The Epson Expression Home XP-440 Small-in-One is among the tiniest all-in-one printers in the area and provides great text and video quality and great speed to go with a fundamental feature set.
Epson XP-440 Review
Epson XP-440 – Hence the name, the Epson Expression Home XP-440 Small-in-One Printer ($99.99) is a tiny home all-in-one printer with great overall output quality and a wide variety of connection features. It may not be the tiniest home AIO on the marketplace (that is recognized most likely to be the HP Deskjet 3755 All-in-One Printer), but it’s more flexible compared to its smaller competitors.
Although it does not unseat the Canon Pixma TS8020 as our top all-in-one tailored towards home use, it offers the same strong efficiency and feature set I have come to anticipate from Epson’s Small-in-One line at an extremely sensible price.
The glossy-black XP-440 ($309.99 at Amazon.com) measures 5.4 by 15.4 by 11.8 inches (HWD) when shut and 11 by 15.4 by 20.4 inches (HWD) with trays extended. It evaluates simply 9 extra pounds, the same weight and measurements as its identical-looking precursor; the currently ceased Epson Expression Home XP-430.
Epson XP-440 – The Editors’ Choice Canon Pixma TS8020 has comparable measurements but weighs 14 extra pounds. The HP Deskjet 3755 measures 5.6 by 15.9 by 7 inches when shut (the XP-440 is nearly 5 inches deeper), 10.4 by 15.9 by 17.8 inches with trays extended, and evaluates a featherweight of 5.1 extra pounds.
The tilt-up control board over the output tray houses a 2.7-inch non-touch color LCD, flanked by a four-way controller with a main OK switch, plus switches with Home, Begin, and Backspace symbols. The XP-440 has a rear-loading paper feeder that fits up to 100 sheets of ordinary or 20 sheets of picture paper.
This fairly sporadic paper capacity secures the XP-440 for home use but is much less compared to what we’d consider appropriate for a home workplace. Unlike the Canon TS8020, it does not have an automated duplexer for publishing on both sides of a sheet of paper.
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Epson XP-440 – As is typical of budget home all-in-ones, the XP-440 prints, duplicates, and checks but does not fax. The XP-440 does not have an automated document feeder (ADF) for scanning or copying multipage documents, another feature often left off of budget home devices. The flatbed scanner can check or copy at up to letter dimensions. A memory-card reader approves cards in the SD family.
The XP-440 can connect to a computer memory cardB (but not Ethernet), to a network by 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, or make a straight peer-to-peer link with a suitable device via Wi-Fi Direct. It’s Apple AirPrint suitable, Mopria-certified for easy publishing to Android devices, and supports Google Shadow Publish. It also supports the Epson Connect software solutions collection consisting of E-mail Publish, Epson Innovative Publish, Epson iPrint, Epson Remote Publish, and Epson Check to Shadow.
A Wiz at Text and Video Publishing
Epson XP-440 – Text quality in my testing was over the same level for an inkjet, fine for most home, institution, or business communication consisting of resumes but except what you had wanted for requiring desktop computer publishing applications.
Video quality was over the same level for an inkjet, great enough for business consumption, and consisting of PowerPoint handouts, which are also ones most likely important to customers. Many histories revealed mild banding, a routine pattern of pass-out striations, but not to the degree where anybody but a severe nit-picker (or customer) is most likely to notice.
The picture quality was slightly substandard for an inkjet. There was some loss of information in more vibrant locations in several prints, and the tester noticed posterization—abrupt shifts in color where they should be progressive. There was an apparent color in our monochrome test.
As the base model in Epson’s Small-in-One line, the XP-440 utilizes 4 ink tanks. A higher-end (and more photo-centric) model, the Epson Expression Premium XP-640 Small-in-One Printer ($199.20 at Amazon.com), uses 5 ink tanks, consisting of a picture black, and had significantly better picture quality in our testing.
Epson does not quote cost-per-page numbers for its printers, but based on the price and yield numbers of their most affordable cartridges, the operating costs increase to 6.2 cents for each monochrome web page and 18.2 cents for each color web page. This is significantly greater than the Canon Pixma TS8020’s 4.1 cents for each black web page and 12.7 cents for each color web page.
The XP-440’s ink costs are rather much less compared to the HP Deskjet 3755 All-in-One Printer (8.7 cents for each black web page and 19 cents for each color page) if you were to buy HP’s highest-capacity cartridges separately. Many individuals buying that model would certainly most likely choose to sign up with HP’s Instant Ink membership program, which can offer considerable cost savings, especially for color web pages.