Epson Stylus Photo PX710W review

  • £199.99

The well-connected PX710W aims to be the photographer's best friend

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A smart-looking piece of kit, the contrasting shiny and matte black surfaces of the PX710W combine well to give the impression of quality and this is reflected in a broad range of impressive features and up-market specifications.

We liked

There's a wide choice of wired and wireless connection options as well as a full complement of media card slots, making it easy to print photos from just about any source, whether it's a PC, Mac, camera or memory card.

Compared with touchscreen printers, the vast expanse of buttons can look a little daunting at first but the control system is nevertheless quick and easy to use in standalone modes.

There are some nice little extras, like a secondary input tray for postcard sized photo paper, and a neat CD tray for printing directly onto compatible CD/DVD discs, as also featured in the Canon MP640.

We disliked

As a dedicated photo printer running six dye-based inks, the PX710W makes a surprisingly good job of mono text printing but print quality is less than perfect where you need it most – in photo output.

We often found that fine detail got lost in lowlight areas and that contrast was a little high, while skin tones were sometimes cool and less than flattering.

Another problem was that the Epson seemed more prone than other printers to print head blockages in the ink nozzles, requiring greater frequency in cleaning cycles, which is not only an inconvenience but also wastes ink.

Verdict

The PX710W is one of Epson's best photo printers to date but speed and quality could still be better, even in comparison to more general purpose printers like the Canon MP640.

Tech Specs

Product TypeInkjet Multifunction Printer
Maximum Photo Print Speed10 Second
Wireless LANYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Standard Input Media Capacity120 sheets
Ethernet TechnologyFast Ethernet
USBYes
PictBridgeYes
Maximum Mono Print Speed (ppm)40
Maximum Color Print Speed (ppm)40
Product FamilyStylus Photo
Maximum Print Resolution5760 x 1440 dpi
Brand NameEpson
Form FactorDesktop
Print ColourColour
Media SizeA4, A5, A6, B5, Letter, Legal, Envelope No. 10, CD/DVD, DL Envelope, C6 Envelope, Custom Size, 100 mm x 150 mm, 130 mm x 180 mm, 90 mm x 130 mm, 130 mm x 200 mm, 200 mm x 250 mm, 100 mm x 148 mm
Multifunction DevicesCopier/Printer/Scanner
Recommended UsePhoto Print
Optical Resolution2400 dpi
Copy ColorColour
Scan ColorColour
EthernetYes
Number of Input/Multipurpose Trays Installed1
Number of Input Trays Supported2
Maximum Input Media Capacity140 sheets
Height150 mm
Width446 mm
Depth385 mm
Media TypePlain Paper, Envelope
Copier TypeFlatbed
ManufacturerEpson Corporation
Product ModelPX710W
Product NameStylus Photo PX710W Multifunction Printer
Product LineStylus Photo
Scanner TypeFlatbed
Screen Size6.4 cm (2.5")
Image SensorCIS
Manufacturer Part NumberC11CA53301
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.epson.co.uk
Marketing Information

The whole family has the freedom to print Hi Definition photos and documents from anywhere in the home with this wireless all-in-one. Its glossy photos exceed lab quality and fast printing speeds mean you can print a 10x15 cm photo in approximately 10 seconds.

Platform SupportedPC, Mac
Package Contents
  • Stylus Photo PX710W Multifunction Printer
  • 6 x Ink Cartridges
  • Epson Photo Paper Pack
  • Software CD
  • Basic operation guide
  • Start Here guide
  • Network set-up guide
  • Control panel icon sticker
  • Warranty document
  • Wi-Fi set-up cable (USB)
  • Power cable
Limited Warranty1 Year
Weight (Approximate)9 kg