Product Type: Epson All in one Printer
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A highly recommended printer.
Epson Stylus SX435W
Member Name: deborahw91
Epson Stylus SX435W
Advantages: Easy to use, wireless, looks smart and a good size
Disadvantages: Sometimes prints lopsided, doesn't recognise paper loaded
I bought this printer after reading reviews of various types of printer on dooyoo and looking at price comparisons on Amazon. I was advised to check the price of ink as well as the printer itself; while this is marginally more expensive than other brands of printer I considered, the cheaper ink available more than makes up for the initial purchase price.
The previous reviews on dooyoo all seemed favourable so I ordered this printer from a retailer on Amazon. It took a while to arrive, but once it did I was very impressed by how easy it was to set up. It's the first time I've set up a printer by myself and I was fully prepared to call a friend for assistance, but I took it out of the box and plugged it in. No assembly was required and everything I needed, excluding paper, was included in the box. Loading the cartridges was really easy as was connecting it to my computer. I have since bought a new laptop and adding this to the wireless network was easy.
The only issue I have with the printer is that it often does not recognise that I have loaded it with paper, and sometimes prints slightly squinted. However, this may be a problem with the paper, or with the way I've loaded it, rather than the printer itself!
My favourite thing about the printer is that it's wireless, which makes it a lot easier to use and means that I can print from anywhere in my flat. It's also small enough to be transportable; although I haven't tried transporting it anywhere yet, if I decide to move it into the living room rather than in my bedroom, or when I move to a different flat, this will be relatively easy. The size also means that it fits neatly on the edge of my desk and isn't at all obtrusive.
The printer also has the ability to scan, although I have not yet used this facility. The scanner part is neatly integrated with the rest of the printer and looks like it will be easy to use.
In conclusion I would highly recommend this printer as it is easy to use and setup and has relatively cheap additional costs.