The Epson Artisan 837 is an inkjet all-in-one that prints, scans, copies and faxes. It prints on CDs and DVDs, and features a 7.8″ touch panel with a 3.5″ LCD. You can connect via Ethernet, Wi-Fi, PictBridge and memory card. At an MSRP of $300, this printer seems like a good higher-end value for a home office or a smaller business that doesn’t print a lot. Do the experts agree? The feedback is up on the web, and the reviews are positive.
Peter Piazza of About.com gives the Epson Artisan 837 a perfect 5 stars out of 5. His only issue is that the paper output tray is a little flimsy. Otherwise, he concludes that it “was easy to set up, it prints quickly, and printed results look uniformly excellent.” In addition, the feature set makes it a good buy for “any home user as well as home or small office.”
M. David Stone of PCMag.com gives the Epson Artisan 837 an impressive 4 out of 5. He likes the speed, 4-in-1 functionality, CD & DVD printing, auto-duplexer, 30 sheet ADF, and Wi-Fi connectivity. On the other hand, photo quality could be better, and he wishes paper capacity was more than 120 sheets.
ComputerShopper.com gives the Epson Artisan 837 a decent 3 stars out of 5. Print speed is fast, setup is hassle-free, and the touch panel is easy to use. On the other hand, paper handling is a little rough, and print quality could be better. The review concludes that this printer “is a fine fit for users who need their prints done quickly, don’t output large jobs often, and don’t need absolute top-quality text or photos.”
PCWorld.com gives the Epson Artisan 837 a solid 3.5 stars out of 5. The ADF and auto-duplexer help to automate paper handling, ink costs are affordable, and the control panel is big and easy to use. Overall, the device provides “a lot of inkjet multifunction for the money… It offers full connectivity, good performance and print quality, and a long list of features…”
Based on the feedback, what you see in the spec sheet with the Epson Artisan 837 is pretty much what you get. Fast speeds, strong performance, and versatile features make this a solid purchase for small offices with lower print volumes.