Real world printing
Printing test charts gives us a good idea of how well a printer performs but the real test comes from producing our everyday and holiday photos. For this part of the test I have loaded several sheets of 6×4 inch media face down into the Cassette 1 tray (the small upper tray) and I am going to print out a selection of holiday snaps and try some of the different printer property settings.
The Epson printer interface is the same as seen on other Epson models, perhaps it is looking dated but it is very easy to use and gives you plenty of scope for experimentation.
At the default setting of Photo Enhance and Auto Correct, the printer will produce good colours on most subject matter, you could just use this setting and 95% +/- of all photos will turn out OK.
Besides the Auto Correct the other choices are; People, Landscape, Night scene, Sepia and Gray.
The people setting has produced lively colours in the sky, but the skin tones are looking good.
The printer driver has made a good job of converting the colour images into both Gray and Sepia, of course experienced photographers may prefer to do the conversions in Photoshop or PaintShop Pro.