Wednesday, November 4, 2015

New Epson Expression Printers

Epson Debuts New Ultra-Slim, Ultra-Powerful Epson Expression Premium and Photo Small-in-One Printers

Expression Premium XP-530, XP-630, XP-830 and Expression Photo XP-960 Deliver Versatile Performance and Superior Photo Quality

Epson America, Inc. today introduced its next generation of ultra-slim, ultra-powerful Expression® Small-in-One® wireless photo printers. Designed to suit the needs of busy households and creative enthusiasts, the Expression Premium series, including the Expression Premium XP-530XP-630 and XP-830, leverages a Claria® Premium five-ink system to deliver superior quality, borderless prints up to 8” x10”. The Expression Photo XP-960 Small-in-One printer features six-color Claria Photo HD inks to deliver photo enthusiasts with vivid, professional-quality borderless photos up to 11” x17” and documents with sharp text.

The Expression Small-in-Ones offer auto two-sided printing to save paper and easy to use creative tools for printing lab-quality photos. Designed as complete wireless solutions, the printers feature built-in Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ n1 and Wi-Fi Direct™ for network-free printing, as well as built-in memory card slots and USB ports for PC-free printing2. Each feature-rich Small-in-One also allows users to easily print from smartphones and tablets3 at home or on the go with Epson Connect and edit, scan and share photos directly to Facebook®or the cloud4. All models are compatible with the Epson Creative Print app to easily print Facebook photos and create custom cards, coloring books, stationary and more.

“We understand that families typically lead hectic, on-the-go lifestyles, and as such require a versatile printing solution – one that is affordable, but packs a punch in terms of features and performance,” said Monika Dees, senior product marketing manager, Consumer Ink Jets, Epson America, Inc. “The latest Expression printers make it easy for busy families and photo enthusiasts to stay connected, creative and productive.” 

The Expression Photo and Premium Small-in-Ones offer superior photo quality with a versatile set of features to meet a range of creative printing needs:

-   Expression Photo XP-960 Small-in-One – The newest addition to the Expression Photo family features the Claria Photo HD ink system and a larger 4.3-inch LCD screen to print stunning, professional quality photos up to 11”x17”, with borderless 4”x6” photo printing in as fast as 11 seconds5The XP-960 comes equipped with an innovative fold-over scan lid that allows documents and photos to stay in place for high quality scans and a rear paper feed for specialty paper such as card stock, envelopes, labels and more.

-   Expression Premium XP-830 Small-in-One – The feature-rich XP-830 delivers superior photo quality and versatility with a 30-page Auto Document Feeder and auto 2-sided printing, copying, scanning, and faxing to save time. Print vivid, borderless 4”x6” photos in as fast as 12 seconds5 using the intuitive 4.3" touchscreen, or print on specialty paper6 and CDs/DVDs. The printer also features an auto-extend and retract output tray for added convenience.

-   Expression Premium XP-630 Small-in-One – The ultra-powerful XP-630 delivers superior photo quality and convenient features for fast, easy printing. The XP-630 prints vivid, borderless photos up to 8" x 10", and provides dedicated trays for printing photos and DVDs. Plus, save time with auto two-sided printing. Other features include a 2.7" LCD as well as built-in USB port and memory card slot2 for PC-free printing.

-   Expression Premium XP-530 Small-in-One – Perfect for busy families, the ultra-slim XP-530 delivers superior photo quality for vivid, borderless prints up to 8" x 10”. Use the built-in memory card slot2, plus lined paper and calendar templates, for simple, PC-free printing. Or, easily print Facebook® photos, coloring books, stationery and more with Epson's Creative Print App.

Pricing and Availability
The Expression Photo and Premium Small-in-Ones are now available through photo specialty, major e-tail and retail stores nationwide:

Expression Printer Editions
Price (MSRP)
Epson Expression Photo XP-960 Small-in-One
Epson Expression Premium XP-830 Small-in-One
Epson Expression Premium XP-630 Small-in-One
Epson Expression Premium XP-530 Small-in-One

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There is a scanner on this printer.

This is how I leave it, with the tray out. If the tray is in, then it beeps and won't print until you pull the tray out.

This is with the tray in and the screen pushed down so the printer is flat in the front.

A sample of the color it prints. It's very bright and the colors really pop off the paper.

My Thoughts

I can not tell you the last time I bought a printer. Especially one like the Epson XP-630. Prior to this printer, I have been using a very old black and white laser printer. This printer has opened up a whole new world to me. Just being able to print in color has been awesome. I'm a crafty person and I have all kinds of tings on Pinterest pinned for crafts to do, that I needed to be able to print in color. As well, I've wanted to be able to print our own photos of the kids to put up around the house. This printer has made a big difference for us already.

As far as setting up, it wasn't too complicated. My husband plugged the printer in, put in the ink that came with the box. Please note, it came with extra cartridges as well, so when these ones run out, there is an extra set ready. He then followed the instructions on the screen and connected it to our wi-fi. I then downloaded the software on my computer, and withing about fifteen minutes, we were up and running. Some of that time was that the machine needed roughly ten minutes to warm up for the first use. 

I've used the printer quite a few times, and only one time has it taken it awhile to print and it had been about a week since I'd used it, so I think it needed to do as it did the day we first turned it on. I have been wirelessly printing from my laptop to the printer without any issues. I also connected my iPhone up to be able to print with it. That was a little harder, but once I had it set-up, I was good. 

The printer comes with it's own e-mail address. So you can email a document to that email address and it will print. I can not verify if it works if you are not at home. I have not tested that out.

The print quality is really good. So far I have printed out documents, photos, and sticker sheets. Each one was bright and vibrant. The color didn't smear and was crisp. I was very impressed with this printer and would recommend it to someone else.