Epson Stylus R260 Photo Printer - C11C653011

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I have used my Epson R260 printer for about three weeks and have already had to replace the five color ink cartridges, although it is not my perception that I have done a great deal of printing. The standard cartridges provided with the printer are expended very quickly so I decided to use the high capacity cartridges as replacemsnts. These are not available locally and had to be ordered from the Epson Store. Pros: Easy setup and easy to use. Good print quality. Cons: Large footprint. Slow startup after standby. High operating cost for ink. A six cartridge set from Epson costs $126 with shipping. This is considerably more than the $100 I paid for the printer. You can almost afford to buy a new printer to get the ink!

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My Epson 1280 finally bit the dust so I needed a printer to use in the interim. The Epson R260 got a good review on CNET.COM and was on sale at my local Best Buy for $69 (Sorry BUY.COM). The printer was easy to install and was up and running within a few minutes. My first few test was a color calibration sheet from my photo lab printed on Epson Matte Paper Heavy Weight. AWESOME! Surpisingly, I'd say it prints better than my 1280! For the price and quality I've seen so far, this is a heck of a deal. The major problem you're going to have with this printer is the cost of the inks. $$$ Very expensive. Nearly $14 for EACH cartridge. Luckily you can change them out one at a time...but your wallet will hurt down the road. Epson's got you by the throat when it comes to cost of inks these days. In any case, I am very happy with the value you get based on the quality.

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Espon "Phone Support"

by on 7/25/2007

Received the product via next day service, as I was in a huge hurry to print some CDs and our regular automated CD printer/duplicator had to be sent off for service. I unpacked and got it all ready to start up and after it went through its warm-up routine, the power light went off and the ink and paper jam lights starting flashing rapidly. I went through the "help" program and made sure that I wasn't an idiot (plugged in, packing materials removed, etc). Got to the end and it said to call Tech Support, so I did. The girl on the phone made sure I wasn't an idiot again, then said, "well, it sounds like an internal error, so we'll have to get you a replacement, but you can keep both units!" (because it's always handy to have yet another old broken printer laying around) This was all fine and dandy (recall the hurry I was in), but it was going to take between 5 and 10 days for me to get the replacement printer, which I needed to have had yesterday. So in order to get the CDs printed, I had to order another printer and have it over-nighted in order to have one here in time to finish printing the CDs. We'll see if the shiney new one works...

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Daughter Loves it

by John Thomas on 9/26/2007

My daughter is starting a Photography business. I let her have the printer when it came. She has gotten excited over the quality of the printing of pictures. Have no input as to length of use for inks.

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Product Overview

The Epson Stylus Photo® R260 photo printer delivers Ultra Hi-Definition photos and documents - at truly amazing speeds. Print photos like those you've come to expect from the lab - only better! With this powerful printer, it couldn't be easier.

Precision, 6-color printing and Claria™ Hi-Definition Ink provide the ultimate combination of photo quality and longevity. Display stunning, borderless photos that are smudge, scratch, water and fade resistant. The Epson Stylus Photo R260 even corrects the color and lighting in photos automatically for simply amazing results - it's like having a lab technician right inside your printer. Best of all, the Epson R260 races through every project, printing text up to 30 ppm¹, plus borderless color photos in as fast as 13 seconds¹. And, you can print your favorite photos on the spot, right from your PictBridge-enabled digital camera or mobile phone.

With this versatile printer, you can even personalize CDs/DVDs using your own photos and text. Print directly onto ink jet printable CDs and DVDs for professional-looking results with no messy labels!

The Epson Stylus Photo R260 gives you superior photo quality, versatility and performance right at home. Get Ultra Hi-Definition prints with remarkable richness, depth and clarity. It's all possible with Epson, the overwhelming brand of choice among professional photographers.


