Epson Stylus Photo 1290S Review

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manolisk's review of Epson Stylus Photo 1290S


“The Epson Stylus Photo 1290S produces stunning quality...”

written by manolisk on 16/04/2004

Good Points
A3+ output, quiet, can take roll paper, can take third party greyscale inks, very smooth textures on photos, good office printer too, not that big.

Bad Points
Colour cartridge is 5-in-1 (but still more economical than most individual cartridge models), not fast, no borderless prints in OS X.

General Comments
The Epson Stylus Photo 1290S produces stunning quality of photos, could be a little sharper, though. 5-in-1 cartridge is economical, if not efficient. Try it with third-party grey inks (Lyson, etc) and produce brilliant b&w prints to rival the darkroom.

Highly recommended for photo printing and general office printing, but is no speed demon on high resolution settings.

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Nickelyacht's Response to manolisk's Review

Written on: 16/12/2005

It does actually print borderless prints on mac OX (Panther and Tiger) using gimp print. More info can be found on the internet.
<br>I always had problems with my black cartridges blocking the print head nozzles and I sent it back twice. Epsom just wouldn't tell me why it happened again and again. I have bought a head cleaner solution which epson said I shouldn't use but it beats sending it back to them and paying 1/2 the price of a new printer.

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