Epson Stylus SX425W review

23 Sep 2010
Our Rating 
Price when reviewed 
inc VAT

Great quality and reasonable print costs are let down only by somewhat slow speeds and poor draft quality, but it's perfect if time isn't of the essence.

Basic Specifications

Rating ****
Maximum native print resolution 5,760x1,440dpi
Max optical resolution 1,200x2,400dpi
Output bit depth 48-bit

Quoted Speeds

Quoted speed, mono A4 35ppm
Quoted speed, colour A4 15ppm

Tested Print Speeds

Time for two 10x8in photos 1.0 12m 30s
Time for six 6x4in photos 1.0 22m 43s

Physical and Environmental

Standard printer interfaces USB, 802.11b/g/n wireless, PictBridge USB
Optional printer interfaces none
Size 182x450x342mm
Weight 5.6kg
Noise (in normal use) 53dB(A)

Paper Handling

Maximum paper size up to A4
Maximum paper weight 255gsm
Standard paper inputs 1
Standard paper input capacity 120
Maximum paper inputs 1
Maximum paper input capacity 120
Duplex (code, cost if option) No


Printer technology piezo inkjet
Supported operating systems Windows XP/Vista/7, Mac OS X 10.4.11+
Other inkjet features 1.5in colour screen, automatic print head alignment
Other inkjet options N/A

Buying Information

Price £60
Consumable parts and prices Fox series 200 page Black T1281, 270 page Cyan T1282, 165 page Magenta T1283, 270 page Yellow T1284; Apple series 435 page Black T1291, 690 page Cyan T1292, 395 page Magenta T1293, 665 page Yellow T1294
Price per colour A4 page 5.6p
Quoted life of supplied black cartridge 200
Quoted life of supplied colour cartridge(s) 270 cyan pages, 165 magenta pages, 270 yellow pages
Quoted life of supplied photo cartridge(s) N/A
Warranty one year RTB

Print Quality

Number of ink colours 4
Number of ink cartridges 4
Maximum number of ink colours 4
Maximum number of cartridges 4
Quoted photo durability 90 years
Quoted photo durability source Wilhelm Imaging Research

Tested Scan Speeds

Full scan area preview 12s
A4 document at 150dpi 22s
A4 document at 300dpi 30s
6x4in photo at 600dpi 34s
6x4in photo at 1200dpi 2m 6s

Tested Copy Speeds

Time for single A4 mono copy 1.0 26s
Time for single A4 colour copy 1.0 46s
Time for 10 A4 copies using feeder 2.0 N/A

Photo Features

PictBridge support Yes
Borderless printing up to A4
Direct (PC-less) printing Yes
Supported memory cards SD, SDHC, Memory Stick PRO, MMC, xD, xD H
CD printing No

Copy Features

Maximum number of copies 99

Fax Features

Max mono fax resolution N/A
Fax memory (maximum mono pages) N/A

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