Epson Artisan 50 Inkjet Printer
The first time we printed a full bleed 8.5 x 11 proof of our product literature our jaws dropped at the quality of the images and the look of the piece. We now use the Artisan 50 to print all our product literature on "brochure" paper and even our customers make remarks about the quality of the work our "printing company" does with our literature. We print only what we need and now we can even customize the literature for each show, event or even customer.
We picked the Artisan 50 because it has no frills and does one job, printing. This little gem has printed at least 5k pages saved us thousands of dollars.
September 13, 2012
Great deal for your money!
I've used Epson inkjet printers for many years and have always enjoyed the high quality of the product. As a professional photographer, I'm looking for a printer that renders exceptional quality and that can reproduce my images to my standards. Since the Epson Photo Stylus R800 was my primary photo printer, and is no longer available, I decided to give the Epson Artisan 50 printer a try. I wanted to see if all the boasting about quality really was true.
After using the Epson Artisan 50 printer for a couple days, and picking the best settings to use in Adobe Photoshop and Apple's Pages, I wasted little ink and paper to come up with exceptional quality images. The Artisan 50 excelled beyond what I had expected. And since I calibrate my monitor, my prints are greatly accurate, rendering images so close to what I see.
Color accuracy, tonal range, sharpness in detail, tonal separation, ink drying time, these qualities hit the mark!
Epson has done an great job with this printer.
The next thing is to see how long the ink cartridges last. Perhaps my next purchase will be the large capacity #77 inks.
December 16, 2009
Constantly have to clean print heads
I've had this printer for about a year now. I print a couple times a week and I've noticed that every time I have I print I have to clean the print heads and do all kinds of maintenance steps in order to get a decent print with accurate colors. Pretty inconvenient and annoying. I will be buying a new printer soon.
March 17, 2015
I think your ink is overpriced for the usage. Also, changing paper all the time is a pain with only one feed. All too often its prints streaks across a color print and the print heads need to be cleaned. The print quality is very good.
January 15, 2015
Couldn't live without it
Have owned Epson printers for many years and have been only disappointed with one (the XP 850, but have already reviewed it earlier) Was willing to try Epson again, after I threw out the 850, because all of their other printers had been excellent. Chose the Artisan 50 because I wanted a dedicted printer just for my photography and it provides me with professional looking work that I can be proud of. The colors are vibrant and when used with Epson paper dry instantly and don't seem to fade at all. I also like the straight feed in back because it allows me to print on the backs of my greeting cards without bending or tearing them. I hope that they will continue to produce similar models for many years to come.
December 18, 2014
Hit and miss
Bought the Artisan 50 primarily for its CD/DVD direct printing capabilities. This is where the hit or miss comes in you are not always guaranteed to get a good copy every time, there have been some good, some alright, and still some that are totally messed up. Being that you are printing directly to the disc this can be a costly problem. Also the printer seems to go through a lot of ink, printed about ten discs and two of the ink cartridges were near empty. Of the 10 printed 2 were good, 4 were alright, 2 were at least legible, and 2 were coasters. I also tried to print to CD/DVD labels not much better results there. The Print quality in the normal function is acceptable, but I have seen better on printers that cost a lot less and are a lot cheaper to maintain.
December 12, 2014
This printer does a terrific job with photos. I'm running my Epson Workforce 520 side by side with this one until the ink runs out then I'll probably use the Artisan 50 for everything. Just wish it had scanning capabilities, but then it probably wouldn't have the same quality for photos. Love it and definitely recommend it for anyone printing photos.
November 20, 2014
Quality printing & beautiful color. Simple to use.
September 25, 2014
This is for a Artisan 837 which was not in the menu. After printing 6 discs the heads cloged, and the head cleaning feature did not work.
This is my 3 Epson printer and gee, I wish I had #1 back.
September 22, 2014
I bought my first Artisan 50 Epson printer almost five years ago. It gave me consistently photos the entire time. When it was worn out, I replaced it with an identical machine. I am impressed that Epson continues to produce this reliable printer for that long a time. I expect this new machine to perform as well as the one it replaces.
August 30, 2014