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
Best little printer i've ever owned. have been using epson for 10 years or better, would not even consider any other.
June 28, 2014
While the installation was a pain in the neck (had to have the helpful folks at Epson guide me through the manual stuff), the performance is OUTSTANDING! The photos are drop dead gorgeous and it is so easy to use. This is so much better, quicker, nicer to use than going 2 towns down to Wally World. Thank you, it is something I've dreamed about for years, and now it is sitting right here on my desk!
June 20, 2014
One of the best photo printers on the market! Excellent for card making and general photography
June 3, 2014
I've had it installed for 20 minutes and it still works.
May 14, 2014
A great photo printer
I've been using Epson photo printer now for the last 20 years and would never think of using anything else
May 12, 2014
Have had 4 Epson's prior to this (after using a brand X). The Epson's are awesome for my photography printing, most of which are 8-1/2 x 11. This time I was apprehensive when my R380 gave up the ghost (as all of my Epson's have, hit a point and that's it) that the Artisan 50 would be the same quality in printing detailed photographs...well, rest easy, this printer does it all, I will buy a backup now, in case Epson ceases production...quality, cost, quick delivery...what more can you ask for...
May 4, 2014
Good and Bad
I have had my Epson Artisan 50 for four years and it still functions, barely. It has done well in printing DVD labels for me (which is what I primarily use it for). It loves to waste ink every time it starts, and it often has errors and so has to be restarted - and then wastes more ink. Last year the paper feed mechanism died. I took it for repairs but they couldn't fix it so I can't load paper anymore. Also the colors are no longer accurate even with new ink cartridges. I would not buy this model again, except I can't find another reasonably priced printer that prints inkjet DVD labels.
April 23, 2014
Clogged Ink Tanks
I have had two of these printers now. It's not a matter of if but when will the ink tanks become clogged. Because of the built in printhead (which makes fantastic beautiful highly detailed printing available), if the printer is not used consistently, the ink tanks will become clogged and the printer will not be able to be used. On my first printer, the ink tanks become clogged after a month business trip where the printer was not in use. The second printer became clogged for not apparent reason. Epsoin support will replace the printer, but the hassle is not worth the purchase. The actual quality of the printer and the prints are fantastic.
March 23, 2014