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Your Price: $407.07
OEM Part # C11C393121 
Weight 23.80 lbs
AMOF ID 782843
OverviewAccessoriesCompetitor PricingSpecs

  • Superior, 6-color Photo Ink System
  • True BorderFree™ photo printing in 6 popular sizes
  • 4-picoliter variable-sized ink droplets
  • Water-resistant and lightfast1 media
  • Standard individual black ink cartridge
  • Windows® and Macintosh®compatible

The Big Picture Without Borders

The EPSON Stylus® Photo 1280 ink jet printer is the ideal large-format choice. It creates beautiful 8" x 10" prints in less than two minutes, incredible 11" x 14" prints in less than four minutes, and inspiring 13" x 44" panoramas faster than ever.

Furthermore, this printer offers superior BorderFree™ printing for photo quality results that print right to the edge, delivering stunning 6-color prints. It produces captivating borderless 4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", letter-size, 11" x 14" and 13" x 19" color photos on a variety of Epson photo papers, which are pre-cut in these popular, frame-ready sizes.

The EPSON Stylus Photo 1280 creates memorable results on everything from gallery exhibition prints to portfolio prints, duplicates, soft proofs, and enlargements. Epson also offers a variety of media ranging from matte to glossy to luster, for just the right print.

For such exquisite output (up to 2880 x 720 dpi), you can thank Epson's award-winning, advanced Micro Piezo™ ink jet technology, tiny 4-picoliter variable-sized ink droplets, smooth AcuPhoto Halftoning™ and quick-drying inks. Due to this combination of technologies, your prints will feature fine shadow detail, dazzling highlights, and accurate skintones.

Factor in laser sharp black text, easy compatibility with Windows® and Macintosh®, plus software that includes EPSON Software™ Film Factory™ and Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 2.0 (LE for Windows 95 or Mac 0S 8.5x users), and you get one big deal for photo enthusiasts seeking unforgettable borderless, 6-color results from a large format printer.

Features & Benefits
Superior, 6-color Photo Ink System

  • Continuous tone quality for prints that look like traditional photographs
  • Noticeably smoother transitions and truer flesh tones
  • Beautiful contrast, plus laser sharp black text

True BorderFree™ photo printing in 6 popular sizes

  • Prints 4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", letter-size, 11" x 14", and 13" x 19" enlargements, plus 13" x 44" panoramas
  • Variety of pre-cut borderless and roll type photo papers available

4-picoliter variable-sized ink droplets

  • Fine shadow detail, dazzling highlights, and accurate skin tones
  • Better gradations across a wide gamut of colors

Fast photo print speeds

  • Prints memorable 8" x 10" prints in less than two minutes1
  • Convenient EPSON quick-drying, 6-color inks

Water-resistant and lightfast1 media

  • Water-resistant prints on EPSON Premium Glossy Photo Paper and EPSON Photo Paper
  • Up to 27 years lightfast rating for framed prints on EPSON ColorLife™ Photo Paper

Standard individual black ink cartridge

  • Optimized for both text and photo printing

PRINT Image Matching™ (P.I.M. and P.I.M. II) ensures the best possible prints from your P.I.M.-enabled digital camera, automatically

  • Delivers more accurate results, without complicated color corrections, from your P.I.M. and P.I.M. II-enabled digital camera
  • Allows the color, brightness, sharpness and feel of an original scene to be faithfully reproduced in the digital photos you print on your home printer
  • All you need to do is take the picture, P.I.M. does the rest
  • To benefit from P.I.M. technology, make sure you are shooting your digital photos on a P.I.M-enabled camera. To see if your digital camera is P.I.M.-enabled, visit www.printimagematching.com
  • Also supports EXIF Print technology

Premium software bundle included to help you organize your photos and easily print what you want

  • EPSON Software™ Film Factory™
  • Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 2.0
  • P.I.M. Plug-In for Adobe® Photoshop® 6.0, 7.0 and Elements 1.0 and 2.0
  • MonacoEZcolor® software offer

Windows® and Macintosh® compatible see specifications page for complete operating system support details


Printing Technology

  • Advanced Micro-Piezo, optimized for photo printing

Nozzle Configuration

  • Monochrome head: 48 nozzles, Color head: 48 nozzles x 5 (CcMmY)

Ink Palette

  • 6 colors (CcMmYK)

Ink Cartridge Configuration

  • One black cartridge and one color (CcMmY) cartridge

Ink Type

  • Dye based photographically superior Photo Ink system

Minimum Ink Droplet Size

  • 4 picoliter

Ink Cartridge Life

Black Ink Yield

  • 540 pages text (ISO/IEC 10561 letter pattern), 370 pages graphic (5% coverage)¹

