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Simply brilliant printer, quite unlike the nasty sounding plastic boxes currently produced by Epson. I've tried an 830 and C60 and there's no comparison. Constant business use over the last six years and it is still going strong. So concerned when it started to leave ink on the rollers. Have now managed to remove the head for cleaning and it has a new lease of life. Photo printing is staggering; such clever software.
The Epson Stylus 760, well where can I start this printer is now one of a dieing breed now but don?t let this put you of if you see one at a trade fair or shop snap there hands off and buy it. Although when it first came out it was fetching around £129.00 I have seen them at fairs for around the £50-£60 (what a bargain) The printer itself boasts 1440dpi and gives excellent photo reproduction prints (on the correct paper). The Epson 760 also has two ink cartridge slots one for black and the other for the colour cartridge making it very cost affective when replacing ink cartridges, even better now as the price of compatible ink cartridges for the Epson 760 are less than you would pay for Fish & Chips from your takeaway (about £4.00 for the two). It also tells you when it is running low of ink and when it does run out the easy to follow instructions that appear on screen guide you through the process easily there are also a number of utilities that allow you to keep your prints and printer in tiptop condition and the software that comes with it is both easy to operate and useful. I have owned mine now for about 14 months and would not change it for any other model around believe me its that good.
I reckon the Epson Stylus color 760 is one of the better printers that exist for the home environment, as far as quality-price realtion is concerned. But Epson seems to want to annoy us with its new models that will remove this printer during this year and 2002. They will remove a first range of products, that is composed of three printers, the EPSON STYLUS C series, which are inkjets, perfect for the home. The STYLUS C60, with more speed, and with a resolution of 2880 ppp. The Stylus C70 and C80, inkjets with independent cartridges, with a speed of 20 pages for minute, almost swims. Also they will remove from the market a new model of digital camera and the new scanenrs: PERFECTION 1250, 1650 and 2450, all with the possibility of incorporating transparencies. Very good news for the next year.
This printer is brilliant, it is virtuially perfect in every way, well, as much as a printer can be. It has outstanding qualitiy and an amazing resolution. As well as speed. This printer is also very cheap and can be picked up for under £100, well thats what I found. It is also very easy to install taking me under 30 mins, and I don't know that much about computer technical things. It also comes with a number of software packages, that include Adobe PhotoDelux 3.1 and two Epson packages called Print Adventures along with the printer software itself and several high resolution example images. This printer is best suited to printing photos, which it will print on any paper and still look first rate, whether it be normal paper or special photo paper. It will also print very fast on any sort of paper. And as sed before are of the highest quality. Another impressive point about this printer is the Ink cartridges, they are much more cheaper than cartridges on other printers and contain the same amoutn of ink. There are also a lot of other company's that produce cartridges that work on this printer. This is a very good printer that has excellent print quality, speed ans the prices are very reasonable. I would recommend this to all those looking for a printer.
Without a doubt, the 760 is a fantastic printer, and with a print resolution of 1440 dpi (dots per inch) no-one can deny that. The printer package itself is excellent, with being supplied with a selection of special papers, such as photo paper, glossy paper, and a few sheets of normal paper. The supplied software is also excellent, which includes many utilities to keep your printer running in tip-top condition, to keep it clean and to keep it running at peak efficiency. Using the special papers, and selelecting the correct paper settings in print setup, really does unleash the printing power of this exceptional printer. It will print photographs as if you had just picked them up from the shop, on proper photo paper. The printer is fairly cheap as well, considering its excellent quality, and retails at between £129.99 and 139.99, with that you get a good helping of special paper, and 1 black and 1 colour cartridge. There is only one part about this printer which I must moan about. That is the price of replacement cartridges. For official print cartridges for this printer are quite expensive, around £18.99 for a colour, and around £20.99 for a black (which is considerably smaller that the colour). So when you need to replace them both it is usually around £40 for a bit of ink!!! Sure, you could use third party cartridges in your printer, but I find that the print quality is noticable reduced. All in all, and excellent printer.
