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5.0 out of 5 stars Can't find any faults., 15 Mar 2013
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This review is from: Epson Expression Home XP-305 Wi-Fi Small-In-One with LCD screen Printer (Accessory)
I always wait a month or two before reviewing electrical products, mainly to make sure I don't feel foolish writing a glowing review only to find the product failed or broke within a week or two.

We've had this printer for two months now, and its absolutely excellent.
The setup on your PC or iPad/tablet using the wifi system is so intuitive it takes virtually all responsibility away from the user. As long as you've installed the software and know your network password then that's basically it!
For those using an iPad , like I do, you will need to get an App called "epson print" ... It's free and self installing, and once I'd installed it, I picked a random photo and hit the "print" button.
Voila! That was it... It just... Printed it!
Very simple.
However, there is one thing I must point out regarding printing via an iPad.
You cannot adjust any of the settings on the printer from the iPad, so, prints tend to come out darker, so you may have to use a photo editing program to raise the brightness and contrast of your images you intend to print.
This has something to do with the "gamma settings" on the iPad being set at 2.2, when ideally they should be set in the printer driver at 1.8
This is NOT. The fault of the printer!
And it's ONLY a fault with the iPad because Apple don't allow users access to any of the key software settings on their devices.
The printer works seamlessly, and the software supplied, when installed on a PC, allow you to see how much ink is in each cartridge.
I used genuine Epson cartridges, and then a set of cheap generic inks that cost a fraction of the price.
The genuine Epson cartridges are still one of the cheapest on the market if you want perfection, but the cheap and cheerful generic cartridges provide perfectly adequate prints too.

So, all in all, any faults with your prints on this machine are almost certainly down to your other kit, or, you've not tweaked your software to suit your paper and ink.... The actual printer is, for me, faultless.... And at this price, with a set of inks, free delivery, and a wifi setup... Couldn't ask for more.
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Initial post: 16 Oct 2013 14:50:07 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 16 Oct 2013 15:30:10 BDT
Well, Mr VERY Angry, let's try and address your issues.... Calmly.
As far as I'm aware, most modern printers require all reservoirs to have some ink in them to continue printing. So levelling your anger at one model is a little, shall we say, narrow?
The "extortionate" cost of replacement cartridges also carries little weight, as you can purchase individual reservoirs of any colour, and of differing capacity ( one might consider buying the xl capacity version of, let's say... The colour you use most)
I myself have never bought an Epson branded cartridge , preferring to buy a full set of replacements (xl) for just under £9 (including post and packing) from KartridgeKing.
Regarding its weight?
Well, if you measure quality by weight, you could try strapping two housebricks to your printer...your phone...your tv...your iPad ?
It's your prerogative :)
I now know 4 other of my friends and family who own this printer or the model above, and apart from one incident when one spare cartridge refused to fit, they've all had no problems.
Maybe, Mr VERY Angry, your luck is determined by your blood pressure ;)
Good luck with your new printer!

Posted on 31 May 2014 17:41:52 BDT
Is this printer ok with windows 8 please. Stan.
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