Epson Stylus Photo R260 Ink Jet Printer

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


Key Features

  • Borderless 4" x 6" photos in as fast as 13 sec and better than lab quality in as fast as 32 seconds (default); up to 30 ppm¹ black and color text
  • Claria™ ink for photos that stay brilliant
  • Automatic photo correction - like having a lab technician inside
  • Direct printing onto CDs/DVDs
  • PC-free photo printing from cameras or phones
  • Ultra hi-definition prints set a new standard in digital photography

Printing Technology

  • 6-color advanced MicroPiezo® ink jet technology, optimized for photo printing

Ink Palette

  • Black, Cyan, Light Cyan, Magenta, Light Magenta and Yellow

Ink Cartridge Configuration

  • 6 individual ink cartridges

Ink Type

  • Claria Hi-Definition Ink (smudge, scratch, water and fade resistant²)

Light Resistance / Print Longevity

  • Up to 200 year album storage³

Minimum Ink Droplet Size

  • DX5 technology produces 5 microscopically small ink droplet sizes, some as small as 1.5 Picoliters, for the smoothest gradations and grain free photos.

Maximum Resolution (dots per inch)

  • 5760 x 1440 optimized dpi

Black Text

  • Black text up to 30 ppm¹

Color Text

  • Color text up to 30 ppm¹

4" x 6" Borderless Photo

  • 4" x 6" borderless photo in as fast as 13 sec¹

Direct Camera Connection

  • Front PictBridge port (print from digital cameras and mobile phones, PC-free), DPOF

Supported Digital Camera Technologies

  • Epson PRINT Image Matching™, Exif

Direct CD/DVD Printing

  • Ink jet printable CDs and DVDs

Maximum Paper Size

  • 8.5" x 44"

Paper Sizes

  • 8.5" x 11", 8.5" x 14", A4, B5, A5, A6, Half letter, Executive, User definable (3.5" - 44" in length)

Borderless Photo Sizes

  • 4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", 8.5" x 11", 16:9 wide

Paper Types

  • Supports plain paper, Epson Premium Bright White Paper, Photo Paper Glossy, Premium Photo Paper Glossy, Ultra Premium Photo Paper Glossy, Premium Photo Paper Luster, Premium Photo Paper Semi-gloss, and Presentation Paper Matte, Premium Presentation Paper Matte and Matte Scrapbook Paper (letter)

Envelope Types

  • No. 10, DL, C6; plain paper, bond paper, air mail

Input Paper Capacity

  • 120 sheets plain paper 20 sheets Premium Photo Paper Glossy

Recommended Ink Cartridges

  • 77 High Capacity Black: (T077120)
  • 77 High Capacity Cyan: (T077220)
  • 77 High Capacity Magenta: (T077320)
  • 77 High Capacity Yellow: (T077420)
  • 77 High Capacity Light Cyan: (T077520)
  • 77 High Capacity Light Magenta: (T077620)
  • 78 Black: (T078120)
  • 78 Cyan: (T078220)
  • 78 Magenta: (T078320)
  • 78 Yellow: (T078420)
  • 78 Light Cyan: (T078520)
  • 78 Light Magenta: (T078620)

We recommend the use of genuine Epson cartridges. The use of other products may affect print quality or result in printer damage not covered by Epson's warranties.

Click for information regarding cartridge yields

Weight and Dimensions (W x D x H)

  • Weight: 14.3 lb, Storage: 17.7" x 16.3" x 8.3", Printing: 17.7" x 21.0" x 11.1"

Case Color

  • Silver, gray and black


  • Hi-Speed USB 2.0

Operating Systems

  • Windows: 98SE, 2000, Me, XP and XP Professional x64, Mac: OS X 10.2.8 or later (Power PC® and Intel® Core® processor)

Software Included

  • Epson Printer driver, Epson PrintCD, Epson Web to Page, ArcSoft® PhotoImpression® 5 (PC and Macintosh Compatible)

Color Management

  • Automatic photo correction4; and ICM

Sound Level

  • 4.9 B (A) per ISO7779


  • Operating: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C) Storage: -4° to 14° F (-20° to 60° C)

Relative Humidity

  • Operating: 20 - 80% Storage: 5 - 85% (no condensation)

Safety Approvals

  • Safety standards UL60950, CSA C22.2 No. 60950 EMI FCC Part 15 subpart B class B, CAN/CSA-CEI/IEC CISPR 22 class B

Power Requirements

  • Rated voltage: 120 V AC Rated frequency: 50 - 60 Hz Rated current: 0.6 Amp

Power Consumption

  • Approx. 12 W ISO 10561 Approx. 1.1 W (Sleep mode) Approx. 0.3 W (Power off mode) ENERGY STAR Compliant


  • One-year limited in the U.S. and Canada


  • ¹ Black text memo, measured after the first page, is in Economy mode on plain paper. Color photo speed is in Draft and Photo modes on Epson Premium Photo Paper Glossy, measured from start of paper feed. Additional print time will vary based on system configuration, software application and page complexity. See for more information about print speeds.

  • ² Smudge, scratch, water and fade resistant on Epson photo papers. For CDs/DVDs, resistant only on specially-treated discs.

  • ³ Print permanence ratings are based on accelerated testing of prints on specialty media, displayed indoors under glass or UV filter or stored in archival sleeves in album storage. Actual print stability will vary according to media, printed image, display conditions, light intensity, humidity, and atmospheric conditions. Epson does not guarantee longevity of prints. For maximum print life, display all prints under glass or UV filter or properly store them. See for details.

  • 4 Not available when printing using Mac OS X.