Pros

  • Superior photo prints on glossy paper
  • Film scanning; includes light in lid

Cons

  • Plain-paper text output is mediocre

At A Glance

The RX700 earns top marks for scan and photo print quality, but plain-paper text output is weak.

Manufacturer’s Description

Explore your creativity using your favorite photos, slides and negatives. It's easy with the powerful Epson Stylus Photo RX700. This top of the line performer makes the most of your digital and traditional photography, from restoring the color to faded photos to printing stunning color or black-and-white reprints and enlargements. It even prints directly on CD/DVDs.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.epson.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number C11C583001
Requirements
Operating System Compatibility
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows 98
  • Microsoft Windows XP
Storage Media
SD card SD Card
Memory stick Memory Stick
Scanning
Scanner Type Flatbed

Performance

PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Poor
Print quality: Color photo Superior
Copy quality Very good
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 3.7   ppm
Performance
Final Scan Time, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 3.62
Output Score, Color Photo, Best Quality Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Color-Best) Superior
One-Page Grayscale Graphic (secs) 23.15
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 42.15
Preview Scan, Line Art, Maximum Resolution (formerly pf-MFPs-pvLAmax1-Average) 5.29
Line Art Output Quality Poor
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 2.7
Color Photo (secs) 22.41
Preview Scan, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 5.47
Total Scan Time, 2-by-2-Inch Document, Maximum Resolution (formerly pf-MFPs-2x2maxmax-Average) 196.43
Color Output Quality Fair
One-Page Copy (secs) 29.25
Output Score, Text, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Text-Default) Poor
Preview Scan, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 5.6
Output Score, Color Graphics, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-Color-Default) Fair
Final Scan Time, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 12.23
Preview Scan, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 5.24
Color Photo, Best Quality Settings 47.71
Preview Scan, 2-by-2-Inch Document, Maximum Resolution (formerly pf-MFPs-pv2x2maxmax-Average) 5.69
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 161.69
5 x 7 Photo (secs) 47.71
Output Score, Line Art, Default Settings (formerly pf-Output-Print-LineArt-Default) Poor
Color Photo, Normal Settings 22.41
Tested Photo Speed (formerly pf-PCWPhotoSpeed) 1.3
Three-Page PowerPoint Document (secs) 67.03
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 1.3
Final Scan Time, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 7.42
Total Scan Time, Line Art, Maximum Resolution (formerly pf-MFPs-LAmax1-Average) 444.59

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