The Epson Stylus CX8300 all-in-one inkjet sits on the line between home and office use, as both a capable copy machine and scanner and a fast photo printer, at up to 32 pages per minute. The small yield of Epson CX8300 ink supplies, lack of networking, and a small paper capacity relegate it to personal use only, however.
The CX8300 will have no trouble on a desk surface, as it measure just 7x17.7x13.4 inches, and it weighs just under 13 pounds before the Stylus CX8300 printer ink cartridges are installed. The only connection option is the single USB port, but it supports both Windows and Mac platforms. A PictBridge port on the front along with memory card slots does provide another method for loading and printing photos.
The 2.5-inch full-color display is an upgrade from the other models in its line, and with features like PhotoEnhance built right into the device itself, as well as standalone copying, users can accomplish a lot without a computer connection of any kind. One of the unit's limiting factors is a small 120-sheet input paper capacity, but since it lacks network sharing anyway, this is probably more than enough for personal use.
The design of the Epson CX8300 ink cartridges allows for variable droplet sizes, so the unit can conserve Stylus CX8300 ink depending on quality settings, with little effect on the print speed. If users find the small capacity of Epson CX8300 printer ink supplies make it expensive to operate, remanufactured supplies are available from third-party vendors.
Buyers seeking an all-in-one inkjet printer with great photo output quality and features will be pleased with the Epson CX8300. Buyers who need to do more than occasional copying and scanning might want to look elsewhere, especially for a model with an automatic document feeder.
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