Color Ink Yield

  • 330 pages (15% coverage)¹

Ink Shelf Life

  • 2 years from production date

Maximum Resolution (dots per inch)

  • Up to 2880 x 720 dpi

Print Speed

Black Text

  • Up to 9 PPM²

Color Text

  • N/A

4" x 6" Photo

  • 54 seconds²

8" x 10" Photo

  • 1 minute 50 seconds²

Paper Handling

Maximum Paper Width

  • 13"

Maximum Printable Area

  • 13" x 44"

Paper Sizes

  • 3.5" x 5", 4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", Letter, A4, legal, 11" x 14", 11" x 17" (B), A3 (11.7" x 16.5"), 13" x 19" (Super B), statement, executive, user definable sizes and panoramic up tp 13" x 44"

Borderless Photo Sizes

  • 4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", letter, 11" x 14" and 13" x 19"

Paper Types

  • Supports a variety of Epson photo papers, roll papers (roll paper holder included), plain, bond and air mail papers. Supports EPSON Premium Bright White, Glossy Photo Paper, Premium Glossy Photo Paper, Premium Semigloss Photo Paper, Premium Luster Photo Paper, ColorLife Photo Paper, Matte Paper Heavyweight, Double-sided Matte, Inkjet Transparencies, Self-adhesive Sheets, Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper, Greeting Cards, High Quality Banner paper; labels; envelopes, Iron-on Transfers and Photo Stickers; and EPSON 4", 8.3" and 13" roll paper

Envelope Types

  • No. 10, DL, C6

Special Media Support

  • Roll paper - 4", 8.3" and 13" rolls

Maximum Paper Thickness

  • Up to 0.27mm

Light Resistance / Print Longevity

  • Water resistant, light resistant up to 27 years with Epson ColorLife™ Photo Paper³

Paper Capacity

  • Input paper tray: 100 Sheets(plain paper)/10 envelopes/1 transparency

Hardware and Software Details

Printer Dimensions & Weight

  • Storage (L x W x H): 24" x 12.2" x 6.9"
    Printing (L x W x H): 24" x 30.2" x 16.3"
    Weight: 18.48 lb

Printer Case Color

  • Silver and dark gray

Interface and Connectivity

  • USB and Parallel

Operating Systems

  • Windows USB - Windows 98, 2000, Me and XP

  • Windows Parallel - Windows 95, 98, NT4.0, 2000, Me and XP

  • Macintosh USB - Macintosh OS 8.5.1 - 9.X, OS X 10.1 and 10.2

  • (Note: OS X does not support certain features)

Software Included

  • EPSON Software™ Film Factory™, PRINT Image Matching Plug-In for Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0

Printer Language

  • EPSON ESC/P Raster, EPSON Remote

PostScript Support

  • Yes, Optional

Color Management

  • Photo-realistic, Vivid, EPSON Natural Color

Sound Level

  • 42 dB(A)

Printer Duty

  • 25,000 (Black) / 10,000 (Color) pages - A4 or Letter

Environmental Conditions

  • Temperature: Operating: 50° to 95°F (10° to 35°C); Storage: -4° to 140°F (-20° to 60°C);

  • Humidity: Operating: 20% to 80% releative humidity, Storage: 5% to 85% relative humidity (no condensation)

Safety Approvals

  • Safety standards: UL1950 with D3, CSA22.2 950 with D3, RFI: FCC part 15 subpart B class B, CSA C108.8 class B

Power Requirements

Rated Voltage

  • 120V AC

Rated Frequency

  • 50 - 60 Hz

Rated Current

  • 0.45 Amp (Max. 0.7A)

Power Consumption

  • Approx. 15w (Energy Star compliant)

Input Buffer

  • 256KB


  • N/A


  • Standard one-year limited warranty in the U.S. and Canada including EPSON Exchange program (U.S. and Canada only) Extended warranties available beyond one year - see Warranty page


  • ¹ Cartridge life will vary with images printed, print settings, papers, and frequency of use. Some ink from first cartridge used for initialization.

  • ² Black text is in Economy Mode on plain paper. Color photo is in Fine Mode on EPSON Photo Paper. Additional processing time may vary based on system configuration, software application and page complexity.

  • ³ Lightfastness rating up to 27 years based on accelerated testing of prints on EPSON ColorLife™ Photo Paper displayed indoors, under glass. Actual print stability will vary according to image, display conditions, light intensity, humidity, and atmospheric conditions. Epson does not guarantee longevity of prints. For maximum print life, display prints under glass or laminations or properly store them. Water-resistant prints are produced using EPSON Premium Glossy Photo Paper and EPSON Photo Paper. For more information on these lightfastness ratings, visit Technology In Depth at epson.com.

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