Like the C66, the Epson Stylus C86 utilizes Epson’s DuraBrite inks, with a separate cartridge for each and every shade. Epson such as to stress and anxiety that these inks are water-, smudge-, and also light-resistant. We found the water as well as smudge resistance less durable immediately after printing than after several days of drying out. Epson also flaunts that several customers publish their pictures on plain paper with the DuraBrite inks. This might be so, however, the photos aren’t visibly far better than plain-paper results from most various other inkjets. And also they absolutely do not look as good as those printed on Epson’s very own image paper.
The result’s high-quality overall is surprisingly great. The C86 gains an outstanding rating for the message. Most of our examination fonts are quickly understandable at 4 points, as well as none– including extremely elegant, difficult-to-print font styles– need larger than 8 factors. Photos fall simply short of exceptional, and also graphics are just under very good. The essential problems for graphics are visible banding in default setting as well as a propensity for paper with a great deal of ink to crinkle: Sometimes, a notepad left sitting on a desk curled all the way up into a scroll.
Efficiency is finest described as well right into the tolerable range, yet not anywhere near the top rate. The total time on our company applications collection (utilizing QualityLogic’s hardware and software for timing, www.qualitylogic.com) was 23 minutes 10 seconds. That’s a lot faster than the C66’s 54:24, yet nowhere near the 15:48 for the $100 Canon Pixma iP3000.Photos took a likewise appropriate however lackluster average of 2:52 for 4-by-6s and 6:25 for 8-by-10s.
Epson Stylus C86 Driver – Windows
- Printer Driver
Windows 10 In-box
Windows 10 drivers for this product are installed automatically when you power on and connect your printer to your Windows 10 computer.
Compatible systems :
Windows 10 32-bit, Windows 10 64-bit
Epson Stylus C86 Driver – Mac
- Printer Driver v10.85
This file contains the Epson Printer Driver v10.85.
- Download the file.
- Double-click the downloaded file to create a disk image on your desktop.
- Open the disk image.
- Double-click the installer icon to begin the installation.
Compatible systems :
macOS 12.x, macOS 11.x, macOS 10.15.x, macOS 10.14.x
Download – 96 MB
C86 User Manual
Start Here Card PDF
This document contains quick setup instructions for this product.
User’s Guide HTML
This document contains an overview of the product, specifications, basic and in-depth usage instructions, and information on using options.
DuraBrite™ Ink Technical Brief PDF
This document provides detailed information on the goals and advantages of EPSON DuraBrite Ink.
Product Information Guide PDF
This document contains specifications, general setup/usage information, interface information, and troubleshooting tips.
Quick Reference Guide and Warranty PDF
This document provides quick reference for common uses of your product.
Technical Brief (Ink Jet Printers) PDF
This document provides information about Epson’s exclusive technologies such as: Print quality, performance, and flexibility features.