I will base the remainder of this review on the prints that are produced via Printer Manages Colour’s, this is probably how most people will be using this all-in-one printer. We have used the cotton reels on all our printers tests for the last ten years, they display both colour and depth, whereas colour patches just displays a flat colour. The new Claria HD dye ink colours are vibrant and a good replacement to the previous Claria inks.
The colour’s are perhaphs much stronger than I would personally like, the black and white reels have lost a lot of detail in the thread. Colour accuracy is very good, if slightly over-saturated but I think they will please most users.
All images were printed on the Epson Expression XP-850 using Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper and scanned in on a Epson 750 scanner. Colour’s reproduced here are as near accurate as I could get to the original prints.