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Inkjet-Printer: Heavyweights From Canon, Epson and HP

More Information On: Epson C84

The main argument in favor of the C84 is its ink, the only water-resistant one of the lot. This is pretty useful when you have a document which is going to be passed from hand to hand.

If you wipe a moist finger across a print from any printer other than a DuraBright (Canon, Epson Stylus Photo, HP, Lexmark), you are likely to find:

Other PrinterEpson C84

In a business context, this alone could make you choose the C84, notwithstanding the fact that it is noisier than the Canon and HP printers.

That said, we should not forget another non-negligible aspect: C84 prints in default mode are not as good as those of the i860.

But as we have already said, the C84 does not necessarily have to work fast and poorly. You can always notch up print quality in the driver to get better results.

Epson C84 In Default ModeEpson C84 In Default Mode
Epson C84, Text & Photo ModeEpson C84, Text & Photo Mode

Color blocks, characters, line precision, color consistency, everything is better! You can't help wondering why the last two generations of Epson printers have such a low quality default mode.

Actually, we do know why, it's all down to time-saving.

You have to choose between speed and quality. The Text & Photo mode takes twice as long as the default one. If you do choose this device, we can only advise you to change its default settings.