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Holiday Gift Guide: Tech Gifts – The Epson Artisan 730

The Epson Artisan 730 all-in-one gives you all that is needed to print, copy, scan, and access memory card slots from any room in the house while on a Wi-Fi network. This is a great looking printer with a simple, sleek, and compact design. The 2.5″ control panel and buttons is only visible when the machine is turned on which looks great with the bright green backing. If you’re looking for that perfect tech gift this holiday this printer is the way to go.

I have experience with photo labs and the quality of Epson Artisan printers. These machines will outperform many photo labs. Plus the ultra hi-definition prints from the world’s fastest 4″ x 6″ photo printer are created in as fast as 10 seconds. Epson’s MicroPiezo technology with DX5 technology provides the finest color and detail without sacrificing speed with about 10 pages per minute with black & white and color prints and half those speeds with double sided-printing. The artisan also has a CDs / DVDs tray that allows printing right onto inkjet printable CDs / DVDs without labels. Perfect for printing those holiday photos or gift tags!!

Scanner features include an optical resolution of 2400 dpi and a maximum resolution of 9600 x 9600 dpi interpolated. Scanner bit depth is 48-bit color on input with a 24-bit color output. Options with the scanner include the ability to scan photos and convert them to coloring book pages, scan to memory card or USB flash drive, scan to a PDF, or Scan to PC & USB and network. I love the idea of scanning older photos to give out as gifts for Christmas.

Important is a printer with built-in wireless and Ethernet networking. We use laptops in our home so it is important that our wireless network run smoothly, quick, and with minimal wires. The Artisan uses Wi-Fi CERTIFIED n wireless networking for quick speeds and access. Wireless access is available for the SD, SDXC, Memory Stick, Compact Flash memory card slots. Epson Connect allows instant wireless printing of photos and attachments from many mobile devices.

The printer uses Claria Hi-Definition ink which is professional in quality and speed, but also smudge, scratch, water and fade resistant after printing. There are 6 different ink colors so you do not have to change all the inks when one gets low. Ink properties include fade resistance with up to 200 years in album storage and up to 98 years of longevity under glass. There is the option for high-capacity inks cartridges which is important when you do a lot of printing, especially photo printing which we do all of.

Eco and green features include estimated power consumption for one year to be fewer than two dollars. Plus one can save up to 50% on paper with automatic, two-sided printing and even more by printing multiple pages on a single sheet. The Artisan 730 supports printing on recycled paper and is designed to be recycled. I just love that I can print on both sides of the page!!

The Epson Artisan 730 works on the following operating systems:
Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, Windows XP x64, Windows XP
Mac OS® X9 10.4.11, 10.5.8, 10.6.x

Machine PC-Free Printing and editing features include:
Auto Photo Correction
Crop, rotate and enlarge
View and print-by-date
Red eye removal
Print your own picture packages
Print passport and photo ID
Select multiple photos to print on a single page
Print college-ruled, wide-ruled and graph papers
Make personalized notepaper using your own photos
Photo index sheet
Photo greeting cards
Coloring book pages


  1. Clarissa on October 29, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    I’ve been looking at this printer… I am obsessed with photographing my kids an with parents in the west coast I spend a small fortune printing photos at WalMart and the quality isn’t great :/

  2. Janet W. on October 27, 2011 at 4:42 am

    I’ve heard great things about Epson printers! I’ve never owned one before, but I believe they are highly rated! It sounds like it has great features!

  3. Owen's Mom on October 23, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Sounds fabulous! Love that it handles the wireless network since I blog and work from various places around my house and the printer stays in our office. Also saw that it handles photo greetings at high res. Love it.

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