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

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