Epson Expression Home XP-410 Review

This printer is small but still manages to pack in some nice features, according to an Epson Expression Home XP-410 review from Digital Trends. The printer uses pigment-based inks, which are touted as fade- and smudge-resistant. The reviewer was impressed with the print quality overall and the dead-accurate color when printing graphics, but only when using Epson's own premium paper. Using regular, non-Epson paper produces mediocre prints, with colors that tend to look dark and muddy. Scans and copies display very accurate colors and look sharp, according to this review. Scans are faster than average, but color copying is slower than average. As for print speed, this expert measured the text output at 13 pages per minute in draft mode -- a decent rate.

A PC Mag expert admires the quality of printed text from the Epson Expression Home XP-410 (starting at $70, Amazon), which is very sharp and dark. The reviewer also likes the printer's small size. It's lighter than most all-in-one printers, at a mere 9 pounds (most machines are in the 17-pound range). Another bonus is the ability to print from and scan to memory cards, a convenience that's not especially common in cheap all-in-ones. The PC Mag reviewer says this printer's photo quality is on par with prints that you'd get at a local drugstore.

The Epson Expression Home XP-410 uses four pigment-based ink cartridges and has a maximum print resolution of 5,760 x 1,440 dots per inch. You can use the copier directly, with no need for a PC, to print up to 99 copies of standard letterhead. The Epson Expression Home XP-410 can use common paper sizes as well as A4 and 16:9 paper. The input tray has a 100-sheet capacity. The Expression Home XP-410 is Wi-Fi-enabled but doesn't have an Ethernet connection. Epson offers a free app for remote printing from a mobile device and also supports Apple's AirPrint and Google Cloud Print. The printer has a 2.5-inch touchscreen LCD.

If you're looking for a good all-in-one that doesn't take up a lot of space, the Epson Expression Home XP-410 could be it. Just make sure you stick with Epson-branded paper; otherwise the results may be less than spectacular.

Michael Sweet

Michael Sweet writes about consumer electronics. If something runs on electricity or ones and zeroes, he's interested in it. Sweet has written about PC technology and consumer electronics for 14 years.

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