Epson Stylus NX430 Small-in-One™ All-in-One Printer
Nice and new
I just set up my printer and found the directions very clear and was able to complete the setup with ease. I am not that technical so was almost in a panic when I started, but I feel so happy that I was able to do it on my own. I have only printed three things so far, but everything looks very good. Thank you for providing a setup that the average person can follow.
May 28, 2012
Epson NX430 Install on a MacBook Pro w/Lion 10.7
I offer this as a review by someone who has little experience with this recently acquired laptop, it's operating system and with wireless printing in general.
First, about the printer. I looked at all-in one wireless printers for several weeks and the local office supply folks are probably glad I finally made up my mind, as I printed, scanned and copied on just about every unit in the store. Note: they wouldn't let me try the print shop printers. I found that his printer provided the best print and copy quality of units costing hundreds more. The colors were rich and full bodied and the text was very crisp with sharp edges, almost laser like quality out of an ink jet. I primarily use my printers for text and scanning documents, but do a fair amount of copying in both B & W and color and this product exceeded my expectations on all these points. It is a relatively quiet unit and is fast enough for all (of my) general home computing needs. The only down side, if this is one, is that I found the cost of the ink for this printer slightly higher than others in its class while doing the comparison. However, given the quality of the output from the unit, I think the slight increase in the expense is justified, especially since I don't print photos on a regular basis.
I needed wireless because of my laptop purchase and was concerned, to say the least, about setting this up after reading some of the reviews by others and their results during my review process. To my relief, I found I had no issues at all. I unpacked the unit and the first thing out of the box was a piece of paper telling me not to use the installation CD for my PC/OS and go to the support website for instructions. I realized later that this was the key to the uneventful installation (along with having my network name and password handy). The mechanical set up took about 5 minutes (be sure to remove ALL of the blue pieces of tape). I then went to the Epson website and followed the instructions. I chose the drivers and utilities for my OS, started the download and had it installed, printing and scanning wirelessly from my laptop about 20 minutes later.
All in all, this was an exceptional experience with an equally exceptional product of it's type, and I would recommend this all-in one printer to anyone. Good things do come in small packages, just take your time and follow the instructions.
April 14, 2012
I especially like the size - small and compact, yet does it all. The print quality is the best - as good if not better than my color printer at work which cost a lot more money. But the biggest reason we bought this printer is because of its wireless capabilities. No more unplugging a printer, moving it to the kitchen and hooking it up to my laptop - wonderful.
January 13, 2012
This printer is far from user friendly, it rarely interacts well with my PC and have had numerous problems. Example of how difficult, I have low ink and am trying to scan something and just receive errors and can not get back to the home page without restarting the printer. Overall, not great. I would look for another unit.
January 2, 2014
NX430 Not so great for printing Artworks
In general, I like the performance of this printer with one exception - thicker papers will NOT go through it. I bought this printer so that I could print my small artwork on demand (when purchased) and send them to those who collect my artwork. Thin (lightweight) papers go through just fine - but even Epson art papers (44 lb. Premium Presentation Matte) will NOT go through.
December 31, 2013
It's small and works
What more do I need? Very please with durability and function. The WiFi ability lets me share the device with desktop, laptop and tablet. Very happy.
December 28, 2013
Epson XP-600 Review
This is a nice printer and prints normal two sided very well. However, the bottom feeder is not as desirable as the top feed I had on my old epson. Plus if you print a lot of non standard size sheets you will have a little bit of trouble. Labels are also a bit more troublesome than they were on the top feeder. The photo print is usually darker than what you see on your monitor (usually very dark) and there is not a lot of help aids to assist you in correcting this issue. This is the second XP-600 I have had because the first one did not print straight lines so they sent me a replacement unit within my warranty, this one worked out of the box. I like the compactness of the printer, however the paper trays are a little flimsy, I am always afraid of breaking them when I slide them in and out. I really like the control panel in the front of the unit. For photo quality I do think my R800 is better than this one. It also seems to use more ink than my other printers in the past have.
December 20, 2013
This printer does a good job of printing clear and colorful pages. It was cranky to install and sometimes difficult to reach wirelessly. The ink does not last as long as other printers, thus, making it expensive to use.
December 18, 2013
Great deal on an excellent printer
This is an excellent utility printer/scanner for my home office! Very compact foot-print and looks good
Arrived promptly, in great condition...complete with extra ink. the whole deal is VERY affordable!
December 17, 2013
I have no problems with the printer. Easy to use but haven't gotten the chance to utilize all the features yet.
December 16, 2013