Monday, January 17, 2011

Epson Artisan 725 Review

I've been needing a new printer for a long time now. My printer is circa 2003 and I wanted to upgrade to something modern. This printer was very tempremental and if you didn't take the paper as soon as it was done printing, the printer would start to eat the paper. As you can imagine, it was very annoying.

Epson contacted me and asked if I was interested in reviewing the Artisan 725, of course I jumped at the chance.

Epson is one of the leading suppliers of advanced POS technology solutions and services for a wide range of industries including retail, banking, hospitality and supermarkets. This company was founded in Long Beach, California in 1975. The Epson System Device Group, a division of Epson America, Inc., is responsible for the sales, marketing, distribution, service and support throughout the US, Canada and Latin America. Epson America, Inc. is the US affiliate of Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, a global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality technology products.

I received the printer and it's absolutely gorgeous. The dark black color is stunning and very sleek. I love the many uses this device has as it scans and copies too. It's really like a small office!

Built to keep up with your creative visions, the Artisan 725 offers image quality that is #1 and preferred to competitive models, plus the world's fastest 4" x 6" photo print speeds. This powerful performer prints brilliant 4" x 6" photos in as fast as 10 seconds, without sacrificing quality. And, it's fast for everyday projects as well with ISO print speeds of 9.5 ISO ppm (black) and 9 ISO ppm (color). A sleek, compact performer with a smart touch panel and 2.5" LCD, the Artisan 725 is perfect for any room in your home.

The installation of the printer was very easy and the manuel was simple to follow although the features were very different from a standard, everyday printer. The coolest, most unique thing was the digital touch screen display. It gives you all the options needed to print,without ever hooking a computer to it. Isn't that amazing? All you do is insert your memory card and the printer will retreive your photos and allow to to go through and select which you would like to print. If you don't have a memory card handy, don't worry. You can print from an iPhone, MP3 Player, or digital camera too! This printer is so technologically advanced, it's amazing. I've never seen a printer like this one before.

Image Quality Beyond Compare

Six-Color Ultra Hi-Definition Claria® ink delivers vibrant color photos and crisp, clear text.
Prints last up to four times longer than those from a traditional photo lab.
Built-in Auto Photo Correction automatically evaluates and corrects images – better than the competition.
Automatically removes red eye.
Easily brings old, faded photos back to life with convenient color restoration.
Ultra Hi-Definition Prints at Unbeatable Speeds

World’s fastest 4”x6” photo printer.
Prints 4”x6” photos in as fast as 10 seconds, without sacrificing quality.
ISO print speeds of 9.5 ISO ppm black and 9 ISO ppm color.
Maximum copy speeds of 38 ppm for black and color.
Support for Portable Devices

Uses the front USB port to easily charge a cell phone or MP3 player without tying up an additional power outlet.
Prints outstanding images directly from digital cameras, mobile phones and USB Flash drives with PictBridge®.
Prints several applications wirelessly from an iPhone, including PDF files, amazing photos, photo calendars, business.
documents and more, through applications available on the
iTunes App Store.
Advanced MicroPiezo® Printing Technology

Advanced MicroPiezo® print head technology ensures sharp, accurate ink placement, while optimizing print speeds.
With “smart” nozzles, this powerful technology delivers droplets in as many as five sizes, some as small as 1.5.
picoliters, ensuring remarkable precision, sharper detail and outstanding image quality – every print, every time.
Epson’s advanced MicroPiezo technology used in the Artisan series is the same technology featured in wide format
printers used by professional photographers.
Smart Ink System

Uses convenient individual ink cartridges – replace only the color needed.
Standard and High-Capacity black/color ink cartridges accommodate various printing needs at an affordable price.
Captivating One-of-a-Kind Projects

Creates captivating customized projects with Ultra Hi-Definition printing.
Uses personal images to create coloring book pages, greeting cards and more.
Creates elegant note paper and invitations with ease.
Creates professional-looking discs by printing images and text directly onto ink jet printable CDs/DVDs with easy-to-use Epson Print CD software.
Eco Features

Estimated power consumption for one year is less than two dollars.
Save up to 50% of your paper supply with automatic, two-sided printing.
Save even more by printing multiple pages on a single sheet.
Supports printing on recycled paper.
Designed to be recycled.
ENERGY STAR® qualified.
RoHS compliant.
Epson America, Inc. is a SmartWay℠ Transport Partner.

I usually print my digital photos from CVS, but now I will not have to do so anymore. The printing quality of this printer is absolutely stunning and it looks like I had the photos professionally printed. I can guarantee that people will not believe you printed your photo on a home printer. If you have kids, you can turn any photo into a coloring book page by just a push of a button on the printer. You can print images and designs right onto the top of inkjet printable CDs. And if you run out of ink in one of the colors while you’re printing all of these wonderful things, you only have to replace that particular color. The printer has 6 different ink cartridges so you never have to worry about wasting ink again, only replace the color you need! This saves you time and money.

This printer prints lightening fast. In less than 10 seconds you can print a high quality 4x6 photo. The printer is very quiet too, it makes noise when starting up, but while printing is barely audible. I've had some very noisy printers in my day so this was a delight. The greatest thing is that this printer is wireless. You can hook this printer up to different computers and print from virtually anywhere in your house. Gone are the days where you have to sit down and connect the computer to the printer and wait for your document to print. You can lay in bed and print a document while your printer is in the living room.

This printer is absolutely the best printer I've ever owned. The quality of this machine is impeccable and it has so many wonderful features. I am now a believer of Epson and will turn to them for any future printing needs I may have.


  1. I would've jumped at the chance to review this too...sweet review~!!

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