Epson - Expression Photo HD XP-15000 Wireless Printer

Generate stunning pictures with this Epson Expression wide-format printer. Its six individual ink colors produce brilliant borderless prints up to 13" x 19", and the large 50-sheet rear specialty tray lets you complete projects efficiently. This Epson Expression wide-format printer supports wireless and wired connectivity for printing photos from a tablet or smartphone.

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Overview

What's Included


  • 2x Claria Photo HD 314-I ink cartridges (Gray, Red)
  • 4x Claria Photo HD 312-I ink cartridges (Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow)
  • CD-ROM for product setup
  • Cleaning sheet
  • Epson Expression Photo HD XP-15000 Printer
  • Power cord

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (47 out of 48)

Energy Ratings


Features


Prints up to 9.2 ISO ppm* in black, up to 9 ISO ppm* in color

Produces documents quickly.

Inkjet printers are good for home or small business use

They offer excellent print quality for photos and documents and accept a variety of paper types and sizes.

Wireless and mobile printing capability

Connect this printer to your home or office network with built-in Ethernet or wireless LAN. Plus, print from your mobile device with the free HP ePrint app or Apple® AirPrint.

Tablet and smartphone printing

Epson Connect enables simple wireless printing from most smartphones, tablets and more.

Apple® AirPrint-enabled

For Apple iPad® and iPhone® printing.

5760 x 1440 optimized dpi (dots per inch) for excellent print quality

High resolution for producing incredible quality and detail in documents and photos.

Six-color drop-on-demand MicroPiezo® inkjet technology

Just replace the ink cartridge when its color runs out.

Standard paper handling

Reload paper less often with the 100-sheet plain paper capacity or 20 sheets of Premium Photo Paper Glossy.

2.4" LCD screen

Preview your images on the screen, and edit them before you print.

USB port for simple connectivity

High-speed USB 2.0 port offers a standard connection to your PC or a simple way to plug in and print with a USB drive, camera or other device.

Apple, the Apple logo, iPod, iPad and Apple AirPrint are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

*Requires a high-speed Internet connection.

Print speeds vary with use. See manufacturer for the information on print speeds.


Overall customer rating

4.7
98%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Multi-functional inkjet printer

