If you’re unsure which Epson printer suits your needs, here is a guide to some of our favourite models and their different strengths
1. Epson Expression A4 ET-7700 AIO EcoTank
This A4 printer is designed to make printing as streamlined and hassle-free as possible. You’ll be able to print up to 3,400 photos (10x15cm) simply with the ink that’s included in the box, and when it comes time to refill, the process is painless and mess-free thanks to the bespoke bottle system – no cartridges needed. It’s easy to get the images from your devices straight to the printer, either by connecting over Wi-Fi or by making use of the built-in SD card slot.
2. Epson Expression A3 ET-7750 AIO EcoTank
Want to print larger? The Epson Expression A3 ET-7750 AIO EcoTank carries all the benefits of the smaller version, like the refillable tanks and connectivity options. Both models also have a 2.7in LCD screen, making them easier and more intuitive to use. The five-colour ink system that includes a black ink will produce photos that could potentially last in an album for up to 300 years. In a handy touch, the bottles also incorporate a mechanism that ensures colours can only be inserted into their correct slots, meaning even the less tech-savvy can avoid unhappy accidents.
3. Epson SureColor SC-P400 Printer
This wide-format printer is a great entry point if you’re thinking about trying photo printing for the first time. It can produce glossy photos in sizes up to A3, thanks to its UltraChrome HG2 Ink, a seven-colour ink set that produces a range of vivid colours. The printer actually has the smallest ink droplet size of any A3-plus photo printer on the market, meaning it’s unparalleled when it comes to reproducing fine detail. Load it up with fine art, glossy or matte papers up to 1.3mm thick and enjoy vividly printed 13in wide-format prints. There’s also USB and ethernet connectivity, or if you prefer you can send your photos to the printer via Wi-Fi.
Epson SureColor SC-P400 Printer
The wide-format SureColor P400 A3+ photo printer features UltraChrome HG2 Ink for unprecedented print quality. This remarkable 7-colour pigment ink set includes Red and Orange inks for vibrant, true-to-life colour.
4. Epson SureColor SC-P600 Printer
The 9-colour UltraChrome HD and Vivid Magenta ink technology of this printer means the images it produces are more detailed and lifelike than ever before. It packs an exceptionally wide colour gamut and the highest black density of Epson’s range, meaning your images will have deep, rich blacks and a pleasingly wide tonal range. Thanks to the 2.7in LCD panel, you can set it up easily without needing a PC and the automatic Wi-Fi setup means you can simply start printing as soon as possible. It’s fast too, able to churn out a beautiful 11in by 14in print in as little as 153 seconds. Finally, its compact size means it won’t take up too much room and is reasonably portable.
5. Epson SureColor SC-P800 Printer
If you need the best of the best, this is the printer for you. Using Epson’s 9-colour UltraChrome HD inks, the SureColor SC-P800 produces superbly detailed and vividly coloured images. It can print at up to A2 size and even has a roll paper option, allowing for the printing of panoramic photos and banners. It’s the first 17in photo printer with Wi-Fi, and its support for Wi-Fi Direct means it can communicate with smart devices. The quick setup is useful too – it’ll guide you through loading different media types, making it simple and straightforward to get started no matter what your printing needs are.