Epson Stylus Color 500

Epson Stylus Color 500

4 Colour Inkjet Printer

The Best Colour Printing On Plain Paper.



Printing methodMulti-layer Actuator Head (EPMACH)
Nozzle configuration64 nozzles (black)
3 x 20 nozzles (Magenta, Cyan, Yellow)
Print direction
Bi-directional with logic seeking
Print speed
LQ 10 cpi200 cps
LQ 12 cpi240 cps
LQ 15 cpi300 cps
LQ 17 cpi343 cps
LQ 20 cpi400 cps
Black3 PPM (A4)*
Colour1.5 PPM (A4)*
* The page per minute print speed is a guide only. Actual print speed may vary under different printing conditions.
Resolution720 x 720 dpi (maximum)
Font28 typefaces
Bitmap LQ FontsEpson Roman, Epson Sans Serif, Epson Courier, Epson Prestige, Epson Script
Scalable FontsEpson Roman, Epson Sans Serif, Epson Roman T, Epson Sans Serif H (8-32 pt)
Character tables9
Control codeEpson ESC/P2
IBM®X24E
Printable columns
10 cpi80 characters per line
12 cpi96 characters per line
15 cpi120 characters per line
Paper feed methodFriction feed with paper feeder
Paper capacity
Plain paper100 sheets
Special coated paper70 sheets
High quality glossy30 sheets
Transparency film50 sheets
Envelopes10 envelopes
Paper sizeA4, Letter, B5, Legal, Statement, Executive, Envelope (No. 10, DL), Index card (A6)
Paper Thickness0.08 mm - 0.11 mm (paper)
0.16 mm - 0.52 mm (envelopes)
0.21 mm (index cards distributed by Epson)
Paper QualityPlain paper, special coated paper for 720dpi / 360 dpi, high quality glossy paper, transparency film
Line Spacing1/6", 1/8" or programmable in 1/360" increments
Input data buffer56 KBytes
InterfaceCentronics-type 8-bit parallel interface (IEEE-1284 Nibble mode)
Macintosh serial interface (RS-422)
Ink cartridge
Black ink cartridge(S020093)
TypeExclusive cartridge
ColourBlack
Print capacityUp to 620 pages (A4 text))
Ink life2 years from production date
Colour ink cartridge(S020097)
TypeExclusive cartridge
ColourMagenta, Cyan, Yellow
Print capacityUp to 320 pages (A4, 5% duty each colour at 360 dpi)
Ink life2 years from production date
Reliability
Total print volume75,000 pages (A4, letter)
Control panel
FunctionsCleaning (Black), Cleaning (Colour), Load/Eject, Change Ink Cartridge
IndicatorsPower, Paper Out, Ink Out (Black), Ink Out (Colour)
Environmental conditions (operating)
Temperature10° to 35° C
Humidity20% to 80% RH
Electrical specifications
VoltageAC 220 to 240V
Rated frequency50 to 60 Hz
Power consumptionApproximately 18W
(ISO10561 Letter pattern)
Dimensions
Width433 mm
Depth248 mm
Height198 mm
Weight5.1 kg
Printer DriverMac® OS 8.1 to 9.X
Microsoft Windows 95
Microsoft Windows v.3.1x
Warranty12 months return to base

Product Options

Product Code Description
  Products
C198061 Epson Stylus COLOR 500
  Warranty
A2YWPINK 3 year warranty option

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.