EPSON Stylus Photo P50: photo printer with excellent print quality
A photo printer with excellent quality of printing both black and white documents and color images is EPSON Stylus Photo P50.It is about its capabilities, technical characteristics and other important features that will be discussed later.
EPSON Stylus Photo P50belongs to the segment of photo printers. On the one hand, it allows the owner of such a device to get a phenomenal print quality. And on the other hand, the cost of consumables and the device itself increases significantly.As a result, the hero of this review isan excellent solution for the organization of the output subsystem in those cases where it is necessary at any cost to obtain excellent print quality. In all other cases (with a limited budget or not so high quality requirements for printing, for example), it is recommended to purchase more affordable printers or even MFPs.Another "chip" of this printer is the ability to print on discs, but today this option is not so important.
Typical for this class of printers is the configuration of the hero of this review. It includes the following:
The printer itself.
A set of cartridges of 6 pieces.
Power cord for connecting the printing system to AC power.
A disk with the necessary software for setting up and using the peripheral device.
In the above list, there is just not enough communication cord Most likely, the Japanese manufacturer decided thateach user is already at the moment such an accessory. But if you do not have it, you will have to purchase it additionally. Also, it should be noted separately that this printer is not equipped with a default NPH system. This important component of the printing system will also have to be purchased separately and connected and configured independently.
Printing method. List of colors
Inkjet printing technology uses pr outputdocuments and images EPSON Stylus Photo P50. An additional sign of high quality of printing is that in this case the color picture is formed not by 4 colors (as in budget devices), but by the 6th one. As a result, in this printer there are such containers with colors: yellow, blue, black, purple, light purple and light blue.
A rather unusual non-standard peripheral printer in terms of interfaces is the hero of this review. On the one hand, it is equipped with a basic wired way of connecting to a PC - this And he can quite successfully work with anyits modification. But unusual in this case is the presence of a slot for installing memory cards. That is, this printer can display pictures and documents from them. The drawbacks of this model include the lack of supportWiFi.But do not forget that at the time of the release of this product has a wide spread of the wireless interface has not received among printing peripherals.
Resolution, speed and size of paper
Printer EPSON Stylus Photo P50 is able to output images to print in 5760 formatx1440.According to this characteristic, he even the currentflagship printers are not inferior. The speed of printing for monochrome is set at 37 sheets per minute, and for color even more - 38. Photos format10x15this peripheral device can print fromspeed 1 piece in 5 seconds. The maximum size of a paper sheet, as for any other photo printer - A4. The lowest value of the paper density is 64 g / m2, and the largest - 300.
There are significant advantages in EPSON Stylus Photo P50. The reviews highlight the following:
High speed printing.
Excellent quality of received images.
Presence of a slot for installing a memory card.
The possibility of installing a system of NPCs and a significant reduction in the cost of printing one sheet.
This printer can also work perfectly with non-original consumables.
Minuses in this case 2:
This printer can not work with a PC on which the operating system is installedLinux- No drivers.
Modest configuration (even no interface cable).
Currently, the peripheral device,considered in this article, can be purchased for 12,000 rubles. Also in addition to it, you need to buy an interface cable to connect to a personal computer, which will cost about 500 rubles. Another important component that will allow the maximum use of this printer is CISS for EPSON Stylus Photo P50. The minimum cost is 4000 rubles. If all this is put together, we will get 16500 rubles. So it turns out that the more justified in this situation the purchase of a more recent model the same manufacturer for 18,000 rubles, but at the same time it is already equipped with a factory NPH system.
Despite the fact that it has been quite a while sincereleased EPSON Stylus Photo P50, it is still not inferior to the current flagship photo printers for technical specifications. Its only drawback is the lack of built-in CISS. But this minus is not so difficult to eliminate.