As far as home inkjet printers go, the Epson Stylus C79 is fairly basic from a feature standpoint, though it does have fast maximum speeds of up to 22 pages per minute. The main draw comes from its pigment-based Stylus C79 printer ink, which delivers deep blacks and excellent photo quality. Some buyers still might find its lack of connectivity options and small paper capacity to be a problem, however.
When it comes to connectivity, the C79 provides only the basics, with a single USB port and no upgrade options. With so many similar models offering wireless and ethernet support, this is a serious limitation. The input paper capacity is only 80 sheets, which is probably enough for very light-duty home use, but could also be a limiting factor.
The device itself measures 6.5x17.1x8.6 inches, and it weighs a surprisingly light 6.2 pounds, though this doesn't include the weight of the Epson C79 ink supplies. Both Windows and Mac computers are supported, and the bundle of included software is not insignificant, with the Epson Creativity Suite and Easy Photo Print offering a lot of creative options and photo editing features that are easy to use, even for novices.
The Epson C79 ink cartridges use DURABrite Ultra printer ink, that is very long-lasting, and perfect for archive prints. Each of the color Stylus C79 ink cartridges is good for up to 355 pages, with the black supplying offering up to 245 pages. Remanufactured Epson C79 ink is a cost-saving alternative to more expensive OEM supplies.
For buyers concerned more with high-quality output and solid print speeds than with extras like mobile printing or wireless sharing, the basic design and affordable price of the Epson C79 might be just the right fit. Others might want to keep looking for an inkjet printer with a wider range of features.
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