    Posted
    vkellogg

    This is a review of the Epson Photo HD XP-15000 Wireless Color Wide-Format printer. This printer is versatile, high quality, and accomplishes much more than just printing gorgeous photographs. Pros: functions as a normal inkjet printer as well as a photo printer, easy instructions, easy to set up, easy to connect to a wireless network, high quality professional photos, relatively fast setup, user friendly, LCD screen on the printer, prints more than just photos, prints various sizes of photos, prints on multiple media, comes with everything you need to get started, trays hold multiple pages, prints fast, easily prints from a phone, has an easy app to download, has its own email, has an auto tray, has USB port for photos on flash drives, can also hook up directly to a computer if you don’t have a wireless network, has an option for quiet printing, energy star rated Cons: slightly loud when not on quiet mode First impressions were that it was going to be a big machine. It isn’t, it’s desktop friendly measuring 18.7" x 30.9" x 16.2" while printing. I was under the assumption it only printed photos, so I was shocked to learn that it’s a multifunction machine. I was also very concerned with the fact it needed so many cartridges and how much that would cost to replace them. Getting started, the instructions are not 100% clear on how much packaging that there is that you need to remove; I kept finding more and more. Once you remove packaging, plug it in, and turn it on, you are able to use an onboard LCD screen and control panel to navigate the printer. Installing the cartridges was extremely easy and the priming is all automated so you just wait 10 minutes for the ink to configure. Once configured, the paper was easy to load into the bottom tray, face down…which is important if using photo paper. Once the machine was configured I moved on to installing the software; the CD made this process easy. I had zero issues configuring my wireless network. I printed a couple of test pages on regular paper and it worked well. I moved on to printing 4”x6” photos. This printer was and is incredibly fast. Printing large photos was just as easy as printing small photos. The quality of the prints are truly professional, no one would believe that these prints came from the comfort of your own home. Of course quality of the pictures depends on the actual quality of the image. Photos from a nice camera versus a phone camera will be obvious in the final printed product. Don’t expect high quality prints from a low quality camera. Just reading the name of the printer it doesn’t scream that it can do much more than print photos. I found it incredibly surprising and exciting that this printer has many options, functions, and pre-set settings. This device is not just for printing photos. It’s a multifunctional inkjet printer. The options with this machine are endless, including a variety of media options and finishes. I was happy to learn you can print iron-on transfers, greeting cards, various sizes of adhesive label sheets, and sticker sheets, all in a variety of different finishes. This printer has pre-set settings for how it should print on regular paper vs photo paper and which size and finish. You don’t even have to think because the printer already knows what to do based upon the settings you choose. Another nice feature is the adjustability of the tray. The tray has sizing options so you don’t have to waste a full sheet of photo paper; you can load in pre-cut 4”x6” photo paper or other various pre-cut sizes and just adjust the tray to fit each size (which is very easy). As you pull out the tray and size it, the automated settings appear on the LCD screen and you can choose pre-programmed settings right at the printer. The actual printing of the photos isn’t slow either, this printer whips out photos: one 4”x6” photo in 27 seconds! Another cool thing about this printer is that there are no borders to cut off on your photos! The printer prints them all the way to the edge of the paper. You don’t just have to send one photo to the printer either, you can send multiples. The front tray holds up to 200 sheets of paper, sizing up to 8.5”x13”. It has a second tray in the back that holds up to 50 sheets of 13”x19”. One last thing about the trays, when you send a document or picture to the printer there is a front auto tray that automatically comes in and out and holds the pictures/documents as they’re printed, then when you are finished printing you press the button and it sucks it back in and shuts, it’s a nice save spacing option to have. This printer has really nice creature comforts. There are many ways to print from this printer. The wireless function is really so convenient. Who wants to be attached to a cord? I can print directly from my phone or from my computer without it being attached to my computer, AND the printer has its own email address!! That means you can print from literally anywhere! I can send the printer an email or an email with an attachment and it prints it all! There is even an Epson app called Epson iPrint! This lets you print photos, save documents, scan documents, and buy toner/ink, all while giving you an update on the status of your printer as well as how much ink is left. If you don’t have a wireless network, don’t fret, it can be wired and you can also print directly from a flash drive or a device that uses a USB port. The main concern I had going into this is there are 6 color cartridges. How much was that going to cost me to be able to maintain the usability of this printer? There are standard capacity ink cartridges and high capacity ink cartridges. The standard black prints 240 pages and the colors including cyan, magenta, and yellow print 360 pages, while the high capacity black prints 500 pages and the colors including cyan, magenta, and yellow print 830 pages. But, you also have high-capacity red and grey which yield approximately 830 pages. The prices for the standard cartridges are $10.99 per cartridge. The price for the high capacity black is $18.99, colors are $21.99 each. So let’s break this down to price per page. Total price / # of Pages = Price per Page. Black standard is $10.99/240 = $0.05 per page Color (yellow, magenta, cyan) Standard is $10.99/360 = $0.03 per page High capacity red is $21.99/830 = $0.03 per page High capacity grey is $21.99/830 = $0.03 per page Black high capacity is $18.99/500 = $0.04 per page Colors (yellow, magenta, cyan) High capacity is $21.99/830 = $0.03 per page High capacity red is $21.99/830 = $0.03 per page High capacity grey is $21.99/830 =$ 0.03 per page Grand total for standard plus high red and grey is $0.05 + $0.03(5) = $0.20 per page using standard black, yellow, magenta, cyan, and high capacity red and grey. Grand total for all high capacity is $0.04+$0.03(5) = $0.19 per page. The math says it is about 1 cent cheaper PER PAGE to purchase the high capacity cartridges. So let’s figure out the average cost of an 8”x10” print to compare it to a printing store. I chose 8” x 10” so I get an accurate representation of the “price per page”. So we use that math and it costs us $0.19 a page, just in ink, so if we add in the cost of photo paper which is on sale for $4.50/20 pages that comes out to $0.26 a page. The full color 8”x10” costs us $0.42 for one print when buying high capacity cartridges and buying paper on sale (directly from Epson). How much does it compare to getting a print at the store within an hour? I sampled several retailers. The prices of four random store photo retailers, to order and pick up in the same day, were $2.84, $3.99, $3.99, and $2.39. So where do we fit in with the cost of the Epson ink and paper total, our $0.42? We come in well below the price of a full page print; the savings makes this machine totally worth the cost of ink. Plus, you don’t have to leave the house, saving you gas money and your time. This machine in my opinion is absolutely worth the price and cost of ink. All in all, this printer does it all! From printing photos, emails, invitations, post cards, greeting cards, to iron on transfers, stickers, labels, CD’s, DVD’s and more! All printed in a variety of finishes, sizes, and thicknesses; this printer is the ultimate multifunctional machine. It’s incredibly convenient this machine has its own an app, email, and is completely wireless. Lastly, its price per page is not even comparable with photos picked up from a professional printing store, and the quality is impeccable; just what you would expect from a printing store. I would definitely recommend this printer to someone who just needs a multifunctional printer or for a professional. This is a review for the Epson Expression Photo HD XP-15000 Wide-Format Printer that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Quality, Multi-Function Printer that Saves $$$

