Epson expression photo hd xp-15000 wide-format inkjet printer – printer reviews calories in 1 apple

When it comes to consumer-grade supertabloid (13-by-19-inch) inkjet photo printers, the only one I knew of before the epson photo HD XP-15000 wide-format printer ($349.99) is the editors’ choice canon pixma ip8720 wireless inkjet photo printer. Both are single-function (print only) models. Both six-ink machines print exceptionally well, especially photos, and they’re priced similarly, but the XP-15000 has better paper-handling options and connectivity features, as well as a more modern and easier-to-use control panel on the rear of the machine just enough to ease into our top choice slot for wide-format consumer-grade photo printers. Five years leaner

The XP-15000 replaces the company’s much larger and heavier artisan 1430 . Measuring 6.3 by 18.7 by 14.5 inches (HWD) with its drawers and trays closed, and weighing 18.7 pounds, the XP-15000 is small for a wide-format printer, but large enough that many small family-oriented and home-based offices might have trouble finding a place to put it.Canon pixma TS9120


even so, the canon ip8720 is, other than being just a few inches wider, about the same size.

Paper handling on the XP-15000 consists of two input sources: a 200-sheet plain paper cassette up front, and a 50-sheet feeder—primarily for premium photo and wide-format paper—at the rear of the machine. Printed pages land on an automated output tray that deploys as needed. Both machines also allow you to print labels on pre-surfaced optical discs and come with accompanying software for designing and printing discs and jewel case inserts. In addition, the XP-15000 can print borderless pages at all sizes ranging from 4 by 6 inches up to 13 by 19 inches.

The XP-15000’s connectivity options consist of ethernet, wi-fi, wi-fi direct, connecting to a single PC via USB, and USB host. In addition to wi-fi direct, other mobile options include the epson connect portfolio of cloud connectivity features: epson E-mail print, epson remote print, the epson iprint app (ios, android) for connecting to various cloud sites, the creative print app (ios, android) templates for creating calendars, greeting cards, and such.Canon pixma TS9120 third-party connectivity support includes android printing, apple airprint, fire OS printing, google cloud print, and mopria.

Since all the XP-15000 does is print, it doesn’t require much of a control panel. What you get is a 2.4-inch LCD accompanied by a set of buttons for navigating menus and onscreen productivity apps and profiles. No speed demon

When I combined the results from the 12-page microsoft word test with those from printing our colorful acrobat, powerpoint, and excel documents containing graphics and photos, the XP-15000’s print score dropped significantly, down to 3.9ppm, which, again, is about par for a consumer-grade photo printer on this portion of our tests. The canon pixma TS9120, for example, managed 4.7ppm. The business-oriented HP 7720 , on the other hand, managed 10.1ppm.

It’s expected that this type of printer should be able to produce photos at a pretty good clip. The XP-15000 printed our two highly detailed and vibrantly colored test snapshots at an average of 37 seconds each.Canon pixma TS9120 that’s 5 seconds slower than the canon pixma TS9120, 3 seconds faster than the HP envy photo 7855 , and 4 seconds faster than the ET-7750. Exquisite output

Inkjet printers typically print photos well; photo-centric inkjet printers usually print photos better than inkjets that haven’t been tweaked to enhance photo output. The more colors a photo-centric inkjet has at its disposal, more often than not, the better photos it prints. Epson’s and canon’s six-ink photo output is consistently among the best I’ve seen. This is, however, the first time I’ve seen photos printed on a consumer-grade printer with epson’s claria ultra HD inks. The XP-15000 turns out some of the best photos I’ve seen from a printer not aimed at professional photographers.

The XP-15000 deploys twice as many ink nozzles (90 versus 180) as the artisan 1430, the printer that it replaces. In addition, epson has replaced the light cyan and light magenta inks with red and gray inks, which, according to the company, increases the color gamut and enhances grayscale images.Running costs judging by how well the XP-15000 printed our sample grayscale images, and the vibrant and accurate colors in our color test images, this appears to be accurate.

Also impressive were the borderless 13-by-19-inch photos and fine art I printed; they were reminiscent of the fine prints churned out by epson’s own 12-ink surecolor professional photography models, such as the surecolor P5000, or canon’s imageprograf pro-1000.

I was also impressed with how well it printed our business charts and graphs in other business-oriented documents. Fills and gradients came out solid without any noticeable banding (except for one document with a dark-green-to-black gradient, and even that was hardly noticeable). Hairlines (rules 1 point and under) printed solid and unbroken from end-to-end, and colors were bright and accurate.

Finally, the text documents I printed were good-looking, too. Standard serif and sans serif fonts were legible down to and beyond the point where I needed magnification to read them.Running costs the decorative fonts we test came out a little misshapen and hard to read at larger sizes than I’m used to seeing, but mostly text quality, and print quality overall, was quite good. The cost of fine printing

Determining the running costs for a printer with six inks (instead of four) and oversize pages (over twice the standard size) is difficult, since I can’t tell when the additional inks deploy and how much ink is discharged when they do. Any cost per page estimate that includes more than the original cyan, magenta, yellow, and black inks is nothing more than a well-educated guess.

That said, using our standard cost-per-page calculation method, and assuming that the additional gray and red inks deploy only as needed when printing grayscale photos and graphics or color photos in general, I calculated that the XP-15000’s running costs are about 4.6 cents per black page and 13.9 cents per color page. (in other words, I left the two additional colors out.) given a cent or two one way or another, these numbers are in line with the competition, but can add up over time, especially for non-professional photographers on a budget.Canon pixma calculating running costs for the six-ink canon pixma TS9120 presents the same limitations, but my rough estimates for it are very close to those of the XP-15000.

If low running costs are high on your list of priorities, there are some less-expensive options, such as the epson ET-7750 mentioned earlier. As a five-ink ecotank model, its running costs are below 1 cent for monochrome and about 1 cent for color pages. It cannot, however, print 13-by-19-inch pages, though; the largest it goes is 11 by 17 inches. HP’s instant ink-ready envy photo models deliver decent running costs, too, but not as good-looking photos. It’s also important to note that these estimates are for letter-size (8.5-by-11-inch) documents, not wide-format. A fine alternative to professional photo printers

Typically, to get wide-format fine art and photos, you’d need to buy your own professional-quality photo printer or rent time on one at a service bureau.Running costs the former option is not only costly to purchase (starting at about twice the price of the XP-15000), but also the ink itself (keeping in mind that several of them use as many as 12 inks) is often prohibitively expensive—especially for beginning artists and photographers with limited budgets. Granted, the epson expression photo HD XP-15000 wireless wide-format printer is designed more for home users, but it’s also a sensible jumping off point for novices and would-be professional photographers. Hence, the XP-15000 is our new editors’ choice.

William harrel has been writing about computer technology for more than 25 years. He has authored or coauthored 20 books—including titles in the popular "bible," "secrets," and "for dummies" series—on digital design (or desktop publishing) software applications, such as acrobat, photoshop, and quarkxpress. His latest title is HTML, CSS, and javascript mobile development for dummies (a handbook for creating websites for smartphones and tablets), and he is a contributing editor at pcmag.Com’s sister site, computer shopper.Canon pixma TS9120

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