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Epson - Expression Photo XP-8500 Wireless All-In-One Printer - Black

Model: EPSON EXPRESSION XP-8500 C11CGSKU: 6083603

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 56 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great home option

    Posted
    JSoft

    It’s been a few years since I have owned a printer of any kind at home (photo or otherwise) so I was very interested to see if this printer would convince me to get back into the world of buying ink cartridges to produce my own prints. As a amateur photographer, I produce a number of print quality photos and having to drive around to pick up prints can get a bit annoying. Enter the XP 8500. The printer is packed with the ink cartridges taped to some of the packing styrofoam. I thought for a few moments that the printer did not come with ink cartridges, so beware of throwing anything away before you have set it all the way up. First I did the setup. This took longer than expected. The ink spent 10 minutes ‘warming up’ and then I spent another twenty minutes going through the calibration. You have the option to skip the calibration at any step via the LCD touch screen, but I decided to go through the process of looking at test prints to select the calibration settings that produced the clearest result. I completed that process and printed a few test images, and black lines (banding) showed up in the final prints. I ran the printer head cleaning option from the on screen maintenance menu, and there were still lines on subsequent test prints. It did not matter if I did a print to photo glossy stock paper or plain paper. I was about to attempt to manually clean the paper guides when I decided to click the on screen “Troubleshoot” button on the print complete screen. I hit the button, clicked the problem I was having, and the first possible solution presented (before a mention of cleaning the print heads) was verifying the print settings paper source exactly matched the paper loaded into the cassette. I Matched those values and after that, printing went perfectly. Moving forward, I was most interested in the claims Epson made about the printer being “PC-less,” so I tested it in just that way. I used the onboard touchscreen menu to configure the wifi connection for the printer, then I used a ‘naked’ pure Android tablet and a Samsung S8+ to start sending it some real print jobs. Neither device had ever been used for printing before I received this printer. I downloaded some very high resolution DSLR color prints from my Google Drive account, selected print, was prompted to install the Epson Print Enabler software, and after about a ten second wait the printer began opening up to extend it’s completed prints tray and the photos looked great. Pros: It’s very quiet. The standby light is not annoyingly bright and gently pulses It’s compact enough to fit anywhere You can assign it an email address to print from Software can be found easily in Android app store Cons: The touch screen is a bit too small, only really a concern if/when you enter the wifi password directly into the printer. Some work could be done on making sure the app has the same defaults as the printer, or indicates with an error message of some kind that the app settings do not match the selected print tray paper size.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Goodbye Inconvenience, Hello Professional Photos!

    Posted
    misscreativegal

    I’m a photo junkie, and as I’ve become a pet parent, I’ve only become worse. Unfortunately, many of my photos just end up sitting in folders on my computer or I have to run over to Walgreens which is a pain because either a.) The photos are not processed by the time I am promised so my hopes of “one hour photo” are dashed, b.) No one is at the photo counter to help when I arrive to pick up my photos so I impatiently wait around, or c.) Well, I’m just a bit lazy. So when the Epson Expression Photo XP-8500 All-in-One Printer came into my life, I was excited to finally have my own photo maker at home to save time and energy, and print photos whenever I please. Initially, I was a little nervous that the instructions would be book-long and more confusing than helpful. Nothing can ruin the excitement of a new device more than those dreaded instructions. Luckily, Epson let me hold onto my excitement as the printer came with simple instructions to follow with diagrams that explained everything, just my speed. The printer took about 40 minutes to set up. The longest steps were waiting for the printer to charge the ink which takes about 10 minutes, and then installing the software. Overall, the setup was pretty effortless, and this is coming from someone who can’t always tell her left from right. Once the printer was up and running, the real test began. I was a little skeptical about how great the quality of the photos would be in comparison to photos from more “fancy, superior” professional photo equipment at places like Walgreens. However, I have owned an Epson printer previously which I had a good experience with, so I was hopeful. With this printer came some sample photo paper which was great so I could enjoy the printer right away. The big moment came for me to print out the first photo from my laptop, and I was not disappointed. The quality of the photo made it look like it could have been printed from Walgreens or Shutterfly, but even better because I received the photo in a matter of seconds with little effort on my part. I also printed a photo from my phone, and I was pleasantly surprised how simple it was. I basically just had to download an app, select the photo I wanted printed from my phone, and was all set. The printer really made my photo, of a butterfly on a flower, come to life, capturing its sharpness and vibrant colors. The printer comes with 6 color inks, so it does a wonderful job of being true to the colors of the original photo. I do have to say that despite how easy the printer is to use, it is also easy to make a mistake if you don’t closely follow the directions. For instance, if you pull out the paper cassette too much, it will fall out of the printer and you have to re-insert it or if you put the photo paper on the glossy side face up (I am guilty of this), the photos may come out as blobs of ink. However, as long as you are careful and use your brain, you’ll be good to go. The printer does take some time to get used to with the different paper cassettes and figuring out the variety of features, but once you do, you can take full advantage of all it has to offer. Overall, I have to say I’m very impressed by the printer and how well it performed. It is easy to set up and use, lives up to its promise of delivering professional-quality photos, and makes photo printing less of a chore, and more convenient and fun. This is a review for the Epson Expression Photo XP-8500 All-in-One 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

