I have been spending time this week playing with my new toy, The Epson - Artisan 800 All-in-One Printer. The newest printer in the Epson lineup!
This sleek little number has got me excited about the possibilities of digital/hybrid crafting once again. I really enjoyed my last printer, the Epson RX680 But, I must say that so far, the Artisan 800 blows its socks off with its functionality and style!
There are 2 different models of the Artisan, The 700 and the 800. Although their is not a tremendous difference between the 2 models, The difference in scanners made the decision easy for me. The Artisan 800 has superior scanning capabilities, the 700 model scans at 2400dpi but, the 800 model scans at 4800 dpi. A great scanner is necessary for me, It is a tool that I really use a lot in my graphic design and digital scrapbooking work.
And talk about that style, definitely not as important as the way the printer works but, it is definitely a bonus! LOL My kids instantly noticed the new printer on my desk when they got home from school. The Artisan is HOT! With the sleek, low lines and LARGE lcd display, it is a beauty! I love that it looks less like a bit clunky printer and more like a piece of stereo equipment! I could totally put this baby in my entertainment unit and use the Wi-Fi if i wanted to! LOL
And speaking of Wi-Fi... I wish everything came with it! My husband loves that he can print with ease from his laptop. It also doesn't bother me when I am working and he is printing as this printer is uber quiet! Oh and The scanner is also MUCH more quiet than the Epson RX680 that I previously used - another bonus!
Today I decided that I wanted to try out the scanning capabilities further. I got out some of the albums that I borrowed from my mom. I picked 2 old photos - scanned them and then printed. All I can say is WOW, it looks like I have a new project on my hands.
Those memories are so important and they are getting all faded and because they are in those old sticky albums (I am sure you know the ones I am talking about..ugh) I have some big plans if I can get my head wrapped around exactly what i would like to do with them. I would love to make them into a hard cover book. But, for right now, I am sure my mom is going to love these pictures that I gave a makeover!
I took a picture of the old photos and the new prints that came out of the Artisan - side by side. Again, I am really impressed with the color restore feature on the scanner and the print quality.
One final word - If you would like your print quality to be superior on the Epson printer, you MUST use Genuine Epson paper. Trust me, I tried others in my old RX680 and, you could see the difference, it was drastic!