    Posted
    DetailzGuy

    Epson presented me an opportunity to beta test their Expression Photo HD XP-15000 Wide-format Printer (referred to from now on as the “15K”). I own another Epson printer (the Workforce 3460). Throughout the review, where applicable, I’ll make comparisons to that printer. I used the 15K for roughly a week. This review is broken into different sections. If you want the full run-down, please read on. If you’re only interested in the final yea or nay, please skip to the end. Packaging & Unboxing: Packaging draws you in. Colors pop. The box provides information needed to make a purchase decision -- printer dimensions, speeds, resolutions, accessories, etc. The printer is securely packaged. Unboxing took about 10 minutes. Printer Footprint & Build: Surprisingly small footprint -- 18.7” (L), 14.5” (W), 6.3” (H), with all trays/supports collapsed. Easily fit on my work desk, which has two monitors. Front tray, fully extended, adds possible 10.5”. Top, three-tier support, fully extended, adds 11.5” height. Housing is made of same plastic used in most mid- to high-end printers. Internal components (metal, plastic, rubber, & cork) are well-made. 15K will be able to handle bumps & items placed on it. External build looks high-end. Top of printer is “rough,” lessens fingerprints you’d see otherwise. Front control panel, also not reflective, can be pivoted out. Rotates on internal gears that provide decent resistance & allow you to easily view LCD screen. Panel stays in place, removing need to hold panel while pressing controls. Still easy to press control housing into printer body. Slides (trays, supports, etc.) are typical of Epson builds. Can be interesting to pull out, but stay in place. Front tray holds up to 200 sheets of paper (max 8.5”x13”). Top tray holds up to 50 sheets (max 13”x19”). Output tray is automatic (elegant touch). If closed, will open to hold printouts. Given 15K offers two-sided printing, has removable duplexer on rear of housing, to clear jams. Rollers seem meaty, well-made. Cartridges glide seamlessly. Printer offers a “normal” & “quiet” mode. “Normal” mode is quieter than my 3640. Printer doesn’t offer SD card reader. Control Panel & Buttons: Provides 11 buttons & 2.4” LCD screen. Left of LCD, are power & home buttons. On right is a keypad to control print jobs, navigate printer’s built-in user interface, & control automatic output tray. Buttons provide nice response. LCD screen isn’t a touch screen. Onscreen images are clear. Navigation & confirmation of selections is intuitive. Can’t click through menu or other options too fast. Interface takes a second to catch up, sometimes resulting in need to hit “back” button to enable selecting on-screen options. Go relatively slow, shouldn’t face problems. Accessories: Power cord; 6, full-size cartridges (Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Red, & Gray); CD with drivers, etc.; assortment of hard-copy documentation; cleaning sheet; bag for print cartridge protectors; &, nice sample pack of printing paper -- premium glossy photo paper, borderless glossy photo paper, heavyweight matte paper, & premium semi-gloss photo paper (about 5 sheets of each). All sets of sheets separated by non-acidic paper. Epson chose not to include printer USB cable. For $350, they should have. Setup: General setup fairly straightforward, although I found initial software-guided setup to be wonky. Epson provided auto-connect method. It’s supposed to form temporary WiFi network (not involving your router) between 15K & PC, failed for me. With no USB cable, I didn’t test wired option. I closed software-guided setup & installed another way, which I recommend doing. Connect the 15K to your wireless network, first; run PC installer (selecting “Wireless connection”); choose “The printer is already on my wireless network,” &, follow setup instructions. Better than auto-connect, IMHO. ***General Setup: Hardware setup is easy. Read & follow "XP-15000 Start Here" guide & 15K’s onboard instructions. Full setup took about 30 minutes. YMMV, depending on how thorough/careful you are with unboxing, etc. Don’t rush. Follow instructions carefully. Setup & use experience will be better for it. ***WiFi Setup (Do 1st): WiFi setup was a snap. Used 15K’s wizard, in A/C (5GHz)/N, G, B (2.4GHz) network. Printer saw N 2.4 GHz band with no problem. Noted on the box, 15K only supports 2.4GHz wireless radios. After selecting 2.4GHz channel & entering router's password, connecting was buttery smooth. 15K has a strong wireless radio & (despite decent distance from router, with obstructions) found my network immediately. 15K prompted me to run firmware update, which I did. I then installed drivers on my PC. ***Win 10 Install: Didn’t use included CD. Drivers tend to be outdated. If you don’t have web access, CD will get you up & running. Used web browser to hit 15K’s driver/software page. Downloaded & installed full driver & utilities combo. 