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
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
If It's Epson, It has To Be Good!
My recently purchased Epson Artisan 50 is still in the box, but being an Epson, I have total confidence that I have purchased the best.
Having been a digital photographer for many years, I have owned printers from other manufacturers. My Epson printers have always delivered the very best images. There is nothing like experience.
August 26, 2014
I have been looking for a replacement for an older photoprinter to print greeting cards that my wife paints and I shoot then print on medium weight card stock. I do this as well as print photos. The A50 is the answer and then some. The straight paper path permits feeding card stock easily and the print quality is excellent.I went through two other printers before picking the right one. Thanks Epson!
August 21, 2014
Completed but Delivers
I've had my Ep Artisan 50 for 3.5 years now. I love the DVD/CD printing capability that delivers a pretty good professional like label for my wedding customers. What I find vexing, is the fickleness of operations. Once you get it set up, the printer is steady and reliable. If it hiccups, loses power or needs a new cartridge, then it could be down for hours and could require a few calls to Epson tech support. The tech support are great, but the process is tedious. But, all that said, it's only about 1x a year so for 3.5 years, dozens and dozens of DVD labels of success printed in the Epson Label software, I love this little hummer of a printer. My customers like seeing their wedding photos on their wedding videos. I recommend it for DVD/CD printing. I guess it does well on paper, I just don't use it for paper.
August 13, 2014