By Simon Williams
Reviewed: 16 Nov 2007
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Generally disappointing. The speed to print an A4 glossy colour picture was about 15 minutes and the colour was awful. Will probably return as 'unfit for purpose'
i bought this printer for 㿅 at ASDA and im very pleased with it for the price. Standard text ie word documents print quite quickly and scanning documents also prints quickly. Pictures take a long time to print but are of good quality. Its a good budget printer and if you can get it cheap enough its not bad
Just bought DX4400 from Tesco's 㿉.97 I was a bit sceptical but pleasantly suprised . It is quite easy to setup and use Photo quality pretty good did'nt really time it but printed full sise A4 in a minute or so and text items alot quicker than my old Hp7150 as I have had it for about six years or so cant grumble , over all the Epson DX4400 Scans,copies and prints quite good and so far no hi-cups, However there is one small complaint it's so ruddy noisy even the cat hates it.
Just bought the DX4450 which is the same as the DX4400 but with the additional bundle of OCR software for free. Therefore look for DX4450 rather than DX4400. The printer functionality is excellent - very good value for money - but I agree it is noisy.
Extremely disappointing buy. Very slow and very noisey, also ink does not seem to last as long as previous models. Paper feed also has a mind of its own, and quite often doesn't pull the paper to the right position before printing, with obvious results. Installation disc also has a problem, because despite selecting English language, the interface is German. Uninstalling the drivers completely and re-installing software still produced the German GUI. Now that the ink has run out yet again, I will be retiring this model to the local refuse dump.
I bought the 4450 in 2008 at cost £39.99 I use it for printing text when the original black cartridge ran out I bought a compatible cartridge but used all the ink trying to set it up as all the text was grainy, so I bought a complete set of originals. As mentioned the printer does like a good drink of ink.The price of a complete set of cartridges can vary greatly, from £27 to £40, the higher price would likely to be if you bought each cartridge separately, so it pays to shop around. The printer itself is noisy and you are never going to get the claimed speed for the amount most people print on an A4 sheet, which is more than the 5% of a page the manufactures use, even in draft mode.Having used the best photo option only once and that was on standard A4 copy paper the results were OK, but it did use a lot of ink for the passport sized photo I printed. I have a windows 7 Pc and the printer is plug & play but to use the scanner you need to use windows FAX & SCAN this can be pinned to the task bar. Overall the printer is a good basic all-in-one the score of 7 is about right as I would have given between 6 & seven, what lets the machine down is the noise, features and the print speed. the plus points are the quality of prints and the price of the machine, 2 years ago £40 for this all-in-one was excellent value
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