Pros

  • Speedy graphics printing
  • Inexpensive

Cons

  • Slow text printing
  • Expensive inks

At A Glance

A standout among cheap MFPs, the Stylus NX400 is fast and competent, but with a few compromises.

Manufacturer’s Description

Memory card slots to print PC-free Easy color restoration of faded photos One-touch copying, high-quality scanning Borderless 4x6 photo in as fast as 26 sec Smudge, water & highlighter resistant prints Truly touchable photos with instant dry ink 2.5-inch LCD to edit and print photos, PC-free

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.epson.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number C11CA20201
Requirements
Operating System Compatibility Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 10343868304
Storage Media
Memory stick Memory Stick
SD card SD Card
Scanning
Scanner Type Flatbed

Performance

PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Very Good
Print quality: Color photo Superior
Print quality: Grayscale photo Good
Copy quality Good
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 5.0   ppm
Performance
300dpi Line Art Image (secs) 16.56
Final Scan Time, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 10.15
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 35.72
Color Output Quality Good
One-Page Line Art, Maximum Resolution Good
Final Scan Time, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 21.77
4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 13.96
4 by 6 Color Photo (secs) 12.68
Final Scan Time, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 12.52
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 155.82
Sports Action Shot (secs) 72.99
Overall Scan Quality Good
Preview Scan, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 15.53
Grayscale Glossy Output Quality n/a
One-Page Copy (secs) 20.24
One-Page Webpage (secs) 21.27
Tested Grayscale Speed (ppm) 4.3
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 45.62
Preview Scan, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 15.58
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 0.8
One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi Good
Tested Lineart Speed (ppm) 3.6
Preview Scan, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 15.59
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 3.4
Line Art Output Quality Fair