Epson Stylus Photo 960 Ink Jet Printer

This product is discontinued

This product has been replaced with: Epson Stylus Photo 1400 Inkjet Printer


Printing Technology

  • Advanced Micro Piezo,® optimized for photo printing

Nozzle Configuration

  • Monochrome head: 192 nozzles, Color head: 96 nozzles (per color)

Ink Palette

  • 6 colors (CcMmYK)

Ink Cartridge Configuration

  • Individual ink cartridges

Ink Type

  • Dye based photographically superior Photo Ink system

Minimum Ink Droplet Size

  • 2 picoliter

Ink Cartridge Life

Black Ink Yield

  • 628 pages text (ISO/IEC 10561 letter pattern), 440 pages graphic (5% coverage)¹

Color Ink Yield

  • 440 pages ( 5% coverage per color)¹

Ink Shelf Life

  • 2 years from production date; 6 months from first use

Maximum Resolution (dots per inch)

  • 2880 x 1440 dpi

Print Speed

Black Text

  • Up to 8 PPM² (360 dpi mode)

Color Text

  • N/A

4" x 6" Photo

  • 53 seconds²

8" x 10" Photo

  • 2 minutes 8 seconds²

Paper Handling

Maximum Paper Width

  • Single sheet - 8.5", Roll paper - 8.3"

Maximum Printable Area

  • 8.3" x 44"

Paper Sizes

  • Letter, legal, A4, 4" x 6", 5" x 7", plus 4" and 8.3" wide edge-to-edge snap shots rolls, and up to 8.5" x 44" with user definable sizes

Borderless Photo Sizes

  • 4" x 6" and 5" x 7"

Paper Types

  • Supports a variety of Epson photo papers, roll papers (roll paper holder included), plain, bond and air mail papers. Supports EPSON Premium Bright White, Glossy Photo Paper, Premium Glossy Photo Paper, Premium Semigloss Photo Paper, Premium Luster Photo Paper, ColorLife Photo Paper, Matte Paper Heavyweight, Double-sided Matte, Inkjet Transparencies, Self-adhesive Sheets, Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper, Greeting Cards, High Quality Banner paper; labels; envelopes, Iron-on Transfers and Photo Stickers; and EPSON 4" and 8.3" roll paper

Envelope Types

  • No. 10, DL, C6

Special Media Support

  • Roll paper - 4" and 8.3" rolls , Straight paper path to support media up to 1.3mm thick

Direct CD / DVD Printing Support

  • Yes

Maximum Paper Thickness

  • Up to 1.3mm

Straight through paper path for thicker media

  • Yes

Light Resistance / Print Longevity

  • Water resistant, light resistant up to 27 years with Epson ColorLife™ Photo Paper³

Paper Capacity

  • Input paper tray: 100 Sheets(plain paper)/10 envelopes/1 transparency/ 1 printable CD/DVD

Hardware and Software Details

Printer Dimensions & Weight

  • Storage (L x W x H): 20.27" x 13.10" x 8.22"
    Printing (L x W x H): 20.27" x 26.10" x 11.77"
    Weight: 16.2 lb

Printer Case Color

  • Silver and dark gray

Interface and Connectivity

  • USB and Parallel

Operating Systems

  • Windows USB/Parallel - Windows 98, 2000, Me and XP

  • Macintosh USB - Macintosh OS 8.6 - 9.X, OS X 10.1 and 10.2

  • (Note: OS X does not support certain features)

Software Included

  • Epson Software™ Film Factory™, Epson Print CD Software, and PRINT Image Matching Plug-In for Adobe® Photoshop®

Printer Language

  • EPSON ESC/P Raster, EPSON Remote

PostScript Support

  • No

Color Management

  • Standard, Charts and Graphs, EPSON Vivid Color

Sound Level

  • 45dB(A)

Printer Duty

  • 25,000 (Black) / 10,000 (Color) pages - A4 or Letter

Environmental Conditions

  • Temperature: Operating 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C), Storage -4° to 140° F (-20° to 60° C);

  • Humidity: Operating 20% to 80% relative humidity, Storage 5% to 85% relative humidity (no condensation)

Safety Approvals

  • Safety standards: UL1950, CSA 22.2 No. 950; FCC part 15 subpart B class B, CSA C108.8 class B

Power Requirements

Rated Voltage

  • 120V AC

Rated Frequency

  • 50 - 60 Hz

Rated Current

  • 0.4 Amp (max.)

Power Consumption

  • Approx. 17W

Input Buffer

  • 256KB


  • N/A


  • Standard one-year limited warranty in the U.S. and Canada including EPSON Exchange program (U.S. and Canada only) Extended warranties available beyond one year - see Warranty page


  • ¹ Cartridge life will vary with images printed, print settings, papers, and frequency of use. Some ink from first cartridge used for initialization.

  • ² Black text memo is in Normal mode on plain paper. Color photo is in Photo Mode on EPSON Glossy Photo Paper. Additional processing time may vary based on system configuration, software application and page complexity.

  • ³ Lightfastness rating up to 27 years based on accelerated testing of prints on EPSON ColorLife™ Photo Paper displayed indoors, under glass. Actual print stability will vary according to image, display conditions, light intensity, humidity, and atmospheric conditions. Epson does not guarantee longevity of prints. For maximum print life, display prints under glass or laminations or properly store them. Water-resistant prints are produced using EPSON Premium Glossy Photo Paper and EPSON Photo Paper.