Buyers who want to add scanning and copying to their home inkjet printer setup might find the Epson Stylus CX3700 appealing, though its rated speeds of 18 pages per minute for black and 9 pages per minute for color are a bit slow, and higher-quality settings will tend to be slower. Some reviewers also note that it uses Epson CX3700 printer ink very quickly, though third-party alternatives could help keep the cost down.
One of the more interesting features is that the CX3700 can do BorderFree copies right to the edge, without the cutoff issue that plagues many home models. It can also handle PC-free copying in standalone mode. There are also dedicated buttons for both black and color copying, to make it very simple to operate.
The CX3700 has an input paper tray that holds only 100 sheets of plain paper, though it does accept a variety of media types, such as matte paper, envelopes, and glossy photo paper. The optimized resolution of 5760x1440 dpi provides good results, especially for photos, and the DURABrite Ultra Stylus CX3700 ink is designed to be long-lasting, so it is a good choice for archival prints that can last up to 120 years under ideal conditions.
The major complaint from user reviews is how quickly the unit burns through Epson CX3700 ink cartridges. With a rated yield of only 250 pages for each Stylus CX3700 ink cartridge, this isn't that surprising. Still, choosing lower-quality modes like the Economy mode can help conserve printer ink, and remanufactured Epson CX3700 ink is available from some third-party vendors.
The Epson CX3700 is certainly a simple, entry-level all-in-one inkjet printer. It lacks extras like an LCD screen on the control panel, wireless networking, or mobile printing, but for basic home use, its affordable price tag could be appealing for those on a limited budget.
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