Epson Stylus Photo T50 Review

Epson Stylus Photo T50

Envision this. You're pulling a dusk 'til dawn affair for your last college task. The clock hits a profane hour of the morning as you frantically attempt to put the completing addresses your exposition. At last, you let out a moan of help as you type your last sentence and afterward hit print, however lo and observe, your printer doesn't react. Nothing by any means.

In a distraught frenzy before the clock hits the cutoff time for accommodation, you're hustling around attempting to discover a printer — not all that much — simply something modest with a couple of additional fancy odds and ends. Enter the Epson Stylus Photo T50, without a doubt a printer that numerous individuals will purchase spontaneously in view of its value (AU$179) and due to the perceived brand name.

Structure and highlights 

This little black box is an inkjet printer — no extravagant multifunction gadget here — that can print on CDs, DVDs and produce standard photograph prints. It's a moderately lightweight unit at simply 5.5kg, a quill like help after a variety of bulky multifunctions that have gone through the CNET workplaces generally. It's covered in piano dark plastic with a silver trim and is very straightforward regarding additional items — there's no LCD screen here. Availability is dealt with by a solitary USB link, and there's nothing more to it.

Consumables are either stacked from the back (paper) or the top board (ink) that lifts up from the printer body. The paper getting plate at the front reaches out down yet doesn't exactly sit flush with the surface it lays on, gratitude to the strangely situated front decal. There's not really any outside exhibition, with no PictBridge associations for memory cards, and only three singular capacity catches at the front.

With six individual ink tanks the T50 unquestionably considers itself to be a photograph printer, utilizing either standard or high return cartridges. In the crate you're given the printer itself, a USB link, six ink cartridges to kick you off, a CD/DVD printing plate, in addition to a product CD and establishment control. The remainder of the documentation is given on the CD.

Programming gave incorporates Epson's Print CD (no prizes for think about what this one does), Web-To-Page, Easy Photo Print, and Print Image Framer that gives you a chance to embellish your photographs with all way of items. At the hour of composing, there were no drivers accessible structure Epson's site for Windows 7 or Snow Leopard.

Execution and running expenses 

We played out various tests with the T50. Initial, a 12-page PDF record with two hues and dark content. From sending the record to the printer, to the principal page developing, took 43 seconds. After that the T50 arrived at the midpoint of 13.6 seconds per page — not a snappy outcome by any edge, however adequate for home use.

Content quality was normal, letters were not as fresh as various different inkjets we've seen and had slight seeping around the edges of letters on plain paper. The printer likewise battled with littler text dimensions, making them become slanted. Pictures on records (rather than photographs) experienced unmistakable print beads and there was a limited quantity of banding over these pictures.

For photograph execution, we imprinted on three sorts of Epson marked photograph paper (Premium Glossy, Ultra Glossy and Matte) and the outcomes were genuinely comparative. Blacks were decent and profound yet the T50 liked to soak the reds and red tints somewhat more than normal — which might be an aftereffect of having two red ink tanks. The T50 printed an outskirt less 10x15cm photograph print on top notch settings in a short time 20 seconds which is a long ways from the 12-second guarantee expressed on the case. On matte paper, there was a zone of discolouration down a line through the center of our image on A4-sized paper which was genuinely perceptible even from a separation — this didn't appear to be an issue on the 10x15cm measured photograph paper. In general, the photograph quality from the printer was decent, with sharp and fresh pictures, and for the most part exact hues.

Every high return cartridge retails for around AU$27 (at the hour of composing) and will print roughly 860 pages (shading) or 540 (dark). Considering you'll have to buy six of them, the expense of responsibility for printer begins to raise decently fast — you'll nearly be purchasing another T50 on the off chance that you buy it across the board go (AU$162).

Administration and backing 

Epson offers a standard one-year guarantee (come back to base) on the T50, with the choice of obtaining an extra additional two-year guarantee.


The T50 is anything but a terrible hasty purchase in the event that you need an able photograph printer that can likewise fiddle with CD printing and the intermittent record, however for introduction purposes, the content quality isn't incredible. For somewhat more you can get a multifunction printer that is similarly as great with photographs, can output, duplicate and fax, in addition to makes a superior showing on plain content records.



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