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A brilliant printer for any one to use at home
Epson Stylus Sx235W All-In-One Printer
Member Name: stufflover
Epson Stylus Sx235W All-In-One Printer
Date: 28/08/12, updated on 10/09/12 (141 review reads)
Advantages: easy to use, quick set up, great printing, quiet
I recently decided to upgrade my printer, as my last one was 12 years old, and was starting to need a lot more TLC just to get things to print. I decided I wanted my new one to be a wireless printer, so that I could print from my iPhone as well as computers, laptops, etc. My partner has an Android phone, so I wanted to make sure that any printer I purchased would be compatible with both phones.
I did my research online and I settled my mind on the Epson Stylus Sx235W. This is an all-in-one printer, scanner and copier with high speed wireless connection using a wifi network. I actually made the purchase in my local Ryman store as I saw they had it on a special offer, and it was what gave me the final push into buying it.
The printer is a black, slim, light unit which actually is quite surprising as I have always known the all-in-ones to be quite large and bulky. This fits nicely in the space where my old printer used to sit, and it has a lot more space around it than my old one did.
When I opened the box, I initially had a nightmare trying to get the printer out of the box, as it was so well packed and protected. Once you get the printer out, you will find all the parts and pieces you need, which include the main unit, the power cable, installation CD and 4 inks, along with the general paperwork you get with most printers.
The instructions that come with the printer are really simple to follow and I found this was a really quick and simple set up process for this printer. To use it with my laptop, I had to install the drivers from the supplied disc, but this is simple, as it pretty much does it itself once you let the program run. There is no USB cable supplied with this printer as you are meant to be using it wirelessly but there is a connection port for USB, should you wish to use it this way.
After peeling off all the protective tape and layers of plastic coating, you will find the power cable is in the front of the printer. I panicked at first as I did not think that the cable was in the box, but I soon found it just inside the front of the printer. To install the inks is quite simple, and I was actually impressed with the fact that the seperate cartridges will only go into the slot they are meant for. There is 4 different colour cartridges and these all click easily into place.
When you plug the printer in and turn it on for the first time, follow the simple instructions to start up the printer and charge the inks. This took about 5 minutes to finish the process and then it was all set and ready to go. Once the ink charging and set up process is complete, the printer will automatically print the test page to show you that the cartridges are charged and lined up properly.
I found it really easy to link my computer with the printer as the disc does the whole job for you, you just have to click yes once in a while! When it comes to printing, the printer responds really quickly to the printer and it is almost an instant start from clicking print. The speed of the printing is really fast too, and the quality is just amazing. I have printed general documents, and photos on special photo paper, and both have come out beautifully.
The scanning and copying functions are simple 1 touch processes and these are just as quick as the printing. You can even scan wirelessly through the iPhone or Android app. The app is official from Epson and it is called the Epson iPrint for iPhone and Android. From here you can print documents, photos and webpages straight from your phone. Android phones do not really even need the app, as they can connect to the wireless printer without it, but as the Epson one is not Airprint compatible yet, iPhone does need the app to use the wireless printing option.
I am actually very impressed with this printer, and I am very pleased that I decided to buy it. After looking around online, the best price I could find was around the £45 mark. Thanks to the sale in Rymans and a bit of student discount, I managed to get mine for £35 and I think I have paid a brilliant price for it, and it is well worth the money.
I totally recommend this printer, and if you are looking to get a wireless printer for your home, this one is a great one to get. It is simple to use and quick to set up, with a brilliant print quality and it won't cost you the earth to buy, or to replace the ink. I do not think you should even wonder about other ones, get one of these and I am sure you will love it as much as I do.
I give the Epson Stylus Sx235W a 5 out of 5 stars and I totally recommend it to everyone.
*This review is also on Ciao*
Summary: A great printer, could not ask for better
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