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I bought this all-in-one printer last year principally for my home based office (and the occasional personal use). In researching the product, I was looking for a printer straightforward to use and that had a good print economy.
The set-up process was very easy to do and scanning / printing is also a breeze. I use the printer wirelessly and get a good connection most of the time - sometimes I do have to turn it off and on again before the computer detects its presence, however the router is located on the other side of the house so I put it down to that. In terms of print economy I don't think it performs any better or worse than other printers.
The scanner runs very quickly and the software is easy to use. The different functions available seem to cover everything I would typically need. One thing however that I've been unable to do is to scan a number of separate pieces of paper into one document. I don't know if the scanner is capable of doing this, but if it is, it isn't obvious.
I work from home so a good all in one Printer, Scanner and Copier is a must for me. Having used HP's mainly in the past I decided I may give another make a go as my previous HP did not last that long. I went and had a good look around PC World at what was on offer and compared prices and specifications etc.
In the end I decided on the Epson Stylus SX525WD Wireless Multifunction Inkjet Printer (Colour) which combined everything I needed in a printer. It says it is ideal for home and small office use which for me working at home sounded ideal. Although I could bill the printer to the company I still wanted to ensure good value for money and this seemed a good price at £149.99 although I have since seen it a lot cheaper online so well worth shopping about before purchasing.
The printer unit itself is black in colour, which was a must with me to go with my laptop and other office accessories. It combines Printing, Scanning and Copying features along with wireless capabilities as expected with any decent all in one these days.
The printer has a resolution of up to 5760 optimized Dpi, which for me is more than adequate for the types of document I print out daily. I send a lot of stuff out to customers such as letters and quotes and these come out very professional looking on a good quality paper. Prints at 36 pages per minute in both colour and black and white which again is more than quick enough for me with what I am doing, although I am not constantly printing all day.
The machine comes with a built in Flat Bed Scanner and Photocopier which scans at 2400 x 2400 dpi. I find the copying very quick on this compared to my old HP Deskjet which sometimes seemed to take an age to do a copy run.
It comes with very comprehensive and easy to understand instructions, although I have set up a fair few printers in the past I always like to go by the instructions and get it set up properly first time. I am running a number of different PC's and laptops around the house all on different versions of Windows and this is compatible with all of them it supports Windows XP/XP-x64/Vista, Win 7, Mac OS 10.4.11 or later. It come with the power cable and a set of ink cartridges (not full ones I don't think), when shopping for replacement cartridges the supermarkets own makes are a lot cheaper and just as good as the manufacturers own branded ones. My main bug bear with it like most printers I have bought is why can they not include a couple of pound USB cable to connect the printer to laptop if you're not using the wireless. Luckily I had one that fitted hanging around so no need to buy one (although they are not expensive).
All in all I am very pleased with my purchase and hope to get a good few years of printing out of the Epson Stylus SX525WD Wireless Multifunction Inkjet Printer .