Epson Stylus Color 480

Epson Stylus Color 480

4 Colour Inkjet Printer

Affordable Home-Use Photo Quality Printer for Windows users.



Printing methodOn-demand inkjet (piezoelectric)
Nozzle configuration48 nozzles (Black)
3 x 15 nozzles (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow)
Print directionBi-directional with logic seeking
Print Speed
BLACK TEXT (MEMO) A4Approx 4.0PPM (Economy)*1
COLOUR TEXT (MEMO) A4Approx 2.6PPM (Economy)*2
TEXT & PHOTO A4Approx 1.1PPM (Normal)*3
FULL PAGE COLOUR A4Approx 0.4PPM (Normal)*4
PHOTO 4 x 6"245 sec per photo (Fine)*5
 Print test pages
ResolutionMaximum 720 x 720 dpi
Paper Handling
PAPER FEED METHODFriction feed with paper feeder
PAPER HOLD CAPACITYPlain paper: 100
Epson Inkjet transparencies: 1
Envelopes: 10
Epson Inkjet cards: 30
Epson Photo Quality Inkjet paper: 30
Epson Photo Quality Glossy Film: 1
Paper sizesA4, Letter, B5, Legal, Envelope (No.10, DL, C6), Index cards (A6, 5 x 8", 10 x 8")
Paper Thickness0.08mm - 0.11mm (paper)
0.16mm - 0.43mm (envelopes)
0.23mm (index cards distributed by Epson)
Input data buffer16 Kbyte
InterfacesCentronics®-type 8-bit parallel interface
(IEEE-1284 Nibble mode)
Ink cartridge
Black ink cartridge(T013201)
TypeExclusive cartridge
ColourBlack
Print capacity320 pages comparable with 3.5% ECMA (ISO 10561), text @ 360 dpi 220 pages, 5% in calculation
Colour ink cartridge(T014201)
TypeExclusive cartridge
ColoursCyan, Magenta, Yellow
Print capacity180 pages: 5% each CMY (total 15% coverage)
OperationAll functions controlled by PC
Environmental conditions (operating)
Temperature10° to 35° C
Humidity20% to 80% RH
Electrical specifications
Rated VoltageAC 220 to 240V
Rated frequency50 to 60 Hz
Power consumptionApproximately 21W (ISO 10561 Letter Pattern)
Dimensions (storage)
Width x Depth x Height431 x 210 x 160mm
Weight3 kg
Printer Software (available on CD-ROM only)
Printer DriverMicrosoft® Windows™ 95/98/2000
Microsoft® Windows™ NT 4.0
On-line GuideYes
Warranty12 months return to base

Product Options

Product Code Description
  Products
C367051 Epson Stylus COLOR 480
  Cables
EPCP Parallel printer cable

Warning to Epson printer owners. Many well known third party companies claim their inkjet printing papers are compatible with all Epson inkjet printers. Epson has reports from many customers who have used third party paper and have been very disappointed with the results. When the same customers have changed to genuine Epson paper, they have been amazed and pleased with the colour and quality of their prints. Epson recommends that you do not use any non genuine printing papers if you want to get the best results from your Epson printer. Epson printers are very carefully tuned to ensure Epson inks and Epson's patented MicroPiezo printhead produce the best quality prints using carefully selected Epson paper.

This printer is designed to function only with genuine Epson ink cartridges and not with third party ink cartridges. The printer may not function properly or at all if you use third party ink cartridges.

Equipment supplied by Epson Australia is designed to function in conjunction with genuine Epson consumables and accessories specifically configured for it.

The Epson Intellidge® Ink System is designed to work perfectly in harmony with the printer and your choice of media to ensure you get:
  • the very best of print quality every print, every time
  • and trouble-free, peace-of-mind printing every print, every time

The Epson Intellidge® Ink System brings maximum benefits, maximum ink usage and the interchange of Epson cartridges suitable for this model. The Epson Intellidge® Ink System gives you easy-to-see, readily available information about all your ink levels.

This printer is designed to function only with genuine Epson ink cartridges and not with third party ink cartridges. The printer may not function properly or at all if you use third party ink cartridges.


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Usage Conditions
Epson products are designed and made to give highly reliable use and long life when used according to its specifications. With any system, product or device used in situations where human life may be involved or at risk, Epson advises that you should take all necessary steps to ensure the suitability of your Epson product for inclusion in your system, and recommends that you include fail-safe procedures and redundancy support or backup equipment in your system, to maintain the maximum safety margin and optimum system reliability. Examples include but are not limited to – do not interfere with any electrical components within the device, do not use items supplied with the product for purposes other than as intended by Epson (ie mains cords, inks, CDs, plastic wrapping) and do not make modifications to the product.

This printer is designed to function only with genuine Epson ink cartridges and not with third party ink cartridges. The printer may not function properly or at all if you use third party ink cartridges.