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
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
My new Epson Artison 50 Printer
I've only had it a week or so and haven't had the time to play with it that I would like. Initial attempts to print brought mixed results. Some images were perfect others that were from my files were dreadful with harsh overdone chroma. I'm told I can call the tech to get the printer more compatible to my computer colorwise. I hope that is true. Dread explaining it to the tech -- that's usually a pain.
August 12, 2014
best Picture prints for the money
There are a lot of printers out there that print good pictures. Some of these printers print great pictures but they cost a lot of money. This printer gets great professional quality prints for the fraction of the cost of the other printers. Very vivid colors, very clean prints. If you outgrow this printer, then you'll be ready to jump into the R series of Epson printers.
July 28, 2014
Good basic printer
This printer performed very well for me.
The only problem happened when it was idle for an extended period (about 2 months) and the ink cartridges were left in it. Thr result was a permanent damage-color that couldn't be erased.
I now have an Epson XP-810 that has lots of functions and is a good replacement.
July 8, 2014
All purpose printer
The Epson Artisan 50 does it all and does it well. So far it also seems easy on the ink.
For my own uses however, it is 1 of only a few inkjet printers (all Epson) which can close the paper guides down to 2 inches and feed the cards I print (2x3 1/2 inches).
I also print a lot of 110lb card stock. this printer has the fairly straight throught paper track that allows the heavy paper to print without problems.
All in all, this is one of the best Epsons to date.
July 8, 2014
I bought this printer for outputting my graphic design, school assignments. Once I figured out the proper print settings, the colors were a perfect match to my monitor. Even the smallest details were crisp.
Even people in the print business ask me where I got my portfolio printed. I tell them I did it at home on my little printer. They're impressed.
July 8, 2014
It's easy to get lost in the advance of technology
When I first purchased my Epson Artisan 50 Inkjet Printer, it seemed to do a reasonably good job, but by no means could it produce the quality images I was able to get with my old and burnt out Epson Stylus Photo R800. The R800 produced consistently great color renditions of what I wanted in my prints. On the other hand, the Artisan 50 worked really well for my custom greeting cards. Other than that, I could never get any Epson paper, matte or glossy, to reproduce good color. Far too often my prints looked too dark and muddy with the Artisan 50.
Prior to using any printer, I calibrate my monitor and use that profile in Adobe Photoshop and also use that profile for my printers. Unfortunately, these days, not much in the ways of printers can match what I was able to get out of older printers.
What I'm seeing is that there is always a race to manufacture or produce new products and applications, but hardly ever do they work well together. I believe that everyone needs to be on the same page when it comes to creating an app to work properly with new products like printers.
In the past, backwards compatibility went a long ways. Today, one is lucky to find anything that works backwards compatible for more than a couple years. With that said, where is the incentive to want to purchase new products?
July 8, 2014