Epson XP-410 Small-in-One Printer Review
The Epson XP-410 Small-in-One Printer is a great scanner and printer that has plenty of features including wireless and direct from memory card printing.
Ease of Use, Performance: 4/5
Look & Feel: 5/5
How much I enjoy: 4/5
Recommendation: 4.5/5 Stars
The Epson Expression Home XP-410 Small-in-One printer has plenty of features including wireless printing and printing directly from an SD or MS Duo memory card. You can also print from a remote location from a tablet, smartphone or an Apple device using cloud printing and apps.
The Epson XP-410 is a scanner and printer that uses four ink cartridges for clear and vibrant images that look pretty good and has simple scan functions. The XP-410 uses a top bed scanner but has no multi sheet feed for single page scanning of documents directly to a print or to send to a computer.
You can send images and emails to the printer from a computer connected directly to the printer or using the built in Wi-Fi over a wireless network connection. You can also remotely send email and images to the printer using apps from tablets, smartphones and other computers.
The Epson XP-410 starts as a wireless network printer but also allows connectivity directly to your computer for a bit faster printing. I found that connecting directly to my main computer but also having the ability to connect with other computers and devices wirelessly and remotely worked well.
I had no problems connecting to the XP-410 with my desktop computer and a wireless connection which brought the printer into my network and useable from any computer over my network worked well. The printer has a decent sized driver package at about 102 MB but this is much less than my previous HP printer which was about double the size.
I have had problems with HP drivers and compatibility with Windows 7 with my older printer so moving up to a wireless printer with so many features is great. The Epson XP-410 has the 2.5 inch screen for checking images and as a menu but you can also print directly from an SD card without having to use a computer at all.
You can also print from handheld devices like tablets and smartphones with Android based or iTunes based apps that allow even remote printing. You can send a picture or email from your smartphone or tablet back home and have it print out and ready for you by the time you get back to your home or office.
Of course you would need to make sure it is preloaded with your choice of paper before you leave so a little planning is necessary. The printer does an excellent job with simple tasks like printing out numerous pages like my tax return which took about 7 minutes for 24 pages.
Color photos will take longer and of course will vary widely according to detail and colors used but I found printing nice full 8.5 by 11 images took about 10 to 13 minutes while 8 by 10 took a little less. Regular 4 by 6 prints took as little as 2 to 3 minutes which is about the standard for these types of multifunction printers.
Quality is not nearly as good as my dedicated photo printer and others I have had in the past but for the price the Epson XP-410 does hold its own. I found colors looked good and even large black photos like fireworks had a good depth to them while bright colors like flowers looked vibrant enough.
When comparing printed color images from an HP color printer the colors are a bit washed and not as vibrant but for the price of the XP-410 it is not bad. The XP-410 costs about $90 or less with ink running about $10 to $13 for standard cartridges and a few dollars more for the large capacity ones.
I found a couple reviews that talked about the number of pages you could print from an ink cartridge and the Epson does have a smaller yield to their cartridges. They are a bit more expensive when compared to other brands and the pages you can print per cartridge which would put this printer at a disadvantage if used often.
I was very happy with the scanner and having the ability to scan and print or print directly from an SD card when I want which can come in handy at times. I had no problems at all when using the XP-410 and could really see the handy connectivity options like printing from a tablet while surfing the net or printing emails from a tablet.
The higher cost per page would only factor in if this was a large output printer but for regular home or home office use this makes an excellent printer. I highly recommend the Epson XP-410 for a great home and home office printer that has plenty of great features.
Inexpensive w/ lots of features
Four ink cartridges reduces waste
On screen image allows print from camera or memory card
Easy software installation
A Bit slower at printing color images
Ink is a bit expensive