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When you’re looking for a home printer, it’s important to get a versatile machine that won't take up a ton of space on your desk. That’s where Epson’s Expression Premium XP-830 comes in. This printer is a “small-in-one” that offers printing, scanning, copying, and faxing functions, as well as the ability to print directly onto pre-labeled CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs. It prints pretty quickly and the results are high-quality, definitely good enough for the vast majority of home uses. The cost-per-page isn’t the cheapest, especially when compared to EcoTank models from Epson, but it's still an affordable all-in-one with a lot of useful functionality.
This printer has Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, and Ethernet connectivity in addition to USB. This opens the door for plenty of ways to print, including Google Cloud Print and Apple AirPrint. You can also print directly from an SD card with the built-in reader. The machine has a 4.3-inch color touchscreen to help you navigate all the controls and menus.
If you want an affordable printer with a lot of useful features and a minimal footprint, then Epson’s Expression Home XP-440 is a great option. At 20.8 x 15.4 x 11 inches and 9.5 pounds, it’s a compact little machine that can print, copy, and scan documents and photos. It offers wireless connectivity, so you can easily print from laptops, tablets, and smartphones from anywhere in the house. It also has a memory card reader, so you can take an SD card straight from your camera and plug it into the printer for borderless photos. A 2.7-inch color display is built in to help you easily navigate the menus.
Wi-Fi connectivity also gives you the option to scan documents and photos, and upload them directly to the cloud or even straight to Facebook. While this printer will have a higher cost-per-page than some of the competition here, it uses individual ink cartridges for each color, so at least you only need to replace the color that has run out.
If you only print things occasionally and don't need a workhorse machine or lots of advanced features, then consider something like the WorkForce WF-2760, which will reduce your up-front costs and still give you all the functions you’re likely to need. This capable little machine can handle printing, scanning, copying, and faxing. It also has plenty of connectivity options and tools for scanning documents directly to the Cloud.
The WorkForce WF-2760 is a good pick if you plan to do a mix of printing and scanning and generally go through less than 300 pages per month. If you need to print more than that, you may want to invest in a higher-end machine.
If you’re using a printer for business and have to churn out a high volume of documents, then it’s worth spending a bit more up front for a printer that will be fast enough and has sufficient ink capacity. That’s where Epson’s EcoTank models come in, and the WorkForce Pro ET-8700 is a high-performance option.
This definitely isn't a small machine, but that's part of what makes it a good choice for the office. Whether you need to print, copy, or scan, it’s ready to go with a 250-sheet main tray and an 80-sheet rear tray (you can also add another 500-sheet tray for greater capacity). The WorkForce Pro ET-8700 can churn out documents or scan them at 24 pages-per-minute, and the EcoTank tech uses large bags of ink that can produce up to 16,000 pages of monochrome or 11,000 pages of color prints. Don’t worry about flipping sheets over either, as it supports auto-duplex printing. It also offers a 4.3-inch color touchscreen for easy control and navigation and can connect to wireless devices over Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, or NFC.
The Epson SureColor P600 is a wide-format printer that boasts some serious perks for photo printing. Most notably, can print single photos ranging from six inches to a whopping ten feet long. So if you ever need to print a crazy-long panorama photo, this printer could handle it. Like most photo printers, the SureColor P600 prints pretty slowly compared to standard document printers (an 11 x 14-inch photo print takes about two-and-a-half minutes). But the tradeoff is exceptional detail and color accuracy thanks to nine Epson UltraChrome HD ink cartridges, including four different shades of black.
The SureColor P600 can print from a variety of sources and onto a variety of different media, including CDs, DVDs, Blu-Ray discs, thick cards, metallic and velvet photo papers, and long paper rolls. This is not a typical all-in-one, so it probably isn't a great choice if you need something that can handle lots of documents, or if you need any other features like scanning or faxing. But if you're a photographer, designer, or just want the ability to print high-quality photos at home, the SureColor P600 is an excellent option.
The Epson Expression Photo HD XP-15000 offers wide-format printing up to A3 and 13 x 19-inch borderless photos. Surprisingly, it's still pretty compact at 30.9 x 18.7 x 16.2 inches. It has a 50-sheet rear tray and a 200-sheet front tray with support for automatic two-sided printing, and can also print directly onto CDs and DVDs. If you want wide-format photos, this is really the pick to go with.
The Expression Photo HD XP-15000 offers Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity for easy printing from web-connected devices, including via Amazon’s Alexa. There is no scanning, copying, or faxing functionality, in part because of the six-color Claria Photo HD inks it uses. They make for better photo prints than you’d get from a standard printer, and can really amp up black-and-white prints thanks to a special gray ink cartridge.
If you know you’re going to need to print some documents or photos that don’t conform to the standard 8.5 x 11-inch letter size, then you may need to look into a wide-format printer. Epson’s WorkForce WF-7720 is a powerful option that can handle both high-volume and odd-size printing (it maxes out at 13 x 19-inch borderless prints).
The WorkForce WF-7720 has a 500-sheet tray, so you can load it up and let it print and print before having to think about reloading it. The output tray can catch 125 sheets. And, to top it off, there’s a 35-page automatic document feeder and an additional feeder for specialty paper sizes. With Epson’s PrecisionCore technology, the printing quality should be excellent. You also get copying, scanning, and faxing functions, and can have the printer automatically handle two-sided documents.
The WorkForce WF-7720 supports wireless connectivity, Ethernet, and plugged-in USB devices. A 4.3-inch color touchscreen lets you control the printer. And, with individual ink cartridges for each color and low power use, you can save a little money on ink expenses.
The WorkForce WF-100 is just 12.2 x 6.1 x 2.4 inches and weighs 3.5 pounds, with a built-in battery so you can use it just about anywhere. If you need the ability to print right from your computer or phone, whether you're at an event or just working away from an outlet, this portable printer has you covered.
The WorkForce WF-100 can hold 20 sheets of paper, and the battery can last through 100 black-and-white prints or 50 color prints. Thanks to Wi-Fi connectivity, you can also wirelessly send your documents from a mobile device or computer. The somewhat slow print speed, smaller document feeder, and lack of copying and scanning will make this a poor pick for frequent at-home use — especially given the premium price. But if you need a portable printer you can count on, this is a solid option.