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
SD card SD Card
Memory stick Memory Stick
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
Final Scan Time, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 12.52
Grayscale Glossy Output Quality n/a
One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi Good
Final Scan Time, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 10.15
Preview Scan, 4-by-5-Inch Document, 100 dpi 15.59
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 35.72
Sports Action Shot (secs) 72.99
Line Art Output Quality Fair
4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 13.96
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 3.4
Overall Scan Quality Good
One-Page Webpage (secs) 21.27
Tested Lineart Speed (ppm) 3.6
Preview Scan, One-Page Word Document, 300 dpi 15.53
Color Output Quality Good
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 155.82
300dpi Line Art Image (secs) 16.56
Tested Grayscale Speed (ppm) 4.3
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 45.62
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 0.8
Final Scan Time, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 21.77
One-Page Copy (secs) 20.24
One-Page Line Art, Maximum Resolution Good
Preview Scan, 2-by-2-Inch Document, 600 dpi 15.58
4 by 6 Color Photo (secs) 12.68

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