Epson Expression Home XP-305 Wi-Fi Small-In-One Printer

Epson Expression Home XP-305 Wi-Fi Small-In-One with LCD screen Printer front view

Epson Expression Home XP-305 Wi-Fi Small-In-One with LCD screen Printer

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All-In-One Printers have been around a few years now, they are designed to replace the need to have separate printers and scanners – providing the functions of a printer, scanner and copier altogether in one handy compact package.

And with the advent of wireless networks came the ability to connect via WiFi, no need for trailing cables and having to place the device close to a host computer – the device only needs to be sited near a power supply and within range of the relevant wireless router to be available to all of the computers connected to that network.

Today we´re going to be looking at the Epson Expression Home XP-305 All-In-One Printer, referred to rather cheekily by the manufacturers as a Small-In-One due to its very compact 390x300x145mm dimensions and weighing in at a lithe 4.2 kg.

Epson Expression Home XP-305 Wi-Fi Small-In-One with LCD screen Printer dimensions

The Epson was designed specifically for users who are purchasing a WiFi printer for the first time as it is self-configuring straight out of the box, and requires no complicated knowledge of your network or it´s settings. Automatic set-up is compatible with computers running Windows 7, Windows Vista or Mac OS. It should be noted that a USB cable will be required for initial WiFi set-up for Windows XP users which is not supplied.

The Epson Expression Home XP-305 can handle print resolutions up to 5760 x 1440 dots per inch with printing speeds of 33 pages/min for black and white and 15 pages/min for colour. The feeder tray can hold up to a 100 A4 sheets, so plenty of capacity there. The printer uses the new Claria Home Ink cartridges designed to give affordable reliable printing and to produce crisp, clear text documents and glossy lab-quality photos. Cartridges can also be replaced individually so you only need replace the empty one.

Scanning and copying is handled by a 1200×2400 dot per inch resolution contact image sensor flatbed scanner which can handle documents, photos, magazines or any other printed matter. And to complete the picture the Expression Home XP-305 comes with a copy of Abbyy FinerReader optical character recognition software and utility/driver software with Windows, OS X (Mac) and even Linux support.

The Epson Expression Home XP-305 features Epson Connect which allows users to quickly and easily print documents and photos wirelessly directly from smartphones and tablet PCs. Additionally you can print from anywhere in the world by emailing documents and photos directly to the printer.

Support is also provided for Apple AirPrint which makes it simple to print emails, photos, web pages and documents directly from iOS devices. Google Cloud Print is also supported and allows users to print on the go from a smartphone or computer using the service.
The Epson Expression Home XP-305 also comes with a 3.6cm colour LCD screen and accompanying memory card slot which allows printing directly from memory cards.

Verdict

Ideal for the home and small office the Epson Expression Home XP-305 brings convenience, simplicity and performance in a compact and easy to use package – and all for the price of a restaurant meal. With the added features of supporting printing directly from smartphones, tablet PCs and direct email all bases are covered.

Specifications

  • Technology
  • Printing Method Epson Micro Piezo™ print head
  • Nozzle Configuration 180 Nozzles black, 59 Nozzles per colour
  • Minimum Droplet Size 3 pl, With Variable-Sized Droplet Technology
  • Ink Technology Epson Claria™ Home Ink
  • Printing Resolution 5,760 x 1,440 dpi
  • All-in-One Functions Scan, Copy
  • Print
  • Printing Speed 33 Pages/min Monochrome (plain paper 75 g/m²), 15 Pages/min Color (plain paper 75 g/m²), 38 Seconds per 10 x 15 cm photo (Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper), 33 sec/A1 on
  • Printing Speed ISO/IEC 24734 8.7 Pages/min Monochrome, 4.5 Pages/min Color
  • Colours Black, Cyan, Yellow, Magenta
  • Scan
  • Scan speed black A4 300 dpi 2.4 msec/line, 600 dpi 7.2 msec/line
  • Scan speed colour A4 300 dpi 9.5 msec/line, 600 dpi 14.3 msec/line
  • Scanning Resolution 1,200 dpi x 2,400 dpi (Horizontal x Vertical)
  • Scanner type Contact image sensor (CIS)
  • Paper / Media Handling
  • Number of paper trays 1
  • Paper Formats A4, A5, A6, B5, C6 (Envelope), DL (Envelope), No. 10 (Envelope), Letter Legal, 9 x 13 cm, 10 x 15 cm, 13 x 18 cm, 13 x 20 cm, 20 x 25 cm, 100 x 148 mm, 16:9
  • Duplex Manual
  • Paper Tray Capacity 100 Sheets Standard, 20 Photo Sheets
  • General
  • Energy Use 13 W (standalone copying, ISO/IEC 24712 pattern), 2.7 W (sleep mode), ENERGY STAR® qualified all-in-one
  • Supply Voltage AC 100 V – 240 V,50 Hz – 60 Hz
  • Product dimensions 390 x 300 x 145 mm (Width x Depth x Height)
  • Product weight 4.2 kg
  • Noise Level 5.1 B (A) with Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper / Photo RPM mode – 37 dB (A) with Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper / Photo RPM mode
  • Compatible Operating Systems Mac OS 10.5.8 or later, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows XP x64
  • Included Software ABBYY FineReader® Sprint 8.0 (MacOS), ABBYY FineReader® Sprint 9.0 (Windows), Epson Easy Photo Print, Epson Event Manager
  • Interfaces WiFi, USB
  • WLAN Security WEP 64 Bit, WEP 128 Bit, WPA PSK (TKIP), WPA PSK (AES)
  • Mobile and Cloud printing services Epson Connect (iPrint, Email Print, Remote Print Driver), Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print
  • What’s in the box Individual Ink Cartridges, Main unit, Power cable, Setup guide, Software (CD), Warranty document
  • Other Features
  • LCD screen Type: Color, Diagonal: 3.6 cm
  • Memory Cards Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, MagicGate Memory Stick Duo, SD, SDHC, MMC, MMCplus, SDXC, Memory Stick Micro M2*, MiniSD*, MiniSDHC*, MicroSD*, MicroSDHC*, MMCmobile RS-MMC*, MMCmicro*, Mini SDXC*, MicroSDXC* (* Adaptor required, not supplied in box)

Epson Expression Home XP-305 Wi-Fi Small-In-One with LCD screen Printer

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