Epson ExpressionXP-411: the reality
Expression Home XP-411 prints, scans and copies. Its compact case (14 cm high) is well designed with a control panel that tilts at 45 degrees, which facilitates its use. The latter incorporates a small color screen (5.2 x 4 cm), which is not tactile. Nevertheless, the navigation in the menus with the 8 keys is pleasant. The paper is loaded from the top, with an exit from the front. The printer has a USB interface, but works mostly wirelessly through Wi-Fi. So you can either connect to your network, or establish a direct connection with your smartphone or tablet. The setting is done without a computer thanks to the control panel. Epson offers a free mobile app that's easy and complete (print, scan, and info). It is not even necessary on Apple devices because the Expression Home XP-411 is compatible with AirPrint technology. Best of all, you can send documents to the printer by mail!
For office documents (mail, internship report, website, etc.), we measured satisfactory print speeds of 7.2 pages per minute (ppm) in black and 3.3 ppm in color. But above all, quality is at the rendezvous with clean text and graphics that do not drool on plain paper. By switching from normal mode to draft mode, you print twice as fast, but the text becomes really very pale.
Quality is also required for printing your photos. Count about 3 minutes for a 10 x 15 print, which is rather long compared to the average (about 1 min 10 s). You can also print your pictures without going through a computer, thanks to the memory card reader (SD / SDHC / SDXC and Memory Stick) located at the front. The selection of photos is easily done on the screen but must be scrolled one by one.
A cost to the page in the average
With standard cartridges, the cost per page is slightly below average: 4.8 cents in black and 17.9 cents in color. Good news knowing that the four colors have separate tanks. So you change only the missing color. In addition, Epson also offers them in high capacity version. According to the characteristics of the manufacturer, they reduce the cost by about 25%.
Finally, the flat color scanner offers a very good quality of digitization. But the scans are rather slow: 99 s for an A4 color photo in 600 p / p against 50 s on average. On the other hand, an A4 color photocopy takes only 34 s for a correct quality (29 s on average).
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