Would you buy this? Although printed text documents were at points a little ragged, the text remained clear at all levels of quality. This lends well to flesh tones, but impacts harshly on blues and blacks. Scanning quality was adequate. Draft quality documents are much lighter than documents printed at higher quality settings.
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The unit is constructed cs55500 entirely of plastic and is bulky compared to competing units. Text documents with graphical elements had significantly slower printing speeds, with the multi-function managing 6. It can also result in a slight loss of detail in darker images, although the compromise is generally acceptable.
Scanning quality was adequate. In combination with its low initial price, this will easily convince some buyers. But if you are planning on sharing any footage of your latest outdoor adventure with friends and colleagues, you will need more than just hardware.
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Stylus CX – Epson New Zealand
During testing, we found the CX’s printing speeds to be largely unimpressive. This lends well to flesh tones, but impacts harshly on blues and blacks.
Although draft quality text documents printed at 14 pages per minute, normal quality slowed output down to 2. I need power and lots of it. Although this can be attributed to the CX’s price tag, there is a better-built alternative available: Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.
Although we don’t expect the CX to meet the standards set by more cx5500 models, the stark difference in speed and quality between draft and normal settings is a big problem for this multi-function. As a result, blacks and greys are poorly defined, and outdoor shots involving skies will inevitably carry a reddish hue. However, if you’re looking for wpson long-term, budget multi-function there are better quality options than the CX A red overtone is immediately sc5500 in 4x6in and A4 photos.
Epson Stylus CX5500
Draft quality documents are much lighter than documents printed at higher quality settings. This is particularly noticeable in A4 photos, but shouldn’t be an issue for those who only want 4x6in photos.
However, given its low price point and cost efficiency, this multi-function will suit those in need of a budget unit with cheap running costs.
Although the CX’s dpi scanning resolution is low in comparison to the dpi typical of more expensive models, the lower resolution should be sufficient for everyday use. Although the build quality of most Epson printers and multi-function units is questionable, this is particularly the case for the CX Speeds for 4x6in photos weren’t fast either, with normal quality photos printing in 4min 27sec. However, colour reproduction was quite cs5050, with best quality tests revealing washed-out colours that lacked intensity.
As with many Epson multi-functions, the CX exhibited a darker image in comparison to Canon products, which allows for a more realistic image.
Pros Poor build quality, unimpressive printing quality. Although its relatively low price point will inevitably entice buyers, potential users should be aware of its poor build quality and unimpressive performance.
The same was true of photo printing tests. Print quality was adequate for a family-oriented printer.