Epson Stylus Photo 900 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: 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 Ink system

Minimum Ink Droplet Size

  • 4 picoliter

Ink Cartridge Life

Black Ink Yield

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

Color Ink Yield

  • 330 pages (15% combined coverage)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 9 PPM²

Color Text

  • N/A

4" x 6" Photo

  • 50 seconds²

8" x 10" Photo

  • N/A

Paper Handling

Maximum Paper Width

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

Maximum Printable Area

  • 8.3" x 44"
    On letter-size: full bleed possible on 8.5" x 11"
    Top/bottom margin 0"
    Left/right margin 0"

Paper Sizes

  • Letter, legal, A4, B5, A5, A6, half letter, executive, user definable (4" to 44" in length), 4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", 4" roll, panoramic (8.3" x 23.4")

Borderless Photo Sizes

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

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

  • Fade 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): 19.4" x 12.0" x 7.2"
    Printing (L x W x H): 19.4" x 21.5" x 11.9"
    Weight: 15.18 lb

Printer Case Color

  • Silver and dark gray

Interface and Connectivity

  • USB/Parallel (IEEE 1284)

Operating Systems

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

  • Macintosh USB - Macintosh OS 8.6 - 9.x, OS X 10.1.x and 10.2.x
  • 4

Software Included

  • Epson Software™ Film Factory™, CD printing software, and PRINT Image Matching Plug-In for Adobe® Photoshop® 6.0, 7.0, and Elements 1.0 and 2.0

Printer Language

  • EPSON ESC/P Raster, EPSON Remote

PostScript Support

  • No

Color Management

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

Sound Level

  • 42 dB(A)

Printer Duty

  • 16,000 pages - letter text

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

  • 0.5 Amp (max.)

Power Consumption

  • Approx. 12W (Energy Star compliant), Approx. 5W in Standby mode

Input Buffer

  • 256KB



  • 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 Economy mode and color photo is in Fine mode. 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.

  • 4PhotoEnhance, PRINT Image Matching, and Exif Print not supported in OS X