Manufacturer Epson
Mfg Part# C11C653011
SKU 203033528
UPC 010343859043
UPC 14 00010343859043
Ultra Hi-Definition prints – professional level prints at amazing speeds
Borderless 4x6 photos printed in as fast as 13 seconds and better than lab quality in as fast as 30 seconds (default)
Claria™ Hi-Definition Ink for the ultimate in photo quality and longevity (smudge, scratch, water and fade resistant for up to 200 years³)
Red eye reduction
Direct printing onto ink jet printable CDs and DVDs - no messy labels
Direct photo printing from PictBridge compatible digital cameras and phones
Up to 5760 x 1440 optimized dpi and 6-color ink for the finest detail
DX5 technology produces 5 microscopically small ink droplet sizes, some as small as 1.5 Picoliters, for the smoothest gradations and grain free photos. Borderfree photos in popular sizes
BorderFree® photos in popular sizes (4x6, 5x7, 8x10 and 8.5x11) on matte and glossy paper
A variety of other paper types, sizes and surfaces are available to satisfy your printing needs
Tech Specs
Printing Technology
6-color advanced MicroPiezo® ink jet technology, optimized for photo printing
Ink Palette
Black, Cyan, Light Cyan, Magenta, Light Magenta and Yellow
Ink Cartridge Configuration
6 individual ink cartridges
Ink Type
Claria Hi-Definition Ink (smudge, scratch, water and fade resistant)
Light Resistance / Print Longevity
Up to 200 year album storage
Minimum Ink Droplet Size
DX5 technology produces 5 microscopically small ink droplet sizes, some as small as 1.5 Picoliters, for the smoothest gradations and grain free photos
Maximum Resolution (dots per inch)
5760 x 1440 optimized dpi
Black Text
Black text up to 30 ppm¹
Color Text
Color text up to 30 ppm¹
4" x 6" Borderless Photo
4" x 6" borderless photo in as fast as 13 sec
Direct Camera Connection
Front PictBridge port (print from digital cameras and mobile phones, PC-free), DPOF
Supported Digital Camera Technologies
Epson PRINT Image Matching™, Exif
Direct CD/DVD Printing
Ink jet printable CDs and DVDs
Maximum Paper Size
8.5" x 44"
Paper Sizes
8.5" x 11", 8.5" x 14", A4, B5, A5, A6, Half letter, Executive, User definable (3.5" - 44" in length)
Borderless Photo Sizes
4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", 8.5" x 11", 16:9 wide
Paper Types
Supports plain paper, Epson Premium Bright White Paper, Photo Paper Glossy, Premium Photo Paper Glossy, Ultra Premium Photo Paper Glossy, Premium Photo Paper Luster, Premium Photo Paper Semi-gloss, and Presentation Paper Matte, Premium Presentation Paper Matte and Matte Scrapbook Paper (letter)
Envelope Types
No. 10, DL, C6; plain paper, bond paper, air mail
Input Paper Capacity
120 sheets plain paper 20 sheets Premium Photo Paper Glossy
Recommended Ink Cartridges
77 High Capacity Black: (T077120)
77 High Capacity Cyan: (T077220)
77 High Capacity Magenta: (T077320)
77 High Capacity Yellow: (T077420)
77 High Capacity Light Cyan: (T077520)
77 High Capacity Light Magenta: (T077620)
78 Black: (T078120)
78 Cyan: (T078220)
78 Magenta: (T078320)
78 Yellow: (T078420)
78 Light Cyan: (T078520)
78 Light Magenta: (T078620)
Weight and Dimensions (W x D x H)
Weight: 14.3 lb, Storage: 17.7" x 16.3" x 8.3", Printing: 17.7" x 21.0" x 11.1"
Case Color
Silver, gray and black
Hi-Speed USB 2.0
Operating Systems
Windows: 98SE, 2000, Me, XP and XP Professional x64, Mac: OS X 10.2.8 or later (Power PC® and Intel® Core® processor)
Software Included
Epson Printer driver, Epson PrintCD, Epson Web to Page, ArcSoft® PhotoImpression® 5 (PC and Macintosh Compatible)
Color Management
Automatic photo correction² and ICM
Sound Level
4.9 B (A) per ISO7779
Operating: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C) Storage: -4° to 14° F (-20° to 60° C)
Relative Humidity
Operating: 20 - 80% Storage: 5 - 85% (no condensation)
Safety Approvals
Safety standards UL60950, CSA C22.2 No. 60950 EMI FCC Part 15 subpart B class B, CAN/CSA-CEI/IEC CISPR 22 class B
Power Requirements
Rated voltage: 120 V AC Rated frequency: 50 - 60 Hz Rated current: 0.6 Amp
Power Consumption
Approx. 12 W ISO 10561 Approx. 1.1 W (Sleep mode) Approx. 0.3 W (Power off mode) ENERGY STAR Compliant
One-year limited in the U.S. and Canada

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