Epson Stylus SX525WD
Something of a budget all-in-one, this machine still has most of the essentials. It doesn't have an ADF, but there is a multi-format memory card slot and a neatly designed, fold-out control panel with a 63mm LCD. The 150-sheet paper cassette is conveniently at the front and the printer can print duplex pages as standard. Wireless connections are supported, and the printer can produce pages at up to 13ppm and double sided ones at over 7spm. Print quality is fair and running costs are low at 1.9p and 5.9p for black and colour pages.
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HP Envy 100
This is HP's attempt to build an all-in-one for the living room. Designed more like a DVD player than a printer, it includes a glass top to its flatbed scanner and an 83mm touchscreen. It supports wireless connections and feeds paper from its skimpy 80-sheet tray to a support which swings out when you print. Surprisingly, the printer supports duplex, though duplex pages print slowly, at around 4spm. Print quality is good on both plain and photo paper though running costs, at 4.1p and 9.1p, are nothing special. Given the asking price, you're paying more for looks than functionality.
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I've been using an Epson Stylus Photo R360 with a CIS for the last 4 years. The heads show no sign of drying out but there IS a longstanding problem with Epsons in that they calculate when the ink absorbing pads will be saturated with ink and simply stop printing. The official way to fix this is to use an official repairer for about £100. When this happened to me about two years ago I used a hack and have printed happily and smudge-free for another two years.
If you have the Equivalent printer in the USA, Epson will give you a FREE software fix, no repair bills there. Lets screw Europe.
My advice would be to NOT buy an Epson. I don't mind printers which breakdown but I detest planned obsolescence.
Agree in general, though just because some company stops "maintaining" the driver doesn't mean you have to buy a new printer. Once it works, then it works for the printer capabilities and they can't make it not work
I keep hoping someone will report Epson have fixed the problem of clogging print heads. I got burned twice about four years ago and will not touch them again until someone reports this has been sorted. HP on the other hand has been totally reliable (though their printer monitoring software is bleeding annoying).