Although the Epson Stylus CX4100 is marketed as an all-in-one for a home or small business, its limited capacity and speed definitely make it better suited to home use only. Rated at a maximum of 20 pages per minute for black and 19 pages per minute for color in fast mode, its high-quality settings will be slower. Individual colors of Epson CX4100 printer ink are a nice bonus for such an affordable model, however.
The CX4100 can print, scan, and copy, and it's not surprising to find only a USB port for connecting to a computer, but networking support would have been a nice addition. The additional front-mounted USB port is PictBridge-enabled and supports Direct Print from flash memory as well. An input paper capacity of only 100 sheets may be fine for casual users, but even some home users might find it limiting.
The unit supports BorderFree printing and even copying right to the edge, though only for certain common sizes. The Epson Creativity Suite of software supports both Windows and Mac platforms, unlike previous models, and can help users manage and edit photos and create a variety of different projects.
The main complaint from user reviews is that the system uses Epson CX4100 ink cartridges too quickly. Each of the four Stylus CX4100 ink cartridges is rated for a yield of up to 250 pages, but using the Economy mode could stretch this number for non-essential documents. Seeking out remanufactured Stylus CX4100 printer ink is another way to reduce costs.
For a pretty low price tag, the CX4100 all-in-one inkjet offers solid printing, copying, and scanning functions, and its output speeds are average for its class. Buyers who want only the basic might find it appealing, but the Epson CX4100 ink costs could add up very quickly for anything more than occasional use.
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