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Epson Stylus Photo RX685 review

£199 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Epson

Our Rating: We rate this 4 out of 5 User Rating: Our users rate this 4 out of 10

Epson's Stylus Photo RX685 is a six-colour multifunction inkjet printer.

Epson's Stylus Photo RX685 is a six-colour multifunction inkjet printer.

The Epson Stylus Photo RX685 is a fast, easy to use multifunction printer that includes some nice touches that are often found only in more expensive multifunction printers.

Six ink cartridges slide easily into place, and the Epson Stylus Photo RX685's USB cable (not included) snakes around snugly inside the printer. A duplexing unit can be slid into the back.

The Epson Stylus Photo RX685 has two paper trays. When printing from your PC or using the Epson Stylus Photo RX685's standalone copying features, you can quickly select the required tray. An input tray is also included for printing on inkjet-compatible CDs and DVDs; it produces great images.

You can use the Epson Stylus Photo RX685's memory card reader to view files on your PC, or you can print copies of photos directly from the card or a camera. You can also scan photos and documents – in JPEG or TIFF format – directly to a memory card or USB drive connected to the printer.

The Epson Stylus Photo RX685 excels as a photo printer, producing superb, vibrant prints on both glossy and matte papers. The print quality for standard text and graphic documents is also good: text is crisp and readable at small type sizes, and graphics reproduce well, with excellent colour fidelity.

The Epson Stylus Photo RX685 is not laser-quality, but it will do for most home or small office jobs.

Overall print speed is fairly zippy. A 10-page Word document took a little over two minutes to print at the default quality setting (which produces very readable text). A 4 x 6in photo took less than 30 seconds to print at standard quality and slightly under a minute at the Epson Stylus Photo RX685's highest quality setting.

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Epson Stylus Photo RX685 Expert Verdict »
Epson Stylus Photo RX685 Scores 9.0 out of 10 based on 150 reviews
Copier, Printer, Scanner
colour Photo (4x6in) Print Speed: 12 second(s)
Black and White Horizontal Resolution: 5760dpi
Black and White Vertical Resolution: 1440dpi
Black and White Print Speed: 40ppm
colour Print Speed: 40ppm
colour Vertical Resolution: 1440dpi
Ink Colour System: 6 Colour (C,c,M,m,Y,K)
colour Horizontal Resolution: 5760dpi
Slots: CompactFlash, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Microdrive, MultiMedia Card (MMC), SD Card, xD-Picture Card
Energy Star Compliant
USB 2.0
Duplex Printing, Photo LCD Display, PictBridge Compatible
Colour Copy Speed: 40ppm
Black and White Copy Speed: 40ppm
Optical Scan Resolution: 1200x2400
12kg
432x446x237mm
  • Build Quality: We give this item 9 of 10 for build quality
  • Features: We give this item 8 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 6 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 8 of 10 overall

With great print quality for both photos and text, and features such as a duplexer, dual paper trays, a memory card reader, and standalone photo restoration, the Epson Stylus Photo RX685 is a very good multifunction printer. While its bundled software could be better, there's little reason not to recommend it, especially if you're a photo-centric user who wants the flexibility to print other document types quickly and easily.

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