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Epson Expression Photo XP-850
 
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Summary: An all-in-one inkjet printer from Epson. It has scan and copy functions, an automatic document feeder, built-in faxing, and both Wi-Fi and Ethernet networking. Works with both Windows and Mac OS.
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Type: All-in-one inkjet printers
About - Epson Expression Photo XP-850
The Epson Expression Photo XP-850 is an all-in-one inkjet printer with scan and copy functions, an automatic document feeder, built-in faxing, and both Wi-Fi and Ethernet networking. It works with both Windows and Mac OS. Individual cartridges for each color let you change only the ones that are empty. The printer can print directly on inkjet-printable CDs and DVDs. There's an automatic document feeder to let you copy or scan a stack of pages in one operation. The automatic document feeder can even copy or scan both sides of the pages. The printer has a large, 3.3-inch display screen that can preview photos to be printed from a memory card. It's got a touchscreen, used to control the printer.
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Epson has recently replaced some old brand lines with new naming conventions. Available at all price ranges, their printers accommodate all types of consumer needs.

Features & Specs - Epson Expression Photo XP-850
info Built-in fax Yes
info Memory-card reader Compact Flash, Memory Stick, MultiMedia, Secure Digital
info PictBridge Yes
info LCD viewer Yes
info Individual color tanks Yes
info Auto-duplexing Yes
info Networking E,W
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General Information
Manufacturer Epson Corporation
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.epson.com
Product Line Expression
Product Model XP-850
Product Name Expression Photo XP-850 Small-in-One Printer
User Reviews - Epson Expression Photo XP-850
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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Don't buy an Epson
10/10/2013
Pros
Cons
Flimsy Construction
Best Uses
Comment:
I bought one of these machines sight unseen and despite negative reviews on Amazon because the 800 was highly rated by Consumer Reports and the 850 seemed to promise better quality photos. However, the negative reviews were correct. It's a strange machine--I won't repeat the other negatives because you can read them yourself. But if you print photos and don't select BEST, you might as well not bother. Results are awful. And with BEST the photos weren't particularly terrific either. But the worst problem is that I ran off several sheets of labels today and one of the sheets broke the printer! A piece of a plastic gear in the paper feeder system broke off. So I would say that the machine is a piece of junk. Fortunately, it only arrived about 2 weeks ago and Amazon will take it back, no questions asked. Thank god for Amazon! Now I have to find a replacement. Not easy. All of the manufacturers keep looking for every which way to save money on the manufacturing so as to be competitive price-wise. They all look junky these days. Given the negative reviews on Amazon, I was somewhat surprised by CU's high rating. Seems like CU got it all wrong.<br />I've been using computer-driven printers since 1986. This is probably the worst machine I ever bought.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
slow printer
6/29/2013
Pros
Easy To Set Up
Quiet
Cons
Slow Operation
Unreliable
Best Uses
Dorm Room
Comment:
I am the only one using this printer. The cartridges go very quickly, are expensive, machine is slow and now it is broken and I keep calling support and after all the hassle I am giving it away.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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