Epson Artisan 837 and Artisan 730

August 9, 2011 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Printers, Scanners | 19 Comments | |
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Epson has just introduced the Epson Artisan 837 ($299.99) and Artisan 730 ($199.99) wireless all-in-one printers for photo enthusiasts. The company claims that the Epson Artisan 837 and Artisan 730 deliver the world’s fastest 4”x6” photo print speeds of any inkjet photo all-in-one priced at $299 or less.  Both models allow users to print from any room in the house with built-in wireless and Ethernet networking, and both. offer Epson Connect for hassle-free printing on the go. With Epson Connect, mobile device users can print photos and documents directly from compatible tablets, smart phones and other mobile devices. Both devices are capable of scanning and copying reflective media such as documents and prints. The difference between the two models is that the flagship Epson Artisan 837 also offers high-speed colour copying and faxing with a 30-page automatic document feeder.

Epson Press Release

New Epson Artisan All-in-One Printers Deliver Superior Performance and Image Quality in Sleek, Midnight Blue Design

Artisan 837 and 730 Offer Professional-Quality Photos and Fast Everyday Printing

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Aug. 8, 2011 – Epson America, Inc., a leading provider of superior performing desktop printing solutions, today introduced the Epson Artisan® 837 and Artisan 730 wireless all-in-one printers for photo and technology enthusiasts who demand fast, reliable and better than lab-quality prints at home. The new Artisan line combines power and convenience in a sleek, compact design, featuring new midnight blue accents and a three-times-brighter emerald green smart touch panel display for easy PC-free navigation.

The Epson Artisan 837 and 730 also offer Epson Connect for hassle-free printing on the go.  With Epson Connect, mobile device users can print web pages, photos, documents, and e-mail attachments directly from tablets, smart phones and other mobile devices1.

Built to perform, the Epson Artisan premium home all-in-ones deliver the world’s fastest 4”x6” photo print speeds2, producing brilliant, Ultra Hi-Definition 4”x6” prints in as fast as 10 seconds3. In addition, the Epson Artisan 837 and 730 are rated number-one in photo quality by consumers4. Both models allow users to print, scan and access memory card slots5 from any room in the house with built-in wireless and Ethernet networking6. For added convenience, the flagship Artisan 837 also offers high-speed color copying and faxing with a 30-page Automatic Document Feeder.

“Epson Artisan all-in-ones are designed to provide photo enthusiasts with the ultimate creativity tool, offering fast printing, brilliant ultra hi-definition color prints, and a versatile feature set,” said Gregg Brunnick, group product manager, Epson America, Inc. “Whether printing elegant invitations, newsletters, portraits, or coloring book pages for the kids, the Artisan 837 and 730 deliver premium quality results every time. In our ongoing efforts to give consumers performance printing wherever they are, the latest series of Artisan models also offer a range of on-the-go printing capabilities and convenience.”

Additional High-Performance Epson Artisan 837 and 730 Features:
·      Deliver professional-quality photos that are smudge, scratch, water, and fade resistant
·      Offer Claria® Ultra Hi-Definition ink that lasts up to four times longer than lab photos7
·      Deliver vivid, true-to-life photos with Epson’s exclusive MicroPiezo® print head with DX5™ technology
·      Offer built-in wireless and Ethernet networking6 to deliver up to 2.5 times the performance of the previous 802.11b
·      Print, scan and share directly from your Apple® iPhone®, tablet and other mobile devices – no computer necessary
·      Deliver fast print speeds of 9.6 ISO ppm black and 9.1 ISO ppm color single-sided; 4.9 ISO ppm black and 4.7 ISO ppm color two-sided8
·      Save up to 50 percent of paper supply with automatic two-sided printing
·      Create personalized greeting cards, coloring book pages, elegant stationery, and note paper
·      Create professional-looking discs by printing images and text directly onto ink jet printable CDs/DVDs
·      Feature built-in Auto Photo Correction to automatically evaluate and correct images and red eye
·      Accommodate various printing needs with individual ink cartridges at affordable prices (standard and high-capacity sizes)9
·      Offer a range of eco features and environmental qualifications including, ENERGY STAR® and RoHS compliance, and is designed to be recycled10

