INKJET PRINTER LESS THAN $500
Epson Stylus Photo R2000
The Epson Stylus Photo R2000 13-inch printer won this category by offering several features typically found only in higher-priced models, such as pigment-based inks, flexible media handling, and large-capacity cartridges. The R2000 has an Epson MicroPiezo print head with AMC and UltraChrome Hi-Gloss 2 Ink (eight-color ink set) to print bold colors on a broad range of media. Epson's AccuPhoto HG screening technology ensures good image quality when printing at high speeds. The Epson Stylus Photo R2000 connects via Ethernet, Wireless-N and USB 2.0.
Price: $499.99.www.epson.com/R2000
 
INKJET PRINTER BETWEEN $500 AND $1,000
Epson Stylus Photo R3000
Epson scored its second award in the printer category with the Stylus Photo R3000, its most advanced 13-inch printer to date. The R3000 features high-capacity individual ink cartridges, advanced media handling to support a wide range of paper types, and Wireless-N connectivity. The printer uses a MicroPiezo AMC print head and Epson UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta ink technology to deliver a wide color gamut. AccuPhoto HD2 technology provides smooth color transitions and excellent detail. An advanced black-and-white photo mode has four presets and intuitive user controls.
Price: $849.99. www.epson.com/R3000
 
INKJET PRINTER MORE THAN $1,000
Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Signature Worthy Edition
Epson capped off its clean sweep of the category with the Stylus Pro 3880 Signature Edition. This judges' favorite combines the 17-inch Epson Stylus Pro 3880 printer with six letter-sized packs of select Epson Signature Worthy papers. Capable of printing up to 17x22 inches, the 3880 uses UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta ink technology and a MicroPiezo AMC print head with an ink-repelling coating for accurate dot placement. Features AccuPhoto HD2 Image Technology, autoswitching between matte back and photo black inks and an advanced black-and-white photo mode.
Price: $1,495. www.epson.com/3880