    Great choice for a photo printer!

    Posted
    aulicny

    Review of Epson Expression Photo XP-8500 All-in-One Printer Alan Ulicny UNBOXING: The Epson Expression Photo XP-8500 All-in-One Printer (print, scan, copy - $250) is the second non-HP printer I’ve used on a regular basis and the first photo printer, and I must say that I am pleasantly surprised and disappointed that I didn’t switch a while ago. Out of the box, my first impression is that it is a large unit, larger than I expected. The packaging does a nice job of protecting the unit and all the accessories along with it. At approximately 14x14x6”, it is larger than most photo printers I’ve seen, but not so much so that it won’t fit in either a professional or home office or my wife’s craft room. A large 2.7in color, adjustable touch panel that is very clear, 100 sheet capacity for plain paper and a second drawer that holds 20 smaller photo paper sizes, quick printing (my observations are about 8ppm) and the ability to multitask using the dual paper drawers. SET-UP: Set up was easy using the included instructions and didn’t take as long as some previous units I’ve owned. I was able to set up the unit and connect to my home network in about 10min. Epson offers some direct connect, flash drive, “WiFi Direct”, near-field, cloud and networked printing options that make it easy to meet your specific needs and print your files from nearly everywhere. PERFORMANCE: My family and I have been using this unit for a while now, and we’re really impressed with its performance (my wife has had poor wireless connectivity in her office in the past, but this unit has been rock-solid). I’m not a “spec guy” by any means, so I’m not going to quote a lot of numbers (you can get those on the Epson website, anyway), but as far as I’m concerned, this printer puts out clear, sharp photos and it puts them out fast. With the XP-8500, you can print out high-quality photos up to 8 x 10 using Epson’s 6-color Claria Photo HD Inks, PC-free printing via USB/SD cards/smartphones, CD/DVD printing, photo editing features, affordable ink cartridges (~$11/color std), and the option to scan/share images directly to social networks like Facebook & the cloud. SUMMARY: Fast photo printing, the ability to scan and copy photos, inexpensive ink cartridges and wireless printing straight from your phone make this a great printer for today’s techy household. As far as I’m concerned, this printer puts out clear, sharp prints and it puts them out fast. If you are looking for something better than the cheap photo printers you’re starting to see everywhere, do yourself a favor and check out this Epson. This is a review for the Epson Expression Photo XP-8500 All-in-One 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

