9 comments on “Epson XP-850 all in one printer review

  1. Thank you so much for your in-depth and clear review of the XP850. My old R800 has apparently crashed and needs service, which is not a viable option here in the states. So I am frantically searching for a replacement which will not be such an expensive ink hog (7 colors at $18 a color adds up quickly!). The options on today’s market are infinite and there is very little savvy insight as to the actual, in-use benefits or downsides to the hundreds of printers on the market. I stumbled on your review and read it several times, which sold me on the XP850 as the best and most cost effective, selection on the market for my needs. There may be other makes that qualify as the same or better, but the purposeful confusion of item numbers, specs and features is simply overwhelming. Someone should come up with an interactive, and frequently updated, online program to help potential buyers to cut through all the dreck and zero in on the “perfect printer.” Thank you for taking the time and trouble to create this fine review — I am ordering one now and hope Epson will recognize your efforts accordingly! Best wishes from the U.S.

  2. If I remember correctly the negative scanner on the Canon is only for 35mm film. The Epson XP850 has put in an impressive performance and will be an excellent workhorse.

  3. I agree with Charlies comments. This has really hoped me as I have been stuck on whether to buy an Epson XP850 or Canon mg8250. I want something that will allow me to print working prints of medium format images i.e. 6 x 6 using A4 facility as well as have all the office facilities of auto duplex and scanning I require for my small home based business. The neg scan carrier and facility is tempting on the canonMG8250 but I can live with out it.

  4. Wow, I’ve never read such a thorough and well written review on any computer-related hardware! I’m looking for a printer and couldn’t decide until I read your review — thanks so much. I plan to register on your website as I’m sure there’s a lot more here I can learn.

  5. A first class review: thank you. I, too, have a PX720WD. I use it mainly for photographs, including greeting cards. Its great weakness is the inabilty to take heavier ‘stock’. The XP-850 looks as though it should overcome this problem. However, one set of features information suggested that the maximum weight, even with single feed, is 255gsm. Contact with Epson reveals it will take 300gsm.

    A ‘test’ of that facility would be useful!

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