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EPSON Stylus CX C88+ Up to 23 ppm Black Print Speed up to 5760 x 1440 optimized dpi Color Print Quality InkJet Personal Color Printer

  • Up to 23 ppm Black Print Speed
  • Up to 14 ppm Color Print Speed
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Learn more about the Epson America C88+

Cartridges Compatible

Cartridges Compatible
T060120 Black
T060220 Cyan
T060320 Yellow
T060420 Magenta

Model

Brand
EPSON
Series
Stylus CX
Model
C88+
Part#
C11C617121
Recommended Use
Personal

Printer SPEC

Print Technology
InkJet
Output Type
Color
Color Technologies
CMYK drop-on-demand Micro Piezo inkjet technology
Black Print Speed
Up to 23 ppm
Color Print Speed
Up to 14 ppm
Color Print Quality
up to 5760 x 1440 optimized dpi
Number of Nozzles
Monochrome head 180 nozzles, Color head 59 nozzles x 3 (CMY)
Thickness
0.27mm

Paper Handling / Media

Input Capacity, std.
120 sheets, 20 lb/15 envelopes
Media Type
Supports a variety of Epson photo papers, plain bond, labels, and envelopes. Supported Epson papers include: Epson Premium Bright White Paper, Ultra Premium Photo Paper Glossy, Premium Photo Paper Glossy, Photo Paper Glossy, Premium Photo Paper Semigloss, Epson Premium Presentation Paper Matte, Premium Presentation Paper Matte Double-Sided, Presentation Paper Matte.
Media sizes supported
Letter, legal, A4, B5, A5, A6, half letter, executive, user definable (3.5" to 44" in length); BorderFree printing on 4" x 6", 5" x 7",8" x 10", letter
Borderless Photo Sizes
4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", letter BorderFree Photo Printing

Hardware SPEC

Noise Level (Approx.)
42 dB(A)
Power Requirements
AC 100-120 V, 50 - 60 Hz
Power Consumption
Approx. 19W (WISO 10561), approx. 2.5W (sleep mode), approx. 0.8W (power off mode)

Ports

USB Ports
USB 2.0
LPT Ports
IEEE 1284

Compatibility

Windows Compatible
Windows 98se, Me, 2000 or XP
Windows Vista
Certified for Windows Vista
Macintosh Compatible
Macintosh OS X 10.2 or later

Physical SPEC

Dimensions
18.1" x 17.2" x 12.2" (W x D x H) with trays extended
Weight
10.14 lbs. (with ink cartridges)

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 30 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 30 days


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  • Paul B.
  • 12/4/2013 7:26:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCan't believe they still sell this

Pros: I've not had a single problem with this printer in over a year. It goes through bouts of constant text and image printing, to months sitting in a cold storage room.
I like the fact that the color cartridges are separate and not integrated into a single color cartridge.

Cons: Difficult to find cartridges in the store, so you normally need to order them online.

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  • David B.
  • 3/4/2013 11:21:57 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsJunk

Pros: None

Cons: Bought one of these new at a local store. Brought it home, Windows 7 installed the drivers for it. but I could not get it to feed paper in, let alone get it to print. This printer is an absolute hunk of junk. I missed with it for hours.

Tried to Epson website's trouble shooter, it suggested getting new ink cartridges. The ones that are in it, ARE new.

Other Thoughts: Overpriced hunks of junk.

Can't think of the words nice enough to describe Epson or their products.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/9/2011 8:30:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsThe Stylus C88

Pros: Small footprint.
Ink Carts are cheap if you go to the right online store.
Prints pretty good, not the best, but pretty good.
Does not make alot of noise while printing.

Cons: Not THE best at photo printing, but OK.

Other Thoughts: This is a good printer if documents are the main thing you print with an occasional photo. Make sure to use a good quality photo paper, and you will get the best results.

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  • Jonathan L.
  • 11/29/2010 5:41:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsGood for maybe a year...

Pros: Nice borderless printing.
It looks nice on the shelf...

Cons: Ink is expensive
Runs through ink quickly
Had for several years, and it has stopped working well. Printer heads need realigned every print, full black cartridge and it tells me that it's empty.

Other Thoughts: The ink cartridges are a little hard to find. If you live in a town without an office supply store, you might want to get an HP, or order ink online in bulk.