    Delighted

    Posted
    paprj

    The EPSON XP-8500 Series came nicely and securely packaged when delivered. Which is a plus in my thinking? As it seems as though the bigger packages are the ones, as are the smaller packages both equally likely to being jostled around a bit during transport And of course, the exciting part was the unpacking, making sure everything that is supposed to be there is there. Which it was Unpacking the box, I find the EPSON XP-8500 Series, of course, No nicks, No mars on the case a very smooth and sleek look to it. As though it can fit in any room, any decor. I find the power cord which is heavy duty. So I know it will handle the load. I find the cd-rom for the setup which seems fairly straightforward.Doing a full install once it is run from your cd-rom.There is also a quick start written guide with very detailed instructions as to getting your printer up and working. As well as the 6 yes I said 6 ink cartridges. Which at first I am like uh oh. This is going to get expensive. Yet I do see that unlike many other printers these cartridges work independently of one another. No longer is it required that when 1 cartridge is empty the others have to be changed as well. Now that is a + PLUS + in my thinking. I do like that And another PLUS is it comes with a nifty starter pack of photo paper to get me started. The setup and install went very smoothly and I look forward to printing out pictures and sending them to family and friends.I have already printed out some really nice pictures with this printer and it is so easy and intuitive. Just pick the picture you want, click and the printer does the rest. I have printed out some reports for my work and they are just as easy. There are 3 paper slots so it is easy to get it done right the first time.From using the cd-rom to install I did not see a custom install to where I could choose what I wanted or do not want. Looking at my desktop running Windows 7, I see 3 different programs 1, Epson Scan 2 2, Epson XP-8500 User's Guide 3, Google Cloud Print Setup So that being it will not use alot of resources.Which is always a concern for computer users I would like and I am not seeing an install for Linux users perhaps there is one and I will be able to use it. I do know my Mom is happy now. She always bugs me wanting new pictures of my daughters, her granddaughters, and their children. So this is one thing off my list of to do`s I will be using this printer for the holidays to print pictures to send out to family and friends This is a review for the Epson Expression Photo XP-8500 All-in-One 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

    Photo Printer with a Punch

    Posted
    Naga

    The Epson XP-8500 was the first photo printer that I've ever used, so I was initially a bit apprehensive about the quality and endurance of the machine. However, my initial skepticism has melted away to pure happiness, as the XP-8500 has definitely been one of the most reliable printers that I've ever owned. The photo printing on the device is phenomenal. The color reproduction is fantastic, as the images look exactly as they do on my laptop, which is awesome. In the past, I'd had to print images on a regular inkjet, and the quality had severely suffered. I'm happy to say this isn't the case here. I've tried using the printer to print on regular paper for projects and proposals too, and I haven't been disappointed yet. The output looks the same as my old printer, though it definitely is much, much slower (I'll chalk this up to its specialty of being a photo printer). For someone like me who likes doing all their work on one printer, this is definitely a negative. A great feature on this particular device is the online connectivity features. I was able to print out without any major hassle through the Internet, and that's been a godsend as I no longer have to being with tangling cables wrapping around my printer. The machine itself looks black and sleek; something taken out of the an Apple book, I suppose, and it definitely looks quite pretty sitting in the corner of my small apartment. I wouldn't quite call it portable, but it's definitely much smaller than most printers I've owned in the past. Be warned: a potential trap is the 6-color Claria ink system. Though I haven't needed to change my ink yet, I'm still wincing from the fact that my wallet will take quite a hit when it does come time to. With 6 different cartridges, replacing the ink just once will cost me well over $100. Ouch. Scanning and copying work more or less as expected, as do media reading (the CD reader is a nice feature...though a bit outdated). All in all, a great printer especially for photo enthusiasts, though it does have a few shortcomings. This is a review for the Epson Expression Photo XP-8500 All-in-One 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

    Great Printer!!

    Posted
    Dev701
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This is a review for the Epson XP-8500 All-in-One Printer that I got to test out during the beta release of this product. I've had this printer for a week and have utilized it as my fundamental printer at home. It has been great thus far. Starting setup takes additional time than different printers because of the need to fill the ink tanks and after that charge the ink heads. This part takes around 30 minutes. The remote setup shouldn't take long either; I had to run up & down the stairs quite a few times to connect the printer to Wi-Fi. With everything taken into consideration, from removing the printer from the box to my first print took me around 45 minutes. The printer works incredible for shading, dark and white, or photograph prints. Given the tremendous volume to the ink tank plan, I don't have to stress over replenishing expensive ink cartridges. The printer accompanies 2 years of ink which is comparable to multiple sets of ink cartridges. Additionally the substitution ink cartridges are reasonably priced. Why didn't somebody think about this prior!! I don't have any stress when I need to print out many documents or photos. Remote printing works fantastic. I was able to add the printer to my network effortlessly. On my iPhone, I can utilize the Epson iPrint application to print work documents and school papers. Epson even has a feature called Epson Connect where they assign an email address that you can use to print photographs and documents on the printer from any gadget that has email from any location. Generally this printer gives remarkable incentives too and is an incredible printer for home & office utilization. Print quality is awesome and it prints and duplicates quick. The ink tanks are anything but difficult to fill and are cheap. Awesome printer!! This is a review for the Epson Expression Photo XP-8500 All-in-One 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