I bought this printer a few months ago and till today I am really happy with it. Good printing. The quality of printing is excellent under any circumstances. No matter what kind of paper you put in it (given it is Epson paper) it will do it's best and believe me it's best is really good. Pinting in good quality paper photos has been suprisingly good. Much better than HP and Lexmarks I have worked with. It is fast. The printer is fast but under certain conditions. If you try to print at highest quality the speed falls really much and it may need even 50 secs for a page of text. The same happens with high quality graphics and lots of color in the page but it still is aead of the competition. Equally priced Lexmarks and HPs are even slower. Ink price. Nowadays that printers are cheap is not difficult to see that with the fourth or fifth ink you are buying is like buying a second printer. Horrible thought isn't it? Well the ink is expensive. It would normally cost some 20 pounds per cartridge for the black or 34 if you buy the double pack. However on many online retailers - I found them on watford and dabs where the double pack costs just 22 pounds makes it ok. Given that I have been prtinitng an average of 300 - 400 pages with every ink. That is around 3p - 4p per page for ink. Not too bad. You can even use economy mode on which you can print more than double these pages but is the only case where the printing result is poor so I wouldn't recommend it. The other solution you may want to consider is third party refills but I wouldn't want to lose my guarantee in case it breaks down. The other two options that you may have for cheap printings is buying a laser or a Canon printer. The printer is stable under most OS I have tried it on except WinME. There for reasons unknown to me the OS stops seeing the printer very often saying that it is not connected. That happens many times in the middle of the printing which
is annoying. Under Windows 2000 and Win98 it has been fine. Better than my HP and the Lexmarks. It also has never jammed on me - two of the HPs I have were jamming badly. To conclude it is a very reliable and good product. I would recommend it to anyone that wants good quality printings.
The Epson 760 looks much like any other Epson printer, Paper tray at the rear and a telescopic output tray at the front, however this is not just any printer. The quality of output from the 760 is fantastic, and not to mention fast. Its main advantage is the way Epson inkjets work, using piezo crystals instead of heating elements to ‘jet’ the ink out onto the page. This means that the ink can be laid down onto the page at a faster rate, but not only that, in the latest Epson printers they have been able to put different sized drops of ink onto the page. This may not seem like a big deal, but it means that large expanses of colour can be printed very quickly, not at the expense of fine detail. In fact, the smallest dot of ink capable of being produced by this printer is invisible to the naked eye! Ink gauges constantly monitor the two cartridges (black and Cyan Magenta Yellow) inside. This information is displayed on the software when the printer is printing. In addition, it will give you a warning when one of the cartridges is about to run out, by means of a flashing light on the front of the printer. The ink itself is quick drying, so it dries as soon as it touches the paper, so no more smudges! However its not all good news when it comes to ink, when you turn on the printer or every 50 pages or so it has to charge up the ink heads, this takes about a minute and doesn’t really effect the overall usability of the printer, but it gets a little boring. The printer is easy to set up, just connect power and USB or parallel. Install the supplied drivers and then print from you favourite programs. These drivers have simple default settings and special ‘Photo Enhance’ modes, as well as the normal custom mode. It can print to all sorts of media including photo paper, iron on transfers and regular bog standard paper. The printer itself is compact, light and does not fall to bits when you pick it up. A
photo output on to photo paper is stunning on this printer; it looks just like a normal photograph. If you want photo real pictures at breakneck speeds go and buy the Epson 760.
The Epson Stylus 760 is a great printer for the cost. The quality of the printing, both balck and colour is excellent and photos come alive too - although there are better, more expensive Epson printers for better photo printing. This printer is also quieter than one of its predecessors that I used to have - Epson Stylus Color 600. The one problem I do have with it is the amount of ink that it uses and the cost of the cartridges so for draft printing - that I do mainly - I have bought some compatibel cartridges as it works out a lot cheaper and the print quality is not that important for my draft work. Anyway, all in all a great printer for the money.Just 3 years ago, it cost me £200 for my Epson Stylus 600 - this was less than half of the price and better!