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  • AMC I.
  • 4/4/2010 2:14:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGood every day printer

Pros: Fast, reliable, cheap per page, accepts inks that cost $1.40 and less per color, good. Excellent for documentation printing

Cons: pure photo quality of photos printed

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  • Jan A.
  • 4/9/2009 4:52:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsEasy to Refill With Simple Know How

Pros: This printer does a decent job of everyday printing and good quality photo work. What makes it more unique to the many other printers around is that it's one of the few left that will allow use of spongeless- see through cartridges and their very easy refilling at the cost of about $1.25/cartridge along with a chip resetter that is easily obtainable. Additionally, if one wishes to refill the OEM cartridges that come with the printer and use bulk ink there is a cheap kit to allow refilling sold by www.inksupply.com , which they developed to do just that. It is unfortunate that every major printer company has made it difficult to recycle cartridges by refilling and are adding tons of plastic to the landfills, wasting resources by necessitating new cartridges to be made and saddling the high cost of printing onto the consumer. The C88+ and a few other Epsons that use this particular size cartridge make it viable to recycle, save money and cheap for the consumer to run a printer.

Cons: The cartridges use chips, which is Epson's way impediment to allowing the consumer to refill a cartridge. Fortunately a chip resetter easily circumvents that annoyance.

Other Thoughts: Although I am hopeful that Newegg will publish this I am dubious that it will be listed on the reviews as it knocks the status quo of how printer manufacturers make their profit. Still, I think it's worth attempting to make a point here on behalf of the environment and the consumer when it's the right thing to do and business has gone too far in the other direction.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/29/2009 6:25:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsNot Worth it... big waste of ink.

Pros: Inexpensive, cheap ink, easy to use.

Cons: This printer seems great after you unbox it and print with it for a few days/ weeks. Then you notice the print quality goes patchy... clean the heads and its good again (wasting ink). Three days later, same thing happens- so you clean them again (wasting more ink). Before you know it, you have to buy more cartridges because the printer refuses to print if there isn't enough of every color of ink (because apparently you still need yellow to print a black, text only document).
The point is that this printer works well... but left alone for two or three days, the heads dry up and putting new ink in is not going to fix it. I've probably lost over $50 in ink that is sitting in the bottom of the printer from desperately trying to clean the heads so I can print something. I would NOT recommend for one of my friends to buy one of this line of Epson Printers. The print heads dry up and then no amount of cleaning will help.

Other Thoughts: I would still buy an Epson Pro model printer, but this low end series is definitely not worth it. Please stay clear.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/9/2009 2:45:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Printer

Pros: Good, quality value. I buy printers nowadays based on ink price. I had an epson before with these types of individual ink cartridges and I could get re-manufactured ink online on the cheap{$4.xx per cartridge} and it worked perfect, same here.

Prints really quick and reasonably quite.

Great, small personal printer. Not a resource hog, don't need it to start with windows to work, only the spoolsv.exe service.

Cons: None and don't expect any.

Other Thoughts: I gave my epson stylus cx4600 with inks like this c88+ to my mother and I wanted a printer80 bucks, freeshipping,cheap ink, epson get it.

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  • ROBERT H.
  • 1/6/2009 7:30:50 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsEpson C88+

Pros: Have had Epson in the past so I was sold on them. Initially they worked well. So I bought one for son and one for daughter.

Cons: Would not work with aftermarket cartridges at all, in fact the design of these is that the cartridges feed the ink to the head, so the head is not built in. Thus, if the heads get clogged, no cartridge will work in it. I have read this elswhere. Both printers are doing exactly the same thing. The initial cartridges ran out of ink and aftermarket cartridges would not work.

Other Thoughts: Does anyone know a method of cleaning these heads so I don't have to scrap two new printers? If you do buy one ALWAYS make sure the heads are parked in the proper spot so the heads do not clog. I have switched to Canon since I won't own an HP. BTW, I have used the same source of cartridges aftermarket for 10 years and this is the only product that won't work with them. Do not use aftermarket cartridges in these.

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  • Martin T.
  • 12/13/2008 11:03:09 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsSuperb

Pros: Reliable. Cheap to buy. Cheap to feed with ink. Superb print quality. FAST!

Cons: Leave the printer switched on 24/7 to eliminate ink waste when charging the print head.

Other Thoughts: Best printer I've ever had the privilege to own. Beats HP and Canon by a mile. Strongly recommended.

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