    Quality Printer for Home or Small Office

    Posted
    Foxyfee1

    Unpacking this printer when I received it was very easy. I would however recommend that the ink cartridges be placed in a more visible location. They were placed within the sides of the packing foam and could have possibly been thrown away had it not been for the quick guide instructions letting me know they were included. This Epson Expression Photo XP 8500 All-in-One-Printer also comes with an easy installation disk with easy install instructions for configuration. Loading the paper was easy too and there are several paper cassette trays (2) in front and (1) in the rear for loading paper. I was very impressed! This Epson Expression Photo XP 8500 All-in-One-Printer produces quality, professional photos and printing. It has scanning capabilities, it is compact, yet efficient and extremely quiet. It will meet if not exceed most of your printing needs. What I love most about it, is its’ wireless capabilities because you can print from any of your devices including your smartphone, iPhone, iPad, or home computer. Even if you aren’t tech savvy, this printer makes you feel as if you are. What I like least is the size of the control panel. Although it works well and is lighted and legible, if the size of the panel could be a bit larger, that would be great. Other neat features include messages on the control panel or reminders should you forget to remove a photo or document from the inside of the scanner unit. This printer allows you to print from anywhere at any time by assigning the printer an email address! What a great feature. I would highly recommend the purchase of this printer because of the print quality for home or small business. This is a review for the Epson Expression Photo XP-8500 All in One 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

    Simply Amazing

    Posted
    OhioMom

    I am a huge scrapbook person. In the world of going digital and storing on the cloud, I still enjoy printed pictures that can be saved for memories. Memories of a lifetime should be printed with pride and quality. If printing solid quality pictures is your need, this printer is simply amazing. My primary work is in the IT field so setup was fairly seamless. About 35 minutes box to ready to use. If you are not trained this process, reading the directions is key. This printer uses 6 color cartridges versus the normal four. This contributes to the higher quality print yield. Connecting Wi-Fi and syncing the devices can be difficult on any device. This is not the exception. This process was timely and required some troubleshooting. Once set up, the printer easily interacts with any software that you will use. Any device connected to your WiFi has the ability to send to the printer. This is greatly convenient with photos stored on your phone. No download to the computer is required and saves some great time. As part of my testing, I printed several documents. Spreadsheets, letters, flyers, cards, and photos. I compare these pictures to my the same prints on my prior printer that was in the $50 cost range. The difference is astounding. Crisp, clean, more detailed prints. It didn’t matter what paper the print was on, the quality was superbly more noticeable. The printer comes with a higher price tag which may be a barrier to some. If you are looking for a higher quality print, it will be necessary to spend some more to achieve better quality. This printer provides a top of the line professional print within a reasonable budget for the quality you receive. I received the Expression Photo XP-8500 Small-in-One All-in-One Printer as a beta tester.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great things come in small packages!

    Posted
    stevekirkbride

    This printer is amazing, pure and simple. setup was quick and easy, the only quirk I had was that it took ten minutes to initialize the printer cartridges, something new to me. Next was installing the software, which i did online because my pc does not have a cd drive. Again, quick and painless.In addition to networking with the pc, I also tried airplay and its android equal, as well as epson cloud printing, all connected and printed flawlessly. Now on to print quality and speed. EPIC. I tried plain paper, photo paper, card stock and even printing on blank dvds. I was surprised at how well the quality stayed consistent over such different media. Not one smudge to be found. Photo printing was vibrant and crisp, giving photo labs a run for their money. small photos can be printed in as little as 10 seconds. This is great for printing multiple 4x6's for Christmas cards and such. Another great feature is borderless printing. This printer is able to print full borderless photos up to a size of 8x10. Great for amateur photographer portfolios! This printer also has usb and sd memory slots for uploading photos as well. You can also use the built in tools for red eye, and other photo editing needs, not that it would take the place of dedicated software, but a nice option anyway. This printer is also a sleek black, and has a very small footprint, so your desktop will not be cluttered. In closing, if you are looking for a sleek, quick and quality photo printer, for pictures as well as media printing, look no further than the Epson XP-8500. You will not be disappointed. This is a review for the Epson Expression Photo XP-8500 All-in-One 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

