Expert review of the Epson Stylus Pro 4900 printer
The Epson Stylus Pro 4900 is a printer focussed almost entirely on printing rather than extra features. Running costs are moderate-to-high due to a lack of high-yield and third-party compatible cartridges. Maximum print resolution is 2880 x 1440 dpi.
Design & Features
The Epson Stylus Pro 4900 puts function before form, passing on the 'designer look' of many recent models. The screen usefully displays photos transferred directly to the printer. This A4 printer comes as standard with an integrated colour display, .
With high-end printing and ink technologies, it's a photographer's dream.
We Don't Like
At 12 years old, the Epson Stylus Pro 4900 is getting a bit long in the tooth. Measuring 863mm wide, it has a large footprint, especially as maximum print size is only A4. The lack of multifunction (scanning and/or copying) features is a shame, although that isn't really the remit of the Stylus Pro 4900. While the look of a printer isn't going to change the quality of prints or cost to run, it's still a shame that the Stylus Pro 4900 couldn't have been styled better, especially when it's such an imposing and large object. Running costs are high as there are no high-capacity or compatible cartridges offered.