1.5 picoliters. Not surprisingly,

Epson offers a wide cluster of photograph papers for use with the 1400, and even has some unusual alternatives, for example, its Iron-on Cool Peel Transfer paper and Photo Quality Self Adhesive Sheets.

One thing that hasn't changed is the cost fused with purchasing ink. Every one of the six ink cartridges will slow down you about $20. Since Epson doesn't list the volume of ink on the cartridges, or anyplace in the item writing, it's difficult to produce a cost for every milliliter examination with different printers. Be that as it may, cartridges for the R2400, which uses Epson's fancier UltraChromeK3 ink set, cost about $5 not exactly those for the 1400, and the R2400 is considered to some degree expensive to work for what it's worth. Along these lines, hope to spread out some money on the off chance that you print a great deal. Obviously, in the event that you were searching for shabby prints, you'd simply request your 4x6s from some online processor in any case.

Some Apple clients might be frustrated to see that the 1400 does exclude a FireWire association. Obviously, since it incorporates a fast USB 2.0 jack, there ought to be no genuine loss of speed as long as you have a perfect port on your PC. We were intrigued with the prints we got from the Epson Stylus Photo 1400. Hues were commonly exact, and the printer completed a fine employment of protecting subtlety in both exceptionally splendid and extremely dim territories of our pictures. Obviously, the splendor of the whites and the profundity of dark will shift dependent on the paper you pick.

Epson is by all accounts paying a lot of consideration of late to how it lays its ink down on paper. We as of late observed proof of this in the excessively smooth prints we got from the Stylus Pro 3800. The Stylus Photo 1400 can't exactly stay aware of its cousin, yet it yielded amazingly smooth changes through everything except the most troublesome shading advances presented by the out-of-center zones of a portion of our test photographs. Additionally, since these Claria inks don't offer a similar degree of metameric consistency as Epson's UltraChromeK3 inks, we weren't amazed to see a mellow measure of shading shift when review the photographs under various light sources. In any case, the movements were minor, and on the off chance that you intend to show your pictures in a space that is lit up by a solitary light source, this shouldn't represent an issue.

Our greatest issue with the Stylus Photo 1400 its high contrast execution. Since it does exclude the light-dark and light-light-dark cartridges that the R2400 and some other Epson printers do, the 1400 makes a few shades of dim by making composites of the five different hues. Accordingly, it very well may be hard to accomplish a genuine unbiased highly contrasting print. We regularly observed a slight cyan cast when we printed highly contrasting pictures we knew were unbiased in the first place.

Since it's not intended to be an office printer, it should not shock anyone that it doesn't compare to the print velocities you'd get from a laser printer and can't coordinate the freshness of textual styles that you'd get from such an archive printer. In its photograph printing speed, it positions decisively normal. We had the option to print a flanked 8x10 inch photograph on letter-size (8.5x11) paper in around 1 minute, 55 seconds. As we've generally expected, Epson's administration and backing is choice. The Stylus Photo 1400 accompanies the standard one-year guarantee, and Epson supplies online access to drivers, FAQs, and documentation, just as an intelligent troubleshooter. The driver's assistance framework is as valuable as most assistance menus, which means not very. However, the HTML manual works superbly of venturing you through anything you should do with the printer. Epson likewise offers phone support through a without toll number Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. through 6 p.m. PT.

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