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Artisan 810

Artisan 810

Artisan 810 ink

Artisan 810 ink

Recently picked up the Epson Artisan 810 to take care of some basic home document printing, copying and photo printing. However what I didn’t expect was just how good the photo printing would be. Not only is the quality outstanding but the speed at which it prints is also impressive. The Epson Artisan 810 uses Claria Hi-Definition Ink thats dye-based for high quality prints and immediate handling (no smudging).

Along with great photos you also get get all the bells and whistles we’ve come to expect from today’s all-in-one print, like Scanning, Copying, Document feeder, Fax, Duel tray photo feeder, CD/DVD print feeder, Touch screen, memory card reader , two sided document printing and Wi-Fi/Ethernet connectivity. One of my favorite is the dual-tray photo feeder, a very useful feature indeed. This means you don’t have to stop in the middle of printing to switch photo sizes. Nice. So if you’re in the market for a new photo/everything printer check out the Artisan line up of Epson printers. To find a full breakdown of what this printer can do visit epson.com

Speed test.

For my home speed test I printed a full color 8×10 Photo over WI-FI using Aperture 3. From the final “Click Print” it took the Printer 32.2 seconds  over WI-FI to receive and begin printing. From there the print was done and ready to show 66.1 seconds later. My total time from “click” to print over WI-FI 98.4 seconds. My iPod touch was used as the stop watch. By the way, realize this is by no stretch a proper and fair test. This is simply my real world time for my particular setup.

On a side note. If you use this printer as a photo printer turn the “Fix Photo” option off . You’ll find it under the Photo adjustments menu. Let your photo program do this for you, just my opinion.