Epson Stylus Photo R220 Ink Jet Printer

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Key Features

  • Prints directly on ink jet printable CDs/DVDs
    BorderFree™ printing and individual ink cartridges

Printer Specifications

Printing Technology

  • Advanced Micro Piezo® optimized for photo printing

Nozzle Configuration

  • 90 nozzles x 6 (CcMmYK)

Ink Palette

  • 6 colors (CcMmYK)

Ink Cartridge Configuration

  • Individual (CcMmYK) cartridges

Ink Type

  • Dye based superior Photo Inks

Minimum Ink Droplet Size

  • 3 picoliters

Ink Cartridge Life

Ink Yield Information

  • 630 pages text (ISO/IEC 10561 letter pattern), 450 pages graphic (5% coverage)¹

Ink Shelf Life

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

Maximum Resolution (dots per inch)

  • Up to 5760 x 1440 optimized dpi

Print Speed

Black Text

  • Up to 15 ppm²

Color Text

  • Up to 15 ppm²

4" x 6" Photo

  • 57 seconds²

Paper Handling

Maximum Paper Width

  • Single sheet - 8.5"

Maximum Printable Area

  • Full bleed possible on 4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", and Letter

Paper Sizes

  • 4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10" Letter, legal, A4, B5, A5, A6, half letter, executive, and user definable (3.5" to 44" in length);

Borderless Photo Sizes

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

Paper Types

  • Supports a variety of Epson plain and photo papers. Supports plain, bond, air mail, Epson Premium Bright White, Glossy Photo Paper, Premium Glossy Photo Paper, Ultra Premium Glossy Photo Paper, Premium Semigloss Paper, Premium Luster Paper, ColorLife 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 plain paper, bond paper, air mail

Special Media Support

  • Ink jet printable CD-R/DVD-R, 12 cm. and 8 cm. with included adapter

Paper Capacity

  • Input paper tray: 120 Sheets plain paper/20 sheets photo paper/10 envelopes/1 transparency

Special Features

  • Convenient front USB port (in addition to rear USB port) for quick connection of laptops

Paper Support

  • Plain paper, Epson Glossy Photo, Premium Glossy Photo, SemiGloss, Premium Luster, Matte Paper, ColorLife, Iron-on Transfer Sheets, Greeting Cards

Supported Digital Camera Technologies

  • Printer supports PRINT Image Matching™, PRINT Image Matching™ II, and Exif Print

Direct CD / DVD Printing Support

  • CD-R/DVD-R ink jet printable; 8 cm, 12 cm and Business Card CD

Hardware and Software Details

Printer Dimensions & Weight

  • Storage (L x W x H): 18.5" x 10.5" x 7.8"
    Printing (L x W x H): 18.5" x 19.0" x 11.9"
    Weight: 11.4 lb (without ink cartridges)

Printer Case Color

  • Silver and dark gray

Interface and Connectivity

  • USB 1.1 for PC and Macintosh connection
    Front and rear USB ports for computer connection only (not simultaneous)

Operating Systems

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

    Macintosh USB -
    OS X 10.2.x or later, Intel Mac 10.44 or later

Software Included

  • Epson Print CD software; Arcsoft PhotoImpression 5™ 3.0
    PC and Macintosh compatible

Printer Language

  • Epson ESC/P2 Raster

Color Management

  • Standard, Epson Photo Ehance, Epson Vivid Color

Sound Level

  • 42 dB(A)

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 +/-10%

Rated Frequency

  • 50 - 60 Hz

Rated Current

  • 0.4A

Power Consumption

  • Approx. 12W ISO 10561 (Energy Star compliant), approx. 3W in Sleep mode, approx. 0.3W in Power Off mode


  • Standard one-year limited warranty in the U.S. and Canada


  • ¹ Cartridge yields will vary with images printed, print settings, paper type and frequency of use. Printer ships with full cartridges and some ink from the first cartridge is used for initialization.

  • ² Pages per minute based on black text and color in Draft Mode on plain paper. Color photo speed rating is BorderFree in Photo Mode on Premium Glossy Photo Paper. Additional processing time will vary based on system configuration, software application and page complexity. See for more information about print speeds.