The Epson Stylus SX600FW is a neat all in one printer that is crammed full of features. Ranging in price from £97.86 at PC World.co.uk to £134.90 from Amazon.co.uk, the Epson Stylus SX600FW all in one printer with fax and WIFI is perfectly suited to its target audience of small office and home use. The Epson Stylus is a stylish compact printer, with a sleeky curved black design that makes it aesthetically a winner. However, this printer has more than good looks to offer. It combines the technologies of printer, scanner, copier and fax together with WIFI and Ethernet networking. The Epson Stylus SX600FW also features an Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) with a 30 page capacity, which means that handling multiple documents is no longer an arduous task.
Cost effective and offering value for money, the Epson Stylus SX600FW works on an individual colour ink cartridge system (although, multi-packs are also available to buy). This system means that you only have to replace the colours that you actually use. This is a fantastic feature for consumers, who are all too familiar with the frustration of having to replace the whole cartridge when you seemingly only ever print in black and white!
Aside from the versatility of the Epson Stylus SX600FW, its key selling point is in its WIFI and Ethernet technology, which means it has the capacity to allow you to print photos, send faxes and make copies without having to be connected to a PC. However, initial set up will require you to connect to a PC, you can do this by using the supplied Network Cable. Follow the simple instructions to get your wireless network connection up and running. Once this is done you can disconnect the lead and complete the set up using your WPA or WEP code to make your connection secure.
The control panel is functional and easy to use and navigating between each of the Epson Stylus SX600FW’s four modes is a simple task. The control panel comprises a standard number pad and large navigational control buttons, such as up/down for copy numbers, large on/off buttons and last number redial and quick dial fax number options. The 6.3 cm LCD viewer on the control panel has the functionality to allow you to view pictures before you print. Whether you choose to use the memory card reader or connect to a PictBridge compatible camera slot, the Epson Stylus will quickly and efficiently print your selected pictures. You can even remove red eye with the Epson Easy Photo Print feature. Supported memory cards include Compact Flash (Memory card only), MicroDrive, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo, MagicGate Memory Stick, MagicGate Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick PRO Duo, SD, SDHC, MiniSD, MiniSDHC, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, Multi Media Card, xD-Picture card, xD-Picture card Type-M, and xD-Picture card Type-H. The printer also features high speed USB connectivity.
The Epson Stylus SX600FW offers high-speed printing up to 38 ppm in black and white and colour, which is about 20 seconds for a page comprising coloured pictures and text. By choosing either quiet mode or high speed printing using the integrated software you can easily adjust the speed and noise level of your Epson Stylus.
The Epson Stylus SX600FW fax functions include (Type of fax) Walk-up black and white and colour fax capability, speeds of up to 33.6kbps, memory recall of up to 60 names and numbers, fax transmission speeds of approximately three seconds per page and page memory of up to 180 pages.
The Epson Stylus SX600FW supports Windows 2000/XP/XP-x64/Vista, Mac OS 10.3.9/10.4.x/10.5.x operating systems. Additional features include the Event Manager, which allows you to assign applications to certain buttons, such as Start, Copy, E-mail and PDF. The Epson Stylus SX600FW also features a very useful ‘web-to-print’ facility, which resizes websites to fit inside paper margins. The Epson Stylus integrated software can even be used to also allow you to create stationary. You can use images from your memory cards to watermark print paper and even create lined or squared paper.
The Epson Stylus SX600FW will deliver laser like texts document. Photo prints on the Epson Stylus SX600FW are executed with photo lab quality. When used in conjunction with Epson photo print paper, pictures printed on the Epson Stylus will be smudge proof, waterproof and remain fade proof for up to 200 years (if stored within a photo album)!
In conclusion, the Epson Stylus SX600FW is an excellent value for money all round printer. It has superb usability and functionality, it is easy to set up and would be a fantastic addition to any home or small office workspace. Across the board reviews for this printer have been very positive from both distributors and consumers alike.