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Should You Buy an Epson Photo Printer?

Matthew
Updated 25 May 2021
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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 4,900 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 $180 for the Stylus Photo R800 which is a 5760 x 1440 photo printer and a photo printer that has a 210 x 297 mm (A4) max print size and go up to $1,850 for the Stylus Photo R2880 which is a 5760 x 1440 photo printer and a photo printer that has a 210 x 297 mm (A4) max print size. The average price of a new Epson photo printer is $1,082.

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. 3 best photo printer brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Epson is the 3rd best photo printer brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
3,656 reviews
#2
Fujifilm
Japan
85%
85%
332 reviews
#3
Japan
81%
81%
891 reviews
#4
Polaroid
73%
73%
15 reviews
#5
Kodak
69%
69%
185 reviews
#6
Vupoint Solutions
65%
65%
9 reviews
#7
HP
United States
63%
63%
30 reviews
#8
Instax
53%
53%
0 reviews
#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 $1,082, 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 5 Epson photo printers currently on the market in the US.

No. Of Photo Printers
Average Price
$145
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,649
Price Distribution of All Photo Printers
No. Of Photo Printers
Average Price
$1,082
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,149
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
103
4 stars
103
3 stars
18
2 stars
1
1 star
0
Epson logo

User Reviews

5 stars
352
4 stars
95
3 stars
24
2 stars
25
1 star
36
Epson has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its photo printers than most other brands.

Over 92% of expert reviews and 84% of user reviews for Epson photo printers are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 88% and 81% 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.

Average Review Score Canon Epson Fujifilm Polaroid LG
CNET.com logo
72%
16 reviews
80%
21 reviews
80%
4 reviews
PC Mag logo
77%
17 reviews
82%
10 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
Techradar logo
82%
14 reviews
75%
13 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
72%
12 reviews
74%
10 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
84%
8 reviews
83%
11 reviews
v3.co.uk logo
77%
7 reviews
80%
7 reviews
What Digital Camera logo
86%
6 reviews
89%
4 reviews
86%
1 review
techadvisor.co.uk logo
78%
8 reviews
70%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
computershopper.com logo
74%
7 reviews
84%
4 reviews
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
80%
7 reviews
85%
3 reviews
photoreview.com.au logo
84%
6 reviews
79%
4 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
70%
5 reviews
87%
5 reviews
Mac World logo
68%
6 reviews
87%
3 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
73%
6 reviews
70%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
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%
2 reviews
printercomparison.com logo
75%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
Digitaltrends.com logo
75%
2 reviews
75%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
digitalfotoforalla.se logo
86%
3 reviews
85%
2 reviews
Other Expert Sites
73%
91 reviews
72%
79 reviews
76%
13 reviews
68%
8 reviews
50%
7 reviews
Average
77%
232 reviews
80%
199 reviews
79%
22 reviews
78%
10 reviews
75%
8 reviews

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.

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
Ephotozine logo
1
2
2
PC Mag logo
2
3
Expert Reviews logo
2
3
01net.com logo
1
1
1
alphr.com logo
2
1
Lydogbilde.no logo
2
1
macworld.co.uk logo
1
2
PhotographyBlog.com logo
3
itpro.no logo
3
EISA.eu logo
1
2
IT Reviews.com logo
1
2
Digitaltrends.com logo
2
1
tipa.com logo
1
2
photoreview.com.au logo
2
techadvisor.co.uk logo
2
techgearlab.com logo
1
1
toptenreviews.com logo
1
1
Other Expert Sites
9
16
1
5
Total
44
52
6
5

How Reliable Are Epson Photo Printers?

We checked over 4,900 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Epson photo printers. 20 of these reviews mention reliability of which 74% were positive. Therefore the majority of Epson photo printer owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

74% 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

so the impression given is of a rugged device that you can use to print 6 x 4-inch postcards while your
Techradar
it’s well made
Pocket Lint
It’s sturdy
printerinfo.com
It’s more robust than the R2400
maclife.com
considering the price it seems really well built
amazon.co.uk
This is a nicely built compact unit
Bhphotovideo.com

NOT RELIABLE

Theres been a lot of scaremongering of late concerning the robustness
Techradar
Ultra quiet inkjetVery detailed prints Accurate colour potentialRelatively cheap inksVery well built Shots in the dark
thinkcamera.com
Broke after a handful of prints
amazon.co.uk

What is the Best Mid-Range Epson Photo Printer?

Epson Stylus Photo R1800

$696.75
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Epson Stylus Photo R1800
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Epson Stylus Photo R1800
5760 X
1440
DPI
47dB
NOISE LEVEL

A great mid range choice, priced at $696.75 is the Epson Stylus Photo R1800, which has a Kagoo Score of 76.

Features We Love:
5760 x 1440 DPI
Supports borderless printing
A4 / letter max print size

An award winning and fully featured 5760 x 1440 DPI photo printer. Customers report that it produces excellent quality photo prints.

93
Reviews
20 Reviews + 1 Award
81
Features
Fully-Featured
66
Value for Money
Good
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Multiple reviews mentioned that Epson Stylus Photo R1800 has great expert reviews with an average expert rating of 85%, based on 20 reviews.

Trusted Reviews Recommended
Epson Stylus Photo R1800  "Self-Test"
Epson Stylus Photo R1800 "Self-Test"
Epson Stylus Photo R1800  Self-Test
Epson Stylus Photo R1800 "Self-Test"

The cheapest price that we could find for the Stylus Photo R1800 in the US is $696.75 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice Epson Photo Printer?

Epson L800

$1,599.00
eBay
Epson L800
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Epson L800
5760 X
1440
DPI
38ppm
PRINT SPEED

At only $1,599 and with a Kagoo Score of 77 the Epson L800 makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
5760 x 1440 DPI
Very fast print speed (colour) (38ppm)
Energy Star certified

An award winning and fully featured 5760 x 1440 DPI photo printer.

94
Reviews
13 Reviews + 1 Award
81
Features
Fully-Featured
66
Value for Money
Good
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Multiple reviews mentioned that Epson L800 has great expert reviews with an average expert rating of 88%, based on 13 reviews.

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EPSON L800 test de velocidad epson mecanismo automatico
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Epson Printer L800 Ink - Unboxing
Epson Printer L800 Ink - Unboxing

The cheapest price that we could find for the L800 in the US is $1,599.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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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?
What is the Best Mid-Range Epson Photo Printer?
What is the Best Budget Choice Epson Photo Printer?

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