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Epson Stylus Office BX625FWD review

The Epson Stylus Office BX625FWD represents fantastic value for money

Our Verdict

For

  • Great print quality
  • Easy to use
  • Lots of features

Against

  • High-quality scans and prints can take some time

Rather than a sleek touchscreen like the Lexmark Genesis S815 or HP Photosmart Plus, the Epson Stylus Office BX625FWD is controlled via a slightly intimidating array of buttons. It also has a colour LCD screen on the front, but none of the step-by-step guides provided by HP Photosmart Plus B210a or Kodak ESP 7250.

As the name implies, this is an all-in-one that focuses on the job at hand. There's no button for printing Sudoku puzzles here.

This aversion to bells and whistles is admirable only if the resulting device is of a high quality. Thankfully, when it comes to prints, the results are just that. The colour and detail outperform many more expensive printers.

Full A4 photo printouts not only look very good, but are printed quietly and quickly. Increasing the print quality reduces the output speed dramatically, but the increase in detail can make it worthwhile.

However, though the results are good, it's worth bearing in mind that the BX625FWD is designed for documents, not photos. You won't get an exact match of colour and quality, although the results can be close, especially on photo paper.

Photocopying is also accomplished with speed and aplomb. You place the item to be scanned in the document feeder on top of the device. Moments later, it's scanned and printed.

High-resolution photo scanning is also supported, and the results are great, but be prepared to wait if you choose a very high dpi setting.

The Epson Stylus comes with connections for use as a fax machine. This might not be a deal-breaker for most, but at this price you don't feel like you're paying for something you'll never use.

Although the Epson Stylus Office BX625FWD can seem unfriendly and complicated at first, it doesn't take long to get the hang of using it, and the wealth of features makes it a compelling purchase.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeInkjet Multifunction Printer
Maximum Photo Print Speed20 Second
Green CompliantYes
Wireless LANYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Standard Input Media Capacity250 sheets
Ethernet TechnologyFast Ethernet
USBYes
PictBridgeYes
ISO Color Print Speed (ppm)7.1
ISO Mono Print Speed (ppm)15
Product FamilyStylus Office
Maximum Print Resolution5760 x 1440 dpi
Brand NameEpson
Form FactorDesktop
Print ColourColour
Duplex PrintingAutomatic
Media SizeA4, A5, A6, B5, Letter, Legal, Envelope No. 10, DL Envelope, C6 Envelope, A4 - 210 mm x 297 mm, A5 - 148 mm x 210 mm, A6 - 105 mm x 148 mm, B5 - 176 mm x 250 mm, Letter - 216 mm x 279 mm, Legal - 216 mm x 356 mm, DL Envelope - 110 mm x 120 mm, C6 Envelope - 114 mm x 162 mm, 200 mm x 250 mm, 130 mm x 200 mm, 130 mm x 180 mm, 100 mm x 150 mm, 90 mm x 130 mm
Multifunction DevicesCopier/Fax/Printer/Scanner
Recommended UsePhoto Print
Maximum Fax Resolution200 x 200 dpi
Optical Resolution2400 dpi
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityENERGY STAR
Copy ColorColour
Scan ColorColour
Fax ColorColour
EthernetYes
Number of Input/Multipurpose Trays Installed1
Number of Input Trays Supported1
Maximum Input Media Capacity250 sheets
Height221 mm
Width446 mm
Depth360 mm
Media TypePlain Paper, Premium Paper, Glossy Paper, Photo Paper
Copier TypeFlatbed
ManufacturerEpson Corporation
Product ModelBX625FWD
Product NameStylus Office BX625FWD Multifunction Printer
Product LineStylus Office
Scanner TypeFlatbed
Screen Size6.3 cm (2.5")
Modem Speed33.60 Kbps
Image SensorCIS
Manufacturer Part NumberC11CA69301
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.epson.co.uk
Marketing Information

Make office life more straightforward with the 4-in-1 Epson Stylus Office BX625FWD. Your business will feel the benefit of the world's fastest all-in-one printer , double-sided printing, scanning, copying and faxing and integrated Ethernet and Wi-Fi. Presto! PageManager 9 software allows you to edit and manage scanned documents while the 6.3cm LCD Viewer enables you to create copies and fax without PC connectivity.

Platform SupportedPC, Mac
Package Contents
  • Stylus Office BX625FWD Multifunction Printer
  • 4 x Individual Ink Cartridges
  • Software CD
  • Basic Operations Guide
  • 'Start Here' Guide
  • Wi-Fi/Network Guide
  • Control Panel Icon Sticker
  • Warranty Document
  • Power Cable
  • Phone Cable
  • Presto! PageManager 9 software
Limited Warranty1 Year
Transmission Speed3 sec/page
Weight (Approximate)7.60 kg