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Should You Buy an Epson Photo Printer?

Updated 02 October 2019 by Matthew
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should you buy an Epson Photo Printer?

Epson is one of the most popular photo printer brands as well as being well known for its projectors, scanners and inkjet printers.

We've collated all the key information on Epson photo printers in this handy guide. We've analysed over 2,700 user and expert reviews and 100+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on 150+ photo printers to impartially compare each photo printer brand.

Epson are recognised for their wide selection of premium and award winning photo printers. Their photo printers start at $37 for the L800 which is a 5760 x 1440 photo printer and a photo printer that has a 216 x 356 mm max print size and go up to $1,500 for the R3000 which is a 5760 x 1440 photo printer and a photo printer that has a 5\" x 7\" (13x18 cm) max print size. The average price of a new Epson photo printer is $524.

Epson are recognised for their wide selection of premium and award winning photo printers.

Is Epson the Best Photo Printer Brand?

So are Epson photo printers any good? We give every photo printer a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all photo printers we are able to impartially rank all the photo printer brands.

Epson is ranked the No. 2 best photo printer brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Epson is the 2nd best photo printer brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
1,684 reviews
#2
Japan
82%
82%
845 reviews
#3
Kodak
75%
75%
51 reviews
#4
Fujifilm
Japan
75%
75%
22 reviews
#5
Polaroid
75%
75%
15 reviews
#6
Vupoint Solutions
64%
64%
9 reviews
#7
HP
United States
62%
62%
30 reviews
#8
Sony
Japan
59%
59%
1 review
#9
OKI
52%
52%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Epson photo printers compare to the other photo printer brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection
All photo printer Brands
Epson Photo Printers

At an average purchase price of $524, Epson photo printers tend to be more expensive than most other photo printer brands. Epson also have better reviews than the typical photo printer brand, with the average rating of a Epson photo printer being 77%.

The average review score for a Epson photo printer is 77%.

There's a smaller selection of Epson photo printers available compared to other photo printer brands, with only 7 Epson photo printers currently on the market in the US.

No. Of Photo Printers
Average Price
$204
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,399
Price Distribution of All Photo Printers
No. Of Photo Printers
Average Price
$524
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $5,099
Price Distribution of Epson Photo Printers

What Do the Epson Photo Printer Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Epson photo printer to work out the average distribution of reviews for Epson and then compared this to the other photo printer brands.

Epson logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
104
4 stars
103
3 stars
18
2 stars
1
1 star
0
Epson logo

User Reviews

5 stars
318
4 stars
94
3 stars
23
2 stars
21
1 star
30
Epson has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its photo printers than most other photo printer brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews are actually lower.

Over 92% of expert reviews and 85% of user reviews for Epson photo printers are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 88% and 88% respectively across all Photo Printer brands.

Purchasers of Epson photo printers frequently mentioned that the product produced good quality prints, and they have won 50+ awards.

Looking at just the expert reviews, in the table below we compare the average review score given to Epson photo printers by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other photo printer brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Canon Epson Fujifilm Polaroid LG
CNET.com logo
72%
17 reviews
80%
21 reviews
80%
4 reviews
PC Mag logo
77%
18 reviews
82%
10 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
Techradar logo
83%
12 reviews
75%
13 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
70%
10 reviews
74%
10 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
84%
7 reviews
83%
11 reviews
v3.co.uk logo
77%
7 reviews
80%
7 reviews
computershopper.com logo
75%
8 reviews
84%
4 reviews
What Digital Camera logo
86%
6 reviews
89%
4 reviews
86%
1 review
photoreview.com.au logo
84%
6 reviews
79%
4 reviews
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
80%
7 reviews
85%
3 reviews
Mac World logo
69%
7 reviews
87%
3 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
70%
5 reviews
87%
5 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
73%
6 reviews
70%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
techadvisor.co.uk logo
77%
7 reviews
70%
2 reviews
macworld.co.uk logo
80%
3 reviews
77%
6 reviews
Pocket Lint logo
67%
3 reviews
84%
5 reviews
Ephotozine logo
80%
1 review
78%
5 reviews
80%
1 review
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
76%
4 reviews
75%
2 reviews
printercomparison.com logo
74%
5 reviews
80%
1 review
01net.com logo
80%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
60%
2 reviews
Other Expert Sites
71%
80 reviews
73%
82 reviews
67%
4 reviews
68%
8 reviews
49%
5 reviews
Average
76%
221 reviews
76%
200 reviews
77%
11 reviews
78%
10 reviews
70%
8 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Epson Photo Printers Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 53 industry awards for Epson photo printers. This means that Epson has more awards for its photo printers than any other brand. The table below compares the number of awards given to Epson to other popular photo printer brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Epson has more awards for its photo printers than any other brand.

Compare all award winning photo printers

Number of Awards Canon Epson Fujifilm Polaroid LG
Trusted Reviews logo
4
6
CNET.com logo
3
4
computershopper.com logo
3
3
PC Mag logo
2
3
Expert Reviews logo
1
3
Ephotozine logo
1
2
1
01net.com logo
1
1
1
alphr.com logo
2
1
Lydogbilde.no logo
2
1
EISA.eu logo
1
2
macworld.co.uk logo
1
2
itpro.no logo
3
PhotographyBlog.com logo
3
IT Reviews.com logo
1
2
tipa.com logo
1
2
Pocket Lint logo
2
techadvisor.co.uk logo
2
toptenreviews.com logo
1
1
photoreview.com.au logo
2
kamerabild.se logo
2
Other Expert Sites
11
13
5
Total
42
53
2
5

How Reliable Are Epson Photo Printers?

We checked over 2,700 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Epson photo printers. 10 of these reviews that mention reliability of which 88% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Epson photo printer owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

88% of reviewers think Epson photo printers are reliable.

So, most people think that Epson photo printers are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Epson photo printers that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

It’s sturdy
printerinfo.com
it’s well made
Pocket Lint
It’s more robust than the R2400
maclife.com
so the impression given is of a rugged device that you can use to print 6 x 4-inch postcards while your
Techradar
This is a nicely built compact unit
Bhphotovideo.com
Seems to be well made
amazon.co.uk
as the XP-8500 has definitely been one of the most reliable printers that I've ever owned
Bestbuy.com

NOT RELIABLE

Ultra quiet inkjetVery detailed prints Accurate colour potentialRelatively cheap inksVery well built Shots in the dark
thinkcamera.com
Theres been a lot of scaremongering of late concerning the robustness
Techradar
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In This Guide
Should You Buy an Epson Photo Printer?
Is Epson the Best Photo Printer Brand?
What Do the Epson Photo Printer Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Epson Photo Printers Received?
How Reliable Are Epson Photo Printers?

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