Epson Stylus Color 850

Epson Stylus Color 850

4 Colour Inkjet Printer

The highest performance, highest quality business printer in its class.



Printing methodOn-demand inkjet (piezoelectric)
Nozzle configuration128 nozzles (Black)
64 x 3 nozzles (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow)
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, Epson Roman, Epson Sans Serif, Epson Roman T
Scalable FontsEpson Sans Serif H (8-32 pt)
Control CodeEpson ESC/P, IBM( X24E, Epson Remote
Printable columns
LQ 10 cpi
LQ 12 cpi
LQ 15 cpi
LQ 17 cpi
LQ 20 cpi

80 characters per line
96 characters per line
120 characters per line
137 characters per line
160 characters per line
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, Envelope (No.10, DL, C6), A6 Index card, Photo paper (6 x 4
Paper Thickness0.08mm - 0.11mm (paper)
Less than 0.43mm (envelope)
Input data buffer32 Kbytes
InterfaceCentronics™-type 8-bit parallel interface
(IEEE-1284 nibble mode)
Macintosh® serial interface (RS-423)
Type B interface card (See Options)
Ink cartridge
Black ink cartridge(S020108)
TypeExclusive cartridge
ColourBlack
Print capacityUp to 900 pages / A4 (ISO/IEC 10561 Letter Pattern @ 360dpi)
Colour ink cartridge(S020089)
TypeExclusive cartridge
ColourMagenta, Cyan, Yellow
Print capacityUp to 300 pages (A4, 360 dpi 5% duty each colour)
Control panel
FunctionsPower on/off, Load/Eject, Cleaning (Black), Cleaning (Colour)
IndicatorsPower, Paper Out, Ink Out (Black), Ink Out (Colour)
Reliability
Total print volume75,000 pages (A4, text)
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 (Self test in LQ 10 cpi)
Dimensions (storage)
Width475 mm
Depth274 mm
Height177 mm
Weight6.5 kg (excluding ink cartridges)
Printer Drivers
Operating SystemMacintosh® (QuickDraw)
Microsoft® Windows™ 95/NT Version 4.0
Microsoft® Windows™ Version 3.1/3.11
(Does not support MS DOS)
Warranty12 months return to base
Additional Warranty3 year warranty option

Product Options

Product Code Description
  Products
C251071 Stylus COLOR 850
  Configurations
C251071ML Epson Stylus™ COLOR 850 colour inkjet printer (LocalTalk connectivity)
EBSTYC850 Epson Stylus COLOR 850 with Ethernet interface
  Interfaces
C823061 Type  B  serial interface
C823081 Type  B  32 Kbyte intelligent serial interface
C823102 Type  B  32 Kbyte buffered parallel interface
C823122 Interface card for LocalTalk
C823142 Type  B  Coax interface
C823152 Type  B  Twinax interface
C823573 Ethernet interface
C823623 Ethernet interface (10 Base 2/10 Base T)
  Software
C842332 Epson StylusRIP (Macintosh)
C842352 Epson StylusRIP (Windows)
  Warranties
3YW850 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.