Epson Stylus Photo PX660: Verdict

The PX660 isn't cheap to buy and it's certainly not cheap to run, which draws attention to the areas in which it's lacking.

Compared with printers like the Canon PIXMA MG5250, photo print speed is quite slow at the maximum quality setting, scan quality is disappointing, and there's no Wi-Fi connectivity.

On the plus side, however, the PX660's traditional range of six dye-based photo inks gives a generous colour space and a very smooth appearance to subtly graduated tones and colours. The onboard controls for direct, standalone use are particularly intuitive, and the colour mode settings for standard, vivid and various photo enhancements work well.

Skin tones proved a little on the cool side in our tests but, on the whole, the PX660 is a good quality printer at the price.