Epson Stylus Sx435W – Great Wireless Printer/Scanner/Copier

Review of: Epson Stylus
Price:
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Rating:
4 Stars
On August 22, 2012
Last modified:January 11, 2014

Summary:

Ideal for the home and small office the Epson Stylus Sx435W brings convenience, simplicity and performance in a compact and easy to use package – and all for the price of a restaurant meal.

Epson Stylus Sx435W Wireless All In One Printer - Ideal for the home office/small business

Please Note : Updated from originally reviewed model Sx235W, the SX435W has all the same features as the Sx235W plus a memory card reader to print directly and an 38cm colour LCD display at a very similar price!

An Epson Stylus Sx435W All-In-One Printer a day helps you print, scan and play – well, that last one should have been copy, but it didn´t sound as good!

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 Stylus Sx435W 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 4.1kg.

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.

The Epson Stylus Sx435W can handle print resolutions up to 5760 x 1440 dots per inch with printing speeds of 30 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 Epson is also designed to save money by using four individual ink cartridges that can be replaced individually when a colour runs out. The cartridges feature DURABrite Ultra Ink which is versatile enough to be able to print lab-quality photos as well as crisp, clean text documents.

Scanning and copying is handled by a 1200 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 Epson Stylus Sx435W comes with a copy of Abbyy FinerReader optical character recognition software and utility/driver software with Windows, OS X and even Linux support.

The Epson Stylus Sx435W is also compatible with Epson iPrint allowing you to quickly and easily print photos and documents wirelessly from smartphones and tablet PCs. Easy!

User Review Pros

“Very quiet running and unobtrusive. I would highly recommend . I tend to use the original inks as the cheap ones give a lot of splurges and you will be cleaning the heads forever, You have been warned! But overall for the money I give it five Stars”

“Easy to set up, wifi works great despite being on a different floor, printing is a little slow to start off with but speeds up, scanning and copying is decent. Good printer for a student especially given the cheap printer ink refills available. Definitely recommend.”

“Bought this to replace a previous all-in-one which had worn out. Very pleased indeed with this new model – does just what it says it will.”

User Review Cons

“Fairly good printer, takes along time to print even though printer very close to source. Unable to print from Ipad even though when reading the blurb I thought it said you could ( my mistake )”

“It’s a good printer. Bit flimsy, cheap plasticy I admit, but it fast, and prints lovely. It’s about half the size of my old Canon too. Very neat, and well presented.”

Summary
Ideal for the home and small office the Epson Stylus Sx435W brings convenience, simplicity and performance in a compact and easy to use package – and all for the price of a restaurant meal.

Specifications

  • Printing method – 4-colour inkjet printer, Epson Micro PiezoTM print head
  • Nozzle configuration – 128 nozzles black/42 nozzles for each colour (cyan, magenta, yellow)
  • Droplet size – 3pl (minimum) with Variable-sized Droplet Technology
  • Ink system – Epson DURABrite Ultra Ink
  • PRINT RESOLUTION – Up to 5760×1400 optimised dpi on suitable media using RPM (Resolution Performance Management)
  • PRINT SPEED – Mono text A4 – Up to 33ppm
  • PRINT SPEED – Colour text A4 – Up to 15ppm
  • PRINT SPEED – Photo (10×15) – Approx. 54secs
  • SCANNING Resolution – 1200 x 2400dpi
  • SCANNING Technology – A4 flatbed colour image scanner
  • SCANNING Sensor type – CIS
  • SCANNING Speed mono A4 – 300dpi 2.4msec/line, 600dpi 7.2msec/line
  • SCANNING Speed colour A4 – 300dpi 9.5msec/line, 600dpi 14.3msec/line
  • LCD screen Type: Color, Diagonal: 3.6 cm
  • Memory Cards – Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, MagicGate Memory Stick, SD, SDHC, MMC, MMCplus, Memory Stick Duo*, Memory Stick PRO Duo*, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo*, Memory Stick Micro M2*, MagicGate Memory Stick Duo*, MiniSD*, MicroSD*, MicroSDHC*, MMCmobile RS-MMC*, MMCmicro* (* Adaptor required, not supplied in box)
  • INTERFACE USB – Hi-Speed USB – compatible with USB 2.0 specification
  • INTERFACE Wi-Fi – Wireless LAN IEEE 802.11b/g/n
  • WIRELESS SECURITY WEP – 64bit, WEP – 128bit,WPA – PSK(TKIP) – compliant with WPA2, WPA – PSK(AES) – compliant with WPA2
  • PAPER HANDLING Capacity – 100 sheets A4 plain paper (75g/m2) or 20 sheets Premium Glossy Photo Paper
  • PAPER HANDLING Media size – A4, Letter, Legal, 13x20cm, 13x18cm, 10x15cm, 9x13cm, A5, A6, B5, 16:9 wide size, User Defined, Envelopes: No. 10, DL, C6
  • PAPER HANDLING Print margin – 0mm top, left, right, bottom via custom settings in printer driver
  • OPERATING SYSTEMS Windows XP/XP-x64/Vista, Win 7, Mac OS 10.4.11 or later
  • GENERAL Dimensions (W x D x H) – 390x300x145mm
  • Weight – 4.1kg (excluding ink cartridges and power cable)
  • SOFTWARE Epson Easy Photo Print
  • SOFTWARE Epson Event Manager
  • SOFTWARE ABBYY FineReader 9.0 Sprint (PC)
  • SOFTWARE ABBYY FineReader 8.0 Sprint (Mac)
  • WARRANTY 1 year standard warranty
  • Optional extension to three years subject to availability
Ideal for the home and small office the Epson Stylus Sx435W brings convenience, simplicity and performance in a compact and easy to use package – and all for the price of a restaurant meal.

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