Top 5 Epson Printers for Home Printing

If you're looking for an Epson printer for everyday home printing needs, the company has a few very affordable options to choose from. Here's a look at the features and benefits of the top five Epson printers for home printing.

The prices for these printers vary from retailer to retailer, but generally they're around the same price. The Top 5 list is in order of least expensive to most expensive.

Epson Stylus NX125 All-in-One Printer

This printer is easy to set up and prints fairly quickly for a printer of this size and price. Print speeds are 2.9 pages per minute for black-and-white and 1.5 ppm for color.

It uses instant-dry ink so that you can handle your documents right away without worrying about them smudges. Final prints are fade and water resistant. The printer creates vibrant photos when photo paper is used. Black and white prints are crisp, sharp documents.

The NX125 can copy and scan at the touch of a button. It comes with software that allows you to save scanned documents as PDFs or jpegs. Ink cartridges can be replaced individually.

This printer typically retails for less than $70.

Epson Stylus NX420 All-in-One Printer

The Epson NX420 allows you to print, scan and access memory card slots wirelessly. It's also possible to share one printer with multiple computers using Wi-Fi. The unit prints black at 6.4 ppm and color at 3.3 ppm.

Prints dry quickly and are smudge, fade and water resistant. It's even safe to use a highlighter on printed documents without having to worry about the text smudging. Copies can also be reduced or enlarged 25% to 400% with one touch.

This printer has a 1.5-inch LCD and built-in memory cards. It has image enhancement tools for automatic photo correction and red-eye removal.

The NX420 has a manual two-sided printing feature and scanning to resolutions of up to 24000 dpi. It typically retails for less than $100.

Epson Stylus NX125 All-in-One Printer

The NX125 is another three-function printer that typically retails for under $100. It has the same features as the NX420 as well as the ability to copy in color and send scans as an email attachment with one touch.

This printer speed is a little slower at 4.4 ppm for black and 2.1 pages for color. It allows you to restore color to old, faded photos to create vibrant scans of non-so-great looking originals.

Epson Stylus NX510 All-in-One Printer

This printer promotes itself as printing black copies two times faster than competitive models without compromising quality. It prints 15 ppm of black and 9.3 ppm of color.

It uses DuraBrite Ultra ink that creates highlighter-friendly prints that are fade, water and smudge resistant. You can replace only the color you need to replace since the cartridges can be replaced individually.

Other features include:

· Manual two-sided printing

· The ability to save documents as jpegs and PDFs with the touch of a button

· The ability to print, scan and access memory card slots wirelessly

· Built-in Wi-Fi and Ethernet that makes it possible to share multiple PCs wirelessly

The Epson NX510 comes with $30 work of bonus software that allows you to create photo calendars and more. The unit typically retails for under $130.

Epson Stylus NX625 All-in-One Printer

Epson promotes the Stylus NX625 "the world's fastest all-in-one." It prints 15 ppm b/w and 7.2 ppm pages in color. The unit can also save you costs on cartridges with high capacity black and color ink cartridges so you don't need to replace them as often. Cartridges can be replaced individually.

The unit can scan 2400 dpi images and has a load paper tray that holds up to 150 sheets of paper. The unit allows printing from a mobile price. It has a 2.5-inch LCD screen and built-in memory cards.

The NX625 typically retails for less than $130.