Epson Stylus Photo 780 reviewed! (UPDATED)|
(Monday, July 23, 2001 - 13:14 EDT)
Epson's 720dpi, 6-color photo inkjet gets a close-up look...
We've just posted the first of a series of reviews of Epson printer models. Epson has a very well-deserved reputation for exceptional print quality, and their latest models only further enhance that profile. The Stylus Photo 780 is a true 6-color photo printer, with a literally microscopic (4 picoliter) droplet size for the smoothest tones we've yet seen from an inkjet printer. At the same time, its 2880x720 dpi maximum resolution produces razor-sharp detail.
Probably its most useful feature though, is its ability to print true borderless prints, whether using roll-fed paper or individual cut sheets. It slows a fair bit when it is printing borderless on cut sheets, but the ability to just stack a batch of 4x6 paper in it, set it running, and come back later to a stack of better-than-photo-quality prints is a huge plus. (Dave's wife is hoping it'll finally end the "digital black hole" that all the family digital photos seem to fall into.)
NEWS FLASH - With recent price reductions, the 780 is now selling for the absurdly low price of $129. This is by *far* the best price for a true photo-quality inkjet printer we've yet seen. If you've been waiting to take the plunge into photo-quality printing, now's the time! Read the review for all the details!
UPDATED 2001-07-23 14:59ET: Over on the Deals page, we've heard from a reader that you can get this printer for $80 including shipping, and possibly less... Hop on over and find out how...