Best printer brands: Should I buy an Epson printer?
Epson is a mainstream brand with a sharp focus on home printing, but can it match its top-table rivals?
We currently have full test results and reviews online for more than 30 Epson printers and, although the brand’s printers can be more expensive to buy than some rivals, it's picked up a generous smattering of Best Buys. It's a solid brand. Prices range from £24 to £209, although ink running costs vary dramatically across the full range, with some producing pricey prints.
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Epson printers – our verdict
In the table below, Which? members can read our expert verdict on Epson printers. Should you buy an Epson, or will you be throwing money away on pricey prints?
|Epson printers - our verdict|
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Epson printer ranges
There are plenty of Epson printers to choose between. Here’s our rundown of Epson’s main printer ranges.
A huge range with a variety of target audiences, alluded to with names such as the Stylus Photo PX730WD - aimed at photography fans - and Stylus Office models - multipurpose devices designed for general productivity tasks, with more focus on text than images.
Epson adds prefixes and suffixes to provide details on included functions. 'X' means it's an all-in-one printer, 'S' denotes general purpose printers, a 'P' prefix is for photo friendly, while,'B' is for business models that probably won't have memory card slots and preview screens. An 'F' suffix means the machine can fax, 'W' denotes wi-fi and 'D' identifies printers that can automatically print on both sides of a page.
Designed for home users wanting a multifunction device that's not too big, the Expression 'Small-in-One' range is compact and can print, copy and scan. Further up the range, there are larger models that include more connectivity for printing over the web, or wirelessly in the home.
As the name suggests, the Workforce range is aimed squarely at business use, although there are models that start from £80, so you don't need to be Richard Branson to bag a business model.