15K’s page offers: print drivers (local & remote print), Epson software updater, print CD software, & Epson Connect printer setup. Page provides links to mobile apps (Creative Print & iPrint, for Android/iOS). Installer completed in three minutes. Setup will prompt you to run Epson Connect & Google Cloud printing -- not Apple AirPrint. After install, Epson’s monitoring software, found in PC’s taskbar, shows overall status of printer (jobs, ink, ways to clean & adjust print nozzles, software updates, etc.) ***Online Registration, Etc.: Was directed to my Epson user page (previously configured with 3640 setup). Logged in, 15K appeared, along with 3640. Easily configured & customized email-to-print, etc. Opened Epson iPrint app on my Android. App found 15K right away. Could now print from my phone. Set up is easy. Take your time. Online instructions can help if you hit a snag. Epson does a great job of making seamless mobile/remote-print experience. If opting to set up Google Cloud Print or AirPrint later, find printer's IP (use Epson iPrint app), enter IP in internet browser, log into printer’s interface as admin (if needed), locate Google Cloud Print or AirPrint option, open either/both, & follow instructions to set them up. Mobile print allows you to print from any Android device or browser (when logged into your Google account) or Apple device (when on same WiFi network as 15K). Print Quality, Speed, & Ink: My 15-year-old son is a photography hobbyist. He purchased a decent Nikon camera, lenses, etc., began shooting photos semi-professionally, & needed a printer that could produce high-quality photos. 15K is really for him (although, despite being deemed a photo printer, it can produce any document type you want). My son tested photo prints, using included sample paper. He timed a print on “normal,” using 8.5x11 semi-gloss paper. Generated in 3 minutes, 30 seconds. He said final print was decent quality, but lost some definition. IMO, minor amount of detail was lost, but you’d really have to look close to see it. FWIW, I’m happy with the photos. They’re every bit as good those online or from a brick & mortar store. Regarding ink cost, despite the use of six cartridges, the cost of sheets, & the $350 price tag for the 15K, you’ll save roughly 5 times the money printing your own photos with the 15K, vs. using an online developer or in-store photo-development kiosk & shops. Can’t speak to using cheaper cartridges or refilling those provided. Epson doesn’t recommend it (for different reasons). Regarding cartridge life, Cyan, Yellow, Magenta, & Black seem most used. With roughly 20 document prints, in normal quality, & a few hi-res, full-sheet photos, & nozzle charge, clean, & alignment, about 1/8 of the four cartridges listed was used. Gray/red barely touched. Regarding paper, use high-quality paper to get great results. Summary: ***Packaging & Unboxing: 5-star. Inside & out, 15K presents well & is well-protected. Will arrive safe & sound to your workplace. ***Printer Footprint & Build: 4-star. Aesthetically pleasing, relatively small footprint, seems solid, all-around. Loses a star, as trays can be difficult to pull out. Once out, they stay where they should. ***Control Panel & Buttons: 4-star. Overall feel & operation is good. Loses a star due to somewhat laggy, but sufficient, user-interface. ***Accessories: 4-star. Items included are wonderful. However, Epson should’ve included a USB cable. ***Overall Setup: 4- (or possibly 5-) star. Not a fan of WiFi auto-connect, which Epson tries to push during setup (either that or wired connect... impossible without USB cable). If you can get around WiFi auto-connect, process is seamless. YMMV. Some people have no problems with auto-connect. If you don’t, experience is 5-star. ***Print Quality, Speed, & Ink: For both documents & photos is a 5-star, IMO. YMMV, depending on paper & settings used & source files. Print speeds are reasonable for this price range. Printouts are every bit as good as online or brick & mortar stores. Also, using the 15K, you’ll end up saving time & money. Recommended Purchase?: Are you really getting the bang for your buck? Yes, this is a solid 4-star purchase and absolutely worth the cost. It’s a photo printer with a reasonable footprint. One capable of delivering high-quality photos. It can serve as a multi-function printer that can print CD/DVD/Blu-Ray labels, high-resolution documents, iron-on transfers, etc. It allows you to print photos/files from your PC, Android or iOS device, or by using email-to-print. If you have access to the web, you have access to your printer. Epson delivers quality with the XP-15000. Seriously consider the purchase. You’re not likely to regret it. This is a review for the Epson Expression Photo HD XP-15000 Wide-Format Printer that I received free of charge to do a beta test & review. If I find a need to change my review, I’ll do so ASAP. ‘Til then, happy printing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great print quality, quickly, at home!

