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Epson Stylus Photo PX820FWD review

Epson's new flagship all-in-one inkjet printer boasts features aplenty

Our Verdict

For

  • Uses 6 Claria dye-based inks
  • WiFi built-in
  • Smart-navigation touch-panel
  • Fast scanning

Against

  • Only one black ink
  • Reds a little dark in prints
  • Expensive

Epson Stylus Photo PX820FWD: Overview

Based on Epson's acclaimed Claria dye-based inks, the PX820FWD is first and foremost a photo printer.

The mix of cyan, magenta, yellow and black inks, plus light cyan and light magenta, enable a generous gamut, or colour space, along with impressive dynamic range. Even so, it seems like a photo printer dressed up in business suit, as it adds plenty of office-friendly functions like standalone faxing and photocopying, complete with an ADF (Auto Document Feeder) for multi-page documents.

There's also an auto duplex unit tacked onto the back for easy double-sided document printing, and the printer is well-connected with USB, Ethernet and Wi-Fi built in.

The host of document printing extras seems a little odd, as there's no pigment-based black ink in the PC820FWD's line-up. Black dye-based ink often makes for greyish, feint looking text but the Epson is above average in this respect, delivering crisp-looking documents.

Tech Specs

Product TypeInkjet Multifunction Printer
Maximum Photo Print Speed10 Second
Green CompliantYes
Wireless LANYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Standard Input Media Capacity140 sheets
Ethernet TechnologyFast Ethernet
USBYes
PictBridgeYes
Maximum Mono Print Speed (ppm)40
Maximum Color Print Speed (ppm)40
Maximum Mono Copy Speed (cpm)40
Maximum Color Copy Speed (cpm)40
Product FamilyStylus Photo
Maximum Print Resolution5760 x 1440 dpi
Brand NameEpson
Form FactorDesktop
Print ColourColour
Duplex PrintingAutomatic
Media SizeA4, Letter, Legal, DL Envelope, C6 Envelope, Envelope No. 10, A5, A6, B5, A4 - 210 mm x 297 mm, Letter - 216 mm x 279 mm, Legal - 216 mm x 356 mm, DL Envelope - 110 mm x 220 mm, C6 Envelope - 114 mm x 162 mm, A5 - 148 mm x 210 mm, A6 - 105 mm x 148 mm, B5 - 176 mm x 250 mm, 130 mm x 200 mm, 130 mm x 180 mm, 200 mm x 250 mm, 100 mm x 150 mm, 90 mm x 130 mm
Multifunction DevicesCopier/Fax/Printer/Scanner
Recommended UsePhoto/Disc Print
Maximum Fax Resolution200 x 200 dpi
Optical Resolution4800 dpi
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityENERGY STAR
TouchscreenYes
Copy ColorColour
Scan ColorColour
Fax ColorColour
EthernetYes
Number of Input/Multipurpose Trays Installed2
Number of Input Trays Supported2
Maximum Input Media Capacity140 sheets
Country of OriginIndonesia
Height198 mm
Width466 mm
Depth458 mm
Media TypePlain Paper, Envelope, Glossy Paper, Photo Paper, CD/DVD, Premium Paper
Copier TypeFlatbed
ManufacturerEpson Corporation
Product ModelPX820FWD
Product NameStylus Photo PX820FWD Multifunction Printer
Product LineStylus Photo
Scanner TypeFlatbed
Screen Size19.8 cm (7.8")
Modem Speed33.6
Image SensorCIS
Manufacturer Part NumberC11CA73301
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.epson.co.uk
Marketing Information

If you're looking for a wireless all-in-one with a premium feature-set, this is the perfect choice. Packed with features, this 4-in-1 scans, copies, faxes and prints photos that are better than lab quality. Its contemporary design will fit seamlessly into your home.

Platform SupportedPC, Mac
Package Contents
  • Stylus Photo PX820FWD Multifunction Printer
  • 1 x Black Ink Cartridge
  • 1 x Cyan Ink Cartridge
  • 1 x Light Cyan Ink Cartridge
  • 1 x Magenta Ink Cartridge
  • 1 x Light Magenta Ink Cartridge
  • 1 x Yellow Ink Cartridge
  • Software CD
  • Basic Operation Guide
  • Start Here Guide
  • Network Set-Up Guide
  • Warranty Document
  • Power Cable
  • Phone Cable
Limited Warranty1 Year
Transmission Speed3 sec/page
Weight (Approximate)11.30 kg