Epson Stylus Photo 1500W review

Wireless A3+ printer that's great for glossy photos

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Getting excellent prints with the Epson Stylus Photo 1500W/Artisan 1430 is a fairly stress-free process. Glossy media is a particular strength, with images produced on Epson Premium Glossy paper appearing bright and vivid throughout our test when the printer was handling the colour management.

The colour palette runs towards the warm side, which is noticeable in the greyscale wedge on our printer test chart. There is, at least, some separation between the dark tones.

Solid blocks of colour are rendered well. Particular highlights are the bold black, vibrant red and creamy, rich yellow. Magenta and cyan proved a little airy, but blue and green were fairly clean.

Epson Stylus Photo 1500W review

Some banding was noticeable in the rainbow strips. The Epson 1500W doesn't have red and green ink cartridges, which means the colour gamut lacks a little in scale as a result.

The Epson Stylus Photo 1500W isn't quite as forgiving with mismatched profiles and media types as a printer like the Canon Pixma Pro-1, but then, it costs around half as much.

This is particularly evident when making black and white prints. Because the Epson Stylus Photo 1500W doesn't feature dedicated monochrome inks, it has to blend its colour inks to great shades of grey. In our experience, glossy media exhibited a green or cyan cast when outputting mono images. Our tests with matte paper faired much better.

Epson Stylus Photo 1500W review

Levels of detail are strong, even with the printer set to standard 'Photo' output. Some stepping is discernible in the concentric rings, but you do have to go hunting for it with a loupe.

We're not convinced that the additional drain on ink reserves and extended time that the high-quality Photo RPM setting brings are worth it though - standard setting delivers results that have equally as much bite.

Tech Specs

Product TypeInkjet Printer
Maximum Photo Print Speed45 Second
Green CompliantYes
Wireless LANYes
Standard Input Media Capacity130 sheets
USBYes
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyStylus Photo
Maximum Print Resolution5760 x 1440 dpi
Brand NameEpson
Form FactorDesktop
Print ColourColour
Media SizeA3+, A6, Panoramic, Postcard, A3, A4, Letter, Legal, B4, B5, Envelope No. 10, DL Envelope, C6 Envelope, A5, Custom Size, A3+ - 329 mm x 483 mm, A6 - 105 mm x 148 mm, 101.60 mm x 152.40 mm, 304.80 mm x 304.80 mm, Postcard - 148 mm x 100 mm, A3 - 297 mm x 420 mm, A4 - 210 mm x 297 mm, Letter - 216 mm x 279 mm, Legal - 216 mm x 356 mm, B4 - 250 mm x 353 mm, B5 - 176 mm x 250 mm, DL Envelope - 110 mm x 220 mm, C6 Envelope - 114 mm x 162 mm, 200 mm x 250 mm, 130 mm x 200 mm, 130 mm x 180 mm, 90 mm x 130 mm, A5 - 148 mm x 210 mm
Recommended UsePhoto/Disc Print
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityENERGY STAR
Number of Input/Multipurpose Trays Installed2
Number of Input Trays Supported2
Maximum Input Media Capacity130 sheets
Country of OriginIndonesia
Height215 mm
Width616 mm
Depth322 mm
Media TypePlain Paper, Cut Sheet, Panoramic, Postcard, CD/DVD, Photo Paper, Envelope, Glossy Paper, Matte Paper, Iron-on Transfer, Premium Paper, Inkjet Paper
ManufacturerEpson Corporation
Product Model1500W
Product NameStylus Photo 1500W Inkjet Printer
Product LineStylus Photo
Manufacturer Part NumberC11CB53301
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.epson.co.uk
Marketing Information

Wireless A3+ photo printer

Print high-quality, glossy photos from anywhere with this wireless A3+ printer.

For photo enthusiasts looking to move into A3+ printing, the Epson Stylus Photo 1500W offers an unbeatable combination of convenience and superior specifications for high-quality, glossy photo output. It will also appeal to small/home office users wanting a multi-purpose printer with advanced connectivity and exceptional photo and presentation quality.

Platform SupportedPC, Mac
Package Contents
  • Stylus Photo 1500W Inkjet Printer
  • 1 x Black Ink Cartridge
  • 1 x Cyan Ink Cartridge
  • 1 x Light-Cyan Ink Cartridge
  • 1 x Magenta Ink Cartridge
  • 1 x Light-Magenta Ink Cartridge
  • 1 x Yellow Ink Cartridge
  • Software CD
  • Basic Operation Guide
  • Start Here Guide
  • Warranty Document
  • Power Cable
Limited Warranty1 Year
Weight (Approximate)11.80 kg