The Epson Stylus CX5100 is not only a reliable all-in-one inkjet printer, but it has a compact, rounded design that should appeal to home users who want a little extra style. Photo quality is a priority, but it can produce standard documents at up to 22 pages per minute, and low-cost Epson CX5100 printer ink makes it one of the most affordable models in its class.
With scanning, printing, and copying capabilities, the CX5100 is designed around mainly photo-centric operations, but will still do well at basic office functions. Lacking an automatic document feeder, it requires users to manually scan and copy each page, but its 1200x2400 dpi scanning resolution creates high-quality digital documents and images.
The small and lightweight design does come with a few compromises, but they are not too disappointing. The main paper tray holds only 70 sheets, so even high-volume personal users might find themselves replenishing too often. The simple control panel is a slight drawback, as it lacks the color LCD that some competing models include, but this is only a minor gripe. Extras like the water-resistance of the Stylus CX5100 ink tend to make up for some of these drawbacks.
Speaking of printer ink, the price of Epson CX5100 ink cartridges is a major factor in the long-term cost of the device, and users will be glad to know that supplies are affordable. Although OEM Stylus CX5100 ink cartridges are not overly expensive, users can save a lot of money by using remanufactured Epson CX5100 ink instead, at about half the price.
Though it lacks networking or wireless support, the Epson Stylus CX5100 shines when it comes to producing long-lasting photos at high quality. Taking advantage of third-party supplies will help make it one of the most affordable solutions in its class.
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