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.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.epson.com

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
Color Output Quality Fair
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 201.02
300dpi Line Art Image (secs) 20.47
Tested Grayscale Speed (ppm) 3.9
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 43.86
Sports Action Shot (secs) 44.17
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 52.77
Line Art Output Quality Poor
4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 15.34
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 2.9
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 1.4
One-Page Webpage (secs) 24.29
Tested Lineart Speed (ppm) 2.9
4 by 6 Color Photo (secs) 14.39

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