Pricing and Availability
The Epson Artisan 837 ($299.99*) and Artisan 730 ($199.99*) all-in-ones will be available in September through major computer, office and electronic superstores, a variety of retail stores nationwide and Epson’s retail site,

About Epson
Epson is a global imaging and innovation leader dedicated to exceeding the vision of customers worldwide through its compact, energy-saving, high-precision technologies, with a wide lineup ranging from printers and 3LCD projectors for business and the home, to electronic and crystal devices. Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises nearly 75,000 employees in 100 countries around the world. Epson is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates and has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, an indicator for leading companies in economic, environmental and social criteria, for the third year in a row. Epson America, Inc. based in Long Beach, Calif. is Epson’s regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit: You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook (, Twitter ( and ( and YouTube (

1See for a list of supported/compatible devices and apps.

2Compared to inkjet, photo all-in-ones priced at $299 or less as of April 1, 2010, based on independent testing.

3Color photo in Draft Mode on Premium Photo Paper Glossy measured from start of paper feed. Actual print times will vary based on system configuration, software, and page complexity. See for details.

4First in photo quality when compared to inkjet, photo all-in-ones priced at $299 or less, based on independent testing.

5Some applications and/or functions may not be supported under Mac OS® X.

6Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n certified; level of performance subject to the range of the router being used. Visit for more information.

7Display permanence based on accelerated testing of prints displayed under glass in indoor display conditions; album permanence based on accelerated testing of prints in dark storage conditions. Actual print stability will vary according to media, printed image, display conditions, light intensity, temperature, humidity and atmospheric conditions. Epson does not guarantee the longevity of prints. For maximum print life, display all prints under glass or UV filter or properly store them.

8ISO ppm is based on the new international standard for measuring print speed. Black and color print speeds are determined in default, single-side mode, in accordance with ISO/IEC 24734. Actual print times will vary based on system configuration, software, and page complexity. See for details, including complete ISO reports.

9Cartridge yields are based on continuous printing of a suite of five black and color pages as required by ISO/ IEC 24711 and 24712. Actual yields will vary considerably for reasons including images printed, print settings, temperature and humidity. Yields may be lower when printing infrequently or predominantly with one ink color. A variable amount of ink remains in the cartridges after the “replace cartridge” signal. Part of the ink from the first cartridges is used for priming the all-in-one. Ink is used for both printing and print head maintenance. All inks are used for both black and color printing. For more information about yields for this all-in-one, see

10See our website for convenient and reasonable recycling options at

*Estimated street price

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#1 Esther

would you say that the image displayed on the printer screen is accurate when it comes to the final printed picture?

8:04 pm - Wednesday, August 10, 2011

#2 Jim B

Am I missing something beyond a brighter display panel and a neat color? Otherwise, this looks like a cosmetic upgrade compared to the 835.

7:31 pm - Saturday, August 20, 2011

#3 fran

Did anyone actually review this printer??? It seems like just the press release from Epson. Who is this 'consumers4' that supposedly rated it #1 in Photo quality? Don't Epsons still have the problem of clogged in nozzles when you don't use them everyday?? Even the StylusPro 7600/9600 seems to need cleaning cycles every other day. It's too bad the HP does not make any new models with their superior 02 inks. They have 2 holes in the tank and do reqular cleaning cycles, depositing the ink used to flush the nozzles back into the tank.

12:43 am - Thursday, November 17, 2011

#4 Fowad M

every time I print a photo the shadow looks green and am using the 730. any help ???

6:44 am - Wednesday, December 28, 2011

#5 Dave

I bought an Epson RX 700W. It lasted about 18 months and its scanner produced a 1cm wide streak. Epson s answer was they didnt want to know. Then I bought another this time Epson RX710W cos I had some gear from the other one. This one lasted about 18 months and the control panel went ape. Again Epson answered as if it was my problem. Unhelpful. Epson is krapp. Two in a row is as far as I will go. No way will i buy any more epson or an artisan.