    Expression Photo XP8500

    Posted
    Kevin2002
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The Epson Expression Photo XP 8500 is a compact and versatile piece of equipment. It can operate as a scanner, printer, and copier with a more compact design than other comparable printers. e. It does have an USB port design so you can print directly and an app available to print from your cell phone or other smart device. Even though it has a space saving design it has two paper trays, which means if you want to print a few 4-6 and then a an 8x10 image you can without getting up and swapping out the paper or wasting expensive photo paper. Epson Expression Photo XP 8500 was easy to operate right out of the box. It’s the touch screen controls are easy to navigate and very user friendly. The print time is very fast and quiet and I was impressed the quality of the printing and copying features was not compromised by the speed, and I had no trouble printing photos or documents. I like that it is Wi-Fi enabled and that all I needed was a place to plug it in. So I can put it where it is convenient, and out the way. I am very pleased that Epson Expression Photo XP 8500 has individual ink cartridges for each color and includes a light version of cyan and magenta. This means I am not wasting the ink and only replacing what I need, when I need it. Saving money is always a plus. Keeping it working like brand new is also super easy just follow the on screen prompt. Over all this is a very good product and I would definitely recommend it. Great quality photos, easy to use and very quick, all the things I look for when selecting a printer. This is a review for the Epson Expression Photo XP-8500 All-in-One 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

    Great Compact Printer

    Posted
    sylram

    This is a great little printer if you have a small space to put one. I especially like the fact that I can print from my phone directly to the printer. I did have to use the wifi-direct option with my phone. I did have some difficulty installing and cannot install the Epson Connect since I have a firewall where I used this printer. I haven't had time to take to another location without the extensive firewall, but I am sure it would work flawlessly in a wifi, no firewall situation. I tried to set up this printer without reading the manual/instructions that came with the printer. I had NO problems as it was very straightforward with setup. I did not attach to my computer the first few days as I wanted to make sure this would work without a computer as stated. No problems. Today, I installed the drivers and the printer is working great. I had no problems installing the drivers and getting the printer to work via the USB cable. One note, however, the cable does not come with the product. I think all cables should come with the product or be noted in large letters on the outside of the box that it is required for certain applications. I love the multiple trays for different media and the slot in the top for sheet feeding. Makes printing multiple different sizes much easier. As of this time, I am not especially pleased with the quality of the print. Nothing still looks as good as a real photo but it is a good substitute. It is just not as good as I would like it. This is a review for the Epson Expression Photo XP-8500 All in One 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

    Great Printer

    Posted
    BWIII
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I really enjoyed using this printer as set up was a breeze and print quality is better than I gave it credit for. My issues, be them small, are that some paper types look like they took a print better than others. I don't know if this was because I started off using a mixture of Canon, HP, and Epson types of paper during the first few hours of testing but after making sure alignments and set up was done (It took three rounds of print calibration to remove lines from some prints) the pictures came out perfect and fast, and I mean fast! If anything, I think the varying degrees of glossy make a difference on its own internal settings and that might have been the issue. The app that you can download to work with the printer is great. It has just as many options as the printer does and something that I really liked was that it will tell you what you have loaded in the trays currently and if it matches the size of the print you want to create. I could see this being used at a party or at home when I don’t want to go to the store just to have some images printed. I would easily recommend this printer. Pros Easy set up Fast picture printing of ALL sizes that it can print Good companion app for iOS and Android Small foot print. No computer needed. Can print directly to DVD/CDs SD Card and Bluetooth Cons No USB cable included. Some non-Epson paper types could affect print quality. Took a few times to get the calibration set. This is a review for the Epson Expression Photo XP-8500 All-in-One 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