My old HP 670 just was not up to the job of photoquality printing. I therefore spent some time gathering information about reasonably priced printers (and consulting Dooyoo of course!) and decided to buy an Epson Stylus Colour 760. The printer cost £86 (free delivery) from www.dabs.com, which is much cheaper than I had seen it anywhere else. It was easy to set up and within 20 minutes of unpacking the box I had my test page printed off. There is a very easy to follow ‘poster’ describing the installation steps. The printer comes complete with Adobe PhotoDelux 3.1 and two Epson packages called Print Adventures along with the printer software itself and several high resolution example images – making a total of 4 CDs inside the box. Note however that there is no printer cable supplied – you need to provide either a parallel or usb cable depending on how you want to connect your printer to your PC. There is a sample paper pack containing various types and grades of photo and inkjet papers also included. This printer is fast when printing photoquality images and the quality on glossy photo paper is superb. I printed off one of Epsons example images on A4 glossy photo paper and took it into the office with me last week – everyone, even the die hard photography experts were impressed with the quality of output. I have since scanned in several photos and made copies on the printer – they all look superb. Now if only I had a digital camera and a negative scanner then my enlarger and developing kit could be banished to the loft for good! Ink cartridges are significantly cheaper than HPs (they may not contain the same amount of ink but are easier on the pocket when you do replace them) and there are several 3rd party manufactured cartridges available at the many computer fairs in the area. I bought both a black and colour cartridge for £8 the pair at my local fair – although I ha
ve yet to try them out to see what the quality is like. Oh and just incase you’re wondering the photo glossy paper that I so like costs about £6 for 20 A4 sheets. Needless to say text is printed to laser quality and spat out of the printer at a tremendous rate compared to anything else I’ve ever used. So if you’re looking for a fast, economical printer capable of delivering photoquality output then I would recommend the Epson 760.
I bought this printer some eight months ago. It has continued to impress me with both its speed when needed, and its quality. The test photos provided which you can print looki astounding with ink dots almost impossible to see, except on very light areas. I have printed out many a photo on it, sticking with 6" x 4" paper because of its availability and because my digital camera is "only" Imegapixel and may struggle for resoultion. The printer does struggles with large grey areas - my daughter sschool cardigan in this case - which comes out very red spotted. I assumed that this may be a problem with all printers, and indeed my father in laws newer 870 also struggled though less so. The extra 2 colours may have helped, or the drivers may be improved. But this is the only photo that I have seen problems with. The printer comes with Photoshop 3.1 - basic but adequate to start with. Ink can be expesive though there are many many generic inks around at half the price which I am about to try out. The rpinter has consistenly ranked in the top one or two in many magazines for many months. It continues to get cheaper and cheaper. Search around, you could get a bargain
The first Epson I ever bought was back in '96, when I got a Epson Stylus Colour II for what I thought was a reasonable price. Granted, it was cheap, cheerful and looked good, but after a couple of months the print quality dropped dramatically. Now, this was a big drop in quality, one minute it could print near photo quality images, and suddenly all I got was a piece of paper with an unsightly blob of ink on. Even if I wanted readable text printed out, I had to set the settings to monochrome text on max resolution. Well, seeing as the printer was so useless I decided to chuck it away. After all, what's the point of having a useless printer? Well, thinking that I might have been an exception, I went for a brand new Epson Stylus Colour 760. I was soon to find out if my problem was to be the start of a major Epson trend... Well, as before everything went fine for a while. The sheer quality of the printouts were amazing, and everything seemed to be going fine. Then, after a while the quality started to drop and I was getting annoyed. I went for a refund, but because I had not returned it within 14 days I had to have a replacement. My new Epson 760 does the same. So, why is it that every Epson printer I get loses quality after a couple of months? Well, apart from that let's look at the good points about the printer. I suppose the fact that the printer is good value is one that cannot be overlooked. Because it's cheaper than a lot of others I can see a lot of people opting for this model, and be honest with you they're not too high quality. The actual printer is a sturdy beast, and everything seems solid. It's the insides that I'd seriously question before you buy one of these... To end this rather dismal review I have to say that I won't be buying another Epson printer. Every single one has had some sort of fault, and the biggest one is the fact that with tim e the printouts b
ecome poorer and poorer. If there's an Eposn Stylus Colour 760 sitting on the street without an owner, take it. Otherwise, don't even think about paying money for one of these!
