Epson Expression Premium XP-760
Six-ink £100, $120
This Epson uses a standard six-ink ‘photo’ line-up with no additional pigment-based black ink for document printing. The set-up is notorious for producing black text that looks faint and grey, but in our tests text from this brace of Epson printers was as solid and black as from the five-ink models in the group.
Following on from the Epson XP-630, this printer has a secondary input tray for small-format photo paper, but it also has a rear sheet feeder, which is more ideal for A4 photo paper and negates the need to swap paper in the main input tray. Further luxuries include a large 4.5-inch touchscreen, a motorised output tray that saves you the effort of manually extending it for printing, and an additional tray for printing directly onto white-faced CD/ DVDs. Photo printing quality is excellent and fast (see XP-860 review, right).
Pros Three input feeds; excellent quality photo prints; motorised output tray Cons Auto photo enhancements can make images look a little overly vivid We say
It’s a superb photo printer at a very competitive price, with low running costs Overall score
The 4.3-inch touchscreen makes for easy standalone printing and the rear sheet feeder is ideal for A4 photo paper