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
This is my 2nd Artisan 50 (no problem with the 1st one I just wore it out). The print quality is great and the software allows for adjustments. I shoot with an SLR camera and use Photoshop Elements. I've used Epson printers since back in the dot matrix days and have never been disappointed.
December 15, 2013
I've used this printer for over 5 years, but not for day to day until maybe the last 3, probably more. Mostly for text recently, some photos, interestingly no CD printing. (When I purchased my Epson 1270 broke & my laserJet still worked for text). Anyway, this printer worked very well for me, had no problems with paper feeds, ink life was reasonable (always purchased ink through Epson using online offers), photos were good quality once I calibrated with Photoshop, and manual duplex was good. Manual duplex was fine as I was not printing manuscripts.
Now, the black ink no longer prints 100%; unfortunate as all others are fine. After about 4 years I must decide if I will print photos at home (or just send to printshop there are so many in NYC), get a multifunction, or just a B&W laser. I might just get another Artisan 50. The build quality never felt flimsy like other plastic printers I've recently looked at to replace it.
December 4, 2013
This printer does a good job. I particularly like that the printed colors usually are very close to the colors I see on my monitor in Photoshop.
November 15, 2013
a Photo Printer
I've used a lot of printing in my Photography business and have that Epson is the top of the line of printer for Photographer, this printing is a work house for my business it able to handle a large number of photo prints per day, I'm able to output close to 250 per day without loss of over all look of the image, I would buy this printer again as it's a great printer for it's cost.
November 14, 2013
I'm using the Artisan 50 on my Mac running OS X Lion 10.7.5. Printing photos right out of iPhoto without any problems and with great results. Ink cartridges are lasting longer that I thought they would. Great printer, very happy with it so far.
November 7, 2013
A very, very good product/.
I fell in love with the Epson R220 printer because I could print directly to disk, but when I could no longer find that particular printer I tried the Artisan 50. And I have never looked back although it has a big footprint but for the price, functionality and beautiful prints there is no better printer. The Artisan 50 was so good I went back and purchased 2 more as backups.
September 12, 2013
Still one of the best
This is my second Artizan 50 in the space of one year, was there something wrong with the first one? NO this printer uses very little ink and as I do a lot of dvd /cd covers and disc prints rather than keep changing top tray to bottom tray I just use each printer for each task. You will not believe just how little ink is used for the discs. and how silent the machine is.
September 6, 2013
Good Quality Print on both Photos and Documents
The Epson Artisan prints very nice quality photos and documents. I have not used it enough yet to comment on the volume of ink usage. The only thing that I am slightly disappointed with is the operating software packaged with it. It is very simplistic and I really think that Epson could have done a better job of including more editing capabilities with their included software.
September 4, 2013