Pros

  • Can print 44-inch-long banners

Cons

  • Graphics quality was subpar

At A Glance

Colors in glossy photos looked accurate, though skin tones appeared slightly grayish. Graphics quality was subpar.

Manufacturer’s Description

The high-performance Epson Stylus C88 speeds through critical projects and reports, delivering amazing quality and durability with DURABrite Ultra inks. With this champion performer, you'll get sharp, vivid charts, text, and more, whatever the task at hand.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.epson.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number C11C617001
Requirements
Operating System Compatibility
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows 98
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
  • Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 13803052282

Performance

PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Fair
Print quality: Color photo Good
Print quality: Grayscale photo Good
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 5.3   ppm
Performance
5 x 7 Photo (secs) 216.64
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 67.74
Color Output Quality Fair
Three-Page PowerPoint Document (secs) 127.3
Output Score, Color Photo, Best Quality Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Color-Best) Good
Output Score, Line Art, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-LineArt-Default) Poor
Output Score, Color Graphics, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Color-Default) Fair
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 112.37
Output Score, Text, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Text-Default) Fair
Color Photo (secs) 28.6
One-Page Grayscale Graphic (secs) 30.45
Tested Photo Speed (formerly pf-PCWPhotoSpeed) 0.3
Output Score, Grayscale Graphics, Best Quality Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Grayscale-Best) Good
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 49.18
Color Photo, Normal Settings 28.6
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 0.3
Color Photo, Best Quality Settings 216.64
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 1.6
Line Art Output Quality Poor

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