The printer has an Ethernet port as well as Wi-Fi and uses four separate cartridges – which doesn’t work out to be as economic as all that when you calculate the cost of 1 page. There're a lot of buttons on the interface as well as a large 6.3 cm screen. Navigation is however very simple and you’re guided pretty well.
Office docs : very good speeds as well as good quality;
Photos: nice quality, even in text mode
Once again, speeds were measured in default mode; ie text mode. A 10x15 print without borders takes 22 seconds after print validation as against 1 minute 20 in photo mode. An A4 print takes almost 55 seconds (in text mode).
What changes are there in terms of quality? To our great surprise, nothing much. So you may as well use the much faster text mode. Overall, photo quality is good and the colours faithful. At least, no dominant colour is visible.
The SX600FW does however have high capacity cartridges – something that is offered by more and more printer manufacturers. With these, cost per page is much more reasonable.
- Good quality for both photos and office docs
- Wi-Fi and ethernet connection
- Cost per page is good with high capacity cartridges
- High cost of prints with standard cartridges
- Noisy in default mode
Fast, nice quality prints The Epson Stylus SX600 FW delivers. Nevertheless cost per page is a good deal higher than average with standard cartridges.