Excerpt: (1 items) The Epson Expression Photo XP-850 Small-in-One Printer’s talents may lean toward photos, but along with the superior image quality, it’s also a full-featured, fairly fast color inkjet multifunction (MFP) with automatic duplex printing and scanning. Its $300 price (as of 01/22/2013) is steep, but it includes other premium features, like CD/DVD printing. The Expression Photo XP-850 is generally a joy to use.
Pros: Great-looking photo output, Automatic duplex printing and scanning
Cons: Washed-out color graphics on plain paper, Clunky push-scan setup
Excerpt: Inkjet printers tend to fall into two categories – general-purpose printers designed for use at home or in the office, and more specialized printers that offer high-quality photo printing. Epson’s Expression Photo XP-850 attempts to offer the best of both worlds, providing high-quality, six-colour printing for photo output, along with features such as a fax machine and automatic document feeder for office use.
excellent photo output, Ethernet and wifi networking, scanner and fax
text quality could be improved, not very fast
Conclusion: The Epson Expression Photo XP-850 would work well as a photo printer that will occasionally double as an office MFP. It’s at least one feature better than the Canon Pixma MG8220 Wireless Inkjet Photo All-In-One, which lacks an ADF. The HP Photosmart 7520 e-All-in-One Printer is a comparable and worthy alternative with a lower price tag.
Pros: Great-looking photo output; automatic duplex printing and scanning
Cons: Washed-out colour graphics on plain paper; clunky push-scan setup
An all-in-one unit with a small size and an ability to produce fine photo prints
Good Gear Guide.au
1 May 2013
Summary: Epson's XP-850 has a 6-ink system that a great job on photo prints, and unit overall is an interesting proposition. It's small and mostly intuitive to use, and it has essential home office features such as an auto document feeder and auto duplexing. We're not fans of the output tray design, though.
Pros: High-quality photo prints, Small footprint, Google Cloud ready, ADF and auto-duplex
Cons: Motorised output tray and screen, Can't scan directly to USB sticks
Excerpt: The Epson Expression Photo XP-850 Small-in-One Printer's talents may lean toward photos, but along with the superior image quality, it's also a full-featured, fairly fast colour inkjet multifunction printer (MFP) with automatic duplex printing and scanning. This printer's £199 price is steep, but it includes other premium features, such as CD/DVD printing.