For consumers searching for an affordable printer that is compact enough to fit in a small home office and has the ability to produce high-quality pictures should consider the Epson Stylus Photo C50. This inkjet printer can be purchased new for less than $150. Though this machine may lack the bells and whistles that many office printers have, it has the basic capabilities that should suffice for a user looking to print occasional photographs.
There are two Epson C50 ink cartridges, one that holds only black printer ink and the other that contains yellow, cyan and magenta. The maximum resolution that can be produced using the Stylus Photo C50 ink is 2880x720 dpi, which will provide crisp and legible standard text documents and lab-quality color pictures. When searching for replacement Epson C50 ink, users can go directly through the manufacturer or third party vendors online. The black Stylus Photo C50 ink cartridge has a capacity of 370 pages while the tricolor printer ink can last for up to 220 pages.
Though this inkjet device is compatible with all major operating systems, including Windows and Mac, it is limited in its connectivity options. A USB and parallel port are the only connection options, though ethernet can always be added with the purchase of a universal adapter. The maximum input paper capacity is 100 pages, but the trays can hold a variety of paper types, such as transparencies, envelopes, banners, cards, glossy papers, iron-on transfers and photo paper.
Approximately 8 pages per minute can be produced when using on black Epson C50 ink while only about 5 pages per minute can be printed in full color. A built-in memory of 32 MB helps the machine print accurate pictures, though a 4x6" photo can take multiple minutes. Overall, the C50 is an affordable machine that delivers high quality.
Based on our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, Ink Technologies will accept returns of compatible or remanufactured ink and toner cartridges for full credit if the returned product has a valid return authorization number and is received in our warehouse within 6 months of the original shipping date. If there is a confirmed print quality issue, only 1 set of opened products will be accepted for credit returns, and only if less than 30% of the ink or toner has been used.
Ink Technologies will replace defective compatible or remanufactured products free of charge if the products are returned within 1 year of the original ship date, and provide a return shipping tag for return of the product.