Epson C62 Printer Review
There is little to distinguish the Epson Stylus C62 from the assortment of other models in its class of single-function inkjet printers, with a limited package of features offering basic support for home use. The C62 is among the slower units in its price range, printing a maximum of only 14 pages per minute for monochrome and color documents. Although highlights such as inexpensive Stylus C62 printer ink and a decent output quality make this cost-efficient unit more attractive, its small bundle of features and slow speeds cause it to be one of the lower-end models in its class of home printers.
This device can handle image, text and graphic projects due to its flexible media handling, which supports borderless 4x6-inch and 8x10-inch photo paper, as well as glossy stickers, matte paper and banner paper. The C62 comes with a single 100-sheet input tray, which sets it up to handle low volumes.
One of the benefits to the C62's simple design is that it enables the device to be compact, measuring only 18x10x7 inches for convenient desktop printing. To achieve this, however, the device leaves out useful front control panel features like a color LCD for previewing photos or front connectivity slots that support direct printing from camera cards and flash drives. Instead, users are provided with a rear USB port that can connect straight to their computers if they use Mac or Windows operating systems.
The device can achieve a maximum resolution of 5760x720 dpi using color and black Epson C62 printer ink, which is sharp enough to print monochrome documents with readable text and photos with precise detail. This is attributed to its drop-on-demand Micro Piezo technology, which can print a small droplet size of 4 picoliters that layers together to make a wide array of colors.
The device uses a tricolor Epson C62 ink cartridge and a separate black supply, which can be inexpensive to replace when users select remanufactured Stylus C62 ink over OEM supplies. The tricolor replacement can yield up to 300 pages, while the black Epson C62 ink cartridge has a maximum capacity of 600 pages.
For personal projects like family photo albums, holiday greeting cards and school papers, the C62 is one of the more inexpensive models in its class. However, buyers that want an inkjet unit capable of handling larger volumes or with wireless connectivity options will need to turn their sights to the higher end options in its class of home printers.