Epson Artisan 1430 Inkjet Printer Review

A high-quality wide-format printer at an entry-level price, the Epson Artisan 1430 excels at printing photos. Epson Artisan 1430 is primarily a photo printer. Creative folks might want to consider Epson’s Artisan 1430, due to its fine art prints and canvas along with specialized media up to 13 x 19 inches.

Epson Artisan 1430 Inkjet Printer- Features 

Design:

Epson’s 1430 Artisan printer has a rather outdated design since all printer functions are controlled by a basic control panel without an LCD, however, this is a common design for wide-format inkjet photo printers.

Since it is a wide-format printer, the Artisan 1430 is obviously fairly large. There is a good chunk of desktop space required for this unit, as it measures approx 24.3” * 12.7” * 8.5”. However, its size should not deter you from considering it to be relatively compact. It is not overly heavy and weighs around 26 lbs. Moreover, despite offering only a single-capacity cartridge, Epson claims it offers a 50% increase in printing capability.

Media Size: 

Besides plain paper (100 sheets), it can handle up to 30 sheets of fine-art media (speciality or fine paper).

Connectivity: 

The Artisan 1430 has options for connecting to home networks, as well as to PCs and Macs directly via USB. In addition to the PictBridge USB port on the front, you can connect digital cameras that are PictBridge-enabled directly to this port, but other USB devices (flash drives, for example) will not work with this particular port. A media card slot is not available, nor is there an Ethernet port. Users can also connect via EpsonConnect. The EpsonConnect app allows Artisan 1430 users to print from their mobile devices.

Speed :

The Epson Artisan 1430 Wide Format Printers are targeted primarily at photographers, so the value will be determined more by the quality of output than by speed.  Print speeds are roughly 3ppm in both color and monochrome

Print Quality:

This printer from Epson has one of the best photos printing capabilities in its class, and its photo quality representation is unmatched. With Epson 1430 printing quality, photo booths, professional photographers, and sublimation printing are more efficient and affordable.

Efficiency:

Its innovative six-colour ink system allows Epson Artisan 1430 to print and scan efficiently, including CMY, Black, and Light Magenta. 

Advanced Features:

Even with its somewhat outdated design, the printer has a CD/DVD drive that can directly print photos from these media. The printer was first released in 2012, so it will not have any of the advanced features of more modern printers, but it is still a highly competitive home printer regardless of the supplies it comes with.

Warranty:

Epson offers a 12-month warranty which can be extended.

Epson Artisan 1430 Inkjet Printer-  Specifications

Print Resolution5760 x 1440 optimized dpi
Printing Speed2.8 ppm in both color and black
Printer Volume100
Power SourceAC 100-120V 50/60Hz
Humidity20% to 80%
Temperature50° to 95°

Standard Paper Input Capacity‡ (sheets)100
Output Paper Capacity (sheets)100
Media TypeA4, Photo paper, Plain paper
Consumable TypeInk cartridge
Print TechnologyInkjet
Printer Driver Compatibility‡Windows, macOS®, Linux
Unit Dimensions (W” x D” x H”)24.3″ x 31.4″ x 16.3″
Unit Weight (lbs)26
Standard Interface(s)USB 2.0, Wireless LAN
Duplex Printing CapabilityNo
Package Contents1-Epson Artisan 1430 inkjet printer, 2- One Black High-capacity ink cartridge, 3- One Cyan High-capacity ink cartridge, 4- One Magenta High-capacity ink cartridge, 5- One Yellow High-capacity ink cartridge, 6- One Light Cyan High-capacity ink cartridge, 7- One Light Magenta High-capacity ink cartridge, 8- Setup and instruction manuals
9- CD-ROM containing printer drivers and software, 10- Power cord
Warranty1 Year
For
  • Wide-format
  • Excellent photo replication/li>
  • Multiple connectivity options  
  • Six colors ink
  • High-quality print resolution
Against
  • No slots for media cards.
  • The printing speed is slow.
  • Relatively High running cost.

Conclusions of the Review

Epson’s Artisan 1430 is perfect for photographers and those who don’t want to be limited by 8.5 x 11 or 11 x 17 inch home printers. In terms of colour range, the six-colour ink system delivers excellent results at a reasonable price. 

Because of its slow print speeds and mediocre ability to print on plain paper, the Epson Artisan 1430 is likely to serve as a backup to your standard printer. However, it is still an impressive printer. In addition, it is a special printer capable of printing family photos on a larger canvas for everyone to enjoy.

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