Epson Artisan 835 review

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Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Service & Support
    • 6
    • Print Quality
    • 9
    • Design / Ease of Use
    • 8
    • Performance / Print Speed
    • 8
    • Features
    • 8
    • Operational Costs
    • 6
    • Total Score:
    • 7.50
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10

Overview

  • Pros

    • Exceptional photo quality
    • A mix of unique and standard AIO features
    • Ease of use
  • Cons

    • Costly ink replacement
    • Draft print quirk

Epson America, Inc. announced the arrival of the Artisan 835, one of two new Artisan all-in-one photo printers featuring the “world’s fastest 4×6 photo print speeds,” earlier this fall.

Offering a mix of new features, such as portable device charging, and old favorites, like a large 7.8 inch touch panel with a built-in card reader, the Artisan 835 is the flagship model of the Artisan all-in-one photo inkjet line.

So read our full review today and find out now if the Artisan 835 can compare to the Artisan 800 and Artisan 710 past generations we gave high marks.

ARTISAN 835 SPECIFICATIONS:

  • 5-in-1 device: print, copy, scan, fax and photo
  • Print speeds: up to 9.5 ppm in black, 9 ppm in color
  • Fastest 4×6 prints in its class: as fast as 10 seconds
  • Print resolution: up to 5760 x 1440 dpi
  • 7.8 inch touch panel with 3.5 inch LCD
  • Built-in memory card reader
  • Front side USB port with charging capability
  • CD and DVD printing
  • Six color Claria Hi-Definition dye ink system
  • Automatic duplexing
  • 30-page ADF
  • Paper capacity: 120 sheet cassette, 20 sheet photo tray
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Ethernet, Hi-Speed USB 2.0
  • Energy Star qualified, RoHS compliant
  • 1-year limited warranty with lifetime phone support

BUILD AND DESIGN
The Artisan 835 is almost identical in build and design to the previous generations, the Artisan 810 and Artisan 800, with a curved top (the folded up ADF), large display, silver accents and a mixed black finish.

The Artisan 835 and 810’s dimensions are identical at 18 x 18 x 8 inches in storage and 18 x 26 x 8 inches while printing (the output tray is extended). And the Artisan 800 was only slightly smaller by our measurements during our review in 2008.

Working from the top down, we’ll start with the 30-page auto document feeder. This handy feature folds into the lid when not in use keeping the device from collecting dust internally (or at least diminishing dust). The ADF can be used to scan, copy or fax documents up to legal size quickly and efficiently.

Lift the lid to find the 48-bit color flatbed with an optical resolution of 4800 dpi and a maximum resolution up to 9600 x 9600 dpi, interpolated. The Artisan 835 features multiple scan-to features including: PDF, memory card, USB flash drive, PC and network. Or scan in old photos and turn them into custom coloring books.

Grab and lift the Artisan 835 at the midsection to reveal the inner workings and, more importantly, the six individual ink cartridges. Epson provides users with five standard capacity 99 color cartridges (CYM plus Light Cyan and Light Magenta) as well as one high capacity 98 black cartridge. For users who prefer high capacity cartridges, all five 99 color cartridges come in a high capacity cartridge.

The adjustable 7.8 inch smart touch panel with a 3.5 inch LCD is found on the front of the Artisan 835. The touch panel only lights up buttons needed making navigation simpler while the 3.5 inch LCD displays photo prints.

Below the display and behind the folding panel, users will find the 30-page extendable output tray as well as the paper cassette.

The paper cassette features a 20-sheet dedicated photo tray for media up 5×7 inches while also being able to hold up to 120 sheets of copy paper. Between the two, the Artisan 835 can print on a variety of media from 3.5 x 5 inches to 8.5 x 14 inches.

The built-in card reader with the PictBridge/USB port is found to the right of the paper tray. The Artisan 835 is compatible with the following types of media: SD, SDHC, MMC, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick Pro, Memory Stick Pro DUO, xD-Picture cards, Compact Flash as well as PictBridge enabled devices and USB flash drives. Also, the Artisan 835 is capable of charging portable devices via the USB port.

Users will find all connections on the back of the Artisan 835. Epson offers wireless, Ethernet, and USB connectivity with the Artisan 835.


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