We've collated all the key information on Epson photo printers in this handy guide. We've analysed over 3,600 user and expert reviews and 110+ 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 $160 for the Stylus Photo R200 which is a 5760 x 1440 photo printer and a photo printer that has an A4 (210 x 297 mm) max print size and go up to $1,980 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. The average price of a new Epson photo printer is $1,030.
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.
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.
All photo printer Brands
Epson Photo Printers
Epson 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 8 Epson photo printers currently on the market in the US. Epson photo printers also tend to be more expensive than most other photo printer brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.
No. Of Photo Printers
Average Price $145
Price Distribution of All Photo Printers
No. Of Photo Printers
Average Price $1,030
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 has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its photo printers than most other brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews are actually lower.
Over 92% of expert reviews and 84% of user reviews for Epson photo printers are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 87% and 87% respectively across all Photo Printer brands.
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.
How Many Industry Awards Have Epson Photo Printers Received?
After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 52 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 received by 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.
We checked over 3,600 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Epson photo printers. 20 of these reviews mention reliability of which 77% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Epson photo printer owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.
77% 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:
its rugged wipe-clean design means its t
it’s well made
It’s more robust than the R2400
the build quality is very impressive
This is a nicely built compact unit
Theres been a lot of scaremongering of late concerning the robustness
Ultra quiet inkjetVery detailed prints Accurate colour potentialRelatively cheap inksVery well built Shots in the dark
If you're looking for a high end Epson photo printer then the Epson R3000 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 73, but is a bit more expensive at $1,899.99.
Features We Love:
5760 x 1440 DPI
Quieter than average noise level (38dB)
Supports Direct Printing (PictBridge)
Energy Star certified
A multi award winning and good spec 5760 x 1440 DPI photo printer, good for printing directly from cameras. It supports Wi-Fi and Direct Printing (PictBridge) and has a noise level of 38dB. Multiple reviews mentioned that this photo printer produces excellent prints and it's very good-looking, and quiet.
53 Reviews + 10 Awards
Value for Money
Purchasers report that Epson R3000 has very good expert reviews but below average user reviews with an average overall rating of 80%, based on 53 reviews.