Epson Stylus Color 740

Epson Stylus Color 740

4 Colour Inkjet Printer

Superb performance for the power colour user.



Printing methodOn-demand inkjet (piezoelectric)
Nozzle configuration144 nozzles (Black)
3 x 48 nozzles (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow)
Print speedA4 memo black text pattern: printed in Economy mode - 9.9 sec (6 ppm approx)
A4 memo colour text pattern: printed in Economy mode - 10 sec (6 ppm approx)
A4 text & photo pattern: printed in Normal (360 dpi) mode -18.5 sec (3.2 ppm approx)
"Seconds" rating refers to the time taken to print one page. "ppm" rating refers to the number of pages printed in one minute. Additional processing time may vary based on system configuration, software application and page complexity.
Print directionBi-directional with logic seeking
ResolutionMaximum 1440 x 720 dpi
Print Characteristics
Character Tables11 character tables
Fonts28 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)
Control CodeEpson ESC/P2
Paper Handling
Paper Feed MethodFriction feed with paper feeder
Paper Hold Capacity
Plain paper100 sheets
360 dpi inkjet paper65 sheets
Photo qlty inkjet paper65 sheets
Photo qlty glossy paper Photo paper20 cards
Photo qlty glossy film30 sheets
Transparencies10 sheets
Envelopes10 envelopes
Photo qlty inkjet card30 cards
Paper sizesA4,B5, Envelope (No.10, DL, C6), A6 Index card 5x8",10x8"
Paper Thickness0.08mm - 0.11mm (paper)
Less than 0.43mm (envelope)
Input data buffer64 Kbytes
InterfaceCentronics(-type 8-bit parallel interface
(IEEE-1284 nibble mode)
Macintosh® serial interface USB interface
Ink cartridge
Black ink cartridge(S020189)
TypeExclusive cartridge
ColourBlack
Print capacityUp to 900 pages / 3.5% ECMA (ISO 10561) text @ 360dpi
Colour ink cartridge(S020191)
TypeExclusive cartridge
ColourMagenta, Cyan, Yellow
Print capacityUp to 300 pages 5% each CMY (total 15% coverage)
Control panel
FunctionsInk cartridge replacement, cleaning, load/eject, printer operation check.
IndicatorsPower, Paper Out, Ink Out (Black), Ink Out (Colour)
Environmental conditions (operating)
Temperature10° to 35° C
Humidity20% to 80% RH (without condensation)
Electrical specifications
VoltageAC 220 to 240V
Rated frequency50 to 60 Hz
Power consumptionApproximately 18W (ISO 10561 letter pattern)
Dimensions (storage)
Width429 mm
Depth261 mm
Height167 mm
Weight5.3 kg (excluding ink cartridges)
Printer Software (available on CD-ROM only)
Printer Drivers
Operating SystemMac® OS 8.1 to 9.X
Microsoft® Windows™ 3.1/95/98/NT Version 4.0
MS DOS™
Warranty12 months return to base
Additional Warranty3 year warranty option
Patterns used for print speed testing
 Test print pages

Product Options

Product Code Description
  Products
C257061 Epson Stylus COLOR 740
  Cables
EPCP Parallel printer cable
  Warranties
3YW740 3 year warranty option

PAPER & INK

This printer ships with a full set of ink cartridges and some ink from the first set is used for priming the printer. Yields will vary considerably based on images printed, print settings, paper type, frequency of use and ambient temperature.

When an ink cartridge needs replacing, you cannot continue copying or printing without replacing the relevant cartridge, even if other cartridges don’t need replacing.

You should leave a cartridge needing replacement installed in the printer until you have obtained a replacement. Doing otherwise may cause ink remaining in the print head nozzles to dry out and affect printer operation.

To ensure ongoing print quality and trouble-free operation, a variable amount of ink will be present in a cartridge that is low on ink after the “Replace Cartridge” indicator comes on.

This printer will use a quantity of ink from each cartridge for print-head cleaning and maintenance and will use ink from all cartridges for both black and colour printing.

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.

All other brands of printing papers are not wholly compatible with the printer.

Link to more information and independent studies on media durability by Wilhelm Research

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 be used only with Genuine Epson Intellidge® ink cartridges
Intellidge® Ink cartridges are not designed for refill.

Colour Shifting Label It's now easier for you to identify Genuine Epson cartridges.
Epson is gradually replacing the current hologram with the new anti-counterfeit Color Shifting Label.

As an International ENERGY STAR Partner, Epson has determined that this product meets the International ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency. Epson is the registered trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation. Epson Stylus, PerfectPicture, MicroPiezo, AcuPhoto Halftoning, QuickDry are the trademarks of Seiko Epson Corporation. All other names and company names used herein are for identification purpose only and may be the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Epson disclaims any and all rights in those marks. All print samples shown herein are simulations. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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.