The Bottom Line
- Fast and excellent print and photo quality
- Easy to set up and built-in wireless networking
- Built-in duplexing
- Very large touchscreen
- Missing information in instruction manual about CD printing
- Six ink cartridges means more consumables to buy
- Color inkjet printer
- Automatic duplex printing
- Fax, copier, scanner
- Two paper input trays (up to 8.5 x 14)
- Ethernet / wireless networking
- Up to 4800 x 1200 dpi print resolution
- Huge 7.8-inch color touchscreen
- Up to 38 pages per minute (black or color at draft speed)
- PC-free printing
- Memory card capability includes SD, xD-Picture Cards, Memory Stick, Compact Flash, MultiMedia Card
Guide Review - Epson Artisan 810 All-in-One Printer
Print speeds across the wireless network were excellent. A three-page Word document printed using the built-in duplexer took only 45 seconds to print, with text coming out sharp and clear. Even more surprising was the speed of photo printing. At only 30 seconds, it printed a gorgeous 4x6 photo more than a minute faster than the HP 8500, and way faster than the Canon Pixma MFC-255CW, both cheaper printers. So you do get something more for your money here. The color prints were fantastic, making this printer a good choice for photo hobbyists as well as home offices.
This Epson printer also offers a built-in CD tray so that you can print on (some) CDs; unfortunately, there was no information in the instruction manual about this process (you can, however, access information on CD and DVD printing via the Online User Guide). Still, the process of printing on CDs was easy enough to figure out; there's a CD Tray button on the machine, and the tray can be accessed by lifting the touchscreen. Still, more information about sizing the photo to properly fit on the CD would've been helpful. It took about a minute to print a very good image on a CD.
There's a whole lot to like about the Epson Artisan 810 printer, and even months later, it's still at the top of my list of best buys. Now to see if the next generation will make it obsolete or not.