Pros

  • Prints on CD/DVD media
  • Nice photo quality on glossy paper

Cons

  • Slow at printing text
  • Disappointing plain-paper print quality

At A Glance

CD/DVD printing and great photo output compensate for this model's lackluster text performance.

Manufacturer’s Description

The Epson Stylus Photo R260 photo printer delivers Ultra Hi-Definition photos and documents - at truly amazing speeds. Print photos like those you've come to expect from the lab - only better! With this powerful printer, it couldn't be easier.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number C11C653011
Requirements
Operating System Compatibility
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows 98
  • Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 10343859906

Performance

PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Fair
Print quality: Color photo Very Good
Print quality: Grayscale photo Fair
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 3.9   ppm
Performance
300dpi Line Art Image (secs) 20.47
Tested Grayscale Speed (ppm) 3.9
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 43.86
Color Output Quality Fair
4 by 6 Color Photo (secs) 14.39
4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 15.34
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 52.77
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 201.02
Sports Action Shot (secs) 44.17
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 1.4
Tested Lineart Speed (ppm) 2.9
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 2.9
Line Art Output Quality Poor
One-Page Webpage (secs) 24.29