Pros

  • Very fast; Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Capable of banner printing

Cons

  • Pricey inks; unhelpful documentation
  • Skimpy, flimsy paper trays

At A Glance

A student or home user will like this model's speed, but not its ink costs and other quirks.

Manufacturer’s Description

The Stylus NX515 Multifunction Printer, Wi-Fi and Ethernet built in share one printer with multiple PCs, wired or wirelessly print, scan and share memory card files between your PC and printer. Fastest print speeds in its class up to twice as faster than competitively priced models.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.epson.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number C11CA48231
Requirements
Operating System Compatibility Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 51851092140
Ports and Connections
Wireless connection 802.11b
Storage Media
SD card SD Card
Memory stick Memory Stick
Scanning
Scanner Type Flatbed

Performance

PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Good
Print quality: Color photo Good
Print quality: Grayscale photo Good
Copy quality Good
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 18.4   ppm
Performance
Final Scan Time, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 6.83
Grayscale Glossy Output Quality n/a
One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi Very Good
Final Scan Time, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 6.17
Preview Scan, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 12.48
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 24.18
Sports Action Shot (secs) 61.87
Line Art Output Quality Fair
4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 9.01
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 5.1
Overall Scan Quality Very Good
One-Page Webpage (secs) 14.53
Preview Scan, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 12.21
Color Output Quality Good
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 42.32
300dpi Line Art Image (secs) 6.49
Tested Grayscale Speed (ppm) 6.7
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 19.18
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 9.2
Final Scan Time, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 11.43
One-Page Copy (secs) 8.11
One-Page Line Art, Maximum Resolution Good
Preview Scan, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 12.24
4 by 6 Color Photo (secs) 8.49