Expert review of the Epson Expression XP-860 printer
The multifunction Epson Expression XP-860 is a moderately-specified printer that provides some over-and-above features, but maintains a focus on printing. It provides scanning capabilities, but does without some of the most high-end functions. As well as a scanner and copier, the Epson Expression XP-860 is a fully-fledged fax machine with a built-in modem. Running costs are incredibly low due to the availability of compatible (third-party replacement) cartridges - see above. High-capacity Epson-original cartridges are not available, which means costs remain higher if you'd rather use Epson products. Maximum print resolution is 5760 x 1440 dpi, while mono print speed is 32ppm and colour print speed is 32ppm.
Design & Features
The Epson Expression XP-860 is a relatively stylish printer, despite incorporating scanning bay, which might be an important consideration when it's going to sit on your desk for the next few years. A touch-screen display adds an element of interest and, more importantly, replaces fiddly setup menus of old with more logical ones. The screen usefully displays photos transferred directly to the printer. A rare feature in printers, the Epson Expression XP-860 is a fully-standalone fax machine that transmits at a speed of 3 seconds per page. As for paper handling, the Epson Expression XP-860 features a 100-sheet paper tray. This A4 printer comes as standard with a scanner, a fax machine, an integrated touch screen, wifi, .
Printer sharing is increasingly important and the Epson Expression XP-860 features wifi so it can be shared across computers, even if a wired network connection is not readily available.
We Don't Like
Running costs aren't as low as they could be as no high-capacity cartridges are available.