Epson Expression Home XP-400 Wireless All-in-One Color Inkjet Printer, Copier, Scanner. Prints from Tablet/Smartphone. AirPrint Compatible (C11CC07201)


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  • Terry "tcinsatx@yahoodotcom" says:
    587 of 607 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    A budget, home printer with some surprising features!, October 24, 2012
    This review is from: Epson Expression Home XP-400 Wireless All-in-One Color Inkjet Printer, Copier, Scanner. Prints from Tablet/Smartphone. AirPrint Compatible (C11CC07201) (Office Product)
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    This is one of Epson’s budget home printers, but I am surprised at how many great features it has! The list includes wireless printing, scanning, copying, as well as an SD/memory card slot and a pop-up, LCD, touch screen front control panel.

    Upon unboxing, you will see that this is a small printer. The dimensions closed are 15.25″ wide x 5.50″ tall x 12″ deep. With paper loaded in the back and the paper tray extended in the front, the dimensions are 15.25″ wide x 12″ tall x 17.50″ deep.

    Be sure and take all of the packing tape and foam off and out of the printer before using. Epson suggests having a USB printer cable (NOT included) available for printer setup, even if you will be using this printer wirelessly. I have set up several Epson wireless printers and have never needed a USB cable. Here are the steps I use for an easy, trouble-free installation.

    On your computer, go to Epson dot com and under support and drivers, enter XP-400 and download the combo software driver package. Even though a CD with the drivers comes included, they are invariably outdated so get the latest ones from Epson. While you are at it, bookmark (and later print) the full User’s Guide at Epson. It contains much more information than the printed Quick Guide that is included in the box.

    While it is downloading, power on your printer. It will direct you to install the ink cartridges (included). Then, on the LCD touchscreen, select wifi setup. You will need to know the name of your wireless network (SSID) and the password, if any. Once this setup is complete, it will offer to print a wifi confirmation test page, so load some paper if you wish to do this.

    Now go to your computer and install the software and drivers you just downloaded. When it asks, select “this printer is already connected to my wireless network” and continue with the installation. When it finishes, including any firmware upgrades, you’re ready to print! By the way, if there are several computers in your home, you must install the combo software drivers package on EVERY computer that wishes to print to this printer.

    Note: if you print the initial test pages during installation, you will notice it is excruciatingly slow. Don’t worry – after installation is complete, printing, scanning and copying is much speedier.

    Text is crisp and clear and color printing is vibrant. You will get the best results using premium inkjet paper or premium photo paper, but text documents are quite acceptable on plain, old copy paper. Photos on photo paper are pretty darn good! Not photo lab quality, but you could certainly frame a print for your desk and not be unhappy with the quality.

    Scanning in professional mode produces excellent scans! The Epson scanning software offers many options to suit your needs and is relatively easy to figure out even without reading the user’s manual.

    The SD/memory card slot on the front of the printer lets you print without even turning on your computer! You can even print a preview sheet of all the photos on the SD card from your digital camera.

    A nice surprise is that this printer features Air Print, Epson Connect and Google cloud printing! Air Print means that for me, I can print from my iPhone, iPad or iPod without any additional setup! Epson connect lets you print remotely from anywhere you are. Google cloud printing lets android users print wirelessly from their phones and other devices and even lets you share your printer with others.

    I’m very surprised at how many features this printer has. Because it’s a budget printer, there is no paper tray and it doesn’t have fax capabilities and it’s not as speedy as the Epson WorkForce line. But I can definitely recommend it for home use at a very affordable price.

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  • LawyerMom says:
    209 of 220 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A great printer / scanner with great software and only one real flaw, September 19, 2012
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    This review is from: Epson Expression Home XP-400 Wireless All-in-One Color Inkjet Printer, Copier, Scanner. Prints from Tablet/Smartphone. AirPrint Compatible (C11CC07201) (Office Product)
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    My husband would be the first to tell you I’m not a techie. But I found this printer to be painless to install and a real joy to use.

    1) Before we discuss the actual device, I first want to praise the packaging of all things. Frankly, I was shocked at how small the box was when the printer came in the mail. This is a model of how printers ought to be packaged.
    2) The quick installation sheet that came with the printer was easy to understand and follow. Like I said, painless. The one caveat here is that I just updated to OSX Mountain Lion, and the installer that came on the enclosed CD said it was incompatible with my operating system. I knew that the next thing to do was to go to Epson’s web site and download an updated, Mountain Lion-friendly driver, and sure enough, Epson’s website almost intuited that this was what I was looking for. I only wish, for the sake of others perhaps less experienced in this sort of thing, that Epson had taken the time to add “Please visit our website for appropriate installation software” or something to that effect to the “incompatible with your system” dialog on the original install program.
    3) The LED control panel is incredible. It’s easy to read and very easy to use, even with just four arrows and an “OK” key. Really that’s all you need. The fact that I could actually key in my lower-case wireless router password is a big plus over the last wireless printer I installed and I mean BIG PLUS.
    4) Oh and this printer also has an SD slot for printing photos straight off memory media, again unlike the last wireless printer I installed.
    5) The printer works really well with OSX’s built-in Image Capture program, which is smart on Epson’s part as other printer manufacturers would just have tried to craft their own substitute which would not have been nearly as good. Why reinvent wheels unnecessarily?
    6) My only real gripe with this device (other than the fact that I had to figure out on my own to download my installation software directly from Epson and which I don’t think is really a gripe given how recently Mountain Lion was released) is that it doesn’t have a document feeder for the copier / scanner as far as I can tell. This has the potential to be a real nuisance for anyone who needs to copy or scan more than three pages at a time. In my case, however, I can just use my other wireless printer which does have a document feeder for its copier / scanner, but I’m under no real illusions that most people have spare copiers lying around at home.

    But, as I said, this is a great buy for its price point, and recommended.

    Please let me know if this review was helpful.

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  • Anonymous says:
    423 of 451 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Small footprint, very low cost consumables, reliable wireless printing, August 22, 2012
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