    Posted
    PaperCreator
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    This is a review for the Epson Expression Photo HD SP-15000 Wide-format printer. I am excited to tell you how much I am enjoying this new printer. The quality of the photos is fantastic, and the convenience of printing at home is so worth it! I believe it will fit the needs of those who would like to print some of the many photos taken on our smart phones as well as from digital SLR's etc., in addition to providing the normal daily printing functions, all with top quality in the convenience of home. It is a bonus that it can print wide format sizes and everything in between, as well as on heavier card stock in addition to photo paper and typical printer paper, as well as CD/DVD’s. The printer has nice clean lines and appearance, and fits on a desk, taking up less than 19" of width. For me, it is about the same footprint as our old 'all in one" that only scanned and printed 8.5" x11". Unfortunately this printer does not scan, but we have a scanner on our other printer. We have had Epson printers for many of the years, with varying degrees of success. In some cases in the past, we had issues with apparent ink clogs, or perhaps air in the lines, which trouble shooting and head cleaning sometimes remedied. Epson continues to improve their printers and their ink products. We have not had the above mentioned problems in the two printers we've had for the past five + years. On one of my creative sites involving printing on fabric for cutting and stitching lines in quilt making, some participants chose to use other name brand printers over Epson because the ink WOULD wash out after they did their stitching. Yes, that is exactly what most of us DO NOT want from our printer ink! We want it to be stable and permanent, and even archival to withstand the passage of time. Great argument to stick with Epson for REAL print quality! I create invitations, rather elaborate and detailed invitations, in addition to other work involving the use of a printer, and I am a perfectionist and very detail-oriented. The end result has to be perfect and visually very appealing, or I make adjustments until it is. I prefer to print from home, because I like the control I have at home with my printers - currently, our utilitarian every day printer is an Epson Artisan 810 (which we will be replacing due to age and the occasional hiccups of an aging printer - with an Epson Workforce 16500 wide format. BUT wow, that one is HUGE and requires some space I don’t have at my kitchen/family room desk.) I also have my second wide format photo printer, The Epson Stylus Pro 3880, which uses huge and expensive cartridges and has done a beautiful job on every task I've given it and which I use for much of my creative design work and for photos (all those ink cartridges including matte, photo and greyscale of my large format printer produce unbeatable quality.). I LOVE it, but it is big, not wireless, and firing it up for smaller jobs such as printing a few photos to send my mother of her great grandchildren seems to be overkill, and not so easy/convenient because you have to be very careful or you accidentally switch from Matte to Photo black (or vice versa) and waste a lot of ink and time in the process. I have needed and wanted a good quality printer for smaller jobs like printing some of the millions of photos I take, something that is much more convenient, can be used for things besides photo printing, can handle thicker papers like card stock, has wide format capability as well as custom size capability, and I prefer not having to deal with the matte vs photo black inks for every day jobs and simple photos. This printer, the Epson Expression XP-15000 fits that niche fabulously. I'd say for the average person or family who just want a printer that will do a great job of printing some photographs who would also like the printer to do standard printing jobs for them, this printer is more than adequate and will serve them very well. It will likely also serve those who have a creative paper or photography hobby or business well. The print quality is outstanding and it is easy to set up and to use. Though I rarely set up any of our tech stuff, I do trouble shoot issues with printing equipment, I did the set up of this Epson XP15000 myself with my more tech savvy husband nearby, in case I had a glitch, so he would know what I was doing and could assist if needed. I followed the provided directions, and had no problems getting the printer out of the box and set up, removing packaging materials, plugging it in, installing the ink cartridges, charging it, running the test sheets and doing the calibration steps...(Only very minimal issue wherein in a few cases the directions didn't note exactly what/where there were packing materials and tape, so you had to use your brain just a bit...such as in the lower paper tray/cassette.) Anyway, I was able to print photos from my phone within minutes. We both were very impressed by the quality of the photos, and the ease of set up and use up to that point. I then went online to download the software and did the update as directed. That too went smoothly. Since then I have printed 4x6's on lustre and gloss photo paper, 8.5x11's on lustre and glossy photo paper, and even a photo of a beautiful scene from Tuscany on Epson 13x19 watercolor matte finish paper I got a few years ago. I printed directly from my phone and from my Mac computer on various weight card stocks, photo paper and ordinary printer paper. I did feel that things may have been a bit slow, but my Mac is old and has been telling me to free up space, and is ready to be replaced, so the fact that I had it overstretched at the time with programs open could explain that speed issue, or perhaps our very brand new Wifi system isn't quite interfacing as it should (for reasons beyond my test, my husband feels there is an issue with the WiFi and correct bandwidth selection. The Epson unit is limited to the 2.5GHz band. Our new Mesh Wifi system (which is great, by the way) uses uses 3 frequencies which it moves between to optimize coverage. We noted issues with the printer connetiing with the WiFi especially if it was communicating on the 5 GHz band. Epson needs to work with the Mesh Router manufacturers and work this out, as Mesh WiFi networks help to optimize coverage throughout the home or office space. Because of that I went ahead and connected the printer to my computer with a USB cable (not provided), and things then printed more quickly, but unfortunately until I get my new computer set up, which is delayed because we have to deal with all the photos on it, I’m pretty sure my speeds are a little lower than others report.) EVERY single thing I printed turned out great. I am SURE with my new computer things will go even more quickly, but the fact that this printed an 8x11 in about a minute is really fast enough for me, because the quality is outstanding and even with my old and slow computer, printing photos was faster than I could have imagined. Overall, for this Epson printer, I LOVE: the beautiful quality of the prints, the truly borderless prints this printer makes, how easy this printer is to use and to set up, how quiet this printer is compared to our other two printers, even without the ‘quiet’ function selected. I love that it handles many kinds of photo paper and card stocks of various weights. I love that there are two paper trays, and especially love the rear paper tray for the heavier card stock as well as for the large format paper and card stock. I also tend to use the rear paper feeder for any photo paper, because it just glides through, but I did print 4x6 photos on glossy stock from the lower paper cassette with perfect results. (If you are switching between the two trays, remember to switch them on the LCD screen or on the printer drop down menu. It may be obvious I prefer using the print drop-down menu to the lcd screen on the front of the printer which is rather small, in my opinion, for my aging eyes, and I am less sure using that LCD than making the choices on the print menu. If you are listening Epson: please size up the LCD screen...and in my opinion it could be more clear which choices are actually active... perhaps it was me, but occasionally I felt I was going in circles with my attempts to perform a function, such as setting as active the rear paper feed tray or chosing to shut off the WiFi network in order to try out the Ethernet connectivity. I’m thrilled with the 6 color Claria Photo HD Inks. Epson states: “Individual 6-color Claria• Photo HD Inks -- with all-new Red and Gray inks -- offer a wide color gamut and enhanced black-and-white photo printing.” Love high capacity cartridges. (*But I would love it even more if they were Epson’s EcoTank system ... I hope Epson is listening...) If you are looking for a printer that easily prints great photos, or other projects that involve heavier paper than many/most other printers can handle, that has wide format capability, and functions wirelessly or wired, even remotely using special apps for mobile printing, that has the option of high-capacity quality ink cartridges...is quiet, and operates with relative ease, look no further. It does all this while still functioning as your normal everyday printer. You’ve found a great printer! (And, being that this is new, IF I have issues in the near future and I am able, I will add to this review.) Though this printer was randomly given to me for review, I’m pretty sure I couldn’t have gotten a printer that more suits my current needs better or that I would like more! This printer meets my needs for function, quality, and creativity, right at my desk, all at a lower price point than other printers I have used in the past. “This is a review for the Epson Expression Photo HD XP-15000 Wide-Format Printer that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.”

