Epson Stylus Photo 820 Ink Jet Printer

This product is discontinued

This product has been replaced with: Epson Artisan 50 Inkjet Printer


Printing Technology

  • Advanced Micro Piezo®, optimized for photo printing

Nozzle Configuration

  • Monochrome head: 48 nozzles, Color head: 48 nozzles x 5 (CcMmY)

Ink Palette

  • 6 colors (CcMmYK)

Ink Cartridge Configuration

  • One black cartridge and one color (CcMmY) cartridge

Ink Type

  • Dye based photographically superior Photo Inks

  • Black Dye optimized to handle both text and photo printing

Minimum Ink Droplet Size

  • 4 picoliters

Ink Cartridge Life

Black Ink Yield

  • 540 pages text (ISO/IEC 10561 letter pattern), 370 pages graphic (5% coverage)¹

Color Ink Yield

  • 370 pages (5% coverage per color)¹

Ink Shelf Life

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

Maximum Resolution (dots per inch)

  • 5760 x 720 optimized dpi

Print Speed

Black Text

  • Up to 12 PPM²

4" x 6" Photo

  • 54 seconds²

8" x 10" Photo

  • 1 minute 50 seconds²

Paper Handling

Maximum Paper Width

  • 8.5"

Maximum Printable Area

  • 8.5" x 11"
    Full bleed possible on 8.5" x 11"
    Top/bottom margin 0"
    Left/right margin 0"

Paper Sizes

  • 3.5" x 5", 4" x 6", 4" x 6" perforated, 5" x 7", 8" x 10", Letter, half letter, A4, A6, legal, executive, user definable sizes up to 8.5" wide x 128" long, custom size banners and panoramics possible.

Borderless Photo Sizes

  • 4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", letter

Paper Types

  • Supports a variety of Epson photo papers, 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.

Envelope Types

  • No. 10, DL, C6

Light Resistance / Print Longevity

  • Light resistant up to 27 years with Epson ColorLife™ Photo Paper³

  • Water resistant on Epson Premium Paper

  • Resistant to smudges and fingermarks

Paper Capacity

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

Hardware and Software Details

Printer Dimensions & Weight

  • Printing (L x W x H): 18.3" x 16.6" x 10.5"
    Weight: 7.7 lb

Printer Case Color

  • Silver and dark gray

Interface and Connectivity

  • USB and Parallel

Operating Systems

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

  • Windows Parallel - Windows 95, 98, NT4.0, 2000, Me and XP

  • Macintosh USB - Macintosh OS 8.6 - 9.X, OS X 10.1.x and 10.2.x4

Software Included

  • EPSON Software™ Film Factory™

  • PRINT Image Matching Plug-In for Adobe® Photoshop® 6.0-7.0 and Elements 1.0-2.0

  • ArcSoft® PhotoImpression™

Printer Language

  • EPSON ESC/P Raster, EPSON Remote

Color Management

  • Standard, Charts and Graphs, EPSON Vivid Color, PhotoEnhance™

Sound Level

  • 48 dB(A)

Printer Duty

  • 16,000 pages (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, CSA22.2 950, FCC part 15 subpart B class B, CSA C108.8 class B

Power Requirements

Rated Voltage

  • 120V AC +/- 10%

Rated Frequency

  • 50 - 60 Hz

Rated Current

  • 0.4 Amp (max.)

Power Consumption

  • Approx. 17w (self test mode)

Input Buffer

  • 32KB


  • Standard one-year limited warranty in the U.S. and Canada including EPSON Exchange program (U.S. and Canada only)

Supported Digital Camera Technologies

  • PRINT Image Matching (P.I.M.) and Exif Print (Exif 2.2)


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

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

  • ³Lightfastness 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.

  • 4OS X does not support certain features