Product Type: Epson fax machines
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A brilliant Printer for me! Does it all.
Epson Stylus Office BX300F
Member Name: jlaker1992
Epson Stylus Office BX300F
Advantages: Great value, Scanning, Fax, Great quality printing!
Disadvantages: Printing can be a little slow at times
I have had this printer for around 6 months now and thought I should do a review on it. I purchased mine from tesco instore as it was on offer when I got it. I was looking for an Epson because the previous printers I have owned were Epsons and I have never had too much trouble with them. As a brand they seem very decent and trustworthy. What attracted me most to this printer was the fact that you can use it as a scanner and photocopier. I always tend to use scanners and it is a pain to have a seperate scanner in the office. This also can be used for faxes, I have never used fax in my life so it is irrelevent for me, but if you did use fax than this is perfect too. Overall the feautures seemed good for the price so I decided to invest in a brand new printer! (my old one sadly packed up after about 4/5 years useage!).
I paid £69.99. It was on offer at the time but I am sure you can still get it for a similar price online. I was happy to pay that price because it looked like a decent printer with all the added functions I could ever need. Printers are a very important part of daily life so I wanted the correct one for me and my girlfriend to use in the flat. There are also the costs of buying ink, The coloured ink is expesnive, but I rarely ever print in colour, most of the things I like to print are black and white. Epson cartridges are expensive, but good quality. I actually found some reduced at tesco last week so I am now pretty stocked up. The cheapest place to buy ink for my printer is online though, there are lots of deals and discounts to be had online.
The printing quality of this printer is good, considering it isnt very expensive it can certainly produce some stunning prints. I have used this many times to print photos onto photo paper to put in various frames around the flat. The image quality is really good and isnt dark and dull like my old printer. I think the Ink is great too and combined it looks excellent. Also for black and white text it can print very clear and has a nice black colour instead of faded. It is really easy to use, there are specific mode buttons which you can use to choose what setting you need, it didnt take me long at all to get used to using it. There is stop button which comes in handy if you accidently print something you don't need!
My only issues with the printer is that it can take a long time to print if you select good quality. Its a pain when you have to wait a long time for a large document to print. However it can be quick if you adjust the settings to poor or draft. The other issue is the amount of ink used when printing photos, but this is to be expected with any printer so shouldn't effect your choice. One more issue is the paper tray at the back, it is very flimsy and I do worry that one day I may snap it off! Hopefully though it should remain in tact and this should never cause an issue for me!
I like the design of the printer, it looks very stylish and fits nicely on my office desk. It is black with the top scanner/photo copier being a curved design. It looks nice and alot different to other printers on the market. The buttons on the front are very clear and easy to use. The overall design is excellent and was one of the selling points of this to me. A major bonus to this is the fact that it doesnt sound too loud when it is printing. My old printers sounded like an elephant was stampeeding through the hall way, I like this and it won't wake anyone up if your printing late at night.
I would recommend this epson printer to anyone who has a family or works from home. The fax feature will come in handy and also the print quality is great. The options for scanning and photo copying can come in handy. I am really pleased with this printer and I can see it being in my office/study for many years to come. I have had no real issues with it as of yet. Thanks for reading my review!
This gets 5 stars from me. Perfect for the price, nothing to complain about here at all!
Summary: An excellent printer, Would recommend to anyone
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