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful Quality

    Posted
    bluwater14

    My experience with the Epson - Expression Photo HD XP-15000 Wireless Printer has been a very positive experience. It was so easy to set up! From taking it out of the box, to completion was about 25 minutes. I only hit a few snags which I was able to figure out within a few minutes. It comes with a quick start guide that guides you through the set up. First step was the unpacking. It had everything on the list except for the ink cap storage bag. So I used a Ziploc bag instead. No big deal. This step also requires you to remove the blue tape holding everything in place for shipping purposes. It has a few pictures as to where you will find the tape. However it does NOT have a picture for the paper tray to remove the tape. This may have been helpful to clear up some confusion on loading the paper later down the road. Next step was to turn on and configure. (Simple) Next step was to install the ink cartridges. It was very easy. Everything was labeled and pretty self explanatory. This part was such a breeze. Next part is to load the paper. This is where I hit my first snag. I was trying to load the paper in the output tray instead of the paper tray. This was probably just an error on my part. I did read the directions over and over but for some reason I was getting it wrong. LOL. Next was the alignment of the ink cartridges and test papers. One of the first print outs is a bunch of squares in a line and you have to choose which one is the most solid. That part was easy. The last part of it was these bars that printed and you were supposed to choose which one had no gap between and were not overlapping. With both bars being the same color, it was very hard to distinguish the best choice. I wish they were different colors. I would have been more confident in my choices. Next was installing the software onto my computer. This part was pretty easy as well. I hit another snag when I was trying to set up a wireless connection. No where in any of the directions on the quick start guide or in the CD directions did it say to set it up directly on the printer. I thought myself to check this and set it up on there. If it was someone such as my parents who were trying to set this up would not have thought to check that. I think it should be added to the directions. I hooked mine up through wireless network. After all of that, I was ready to print! This printer came with a sample pack of photo paper!! Gotta love that!!! So I chose regular glossy paper and tested this bad boy out!! I chose one of my best quality photos to print. I have to say, the quality is AMAZING!!! It is professional quality!! I included a photo of my photo that printed, but even that does not give it the justice it deserves!! I am AMAZED!! Every single picture I have printed has been amazing quality!! This not only prints photos, it is all of your printing needs in one!! I totally recommend this product!! “This is a review for the Epson Expression Photo HD XP-15000 Wide-Format Printer that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.”

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    More than just a photo printer

