The Epson Stylus C87 is an entry-level color inkjet printer with a focus on producing photos, though its limited feature set will probably only appeal to users with basic needs. Its rated speeds of 22 pages per minute for black and 12 pages per minute for color are only for its Economy mode, so higher settings will be slower. The DURABrite Epson C87 printer ink is very long-lasting, however, so it could be a good choice for archival printing.
Designed for personal use, the C87 includes one parallel and one USB port, with no wired or wireless networking capabilities. A single home user or college student is the likely target buyer, and features like the 120-sheet input tray and its compact design certainly play into this aw well. The machine is very lightweight, at around 10 pounds, but that doesn't include the Stylus C87 ink supplies.
With an optimized resolution of 5760x1440 dpi, the C87 can produce detailed photos, but don't expect them to be fast. It can print an 8x10-inch photo in around 147 seconds or more, but those who don't mind waiting a bit could find it is an affordable solution for image printing.
Separating the Epson C87 ink cartridges into four separate supplies helps users reduce wasted printer ink. OEM price for Stylus C87 ink cartridge can be a little high, though, and they provide only 250 sheets each. Therefore, it is a good idea for users to consider remanufactured Epson C87 ink instead.
Buyers won't get much more than a basic color inkjet printer with the Epson C87, but for the price, it is still a good buy. Its small paper capacity and expensive OEM supplies could be an issue for users who do higher volumes of printing, but the average home user should find it to be a good fit.
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