Epson Stylus Photo R290

Stylus Photo R290

6 Colour Inkjet Printer

Achieve professional photo prints at home


Stylus Photo R290 C11C691401
PRINTING METHOD On-demand Inkjet (piezoelectric)
NOZZLE CONFIGURATION 90 nozzles each colour (Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Light Cyan, Light Magenta)
BLACK TEXT (MEMO) A4 (Draft) *1^ 37ppm*1
COLOUR TEXT (MEMO) A4 (Draft) *2^ 38ppm*2
Photo 4" x 6" (10 x 15cm) (Draft) *3^ Approx. 12 sec *3
Print Speed Data Printout Patterns The thumbnail images below show the printout patterns used to determine print speed specifications.
Print Speed Data Pattern
*"Second" rating refers to the time taken to print one page. The computer environment we test under is as follows: CPU: Pentium 4, 2.4GHz; RAM: 512MB; OS: Windows XP professional; Interface/Connectivity: USB2.0 HighSpeed; SOFTWARE: Word XP/PhotoShop7.0; PAPER: Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper or Plain Paper
+ When printed on Epson Photo Paper
5760 x 1440 optimised dpi with 3pl minimum droplet size 5760 Optimised dpi using Resolution Performance Management (RPM) Technology
PRODUCT DIMENSIONS 450mm (W) x 282mm (D) x 187mm (H)
WEIGHT 5.4kg
PAPER SIZES A4, Letter, Legal, 8x10", 5x7", 4x6", 3.5x5", 5x8", A6, A5, B5, Half Letter, Envelopes: No10, DL, C6, Letter, Legal
PAPER HOLD CAPACITY Input Capacity: 120 sheets, A4 Plain paper
* True BorderFree™ printing is available for the following media sizes: 4" x 6", 5" x 7" and A4.
Media types recommended: Premium Glossy Photo paper A4, 4" x 6" and 5" x 7", Matte Paper - Heavyweight. BorderFree prints are media dependent.


PRINTER DRIVERS* Win® 98SE/Me/2000/XP/XP x64/Vista, Mac®OS 10.2 / OS 10.5 Bundle available on CD
* Drivers if available are downloadable from Tech Epson
POWER CONSUMPTION Approx. 12W (Printing mode)
Sleep mode: 1.2W (240V)
Power OFF: 0.3W (240V)
NOISE LEVEL>> 5.1B(A) (ISO 7779)
CONNECTIVITY USB — Compatible with the USB 2.0 Specification (cable included)
SOFTWARE TOOLS Epson File Manager
Epson Scan Assist
Epson Attach to Email
Epson Easy Photo Print
Epson Print CD
Epson Web-To-Page
Reference Guide
  12 months return to base Standard
  Optional Additional 2 Year Warranty 3YWR290
  Epson Warranty
STANDARD INK CARTRIDGES Black T0821, Cyan T0822, Magenta T0823, Yellow T0824, Light Cyan T0825, Light Magenta T0826
HIGH CAPACITY INK CARTRIDGES Black T0811, Cyan T0812, Magenta T0813, Yellow T0814, Light Cyan T0815, Light Magenta T0816
STANDARD INK CARTRIDGE YIELDS* 330 pages Black, 540 pages Colour Composite
HIGH CAPACITY INK CARTRIDGES YIELDS* 540 pages Black, 860 pages Colour Composite
ALBUM STORAGE Up to 200 years

^Print speed (PPM) when printed on A4 plain paper in the fastest mode. 10x15cm photo print speed when printed on Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper in draft mode. Print speed may vary depending on system configuration, print mode, document complexity, software, type of paper used and connectivity. Print speed does not include processing time on host computer.

>> According to ISO7779 Pattern with Premium Glossy Photo Paper / Photo RPM mode.
* Based on ISO/IEC24711 and 24712 test suite. Click here for details on ISO testing. (PDF)

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
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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.