4:23 am - Sunday, January 1, 2012

#6 dave stock

After buying two of epsons previous models and they both went ape, I would never advise anyone to buy this krapp ever again

4:28 am - Sunday, January 1, 2012

#7 Everald jonas

How do you print transparency on the Epson Artisan 837?

5:57 am - Friday, January 20, 2012

#8 Fran

If I remember correctly wasn't their an option in the print setup for transparancy? I think you just need to choose it in the paper type.

7:54 pm - Saturday, January 21, 2012

#9 Everald Jonas

Thanks for your comments but there is no option to select transparency in the "paper type" drop down list on the Artisan 837. hence I am unable to print transparency.

10:40 pm - Saturday, January 21, 2012

#10 Dave Stock

I doubt very much whether the Epson 837 is capable of scanning transparencies. You need a transmission scanner, not a reflection scanner. You also need very high resolution preferably in TIFF format. When the tranny is magnified to the size required for printing, it should be from 300 to 360 dpi. Try not to select an odd resolution. Dust and scratches must be avoided as these will be magnified too! There is a lot of advice on the 'Net. I found this one for example: -

12:50 pm - Sunday, January 22, 2012

#11 dildoow

i got one
poor text quality but better than lab photo quality


9:46 am - Tuesday, July 10, 2012

#12 Elton

I am waiting now for my 4th Artisan 837 warranty replacement. Have only been able to print about 30 photos so far before they fail! Have asked for a refund, but nether dealer or Epson will agree!

4:19 pm - Sunday, September 23, 2012

#13 Michel Campbell


3:47 am - Saturday, October 13, 2012

#14 Fred

Recently got an Artisan 837. Most of what I planned on using it for was photographs. Disappointed in photo quality. Darker colors like browns seem to puddle on paper wheter it be matt or glossy. Just did a picture with faces. Hair and shaded areas on face had what looks like puddles. Colors like the blue poka dotted dress could not have been better. Crisp definition between white and blue in the poka dots on dress. As you look at the shaded areas on the girl's legs there is no gradual transition in skin tones. Brown blotches to smooth skin.
Any ideas?

2:26 am - Thursday, January 3, 2013

#15 chookless

I have the Artisan 730. I love all aspects of it EXCEPT the loading of cd's in the caddy fro printing. It seems that I often have to have 4-5 goes at loading it in before i am successful. the label printing is awesome, but the problems with loading the cd's (dvd"s) are quite frustrating...

Anyone else finding the same?


9:22 am - Thursday, January 10, 2013

#16 chookless

have just read through the posts prior to mine and am greatly surprised at the negativity towards the printers mentioned - altho i see by your reasons stated that u have good cause.

i run a home recording studio and do lots of recording and producing cd's & dvd's. I also am a music specialist and i regularly film students performing... i print mega-lots of labels & photos and i have no complaint whatsoever regards quality of colour in any regard.

go figure.

blessings to u all

9:29 am - Thursday, January 10, 2013

#17 Librum

Purchased for scan capability mostly, and it was a quick buy at an office box store. Overall review is disappointed. Four issues: 1) The print color issue were solved by putting a CIS on. 2) The inability to use non-standard papers in the ADF is a major fault. 3) The flatbed has a raised section to the front, which effectively will not let you scan bound volumes without breaking book spines. 4) There was supposed to be an add-on for scanning 35mm strips, which never made it to market.

We had to buy other units, non-Epson, to get 2, 3, and 4.

We are keeping it, for print speeds, now that we have the color issue nixed. But overall review is disappointed.

3:18 pm - Saturday, May 4, 2013

#18 Bill Owen

Horrible printer. Bad review, just an Epson blurb.
What problems do I have?

Blotchy prints. Chews up the paper at the margins. Puts actual blobs of ink on the margins of the paper. Double feeds paper.

It's done all this just weeks after I bought it. I had a Canon before this one and it was a terrible printer too ($250) price range.

Are they any good consumer printers out there for under $400?

4:30 am - Monday, October 21, 2013


I want to buy epson artisan 730.Please help me on how to go about buying from you.
Thank you

5:59 am - Thursday, July 10, 2014