    Amazing Photos

    Posted
    KatieH

    I have been really wanting to print out some our family pictures for albums and around the house. Using my old printer, I was so disappointed when I printed these pictures, taken by a professional with a professional camera, and they looked terrible. The colors looked totally different than really grainy. I knew it was time to look into a printer that was meant to actually print quality pictures. I was initially surprised by the compact size of this printer. It is the same size as my junky printer that is marketed as a "compact printer". This printer takes up barely any space but still majorly out preforms. I love the touch screen too! It's so convenient and I'm not asking myself - "wait, what does triangle mean? Does this button go up, or what?" I had this printer up and running in no time, thanks to the thorough instructions. This is a printer with a lot of components and features and to get the most out of it the user manual is seriously your best friend. Some of the features can be a little fiddly, and you really benefit from knowing what you are doing. The first thing I printed was one of my photos, and I am very happy with the quality. The colors are vibrant and it looks like I had it printed at a shop. The printer is fast and relatively quiet. I am so pleased with this and can't wait to print out a ton more pictures! This is a review for the Epson Expression Photo XP-8500 All-in-One Printer that I received free of charge to do a beta test and rev

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Could not be better

    Posted
    RangerDanger70

    As someone who regularly updates photobooks and uses pictures in birthday cards I was really excited for this printer. I always forget to print pictures at the store in advance and love having this at home to print whenever I want. To start, the printer is fairly easy to set up, although I will say some technical experience is required. It took about an hour to go through everything in the box, set up the printer, align it, and connect to the wifi to print. I had a little bit of trouble connecting from my laptop (probably user error) but I was able to print from the desktop computer without issue. The images that are printed are phenomenal. You can compare them directly to a professionally printed photo and you would have no idea that they came from two different printers. I have already used the printer to print photos for friends and to hang around the house. Best part? The ink is relatively inexpensive so replacing the ink is no big deal. The ink in my regular printer is so expensive and I dread replacing it every time I run out, but this printer is different. If you are looking to purchase this printer for regular photo printing use I highly recommend it. It will print large photos and small photos without any issue and you'll never be able to tell the difference of a store grade professional printer. This is a review for the Epson Expression Photo XP-8500 All-in-One 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

    Great Printer for the Price

    Posted
    TexasCoder

    I usually get my photos printed out at professional printing places because I've never really owned a high quality photo printer. I was pretty excited to test this out and see if this would save me many trips to the local printing services shop. First off setup was pretty straight forward. The wireless part ws pretty handy and allowed me to remotely connect from different devices. I printed a photo from my mobile device. The setup was pretty simple, instructions were straight forward and there was no additional troubleshooting required on my part. This is great because this is the part that usually kills my soul. Now for the quality of the prints. I have to say, I was very satisfied with the quality. I would not be able to tell the difference between the prints I printed out at the local Kinkos vs the one I printed on this printed. Now mind you, I'm not looking for high quality art gallery type of prints but for the average user I am very pleased. This is great for making hard copies of prints for personal use. It is better than any of my previous printers that I've owned (in terms of quality for printing out photos) and I will be using it to print more of my prints. The actual size of the printer is not too bulky either. Overall for the price and quality, I think this is a solid choice. This is a review for the Epson Expression Photo XP-8500 All-in-One 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

    Good but buggy

    Posted
    JRose3386
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    This Epson Expression Photo XP 8500 All-In-One-Printer also comes with an easy installation disk with easy install instructions for start-up and setting up wireless printing functions. After setting up and running all the alignment tests, I set out to test the printing quality. I started with a simple 4x6 photo and it came out beautifully detailed and of professional quality. I was very impressed with border-less printing as well! However, when trying to print the same photo on 8x10 photo paper, it came out a completely different color. I have ran the diagnostics several times and made it clean the printing heads just as many times and I have tried printing the same photo 3 more times only to have the same effect happen. I have checked all my settings and made sure they were exactly the same as when I printed the 4x6 to no avail. It will NOT print the photo correctly on the 8x10 photo paper. Also, the printer is loud to me. Much louder than my XP-640 Expression printer. It grabs the paper and it sounds like it's getting stuck in the rollers to me until I see it coming out at the front and it also makes quick/sudden jerky internal movements that cause my desk to shake slightly when printing. Maybe I have a defective unit? This is a review for the Epson Expression Photo XP-8500 All-In-One Printer that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent printer for crafting

