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Compact and affordable, the Expression Home XP-330 Small-in-One printer makes printing simple. Its 1.44" color LCD offers quick, easy setup. Print from virtually anywhere, with or without a network — even from your iPad, iPhone, Android tablet or smartphone. The XP-330 is a complete wireless solution. A 100-sheet paper capacity means you'll reload paper less often, while individual inks allow you to replace only the color you need. Plus, you’ll get truly touchable photos and documents — instant-dry ink delivers smudge, fade and water resistant prints. And, a built-in memory card slot ensures simple, PC-free photo printing.
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643 of 672 people found the following review helpful.
Nice Small in One box that lets you cut the cord - put it on your wifi network and you're good to go.
By L. Roth
The EpsonXP-330 is what they call a "small in one"; a small footprint multifunction device. It's a printer, a copier, and a scanner. It can connect to a device with a USB cable or it can connect over a wifi network. It has a built-in card reader for SD memory cards, as are used in digital cameras.
The out of the box experience was good. It's easy to unpack and set up the XP-330; pull it out of the box, remove the foam packing brackets, get it out of the plastic bag, remove the colored tape strips and one piece of foam, plug it in, and it will walk you through the rest of the start-up. It comes with a power cord, 4 ink cartridges, basic instructions, and a CD ROM with software on it for installation on computers that will be using the printer - but it's also possible to download the needed software from the internet for devices lacking a CD drive. In the case of Apple iPhones and iPads, the printer works right out of the box with AirPrint, software already in the iOS.
If you're going to use the printer on a wifi network, it will seek it out once you've installed the ink cartridges and allowed it to prime, something that takes about 4-5 minutes. Installing the cartridges is easy - the top lifts open and the sockets are clearly marked for the 4 individual inks: black, yellow, cyan, and magenta. They can be replaced separately as needed. Once the printer was ready to go, it found the wifi network with no problems and connected after the network password was entered into it through the control panel on the front.
The controls are relatively straight forward. There's several clearly marked buttons, and an LCD display to show menu options that will walk you through whatever you're trying to do. I was able to print a picture from my iPhone right away with no trouble - the printer showed up in the list of available printers, and the photo came out looking great on plain paper. Copying it as a test come up with a print that appeared nearly identical in quality.
The only thing left to do is see how the printer holds up over time. So far it's done everything asked of it with satisfactory results. Because it can be used over a wifi network, it can be located anywhere that's convenient. It doesn't have to be tied down by cables - any other device on the wifi network should be able to use it. If you've got a number of devices in your house, this is a real convenience you'll quickly find indispensable. This isn't really meant to be an office workhorse, but as a home printer for casual use or for a student, it's a nice package.
Ink capacity is the other thing to consider. If you're going to be printing a lot of photos, you'll probably go through the cartridges pretty quickly (although they can be found in an XL size.) They can be bought separately or in combo packs. Epson T288520 DURABrite Ultra Color Combo Pack Standard Capacity Cartridge Ink Printer prices are low because ink is where the real money is - and once you buy the printer, that's it.
As it happens, I've also tried the next model up, the Epson Expression Home XP-430 Wireless Color Photo Printer with Scanner and Copier; it's nearly identical to the XP-330. The controls are quite similar. The difference in price isn't all that much, and the rest of the hardware seems pretty much the same. The main difference is that the LCD panel is larger; depending on your eyesight that might be the better option. Even with the larger screen though, previewing pictures on an SD card from my camera wasn't really all that useful. The menu options on both screens were still quite readable. If either of these printers are in your price range, you could probably be happy with either one.
199 of 212 people found the following review helpful.
If you want an expensive printer, buy an expensive printer.
When you buy a printer for $44, don't leave a bad review saying that it's "cheap". Well, duh! However, this is very good quality for the price. I can easily print from my phone or laptop, and the prints are good. If I try to print a really small picture, it comes out pixelated. But for general printing purposes it is great. Pages are printed in about 3 seconds each I think, but this isn't a problem for me because I usually only print essays and things like Ebay postage. Don't buy this if you need to print large quantities quickly. At first the printer jammed, but I realized it was because I had loaded it with too much paper. When I only loaded about 50 sheets of paper the problem was resolved, so try taking out some paper if it keeps jamming. The printer was very easy to set up with my laptop and Chromebook. The directions are short and easy to follow, so READ them! I hate seeing bad reviews of products from people who obviously didn't read the manual. This is a great printer for a student like me, or just the average joe who needs a printer for general things. If you want an expensive printer, buy an expensive printer. I highly recommend this one if you need a basic printer for a reasonable price.
220 of 239 people found the following review helpful.
Good printer but difficult setup.
If you're looking for a small but all-in-one printer, this is a decent pick. It doesn't take up too much desk space, and is a nice compact shape with few sticking-out bits. Scanning, printing, and copying are all quick and good quality. I especially like that each ink color can be replaced separately.
Installation was kind of a nightmare, though. After reading the reviews, I saw that other people had similar issues, so I was careful to follow each step in the instructions exactly, yet at the end of the installation "wizard" popup, I got a message that the printer's software had not installed correctly, and was given a link to the Epson website for further help. However, the message didn't say what exactly I should do once I was on the website. I ended up searching Epson's forums and found some helpful information - I completely uninstalled the software and downloaded it from the Epson website instead. THEN I got a message on the installation wizard that it couldn't connect to the server! At this point, the printer was still not connected to my computer, per the instructions. At this point, I'd been installing/uninstalling/downloading for a while so I just said EFF THE INSTRUCTIONS and connected the printer to the computer with a USB cord (which was not included but SHOULD BE). The computer detected the printer, I had just finished downloading the drivers from Epson's website, so it finished up the installation and voila, I could print and scan. Phew. I didn't even try networking it. We do have wifi but it's going to stay next to the desktop so I didn't need that drama in my life.
Overall, it's a good all-in-one ONCE YOU GET IT HOOKED UP. You might want to have patience or a stiff drink on hand for that part though.