Review: Epson Artisan 810 All-In-One Photo Printer
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Reviewed by Ryan McLaughlin on 10/21/2009
Editors' rating: 9.4/10
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  • Bob Miller

    This is the first printer I have used that everything has installed and worked as expected and advertised the first time.

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  • Dianne DeCamp

    I have had a Epson Artisan 800 & Epson Artisan 810 and both produce a thin black line every inch across my color photos. Epson wants to send me a third printer. Does anyone know why the lines are in my photos?

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    • Ericka O’Rourke

      I am having the exact same problem, on the second printer they sent me…what is causing this? let me know if you got anywhere…thanks! Ericka

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      • Jannette

        This printer is crap. I’m on my 3rd replacement printer. The first one stopped working due to constant jam errors. The second one said the ink pads were at the end of their service life and the printer froze with an error message. The third printer died feeding paper. I’m testing the 4th printer, and it also leaves thin black lines on all the photos it’s printed. What a waste of time! That’s 4 printers in ONE YEAR.

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        • Doug

          It is now August 13 and am on 2nd Artisan 810. Both display the thin black line every inch on photos…text prints fine. Paper used is Epson primium luster. I have tried both wireless and wired connections. I wonder if the iMac OS 10.6.4 is part of the cause? Apps used are CS5 and iPhoto ’09….. all produce the thin black lines.

          Suggestions for solutions?

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          • http://www.justechn.com Ryan McLaughlin

            I have a hard time believing that the OS would cause the black lines, but I only ever tested on a windows machine. To know for sure you should find a friend that has a Windows machine and take your printer over and try printing a picture.

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          • Doug

            Good news! Tech support finally supplied advice that worked and now prints are superb! The answer was to open the “print settings”, then select the proper “Media type”. Next, under “mode” select the “Advanced”. Make certain to un-check the boxes for “high speed” and “Mirror Image”. I selected “Photo RPM”. Settings ere then saved and print was perfect. Apps tested were CS5 and iPhoto ’09. Artisan was connected via wireless (new Airport Extreme).

            One other note: Do NOT place photo paper on top of regular paper in the tray. If printing photos, remove all other paper from the tray.

            I hope this helps others.

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  • S. MacLaughlin

    Worst printer I have ever owned. Photos look terrible. It always pulls out 3-4 pieces of paper when trying to print. Wastes more paper than it uses. Would never buy another Epson

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  • Bob Miller

    I have been using the Artisan 810 now for 3 months. I have printed about 1 ream of regular correspondance and about 80 5 X 7 photos and a few 8 X 10’s. This is the first printer I have every owned that has printed correctly the first time and every time. I am so pleased with it’s performance that I purchased a second one for my wife. She has commented to me several times that it was a pleasure to use a printer that worked as expected and produced impressive prints.

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  • J.Wells

    I really like this printer, the photos are quite excellent. all the features seem to work well for me. So far it has been very easy to use.

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  • Taiyo Yuden

    How does this printer work with Taiyo Yuden Water Shield media? Does it leave roller marks? I read online on several forums that some Epson printers leave roller marks on this media. Does this one use a roller system for direct CD/DVD printing?

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  • Krystian

    Awesome example of GD Star Rating integration

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  • Diane

    I’ve returned the Epson 835 I bought recently due to the lines in my print jobs. I’m having the same problem with the replacement! Doug (in this thread) has noted a solution but I can’t figure out where the “print settings” are to get started on troubleshooting. I’ve got an iMac. Help! This is frustrating.

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    • Doug

      I hope you can follow elmstudios method. Could you tell us what application you are using …… Aperture, iPhoto, Photoshop CS?, or ???

      Also do not forget to just use the photo paper in the tray when printing pics.

      Don’t give up ….. or give in!

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  • elmstudios

    I am on an iMac now and previously an Apple G5..having the same issue for years…about a year ago, customer service sent me a new machine and I just assummed the one I had was defective, the new machine has the same issue…I tried Doug’s solution and it prints beautifully…granted this should not even be an issue and should have been fixed by now for sure…but the print settings is accessed in Photoshop…you print the image as you would normally and after you hit print, a Print dialog box will open in photoshop…you will see options for Print, Presets, Copies, Pages and you will see a drop down box that says Layout. You need to click on the Layout box and the drop down options will open and you will see Print Settings in there about 5 options down…you need to click on that and then you will see where you can select your paper and click on advanced, turn off the high speed print, and select photo RPM…it is pretty ridiculous for such a nice printer to have to go through these hoops…I hope Epson develops the fix soon….my confidence in buying another Epson if they cannot figure out compatibility with this issue is nil…

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  • JD

    Generally an excellent all-in-one for the price. Text quality is reasonably good and photo quality is very good. The negatives are that its paper handling isn’t the best – too often sucks in two sheets, and not having reverse order printing as the default so that you always have to go into the driver settings and tell it to do that – otherwise you have to re-collate every document because the first page is at the bottom of the stack – is just stupid. Who is heaven’s name would create drivers that prints documents in the wrong order unless the user goes in on every document and changes the default. Bad job Epson. Still, all in all, I find that this is a good home printer, scanner and fax machine.

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  • Doug

    Topic: CIS (Continuous Ink System)

    After printing out about 20 eight page booklets for my wife, and replacing all the ink cartridges …… easy enough to do, but expensive ….. I got interested in the CIS for the Artisan 810. Thus far, I have found two or three “systems” with prices that vary from about $50 to $125. With one of these systems your cost per print will drop dramatically! ….. or so they tell me! 8-)

    So far I have contacted Ultragamut and ljhent, but have yet to hear back from them.

    Does anyone have a recommendation as to which, if any, system to use?

    BTW: I have found some helpful instal videos on YouTube ….. it does not look that hard. I especially like the idea of routing the ink cables out the back.

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  • JohnJ

    Doug, YES… DO NOT Bother with a CIS system. I’ve owned my Artisan 800 for 2 sets of standard inks, and thought I’d try CIS. Even though it’s super easy to install, and did work for me for about 20 days… it stopped working, and the printer “errored” out, telling me to power down. I tried everything, including resetting the printer (remove power, remove cartridges or CIS system cartridges, and power back on). Only solution was to go back to OEM Epson Cartridges. I’m bummed, as I wanted the CIS to work… but had to send it back to Amazon. Maybe someone can offer one that works, and continues to work. Don’t trust the reviews, as most manufacturers have employees doing the reviews for them. There’s even one manufacturer that operates under 3 names! Hope this *warning* helps. Be Aware!

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  • Steve O

    Quality is good, but reliability is poor. Just after the warranty period expired, the paper feeder stopped working. I can’t recommend this product.

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  • Steven F

    Put this printer nto home use in Nov 2009. Have run less than 1/2 ream of paper through it. I use it mainly for scanning and faxing. Prit quality for letters is lousy. Have very good photo prints. Scanning and Fax work good, or did. The auto document feeder quit. Makes a clivking noise but does not feed paper. I fax about 4 times a month and scan a few times a week. Now I find out it does not have a two year warrenty. Only a one year warrenty since I cannot prove the product was registered online.
    Expensive machine for such low usage. Expensive prints. Have had constant feed problems from tray and now auto feeder. Would not buy again.

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  • Joe Smo

    Absolutely the worst printer. Constantly telling me the heads are clogged.

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Review: Epson Artisan 810 All-In-One Photo Printer, reviewed by Ryan McLaughlin on 2009-10-21T11:52:32+00:00 rating 9.4 out of 10