Epson® Stylus® 1400 Photo Inkjet Printer Review
Epson Stylus 1400 is an inkjet color photo printer which delivers long-living high quality color prints. Epson Stylus 1400 uses a 6-color advanced DX5 MicroPiezo ink jet technology, an optimized technology for photo printing. Epson Stylus Photo 1400 sprays out ink drops as small as 1.5 picoliters which results in the finest quality of printing color photos. As Epson Stylus 1400 uses DX5 MicroPiezo print head and pigment-based, dye-based inks the delivered image prints can last for a long period.
Epson Stylus 1400 is designed in such a way to suit the needs of professionals who works mainly with colors, graphics. It is widely used in creating digital portfolio as it enables CD/DVD direct printings. It also provides vivid, sharp and large-sized prints for everyday projects. Epson offers a wide array of photo papers to use with 1400 and also it provides some special options like Iron-on Cool Peel Transfer paper and Photo Quality Self Adhesive Sheets.
For color and black documents the print speed of Epson Stylus 1400 is 15 pages per minute. It delivers photo prints in 46 seconds to 2.53 minutes, as the size increases do does the time. 6 individual high capacity ink cartridges are used in Epson Stylus 1400. 6 cartridges include Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Light Cyan, and Light Magenta. Epson Stylus 1400 also provides ink cartridge yields based on the ISO / IEC 24711 and 24712 standards which result in printing 470 pages using black cartridge and it prints 810 pages per color. It works in operating systems of Microsoft Windows, Windows Vista and Windows 7 and also with Macintosh. The color management used in Epson Stylus 1400 is Photo Enhance and ICM or ColorSync with ICC profiles. Cameras and other such devices can be directly connected to Epson Stylus 1400 using Exif and PictBridge port (cameras / phones). It also provides high speed connectivity through USB 2.0.
- FIVE – General Features
Two sided printing is possible in Epson Stylus 1400 and also by printing multiple pages on a single sheet the need for paper supply can be reduced by 50%. Epson Stylus 1400 also supports printing in recycled papers. Automatic color and lighting are provide for getting the best quality photos. Epson Stylus 1400 can print borderless 13" x 19" photos in 3 minutes with a resolution of 5760 dpi x 1440 dpi for both color, and black and white.
- FOUR – Advanced DX5 Print Head Technology
Epson Stylus 1400 printer can produce exceptionally smooth gradations, amazingly accurate skin tones and sharp, grain-free prints by the help of this advanced technology. This professional micropiezo print head can spray ink to five droplets sizes. This feature is possible when working with Claria Hi-Definition Ink.
- THREE – Direct CD/DVD Printing
By the help of this innovative feature from Epson Stylus users will be able to print their own images and texts directly onto the top surface of ink jet printable CD's and DVD's. Epson Stylus 1400 printer is provided with CD/DVD printing tray and Epson Print CD software making it easier to get the best results. With the help of this feature it is able to create professional looking, easy identifiable discs without any messy labels and markers.
- TWO – Software Support
Epson Stylus 1400 printer is supported with software that gives a better and reliable usage and output. The software included are Drivers and Utility software like Epson Stylus Printer driver, Epson Print CD, Web to Page software, Adobe Photoshop Elements. It is possible to edit and retouch the photos with the help of Adobe Photoshop Elements software. Direct downloading and printing of photos from the Internet to the Epson Stylus 1400 becomes easier by using web to page software.
- ONE – Media Handling
Almost all the media types like Envelopes, Plain paper, CD/DVD labels, Glossy photo paper, Semi-gloss photo paper are supported by Epson Stylus 1400 printer. It can handle a wide range of media sizes ranging from normal 4in x 6in to Super B (13in x 19in. Epson Stylus 1400 also supports borderless photo printing in aforementioned sizes. Total media capacity of Epson Stylus 1400 printer is 120 sheets. Epson Stylus 1400 has an auto loading media feeder. The envelope size used in Epson Stylus 1400 printer is US No 10 (4.1 in x 9.5 in).
Epson Stylus 1400 is an Energy Star qualified, RoHS compliant and Microsoft certified printer.