Since I wrote this it got £20 cheaper (see new price). Also I have been using Print & Go photo paper which creates Great photos! This is replaced by a new range. I am looking at getting the Epson 880 which is cheaper than the 760 ever was AND it is TWICE the resolution! ------ I used to have an old canon BJC 4000 which I got many years ago. Now I have the Value For Money Epson 760. I must say, altough its eats ink a bit, it does a splendid job for little money. (my old 4000 cost £400). I like it when it prints letters in Black and White - and LOVE IT when it prints colour. I have tried it with plain white paper, high white paper, glossy paper and Photo glossy print paper - and GREAT in all modes. I run my PC in Win 98 SE - I find printing easy and the colour settings simple to use giving GREAT results every time. [No I don't work for Epson]. I have mine plugged into a USB hub. I find it easy to use and easy to close up and switch off when not in use. With the new ranges I would go for the 680 (a little flimsy) or the 880.
The 760 is an outstanding printer, but like most printers it does have a few downsides. One of them being the fact that cleaning your inkheads uses up a large amount of ink. Why this should be I do not know. Apart from this, and the fact refill cartridges are expensive, this is probably the best inkjet in its class. It uses Epsons/Seikos own Micro-Piezo technology for printing. this allows better blending of colours, and variable ink dot sizes as well. The results on the higher quality paper are absolutely outstanding. It is at least as good as a glossy magazine, or photos which have been professionally developed. If youre wanting cheaper refills, why not try a third party manufacturer? Although frowned upon by Epson, these are as good as the official ones, and VERY muich cheaper... I paid 13 quid for a pack of THREE black refills. 7 quid less than ONE official!! I have not noticed any degradation on print quality and they seem to last as long as the real thing. I bought my refills from Makro, but I have seen them on the web for similar prices. Further to this information, I thought it prudent to tell you all about a great place to get your Epson refills from. www.choicestationery.com they do 4 Black, and 4 Colour carts for £21 inc VAT and next day delivery. Fantastic. Please check them out, I cannot recommend them enough!
I first bought this printer for my 15th birthday. When i bought it, i thought that the printer was gonna be amazing, and that the quality of print would be really good. But when taken out of the box, and used, i was dissapointed. The quality did not look 1200x2400 dpi, and there were lines going all across the page. This was gave a very unprofessional looking print out, and although the speed of it was extremely good, i'd go for quality over quantity any day.
Ok, so I wouldn't advise you enter the world of fraud to try and print cash, but this printer has seriously good resolution. I am not one for technical jargon but this printer can print 1440 dots per square inch. Eat your heart out dot matrix!!! This is a color printer that is best at photos and can print pure quality on any paper, whether it be photo paper or just your average cartridge paper. The images are brilliant and it can even save you on photo processing which costs a bomb! Just the other day I tested this theory and printed a photo on kodak paper. The picture was taken on a digital camera. I found the quality so good that I framed the pic and am well proud of it. My dad also endeavoured to test it out by printing an image on iron-on clothing paper. I told him not to be sad but he went forword and now owns a really flash T shirt. The quality is so good that I considered printing the famous Nike logo on a shirt in an atempt to trade counterfeit shirts! -Na, only joking.