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Should You Buy an Epson Photo Printer?

Updated 29 December 2019 by Matthew
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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 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 $50 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 $2,000 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 $817.

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%
1,685 reviews
#2
Japan
83%
83%
845 reviews
#3
Polaroid
77%
77%
15 reviews
#4
Fujifilm
Japan
76%
76%
22 reviews
#5
Kodak
66%
66%
51 reviews
#6
Vupoint Solutions
63%
63%
9 reviews
#7
HP
United States
63%
63%
30 reviews
#8
Sony
Japan
60%
60%
1 review
#9
OKI
53%
53%
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 $817, 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 6 Epson photo printers currently on the market in the US.

No. Of Photo Printers
Average Price
$236
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,549
Price Distribution of All Photo Printers
No. Of Photo Printers
Average Price
$817
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $949
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 more robust than the R2400
maclife.com
It’s sturdy
printerinfo.com
it’s well made
Pocket Lint
so the impression given is of a rugged device that you can use to print 6 x 4-inch postcards while your
Techradar
Seems to be well made
amazon.co.uk
This is a nicely built compact unit
Bhphotovideo.com
as the XP-8500 has definitely been one of the most reliable printers that I've ever owned
Bestbuy.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

What is the Best High End Epson Photo Printer?

Epson Stylus Photo R2000

$860.00
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Epson Stylus Photo R2000
5760 X
1440
DPI
39dB
NOISE LEVEL
120 Sheets
MAX INPUT
CAPACITY

If you're looking for a high end Epson photo printer then the Epson Stylus Photo R2000 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 75, but is a bit more expensive at $860.

Features We Love:
5760 x 1440 DPI
Supports Wi-Fi
Quieter than average noise level (39dB)
Supports Direct Printing (PictBridge)
Supports borderless printing

A maximum print size and award winning 5760 x 1440 DPI photo printer, with a very good spec. It supports Wi-Fi, Direct Printing (PictBridge) and borderless printing and has a noise level of 39dB. Our review analysis indicates that this photo printer produces excellent prints, it's well designed and made.

90
Reviews
31 Reviews + 3 Awards
80
Features
Fully-Featured
68
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
64
Value for Money
Good
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Multiple reviews mentioned that Epson Stylus Photo R2000 has great expert reviews but below average user reviews with an average overall rating of 79%, based on 31 reviews.

PC Mag Editor's Choice
computershopper.com Editor's Choice
Good Gear Guide.com.au Editor's Choice
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Epson Stylus Photo R2000 Wireless Wide-Format Color Inkjet Printer review

The cheapest price that we could find for the Stylus Photo R2000 in the US is $860.00 but in total we found only 2 prices 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 High End Epson Photo Printer?

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