The Epson Expression Home XP-400 Small-in-One colour inkjet multifunction printer (MFP) provides a great deal of bang for your buck. The controls are top-notch and intuitive, the unit does not take up much space, and also the output is very nice. It is even relatively quick. The inks are precisely what you'd expect from an MFP priced thusly: pricey, but suitable for low-volume print given its additional advantages. If you want cheaper inks, nevertheless, seem to slightly higher-priced competitors such as the HP Photosmart 5520 or even the Brother MFC-625DW.
The flip-up controller panel on the Epson XP-400 isalso, perhaps surprisingly for an MFP this inexpensive, very simple to use. The mixture of a 2.5-inch LCD showing massive icons and well thought-out menus, along with a neighboring touch panel using contextually lit controllers (they just appear when required), is quite easy to use. Wi-Fi installation was simple, as was setup through USB. The Epson Scan application is your firm's venerable and capable program, although this version has no optical character recognition.
The Epson XP-400's paper management characteristics are fine for low-volume PC consumers, however it has no Mac service for manual duplexing (automated printing of each other page using dialogs which show you how you can flip and re-insert the newspaper ), because there is for Windows. The rear vertical input feed will maintain 100 sheets of paper, which travels a relatively direct path to the 35-sheet front output tray. The scanner is single-shot, without automatic document feeder, but the lid telescopes about half an inch to accommodate magazines and such.
For the price, the Epson XP-400 is surprisingly quickly. At the default settings, the Epson XP-400 prints black pages at 6.5 per minute (ppm) on the PC and also 6.4 ppm on the Mac. Snapshot-sized photos printed to plain newspaper emerge at just over 4 ppm, and to glossy paper at about 0.8 ppm. Monochrome copies arrive in 5.5 ppm, well above typical for a consumer-grade MFP. If you really should find a look at something in a hurry, you may use draft mode, which is legible, if not fun to look at. The tested copy speed of 5.5 ppm is extremely good, but scans around the Mac are still slow.
Standard and also best-quality output from the Epson XP-400 is quite pleasant, although we did detect some defects in textespecially using larger fonts. The defects don't jump out at you, however we did notice dropouts and a few jaggies upon close inspection. Color graphics are rendered agreeably on the plain and glossy paper, with what we usually describe as a marginally cool colour palette.
Our grayscale photo printed rather dim, though with no purplish or green cast we sometimes see. That is a fantastic thing, as the grayscale choice, which normally produces a lighter picture in true grays, was handicapped in the dialog. Epson says that it does this on purpose with premium paper, though there was no explanation as to the reason why. If you publish a great deal of grayscale photographs, you would be advised to tweak with the advanced settings for lighter images and save them as one of the shortcuts on the first tab in the printer dialogue.
The Epson XP-400's inks are a far better bargain in their XL cartridges, but that is not saying much. The 500-page, $30 XL black works out to 5.8 cents per page (cpp), although the $17, 450-page cyan, magenta, and yellow XL capsules are 3.8 cpp each. That is an above-average 17.1 pennies to get a four-color page. In the smaller conventional capacities, black is a whopping 7.4 cpp, and every colour 5.4 cpp. Spending 23.6 pennies for a four-color webpage is expensive even in the entry category. If you do not print much, nevertheless, a inexpensive printer using pricey inks can still be a good thing.
Its small footprint and flexible positioning (thanks to this Wi-Fi) are important assets in which space is at a premium.
Operating System :
Support MS Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, MS Windows 7/8/8.1/10, Apple Mac OS X 10.6.x, MS Windows XP SP3, MS Windows 7 64-bit Edition, Apple Mac OS X 10.5.8, Apple Mac OS X 10.7.x
Consumables Included :
1 x cartridge (black)
1 x cartridge (cyan)
1 x cartridge (magenta)
1 x cartridge (yellow)
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|Drivers and Utilities Combo Package Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10 (32 & 64 Bit)|
|Scanner Driver and EPSON Scan Utility v3.792 Windows|
|Printer Driver v7.02 Windows|
|Epson Software Updater v4.4.10 Windows|
|Easy Photo Scan v1.00.10 Windows|
|Epson Connect Printer Setup Utility v1.41 Windows|
|Drivers and Utilities Combo Package for MacOs & OS x|
|Scanner Driver and EPSON Scan Utility v22.214.171.124 for Mac OS|
|ICA Scanner Driver v5.8.7 for Image Capture for Mac OS|
|Epson Software Updater v2.4.1 for Mac OS|