    Posted
    Dale45

    Well first I start by saying, I knew this printer would be pretty amazing after reading the features and descriptions, but when I got it and actually had time to use it I’m just blown away at how incredible this machine really is. Although I am an IT professional, instructions were rather easy to follow. With that being said, you don’t need a computer and electronics engineering degree to set up this printer or be a rocket scientist. Anyone with common basic knowledge would be able to easily set up. I set up the machine on a laptop that didn’t isn’t equipped with a cd drive. Which I had to download the software, now this process was about 45 minutes or an hour which could have been because I was at home and I have the worst internet provider, but with faster speeds it shouldn’t take so long. Anyways, I didn’t have any trouble finding the software. The first thing I noticed was that this printer has two options to insert your photo paper. It has one entry at the top that opens, and one at the bottom, that slides open and shut. Something that you would see at an office building or something professional. So I was suprised by that. Now, this printer comes with a few options of photo paper. With the glossy, matte, you even get pre cut say for instance if your just looking to print a smaller photo and you don’t want to waste the full size. Anyways I tested one of each. My findings: -prints photos unbelievably fast, I’m talking seconds. - the photo quality is extremely professional. Like having a photo professionally printed from a printing service, it’s that good. No one could tell the difference, I’m that confident and impressed by them. I can actually say that I’ll never use professional printing services again! That is as long as this printer is still working, of course. But I have faith that this printer should last me sometime. I do have one complaint, not really a complaint because it still costs less by printing at home. Anyways there are 6 separate ink cartridges. But after looking at the prices of each which range of up to 22 dollars, some cheaper, it’s not all that bad. That’s one thing I like about Epson Printers is that their ink cartridges are cheaper than other brands. Anyways, I didn’t do the math but all and all I’m still going to save and I’ll get to print photos in the comfort of my own home. This machine will print photos, labels, stickers, different sizing, greeting cards, post cards, the list goes on but I’ll stop at that. My point is, this machine does more then photos. It’s very versatile. You also have the cloud option, you can download an app and print from a mobile device or at a different location, which is just wonderful. If your looking to print professional photos and more in your own home and not looking to spend an arm and a leg, then this printer will be a great selection. This is a review for the Epson Expression Photo HD XP-15000 Wide-Format Printer that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.”

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Print Big Photos from Home!

    Posted
    KurtC

    ​ If you're looking for a printer that can handle a large variety of paper sizes, inclunding big ones, the Epson Expression Photo HD XP-15000 Wide-Format Printer may be for you. The printer comes packaged with the following accessories: “figure 8 “power cord (no “brick“ needed), six different ink cartridges, software CD. Please note that the printer does not come with USB printer cable, but that should not be a problem as the printer is, as noted, equipped out of the box for Wi-Fi printing. Build quality seems solid. I don’t think I’ve ever had to remove so much packaging tape from a consumer electronics item ever before! Nothing rattles or shifts around when printing, and unti sits firmly on a flat, level surface. Print cartridges went in without fuss. It does not seem physically possible to insert an ink cartridge in an incorrect slot, I think due to slightly different shape contacts for each of the characters. That’s a nice design. Set up: Set-up instructions are reasonably clear: I did not require any clarification. Initial set up instructions (attaching the power cord, installing ink cartridges) are found on the set-up sheet included with the printer. Once plugged in, easy -to-understand prompts are provided on the printer’s LCD screen. One communicates with the printer through the keypad next to the LCD screen. The LCD screen is bright and sharp and easily adjustable to multiple viewing angles. Buttons are easy to press andn the printer does not lag in responding to button presses. I found the keypad intuitive. It is preferable to have working Internet connection while setting up, as both installation software and printer firmware may need to be updated. I did not attempt to proceed with skipping the steps, so I cannot attest to the success of the installation process without doing so. Probably the most difficult part of the set up came in evaluating print samples for proper calibration printer. One is asked to insert a few sheets of plain paper. The printer then outputs a series of lines in boxes and the user is asked to assess the quality of multiple samples. Oftentimes it seemed like an eye exam in that one is sometimes asked to choose between two very similar samples. Paper handling A front loading cartridge and a rear feeder better suited for single sheets are integrated into the printer. One can manually select from which supply the printer will take paper. “Auto select input” is available; I have had zero luck getting it to work even if only one tray had paper. Further, using the front tray for a handful or less of paper has very mixed results; most of the time, the printer would not recognize that any paper had been inserted. On insertion, one can change paper details (size, finish) though the app or through the printer. I found the process tedious, but commonly-used combinations can be saved as favorites. Feeding paper during printing was very smooth. No jams were noted with properly-loaded paper. I’ve noted no marks on the paper from rollers or the paper path. A very interesting feature of this printer is a motorized output tray. When not in use, it retracts into the front of the machine. It automatically extends from the printer when printing. It does not by default retract when the job is finished. One can either push to engage the mechanism, or tell the printer to retract via the LCD keypad. Also, if the front paper tray runs out while printing, the output tray does not automatically retract. This is inconvenient as it is more or less mandatory to retract the output tray before being able to access the paper tray. Printing Print speed is as expected for the consumer printer; rated over 9ppm with the draft speeds, significantly slower as per quality selection changes. At “best” quality, I timed the printing of a 4” x 6” photo at one minute twenty seconds. Print quality is acceptable if not spectacular. At best quality using an included sample of “premium glossy” paper, colors were evenly distributed without “runs”, and borderless printing worked perfectly. Colors, however seemed washed out, especially in the skin tones (portrait mode photo, front-facing camera, iPhone X, olive-skinned subject) Networking Easy set up with consistent connection. WPS connection available. Mobile app iOS app is easy to use and handles multiple printers. Most of the functions that can be accessed from the printer keypad can also be accessed through the application. Air print allows printing from 3rd party apps. All seem to work as quickly and consistently as printing from a desktop/laptop. Overall, a reasonable value for large-format photo printing, but paper loading is cumbersome, and print quality is not spectacular. I think that it's perfectly acceptable for home use. This is a review for the Epson Expression Photo HD XP-15000 Wide-Format Printer that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    STORE QUALITY, at HOME!

