I got my hands on a printer/scanner a few days ago, and I’ve have checked it out some… so far it seems to do what I want.
I have a pretty good photo printer from before, so for me to go out and buy a new “printer”, this product had to tick a few boxes.
- It had to do duplex scans – for my paper monster project
- It had to do good quality photo prints – for when I create photo albums
- It had to be Wi-Fi – for me to be able to print from pc/Ipad/phone
- It would be nice if it did duplex prints – I have info that needs to be printed on a regular basis
- It would be nice if it would scan wirelessly to my computer – saves me from having to use cable
- It would be nice if I could print on CD/DVD’s – don’t use this feature much anymore, but…
I looked long and hard, and it turns out it’s not that easy to find a small home product that will do automatic duplex scans, and have a document feeder that can take several documents in one go. They do a lot of office related machines, but they are often bigger, more expensive, and don’t do really good photo prints (which was a big thing for me.. as I do print a few photos now and then).
I found that for home use it seems like HP, Epson and Canon have a couple of products (that will do both duplex and decent photo prints). I’ve always used Canon before, but I find the newer models not as sleek as they used to be (they need more flat space for placement), and I decided on Epson this time around.
I bought the Epson Expression Photo XP-860, which covers all the items on my wish list, and Epson are supposed to be good on photo printing and it gets pretty good reviews, so it’s worth a try…
If I’m not happy? Not a problem, as I can return it! They have brilliant return policies on a lot of electronic shops here in Norway 🙂
And if I’m happy? Then it’s a keeper, and my old one will be an item “out-the-door” – given away to a printer needing person 🙂
So, guess there is no excuse anymore! I have a scanner, now I just need to get going with my sorting, shredding, scanning and archiving 🙂
Stay tuned.. you know I’ll keep you updated 😉
6 thoughts on “Epson XP-860 – My new printer/scanner!”
Good luck! Hope it manages your scans with skill and finesse . . . and no paper jams!
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I hope it does, too 😉 so far it seems to be behaving… sort off… 🙂
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Uh, oh -“sort of” behaving?? That doesn’t sound good!
I went thru my file cabinet the other night- by force, looking for my trailer title-, and while I was there, I purged. Even hand shredded a few things. I thought of you! Now, I have a pile of “to shred” papers under my desk. Not the huge one you do tho!
I need a shredder again. But I recently got a new printer, so yay!
Good for you 🙂 It’s funny how we sometimes get carried away clearing up, while looking for things. I do have a small personal shredder, that I can just tuck away in a drawer when it’s not in use… I have to say it’s a handy tool, and I wouldn’t want to do without it. I don’t want to toss papers with name and personal details on them without making sure they can’t be used/read by others. In this day and age, one has to be careful. So I shred 😉
Congrats on the printer 🙂
I find that I don’t print as much anymore as I used to.. but now during the digitizing the printer has actually come in handy once and twice, as I’ve had to print a page or two here and there for the scanning of “piles of papers” to go more streamlined (the scanner sometimes struggle with scanning tiny notes that are within a batch scanning). All in all, I’m getting pretty happy with this piece of hardware 😉
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YAY for happiness! Yep, I totally understand the why of shredding!! ID fraud is so scary!!