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Epson P600 vs P800: Which SureColor Photo Printer is Better?

With so many printers on the market, it is hard to know which one has all the features for your needs. For photo printing, it is essential that you invest in a printer that provides professional quality and rich colors.

Today, we will look at two of the SureColor photo printers from Epson, the Epson P600 vs P800. We will take into consideration their similarities and differences and include all of these in a specifications side by side chart. Then, we will look at some pros and cons before our final verdict.

Epson P600 vs P800

We will begin by going over what the Epson P600 and the Epson P800 have in common.

Epson P600 vs P800 – Similarities

Quick Glance

Below, there is a comparison chart recapping all of the Epson printer features.

Name
Our Pick
Epson SureColor P600 Inkjet Printer
Epson SureColor P800 17" Inkjet Color Printer,Black
Image
Epson SureColor P600 Inkjet Printer
Epson SureColor P800 17" Inkjet Color Printer,Black
Size
24.2 x 14.5 x 9 inches
24.5 x 12.8 x 9.5 inches
Weight
33lbs
43lbs
Cartridges
X9
X9
Ink Cartridge Capacity
25.9ml
80ml
Pigment Technology
UltraChrome HD
UltraChrome HD
Black Ink
3 levels of black
3 levels of black
Media Types
Plain, photo, fine art paper, canvass, roll, poster board CDs and DVDs. Maximum paper size- 13” x 129”, maximum thickness- 1.3mm
Plain, photo, fine art paper, canvass, roll, CDs and DVDs. Maximum paper size 17” x 129”, maximum thickness- 1.7mm
Print Permanence Rating
Up to 200 years
Up to 200 years
Connectivity
High-speed USB 2.0, Ethernet and Wireless
High-speed USB 2.0, Ethernet and Wireless
Screen
3.5-inch LCD color touchscreen
3.5-inch LCD color touchscreen
What’s Included
X 9 set up cartridges, power cord, Start Here Poster and Printer Basics guide, CD print tray, CD-ROM, accessory box
X 9 set up cartridges, power cord, Start Here Poster and Printer Basics guide, CD print tray
Warranty
Limited 1 year
Limited 1 year
Prime status
-
-
Our Pick
Name
Epson SureColor P600 Inkjet Printer
Image
Epson SureColor P600 Inkjet Printer
Size
24.2 x 14.5 x 9 inches
Weight
33lbs
Cartridges
X9
Ink Cartridge Capacity
25.9ml
Pigment Technology
UltraChrome HD
Black Ink
3 levels of black
Media Types
Plain, photo, fine art paper, canvass, roll, poster board CDs and DVDs. Maximum paper size- 13” x 129”, maximum thickness- 1.3mm
Print Permanence Rating
Up to 200 years
Connectivity
High-speed USB 2.0, Ethernet and Wireless
Screen
3.5-inch LCD color touchscreen
What’s Included
X 9 set up cartridges, power cord, Start Here Poster and Printer Basics guide, CD print tray, CD-ROM, accessory box
Warranty
Limited 1 year
Prime status
-
Name
Epson SureColor P800 17" Inkjet Color Printer,Black
Image
Epson SureColor P800 17" Inkjet Color Printer,Black
Size
24.5 x 12.8 x 9.5 inches
Weight
43lbs
Cartridges
X9
Ink Cartridge Capacity
80ml
Pigment Technology
UltraChrome HD
Black Ink
3 levels of black
Media Types
Plain, photo, fine art paper, canvass, roll, CDs and DVDs. Maximum paper size 17” x 129”, maximum thickness- 1.7mm
Print Permanence Rating
Up to 200 years
Connectivity
High-speed USB 2.0, Ethernet and Wireless
Screen
3.5-inch LCD color touchscreen
What’s Included
X 9 set up cartridges, power cord, Start Here Poster and Printer Basics guide, CD print tray
Warranty
Limited 1 year
Prime status
-

Print Performance Rating

The high-quality ink that the Epson P600 and the Epson P800 use allows for images that will last for up to 200 years.

Black Ink

Thanks to a light black ink cartridge, the Epson P600 and the Epson P800 have three levels of black which makes them ideal for professional black and white prints.

Connectivity

You can connect to the Epson P600 and the Epson P800 wirelessly, so you can connect to the printers with all of your smart devices, laptops and desktops. You can easily connect to Apple AirPrint and Google Cloud Print. There is also the option to connect via a high-speed USB 2.0 or Ethernet.

The Display

On the front of the Epson P600 and the Epson P800, there is a 3.5-inch LCD display. It is in color and it is a touchscreen.

Warranty

With both the Epson P600 and the Epson P800, you will receive a one-year limited warranty.

Now let’s cover the differences between the Epson P600 and the Epson P800.

Differences Between Epson P600 and Epson P800

Appearance

Looking at the two printers next to each other, you wouldn’t notice an obvious difference, it’s mainly in the weight.

Epson p600 review

Epson P600

This printer is 24.2 x 14.5 x 9 inches, and it weighs 33 pounds.

Epson P800

Being 24.5 x 12.8 x 9.5 inches, we struggle to see why it weighs a whole 10 pounds more at 43 pounds.

The Winner Is- The Epson P600

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Ink Cartridges

These printers require 9 ink cartridges. The ink is UltraChrome HD with the latest pigment technology to ensure prints are fade, smudge, and water-resistant. But the cartridge capacity varies greatly.

Epson P800 Review

Epson P600

Although they are high capacity, each cartridge only has a 25.9ml capacity.

Epson P800

These cartridges have more than double the capacity with each one holding 80ml.

The Winner Is- The Epson P800

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Media Types

You can use these Epson SureColor printers for far more than just photo paper.

Epson p600 Comparison

Epson P600

This printer will take plain paper, photo paper, fine art paper, canvass, roll, poster board, CDs and DVDs. The maximum paper size is 13” x 129” and the maximum thickness of the board is 1.3mm.

Epson P800

You can use all of the same media types as the Epson P600—but just bigger! The maximum paper size is 17” x 129” and the board thickness is 1.7mm.

The Winner Is- The Epson P800

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What’s Included

Both printers come with everything you need to get started. Bear in mind that the included ink cartridges are not full capacity, there is enough to set up the printer.

Epson P800 comparison

Epson P600

This box includes 9 set-up cartridges, a power cord, a Start Hear poster, a Printer Basics guide and a CD-ROM. There is also a CD tray and an accessory box.

Epson P800

The box contains the same but there is no mention of a CD-ROM or an accessory box in the product description.

The Winner Is- The Epson P600

Pros and Cons

The following pros and cons will help to clear up any remaining doubts.

Epson P600

Epson p600

Pros:

  • Strong wireless connection with good features
  • The quality of prints is amazing with exceptional color
  • Set up and use is straightforward

Cons:

  • The printer heads might need cleaning more often than expected

Epson P800

Epson P800

Pros:

  • Stunning images without losing any quality in larger prints
  • It’s suitable for professionals
  • Good restoration of what digital photography loses

Cons:

  • It takes a while to master the use of all the features

The Final Verdict

The quality of these printers is exceptional. They both prints on a wide range of media and the results were perfectly detailed with sharp colors and no smudges or streaks. Having the option to print on a roll is great and our prints on canvas were also impressive. The touchscreen is a good size which does help to navigate around the features of the Epson P600 and the Epson P800.

The overall winner today is the Epson P600, though this wasn’t an easy choice. We felt that the Epson P600 was easier to use, plus at 10 pounds lighter, it is more convenient. Depending on the offers available, you are still looking at a couple of hundred dollars more, when you add this to the more expensive ink, we found that the Epson P600 is better value for money.


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