    Posted
    NOLAbuys

    The Epson Expressions photo printer far exceeded my expectations! Setting the printer up took me longer than I would have liked but once I got it set up, the rest was a breeze. My husband set it up in a pinch, and we were up and running in as little as 30 minutes. Right after getting it going, I realized I was confused as to where the paper fed through. The tray loads from the bottom of the printer and comes out in the same area. I was under the impression that it was supposed to come out from the top of the and exit through the bottom! That was my own misguided idea. Nevertheless the photo came out in the next minute; very quickly and nicely. The paper quality makes a difference in the photo printing, I’m sure, however, the printer itself is superior quality! I own a previous photo printer that after two years, began to have problems. It had never printed this well. The Epson Expressions printer also printed wirelessly! I did not have to download any specialty app. My phone had the print option readily available and my printer showed up without any lag or issue. I printed a 8.5x11 full sized, borderless print from an image on my phone. It came out just as beautiful, if not better than if I had taken it to my local drug store for printing. Not without fault for me, though. The cord is just a smidge too short for me. I run most things out of my home/office. I have everything set up vertically, so I would have liked the cord to reach so that I did not have to rearrange everything. Also, I am in the midst of trying to print from different devices, but I’d like to note that it was set up as default for me, to print on a CD/DVD TRAY. I did not even realize I could print on a cd! So initially I got an error message. Great printing thereafter! Easy to see LCD screen, convenience of using differing paper types, and will definitely get plenty of use in my home! This is a review for the Epson Expression Photo HD XP-15000 Wide-Format Printer that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.”

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Printer for Photographer

    Posted
    Chirag
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This is a review for the Epson Expression Photo HD XP-15000 Wide-Format Printer. This has been most sophisticated and interesting Inkjet/Photo Printer that I have used so far (also my first Epson). The printer comes with following: 1. six ink cartridges (Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Gray, Red) and you will need all of it to use its color printing features. 2. Cleaning sheet ( I did not have to use it) 3. Power Cord 4. CD-ROM for drivers (didn't have to use it) and whole set of instructions. While the printer does come assembled (you have to install Ink cartridges), it has several packaging tapes that need to be identified and carefully removed. Even after removing all visible tapes, I was unsure if I got them all. To remove few tapes, I had to remove rear feed tray as well as paper cassette. It would be helpful if a small guide is provided on how to remove these tapes. Starting printer for the first time takes about five minutes after power on - as it is initializing the software and then starts printer calibration steps. I wonder if Epson should offer printer pre-initialized and make printer calibration optional (as I didn't really have to do any changes to calibration). I did run into one other issue with initial setup. While trying to print calibration sheet - the paper jammed in the drum. In place of just "halting" print, printer kept on trying to push paper into its mechanism making very loud noises (possibly due to grinding of gear). My initial thought was that either I did not remove one of the packaging tape or I may have fixed some of the trays incorrectly (after removing tapes). After removing and adding it all back - it was all good. I was able to print my calibration sheet. (printer's LCD will show you steps that you may have to perform to remove paper jam). I was able to add printer to my wireless network in seconds. I chose to use UI and capture passwords in place of using WPS. As soon as it was able to connect to Internet, it identified a newer firmware and asked if I want to update it. It is nice to not have to be on a computer to update printer software. I use an android phone and the printer showed up in my phone as a printer (as both phone and printer were on same WIFI network). Also on my Windows 10 laptop, the printer showed up automatically. Since this printer is Google Cloud Print compatible I was able to add to my Google account as a printer (it errored on the Google website, but when I refreshed, it showed up as added - mostly Google website issue). I chose to print a certificate for a student that included a mix of color and BW text. it took barely 2-3 seconds to complete the print (very low amount of text on the certificate - but plenty of the border). The printer is quick that way. When you print - an output tray comes out from the front of the printer (motorized). You should be careful and not keep a coffee cup there. You can use a button on the printer to retract the output tray when you do not need it. Few other nice touches: * Printer shows ink level for each of the six types * The front panel can be lifted for readability. Overall: It is a low profile printer. Unlike some of the bigger printers I have used, this is only 6.3 inch tall and if you are okay to use regular paper tray (without rear feed). It offers some of the best networking options such as WIFI Direct or regular WIFI. You can also use Ethernet to connect if required. The printer also supports Google Cloud Print and other options. Its ability to print on card and specialty media along with wide format support should be a good piece of equipment for anyone printing photographs and related material. It does not have is memory card slot (to read pictures) - and expects user to use a computer or a phone or tablet to issue printer. It also does not have any other functions (such as scanner) and may require user to invest into those separately (or use Phone or Tablet to perform those tasks). This is a review for the Epson Expression Photo HD XP-15000 Wide-Format Printer that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.

    I would recommend this to a friend





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