Printer Review: Epson RX595 Photo Printer
The Epson RX595 photo printer is equipped with a 2.5 inch color LCD. It gives you the ability to use your camera, flash drive, or memory card to print photos. You can also use the printer to create customized greeting cards. You can find the Epson RX595 for an average price of $150. Let’s take a look at some of the features offered by this photo printer.
The Epson RX595 photo printer is compatible with Windows or Macintosh computers. However, you don’t need to connect the unit to a computer at all. You can simply use the multi-purpose card slot that can accommodate USB flash drives, digital cameras, and memory cards. Therefore, you won’t have to use a computer to transfer files to the Epson RX595.
The Epson RX595 also has an auto photo correction feature. This will automatically correct overexposed images that you’re printing. This feature also helps you view, enlarge, and crop photos easier. You will also like the fact that you can restore your old photos and scan images to PDF files without needing a computer.
You will also like how fast the Epson RX595 prints. The printer can print 4 x 6 inch photos in just 11 seconds. The printer can also print up to 38 pages of text documents each minute. The Epson RX595 can hold 20 sheets of glossy photo paper and up to 120 sheets of standard paper. You can use paper of various lengths up to a maximum of 8.5 x 44.
The Epson RX595 is also equipped with six separate ink cartridges. Using hi-definition ink, the printer can produce photos that resist smudges, water, and scratches. You can also use the Epson RX595 to print text and images onto CDs and DVDs that are ink jet printable. The printer is also compact enough to fit almost anywhere. It measures 17 x 16 x 8 inches and weighs approximately 26 pounds.
If you’re looking for a feature-rich photo printer, then you should consider buying the Epson RX595. It is equipped with a multi-purpose card slot that can accommodate digital cameras, memory cards, and USB flash drives. The Epson RX595 is also a fast printer as it can print out 4×6 inch photos in 11 seconds and 38 pages of text in a minute. The ink will also help produce photos that are resistant to water, scratches, and smudges.
printers use dye-based inks because they produce vivid colors, but the Photosmart Pro B9180 is the first b-size printer that HP has released that won’t use dye-based inks.
They’ve found a way to make their pigmentbased Vivera inks just as stunning and vibrant as dye-based inks. The printer uses eight large stationary ink cartridges to feed four user-replaceable print heads. Pigment inks have historically clogged print head nozzles but HP’s new ink formulation allows the ink droplets to dry ridiculously fast after they’re sprayed on paper and also prevents the print heads from clogging up. On the off chance that a nozzle should clog during a print job, the print head detects it and substitutes another nozzle to finish the job, saving the loss of print. One last thing about these new inks is that they’re rated for 200 years, which means the prints will last longer than any of your clients or even their relatives. New papers and paths– To go with this ink-delivery system, HP has expanded its media selection with several new fine-art papers that include Aquarella Art Paper, Artist Matte Canvas Paper, Hahnemuhle Smooth Fine Art Paper, and Hahnemuhle Watercolor Paper.
More important than the new paper is the addition of a frontloading specialty media tray that’s designed for thick, rigid media. Paper from this tray is fed straight through the printer– no bends. It would have been nice to have a paper-roll holder, but maybe in next year’s model. One more thing about this paper is that when used with the B9180, the ink on the prints dries immediately so you’ll no longer need to spread out your prints to finish drying. Color and Photoshop Anyone who works with photo printers has spent a lot of time achieving the optimum colors on the printer. The HP Photosmart Pro B9180 features a closedloop, color-calibration system using an integral densitometer. It prints a target page containing individual color blocks, then the page is drawn back into the printer, and the densitometer reads the printed targets. The first time I installed the printer, the calibration process took almost 20 minutes.
The printer performs color calibration during printer setup and when new ink cartridges are installed or replaced. In addition, sensors detect the presence of media in the paper tray(s) and the width of the media, and then automatically adjust for skew if media is not properly loaded in the tray. The result, when combined with my calibrated monitor, is very accurate colors on the printed images. One of the features included with this printer is the HP Photosmart plug-in for Adobe Photoshop, which allows the user to combine all of the printer controls necessary to control all aspects of the print job from a single dialog. I ran some comparison prints using Photoshop with Print Preview against those made with the Photosmart Pro print plug-in and was surprised to find that the prints made with the plug-in looked slightly better than was achieved with Photoshop alone. Physically, the HP Photosmart Pro B9180 is heavy (more than 38 lbs) and looks like a 1950s kitchen appliance. It’s designed for heavy-duty and speed printing, both desirable qualities for a commercial printer, and it’s available now.