Ever think about setting up a print shop at home? The Epson Artisan 1430 is a must have addition for anyone wanting to print professional quality photos. In my post of  what to look for when buying an inkjet printer this printer has it all for under $350.

In addition to the features I mentioned the quality is exceptional. It comes with 6 colors of ink. The addition of cyan light and magenta light means this printer will produce ultra smooth halftones. No more grainy photos. With print head nozzles capable of 1.5 picoliter droplets and a resolution of 5760×1440 dpi, the Epson Artisan 1430 capable of top-notch quality glossy photos. It works great for printing on transfer paper or screen transfer film as well.


This inkjet printer uses 6 separate ink cartridges. They are capped when not in use which means it won’t dry out when not used for a few days. This also saves on cleaning cycles. The print speed is nominal so it won’t guzzle ink to achieve such a high quality output. It can handle paper sizes of 13×19 full bleed down to 3.5×5 photos. The Epson Artisan 1430 can also print on CD’s or DVD’s. It comes with a CD/DVD tray to print directly on CD’s or DVD’s.

  • T079120 High-Capacity Black Ink Cartridge (yields 410 pages)
  • T079220 High-Capacity Cyan Ink Cartridge (yields 810 pages)
  • T079320 High-Capacity Magenta Ink Cartridge (yields 810 pages)
  • T079420 High-Capacity Yellow Ink Cartridge (yields 810 pages)
  • T079520 High-Capacity Light Cyan Ink Cartridge (yields 810 pages)
  • T079620 High-Capacity Light Magenta Ink Cartridge (yields 810 pages)
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The Epson Artisan 1430 can be connected via USB or wireless. It has a WPS button to easily connect to a wi fi network. The print driver setup program automatically searches the network and connects to the printer. The print driver has a maintenance tab which has a very easy color registration utility. A handy feature to keep images looking sharp. There’s also a feature to clean the nozzles or setup the sleep mode from off to 12 hours.

The print driver offers basic color management features such as adjusting the colors, brightness, saturation, contrast and density. In the Adobe RGB mode the gamma can be changed. Custom profiles can be saved for later use. The features are available to Mac users too.


  • 5760×1440 dpi
  • 2.8 ppm
  • 3.5×5 to 13×19 size full bleed
  • CD & DVD feed tray, 12 cm or 8 cm disks
  • Wireless IEEE802.11 b/g/n 2.4 Ghz

Purchase the Epson Artisan 1430

You can find the Epson Artisan 1430 available for purchase on Amazon, with free two-day Prime shipping.

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