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Back to School with the Epson Expression Premium Printer

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Epson Expression Premium XP-630 Printer
When it comes to back-to-school shopping lists, the obvious supplies are most likely at the top of the list. But, as is often the case, I tend to neglect our family's printing needs at this time of year, scrambling at the last minute to purchase printer paper and top up on our supply of ink. And sometimes, a brand new printer may even be in order. This school year, our family will be using the Epson Expression Premium XP-630 Small-in-One printer, a reliable printer that allows you to quickly and easily print, scan and copy.

Epson Expression Premium XP-630 Printer

The Expression Premium XP-630 printer is an excellent solution for our home office. Measuring at just over 15" in width and 13.4" in depth when not in use, it nestles perfectly into the corner of our office desk, leaving plenty of elbow room for homework or paperwork. The LCD display panel can be easily adjusted to your ideal angle and you can manoeuvre through the options on the display using the touch panels located on either side. The primary input tray can hold up to 100 sheets of plain paper, and a secondary tray, which is dedicated for photos and inkjet printable CD/DVD/Blu-ray Discs, can hold up to 20 sheets of Premium Photo Paper Glossy. If you plan on printing frequently, keep in mind that the output try must be extended as print jobs will otherwise be stalled. 

Epson Expression Premium XP-630 Printer - ink cartridges

Our Expression Premium XP-630 printer came with five Claria® Premium ink cartridges: one black, one cyan, one magenta, one yellow and one photo black ink cartridge. I like that these cartridges were vacuum sealed to ensure optimum quality and that they were really easy to install. 

Epson Creative Print App

Of particular interest is the Epson Creative Print App, which allows you to personalize and share photos directly from your mobile device. Available for iOS v5.0 or later and Android v2.2 or later, the Creative Print App also monitors printer status and ink levels, and lets you check nozzles or clean print heads. It appears you can even buy ink directly from the app, which seems rather convenient. My first Creative Print project was a photo collage of photos taken on my iPhone during the summer. After downloading the app, I designed and printed my photo collage and, within a matter of minutes, I had a lovely new photo to display in my office at work. And the print quality? Truly impressive!

Not only does the Epson Expression Premium XP-630 boast superior photo quality, a feature that I personally value, it is fast, too. ISO print speeds range from 13 ppm in black and 10 ppm in colour. And you can save up 50% on paper with the automatic two-sided printing feature. The printer also includes a built-in USB and memory card slot that allows you to bypass the computer altogether and print directly from a USB key or SD card. Plus, the wireless feature is an added bonus since our family can print from our individual devices from virtually any room of the house via WiFi.

Epson Expression Premium XP-630 Printer

So, when I forgot to print my daybook cover page after dinner last Thursday, I was able to print it out from the comfort of my own bed just before nodding off into la-la land. Thank you, Epson!

Whether you are looking for a convenient family printer for the home office or a space-saving, cost-effective solution for a small dorm room, the Epson Expression Premium XP-630 is the ideal printer. It retails for $149.99 but you can order directly from and enjoy a $70 instant rebate through to September 24, 2016. If you are looking for the ultimate in eco-friendly printers, check out the super cool Epson Expression ET-2550 EcoTank All-in-One printer, a cartridge-free option that comes loaded with up to 2 years of ink in the box.

Disclosure: Our family received a product sample to help facilitate this review. Any opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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  1. Wow that prints amazing pictures and is nice and compact, I like it, thanks for the review it's always hard to pick one to purchase.

  2. We have an Epson all in one printer at work & it's a dream! Very easy to navigate & does excellent printing on our documents. Great brand.

  3. This looks like a really useful printer so different tasks!


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