Epson Artisan 50 Inkjet Printer

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Printing Technology: Ultra Hi-Definition printing, Advanced MicroPiezo® 6-color inkjet printing with DX5™ technology

Minimum Ink Droplet Size: 5 ink droplet sizes, as small as 1.5 picoliters

Maximum Print Resolution: 5760 x 1440 optimized dpi

ISO Print Speed:

  • Black: 4.8 ppm1
  • Color: 5 ppm1

Photo Print Speed: 4" x 6" Borderless Photo: As fast as 11 seconds1

CD / DVD Printing: Inkjet printable CDs and DVDs

Paper Handling

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Paper Sizes: 8.5" x 11", 8.5" x 14", A4, B5, A5, A6, half letter, executive, user definable (3.5" – 44" in length), Photo: 4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", 8.5" x 11", 16:9 wide

Maximum Paper Size:

  • Plain (8.5" x 44")
  • Inkjet printable CDs / DVDs

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

Paper Types:

  • Plain paper
  • Epson Premium Bright White Paper
  • Photo Paper Glossy
  • Premium Photo Paper Glossy
  • Ultra Premium Photo Paper Glossy
  • Ultra Premium Photo Paper Luster
  • Premium Photo Paper Semi-gloss
  • Presentation Paper Matte
  • Premium Presentation Paper Matte
  • 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


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Ink Type: Claria® Hi-Definition dye ink (smudge, scratch, water and fade resistant photos)

Ink Palette: Black, Cyan, Light Cyan, Magenta, Light Magenta and Yellow

Ink Configuration: 6 individual ink cartridges

Fade Resistance / Print Longevity:

  • Lasts up to 4x longer than photo lab prints
  • Up to 200-year album storage
  • 98 years under glass2

Replacement Ink:

  • High-capacity Black (T077120)
  • High-capacity Black Cyan (T077220)
  • High-capacity Black Magenta (T077320)
  • High-capacity Black Yellow (T077420)
  • High-capacity Black Light Cyan (T077520)
  • High-capacity Black Light Magenta (T077620)
  • High-capacity Black Multi-pack color (T077920)
  • Standard-capacity Black (T078120)
  • Standard-capacity Cyan (T078220)
  • Standard-capacity Magenta (T078320)
  • Standard-capacity Yellow (T078420)
  • Standard-capacity Light Cyan (T078520)
  • Standard-capacity Light Magenta (T078620)
  • Standard-capacity Multi-pack color (T078920)
  • See Note3

Ink Yield Information:

Epson provides ink cartridge yields based on the ISO / IEC 24711 and 24712 standard for inkjet products, which excludes the first installed cartridges.

  • High-capacity Black (T077120): About 540 pages
  • High-capacity Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Light Cyan, and Light Magenta (T077220, T077320, T77420, T077520, T077620): About 860 pages
  • Standard-capacity Black (T078120): About 330 pages
  • Standard-capacity Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Light Cyan, and Light Magenta (T078220, T078320, T078420, T078520, T078620): About 525 pages per color
Click for more information regarding cartridge yields


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Interface: Hi-Speed USB 2.0


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Operating Systems:

  • Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, Windows XP, Windows XP x64, Windows 2000
  • Mac OS® X 10.3.9, 10.4.11, 10.5.x, 10.6.x, 10.7.x, 10.8.x

Color Management: Auto Photo Correction and ICM


  • 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
  • Storage
  • -4° to 140° F (-20° to 60° C)


  • 20 – 80%
  • Storage
  • 5 – 85%

Sound Level: 34.7 dB

Rated Voltage: 120 VAC

Rated Frequency: 50 – 60 Hz

Rated Current: 0.6 Amp

Power Consumption:

  • Normal mode: Approx. 13 W ISO 10561
  • Sleep mode: Approx. 1.0 W
  • Power off mode: Approx. 0.2 W
  • ENERGY STAR® qualified

Safety Standards: Safety standards UL60950-1, CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1, EMI FCC Part 15 subpart B class B, CAN / CSA &38211; CEI / IEC CISPR 22 class B

Case Color: Black


  • Printing: 17.7" x 22.5" x 11.3" (W x D x H)
  • Storage: 17.7" x 11.1" x 7.4" (W x D x H)

Weight: 12.1 lb

Special Features:

  • Manual 2-sided printing4
  • Auto Photo Correction with advanced face detection and red-eye removal

Software Included: Epson printer driver, Epson Print CD, Web to Page, Easy Photo Print software


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1 ISO ppm is based on the new international standard for measuring print speed. Black and color print speeds are determined in default, single-side mode in accordance with ISO / IEC 24734. Black and color two-sided print speeds are determined in two-sided mode in accordance with ISO / IEC 24734. See for details, including complete ISO reports.

2 Based on accelerated testing of prints displayed under glass in indoor display conditions or in album conditions. Actual print stability will vary according to media, printed image, display conditions, light intensity, temperature, humidity and atmospheric conditions. Epson does not guarantee the longevity of prints. For maximum print life, display all prints under glass or UV filter or properly store them.

3 Cartridge yields are based on continuous printing of a suite of five black and color pages as required by ISO / IEC 24711 and 24712. Actual yields will vary considerably for reasons including images printed, print settings, temperature and humidity. Yields may be lower when printing infrequently or predominantly with one ink color. A variable amount of ink remains in the cartridges after the "replace cartridge" signal. Part of the ink from the first cartridges is used for priming the printer. Ink is used for both printing and print head maintenance. All inks are used for both black and color printing. For more information about yields for this printer, see

4 Some applications and/or functions, like two-sided printing, may not be supported by Mac®.