    Posted
    CraftyChic
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    I purchased this printer to replace my home office printer, but mainly for printing photos for scrapbooking, memory albums, etc. I am absolutely shocked and happily surprised by the quality of the photos this printer produces on Epson’s Premium Glossy Photo Paper. I am not a professional photographer by any means, but it is apparent that the photos are markedly better quality than those you could have printed by a retailer (e.g CVS). The printer itself is very user-friendly and easy to install/connect wirelessly within my network. The digital touch screen is definitely a nice feature as well. In terms of ink supply, i currently have 40-60% left of each cartridge. This is after printing at least 125 photos (4x6) and 150+ (Letter size) pages in full color. Though, I have yet to replace any of the 6 cartridges, I love how they can be replaced individually at ~$10/color. This printer was one of the best purchases I’ve made in years. I highly recommend it to anyone who is needing a photo printer for personal use/crafting!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for college students

    Posted
    Russell007

    This color printer is great for college students because the size is compact enough to fit in a dorm or apartment, but it is still a solidly made printer. My primary use is printing brochures for student activities and research presentations and poster displays. The pictures are very clear and concise and the colors are true to form. There is very little set-up required and I liked the bag they provided to store and re-use the ink caps. It’s also nice that there are 6 separate ink cartridges, although I wonder if I’ll run out of the black ink faster since it’s the same size as the other ones. Another nice feature is the two different trays allowing you to print on smaller photo paper as well as letter size, plus it has a special feeder option. It automatically kicks out the output holder in case you forgot, preventing the usually document drop on the floor. I set-up the software with the installation CD and connected it to my computer via a USB cord (not included). I also tried out the memory card reader and found it very intuitive to use. This is only my second experience using an Epson printer; however, they seem to be giving HP a run for their money. This is a review for the Epson Expression Photo XP-8500 All-in-One 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

    The Fast and Furious of Photo Printers

    Posted
    TheHoffYouTube

    The days of going to the one hour Photo Hut or all in one super stores to print out your home photos are over. Here is a small all in one wireless photo Printer. It prints all of your pictures in ten seconds per photo. The days of USB plug in are gone with Wireless connection and SD Card slot. You can now print directly from your Apple phone/IPad or your Android device. The quality of this printer is amazing when you pair up the photo with the right paper. So when printing the family photo as seen on this site make sure you select the glossy paper to get that quality with no lines. This will even print to multiple sizes for your keepsake needs. The LCD screen is great to select the right photo from your SD card or when doing the initial setup. Setup was longer then most printers but unlike other printers you will be printing photos you will want to keep and show off to the world so you want to make sure they print with the highest quality! So this printer will have you doing a setup to get the alignment correct and make sure it always prints amazing memories you capture and want to hold on to forever! This is a review for the Epson Expression Photo XP-8500 All-in-One 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

    Small but gets the job done

    Posted
    jhadnot1
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    All-In-One printer that does not take up much space. Ideal for small spaces. Half the size of the other printer I own. This printer was easy to set up. I would suggest using plain paper for set up. It uses a few sheets of paper to complete. Easy to connect to Wi-fi. This printer comes with a CD to install, which I worried about since I own a laptop, but have no fear, the printer can be connected to your PC via USB (not included or noted on the box). But I noticed when I sent prints from my phone, no printer was listed. Download the apps necessary (such as Epson Connect/iPrint) to print wirelessly if you run into this issue. No issues after that. You can also assign an email address to your printer so you can print from anywhere! This printer requires several ink but they are reasonably priced. Expect high quality photos with no lines or smudges. I’ll be able to avoid trips to the store to print now! I like that the printer comes with different tray sizes, so I am not limited on what I can print. Overall, this printer is impressing, especially because of it’s size and the quality of prints! This is a review for the Epson Expression Photo XP-8500 All-in-One Printer that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.

    I would recommend this to a friend