Artisan 835 is equipped with overall features that one would look out on a printer like copying, faxing and scanning and hence priced at 299 dollars. The printer is enclosed in a black plastic covering which have the word ‘Epson’ engraved on it. It is heavy and occupies larger space on account of its features. It contains document feeder, CD printer and a duplexer and may be these contribute for the over weight.
The paper tray can accommodate 120 paper sheets along with an attachment inside to hold 20 photo paper sheets. The printer does not support paper tray at its back and hence you should pull the small output tray to make way for inserting paper in the input tray.
The Artisan 835 supports six cartridges with HD ink technology. And it contains an ink compartment situated in the right side end of the printer. In this printer you have to inject the ink by a hose and this is again a unique feature of this Artisan 835.
The process of installation was easy and clear without any disruption. The LCD screen guides you in installation of cartridges and wireless connection. Another special feature about this printer is big sized legal paper can be accommodated in the tray by expanding it.
It is easy for anyone to know about each function through touch screen panel. This friendly interface is capable of doing the functions of scanning, faxing, copying and photo printing very easily. Epson 835 comes with a CD software which is used for correcting, expanding the photos. It is equipped with a special reader for converting document to various formats.
The printer could pass the printing test smoothly without any effort. The speed of Epson 835 was great in various modes breaking the record of other printers of similar price. But it could not exceed its competitor Pixma while printing photos and graphics. The speed was reduced while tested on photo printing. But the overall quality was superb and unmatched. Likewise, copying and scanning speed was also greater than other printers.
The quality of the document both photos and texts were amazing and more than other printers of same price. The colour and clarity of the image was unmatched and so waiting for some time does not matter at all.
Coming to the cost comparison, Epson 835 would eat your savings for its ink cartridges. It comes with only standard black colour cartridge and for colour cartridges it allows various options. But keeping in view of its multiple rich colours of six and some other combination you can afford to spend some money on buying these cartridges. Having unique features which other printers do not have, Artisan 835 has impressed us with quality and performance.
Overall, this is an ideal printer for any household business or small office. This multitalented printer which is capable of performing all tasks without much effort and with high quality is useful for all kind of users.