Epson Stylus Photo PX660 review

We put Epson's new Stylus Photo PX660 all-in-one printer to the test

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Epson Stylus Photo PX660: Features

At the heart of the PX660 is Epson's tried and tested micro-piezo print head technology. This differs from the system used in every other make of inkjet printer, as the ink isn't boiled to force a rapid expansion that expels it from the print head.

There are 90 nozzles for black and each colour of ink, delivering Epson's typical maximum resolution of 5760x1440dpi, along with AVDT (Advanced Variable-sized Droplet Technology), that enables droplets as small as a near-microscopic 1.5pl (pico-litre).

Up on top, the CIS (Contact Image Sensor) A4 scanner is standard fare, with a reasonable 1200x2400dpi resolution while, down below, there's a PictBridge port and dual-slot card readers. The first of these takes MS Pro, SD and xD cards while the second is for CompactFlash cards, which will please many D-SLR photographers as CF slots are lacking on most of the latest HP and Lexmark all-in-one printers.

There's also a specialist tray for direct printing onto white-faced CDs and DVDs, which is supported by design software that comes with the printer and is great for creating professional-looking discs. One thing that's lacking is the dual trays featured on most Canon inkjet printers, requiring you to switch between plain and photo paper in the single, rear-mounted upright feeder each time you want to swap between document and photo printing.

There's also no Wi-Fi or Ethernet connectivity, so the printer needs to be hooked up to a PC via a USB cable.

Tech Specs

Product TypeInkjet Multifunction Printer
Maximum Photo Print Speed12 Second
Green CompliantYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Standard Input Media Capacity140 sheets
USBYes
PictBridgeYes
Maximum Mono Print Speed (ppm)37
Maximum Color Print Speed (ppm)38
Product FamilyStylus Photo
Maximum Print Resolution5760 x 1440 dpi
Brand NameEpson
Form FactorDesktop
Print ColourColour
Media SizeA4, Letter, Legal, A5, A6, B5, Envelope No. 10, DL Envelope, C6 Envelope, Custom Size, A4 - 210 mm x 297 mm, Letter - 216 mm x 279 mm, Legal - 216 mm x 356 mm, 200 mm x 250 mm, 130 mm x 200 mm, 130 mm x 180 mm, 100 mm x 150 mm, 90 mm x 130 mm, A5 - 148 mm x 210 mm, A6 - 105 mm x 148 mm, B5 - 176 mm x 250 mm, DL Envelope - 110 mm x 220 mm, C6 Envelope - 114 mm x 162 mm
Multifunction DevicesCopier/Printer/Scanner
Recommended UsePhoto/Disc Print
Optical Resolution1200 dpi
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityENERGY STAR
TouchscreenYes
Copy ColorColour
Scan ColorColour
Number of Input/Multipurpose Trays Installed2
Number of Input Trays Supported2
Maximum Input Media Capacity140 sheets
Country of OriginIndonesia
Height195 mm
Width451 mm
Depth386 mm
Media TypePlain Paper, Envelope, Glossy Paper, Photo Paper, CD/DVD, Premium Paper
Copier TypeFlatbed
ManufacturerEpson Corporation
Product ModelPX660
Product NameStylus Photo PX660 Multifunction Printer
Product LineStylus Photo
Scanner TypeFlatbed
Screen Size6.3 cm (2.5")
Image SensorCIS
Manufacturer Part NumberC11CA75301
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.epson.co.uk
Marketing Information

This all-in-one's smart-navigation touch-panel with LCD screen puts you firmly in control of scan, copy and print functions. Produce photos that look better and last longer than those from photo labs, with 10x15cm prints taking just 12 seconds.

Platform SupportedMac, PC
Package Contents
  • Stylus Photo PX660 Multifunction Printer
  • 1 x Black Ink Cartridge
  • 1 x Cyan Ink Cartridge
  • 1 x Magenta Ink Cartridge
  • 1 x Yellow Ink Cartridge
  • 1 x Light Cyan Ink Cartridge
  • 1 x Light Magenta Ink Cartridge
  • Photo Paper Pack
  • Software CD
  • Basic Operation Guide
  • Start Here Guide
  • Warranty Document
  • Power Cable
Limited Warranty1 Year
Weight (Approximate)8.50 kg