I am one of those people that when it comes to technological brands I stick with them. For camera’s I must own Canons and for computers I must own HP. Printers, though, have always been a toss up for me. I would always try whatever was either:
2. Had cheap ink
3. Was a brand I knew and trusted
Then the Epson Stylus NX300 landed on my doorstep and in encompassed all of these factors yet the quality of the product was definitely there. The NX300 is a 4-in-1 system that allows the user to print, copy, scan, and fax documents and photos. Opening the box I loved the sleek design of the all in one it is a pretty unit compared to my previous printer that all it did was print (how boring, right.) I immediately sat down with my husband to get the system installed. It did not come with a USB cord – this is normal for every printer in stores. Keep this in mind while printer shopping. We spent probably 15 minutes running the CD that came with the unit. This CD installed not only the driver information for the printer but also:
· Epson Easy Photo Print software (which you can fix red eye with)
· ABBYY FineReader software which helps convert documents into text for editing
· Simple layouts to be able to print multiples
There were many things while we were testing the unit that both made my husband and I go “WOW!” The ink installation was one of those moments. On some printers like our previous Lexmark one it was impossible to get the ink in and out, on this system it was a simple put in and push down method.
Another thing we thoroughly enjoyed during this testing process was testing the DURABrite Ultra Ink. This special ink delivers “crisp laser-quality prints on plain paper and vibrant photos on all media types.” What is fabulous about the DURABrite ink is the fact that it instantly dries. We tested this out by first copying a photo of our children. We then swiped our finger roughly over the picture. Nothing smudged on the photo itself. Though we did have ink on our finger. Epson claimed that we could then wet the photo and do the same test, by smudging our fingers. I was surprised when the photo was not ruined by the water or by the smudging. We’ve had past history of water spilling on photos and completely destroying them. It’s nice to know that DURABrite technology can help limit that.
My sister just had a baby (Welcome to the World – Baby Tobias) and I decided that it would be a wonderful treat if I could print her up a baby announcement to hang in his room. I pulled up the picture I had created using the Epson software and began the printing process. At first I did have some issues choosing the right paper size and layout using the printer software. Though, once you figure it out the difficulty disappears. The picture quality was fantastic as it came out and I was very pleased with the end result.
The Epson printer has so many features that it would take me many pages to list its qualities. To note, the only thing I found left out of it was actual plastic of the unit does feel like it could be a better quality. For only $89.95 I would recommend this for anyone who is looking for a great all-in-one printer for their home or home/office. Even better, Epson is currently offering a $20 instant rebate on this 4-in-1 printer – so the price would only be $69.95.
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