Review: Epson Stylus 900 Printer

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Date: Monday, February 1st, 1999, 00:00
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The new Epson Stylus 900 USB Printer is a great ink jet printer. was able to test it out last night and it was a snap to install: plug in the USB cable and power cord, then turn the printer on, install the software, restart, and finally you’re ready to print! The print quality is excellent in both black-and-white and color. Sharp, bright color inks and crisp black text. It’s also got a PC parallel port interface as well as a mini-DIN serial port interface.

The only problem I had with the printer is the plastic case in which it is enclosed. It looks so plain in beige and feels kind of flimsy and easily breakable.

Technical Specifications

Printing Method: Four-color (CMYK) drop-on-demand Micro Piezo ink jet technology

Resolution: 1440 x 720 dpi; 720 x 720 dpi; 360 x 360 dpi; 180 x 180 dpi

B/W Print Speed: black text memo Approx. 12ppm

Color Print Speed: Color Approx. 10 ppm

Photo Print Speed: 4″ x 6″ 1 min. 9 sec. / 8″ x 10″ 2 min. 32 sec.

Software Drivers: Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows 3.1x, Windows NT 4.0x, Windows for WorkGroups 3.1x,

Macintosh System 7.5.1 or later, iMac

Interface: USB, Parallel interface; IEEE-1284 nibble mode; Macintosh compatible 8-pin mini-din Serial interface (up to 1.8 Mbps maximum transfer rate) Optional Type B interface

This is a wonderful printer that would be a perfect accessory to an iMac or G4 computer! We give it 5 out of 5 Steve Jobs heads! Props to Epson for making great printers.

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