For advanced photo inkjet printing at an affordable price, the Epson Stylus Photo 915 could be an excellent choice. It uses six colors of Epson 915 printer ink to create more accurate images, supports borderless printing, and can reach speeds of up to 7.8 pages per minute for black and white and 7.6 pages per minute for color. Full-color photos are slower, but their quality is worth the wait.
Despite its advanced features, the 915 is still fairly compact. It has a footprint of just 18.4x10.1 inches, at a height of 8.3 inches. The unit weighs 11.7 pounds, though this doesn't include the weight of the Stylus Photo 915 printer ink supplies. The device connects via USB only, with no networking support, so it is not easily shared.
The control panel will take some getting used to. The display features multiple options, but not a dynamic menu, so users must navigate with the arrow keys, which may not feel intuitive. Memory card slots are included, but without the ability to preview images on the display before printing, many users will probably opt to use the included software rather than do any standalone printing.
The vertical paper feed makes for a more gradual bend of the media, and should help reduce paper jams. There is also a roll paper holder included, which can continuously feed roll media for longer prints, such as panoramic shots.
The page yields of Epson 915 ink cartridges are average for its class, providing up to 220 pages for the color supply and 370 pages for the black supply. The Stylus Photo 915 ink cartridges are rated to offer over 25 years of light-fastness.
For the buyer looking for an advanced photo inkjet printer that doesn't cost an arm and a leg, the 915 could be an excellent choice. If users don't mind its strange control panel layout and the slightly high cost per page of Epson 915 ink, its advanced features make it worth the tradeoff.
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