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: Handling and print times

Like other new and recent models in Epson's all-in-one printer range, the PX660 has a particularly intuitive touch-sensitive control panel for standalone use, either photocopying or printing from memory cards or a USB pen.

It's based around a not overly large 6.3cm (2.5-inch) colour LCD but the neat thing is that individual controls only light up if and when their functions are relevant to the task in hand. The same approach is taken in some of Canon's latest printers and, in our view, it makes control slightly easier than with the touchscreen LCDs fitted to some of the new HP and Lexmark models.

Epson printers are typically a little sluggish, especially in 'Best' quality photo modes, and the PX660 is no exception. In our tests, it returned the same highest-quality mode speeds as the entry-level Stylus Photo P50, taking 4 minutes 57 seconds to produce a borderless A4 print, and 1 minute 54 seconds for a borderless 6x4-inch print.

Dropping to the regular 'Photo' quality setting, print speeds increases to a more respectable 2 minutes 2 seconds for A4 and 26 seconds for 6x4-inch photos, with practically no discernable drop in quality. Scanning speeds were pretty average, at 22 seconds for a full A4 photo print and 10 seconds for a 6x4 photo, both being scanned at 300dpi.

Tech Specs

Product TypeInkjet Multifunction Printer
Maximum Photo Print Speed12 Second
Green CompliantYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Standard Input Media Capacity140 sheets
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
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 Address
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