Epson Stylus Photo

The Good High maximum resolution; prints from multiple sources, including digital cameras and removable media; supports roll paper; easy setup; comprehensive documentation.

The Bad Disappointing all-around image quality, including text output; slow as molasses in January; slightly high ink consumption.

The Bottom Line This printer's attractive photos and myriad printing options can't offset its weak overall output quality and print speeds.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 7.0
  • Features 6.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Support 7.0
5.8 Overall


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Epson Stylus Photo

Kristina Blachere

Back in the spring, CNET reviewed the Epson Stylus Photo 925 and was surprised by its mediocre-looking output--as were a number of our readers. Despite this consumer-priced printer's good photo-print quality, its uneven text and slow speeds left us cold. So we took a second pass at this elegant-looking, feature-packed inkjet. We retested our original unit, then performed the same tests on a brand-new 925. Unfortunately, this printer yielded the same poor text and graphics quality as before. Thus, our conclusion remains the same: If you intend to use this printer for photos only, you won't be disappointed. But if you expect your photo printer to produce professional-level output in all formats, spend a few extra bucks on the Canon S900.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $149
  • Brand Epson
  • Color Category gray, silver
  • Type printer
  • Type photo printer
  • Printing Technology ink-jet
  • Compatibility Mac, PC
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model Epson Stylus Photo 925

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