Epson Stylus Photo 870

Stylus Photo 870

6 Colour Inkjet Printer

The ultimate A4 quality printer - printouts lasting over 10 years.



Printer type
Printing methodOn-demand inkjet (piezoelectric)
Nozzle configuration48 nozzles (Black)
48 x 5 nozzles (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Light Cyan, Light Magenta)
Print directionBi-directional with logic seeking
Print Speed
Black Text (Memo) A4Approx. 9.0 ppm (Economy)*1
Colour Text (Memo) A4Approx 8.7 ppm (Economy)*2
Text & Photo A4Approx 3.0 ppm (Normal)*3
Full Page Colour A4Approx 1.3 ppm (Normal)*4
Photo A4110 sec. per photo (Fine)*5
 
Resolution Maximum1440 x 720 dpi
Paper Handling
Paper feed methodFriction feed with paper feeder
Paper hold capacityPlain paper: 100
Epson Inkjet transparencies: 20
Envelopes: 10
Epson Photo Quality Inkjet card: 20
Epson Photo Quality Inkjet paper: 65
Epson Photo Quality Glossy Film: 20
Epson Photo Paper: 20
Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper: 1*
Paper sizesA4, Letter, B5, Legal, Envelopes (No.10, DL, C6), Index card (A6, 5 x 8", 10 x 8") Executive, Half Letter, Panoramic
Paper Thickness0.08mm - 0.11mm (paper)
0.16mm - 0.43mm (envelopes)
0.23mm (index cards distributed by Epson)
Input data buffer256 Kbyte
InterfacesCentronics® -type 8-bit parallel interface (IEEE-1284 Nibble mode)
USB interface
Ink cartridge
Black ink cartridge(T007201)
TypeExclusive cartridge
ColourBlack
Print capacity540 pages, comparable with 3.5% ECMA
(ISO 10561), text @ 360 dpi
Colour ink cartridge(T008201)
TypeExclusive cartridge
ColoursCyan, Magenta, Yellow, Light Cyan, Light Magenta
Print capacity220 pages: 5% each CcMmY (total 25%) in calculation
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
Sound pressure38 dB (A) (IS09296)
(Fine Mode)
Electrical specifications
Rated VoltageAC 220 to 240V
Rated frequency50 to 60 Hz
Power consumptionApproximately 18W (ISO 10561 Letter Pattern)
Dimensions (storage)
Width x Depth x Height470 x 285 x 175mm
Weight5.6 kg
Printer Software (available on CD-ROM only)
Printer DriverMac® OS 8.1 to 9.X with USB
Microsoft® Windows™ 95/98/2000
Microsoft® Windows™ NT 4.0
On-line GuideYes

Product Options

Product Code Description
  Configurations
C304111 Epson Stylus Photo 870
  Cables
EPCP Parallel printer cable
  Options
C12C823788 EpsonNet 10/100BaseTX External Print Server
  Warranties
3YW870 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.