A different day means a different Epson Printer. As just about everybody understands these days, the printer is a loss leader for the printer cartridge. The printer is relatively inexpensive and they all accomplish about the same tasks in differing configurations. How the printer cartridges work and dispense the ink is the leading difference in each variation of the printer, photo or basic accompaniments.
In today’s Epson Printer market place the real focus has been on the photo printers. There are still the work horse printers doing all the expected things but the photo printer is the star of the day.
Epson all in one
The Epson Stylus DX5000 is today’s Epson all around leading printer. This printer can do it all at a moderate price. Print, scan or pop out some pictures of the highest quality this printer does it all. The cost of printer cartridges has not been found but the mixing system can blend color so that tones in the face are remarkably clear.
The Epson Stylus D88+ is the value printer on the Epson line today and is getting a good “look see” by students. This printer has a solid print quality with a low printer cartridge cost even by Epson printer ink cartridge standards. Just because the printer has a low cost structure the quality is not forgotten.
Color Photo Printers
The focus of the printer market has most decidedly moved toward the photo end of the spectrum. Epson and other printer manufacturers have gone about as far as they can with the consumer level basic printer and have now landed on the photo segment. These Printers span the range of print quality and features with the newest and most popular, with deference to occupation, include:
Epson Ultra Chrome- This Epson top-of-the-line printer does everything except wash the dishes. Quality of the photo prints is remarkable with flesh tone blends being particularly vivid. If the person printing needs some other sizes for their photo this printer can provide sizes from passport to A3. In addition the printer has all the normal printing functions with printer cartridge prices to match its sophistication.
PictureMate is the other end of the spectrum for the picture printer market for Epson. Epson PictureMate Series printers are for the smaller format images and are intended for your basic needs. With this intent the printer also has lower cost printer cartridges so students are particularly interested in its low cost advantages.
The average consumer has come to the point where they expect new and improved electronics to be a “wiz-bang” sort of introduction. The manufacturers have taken each ability that a printer has mastered and put them together in just about every possible combination.
In today’s Printer market the manufacturer has seized upon the photo Printer as its last bastion of new feature introductions. As technology reaches a tipping point for photo printers there had better be a new “wiz-bang” feature or printers, in general, will slowly become a commodity item, if they have not already.