Epson Expression Premium XP-605 review

4 Nov 2012
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Epson has produced an effective all-rounder MFP, but it's expensive to run

Page 3 of 3Specifications

Basic Specifications

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Maximum native print resolution 5,760x1,440dpi
Max optical resolution 1,200x2,400dpi
Output bit depth 24-bit

Quoted Speeds

Quoted speed, mono A4 32ppm
Quoted speed, colour A4 32ppm

Tested Print Speeds

Time for two 10x8in photos 1.0 5m 10s
Time for six 6x4in photos 1.0 8m 41s

Physical and Environmental

Standard printer interfaces USB, 802.11b/g/n wireless
Optional printer interfaces none
Size 138x390x341mm
Weight 7.1kg
Noise (in normal use) 37dB(A)

Paper Handling

Maximum paper size A4/legal
Maximum paper weight 255gsm
Standard paper inputs 2
Standard paper input capacity 120
Maximum paper inputs 2
Maximum paper input capacity 120
Duplex (code, cost if option) Yes


Printer technology piezo inkjet
Supported operating systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8, Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
Other inkjet features 6.3cm colour screen
Other inkjet options none

Buying Information

Price £123
Consumable parts and prices £11
Price per colour A4 page 5.1p
Quoted life of supplied black cartridge black 220 pages, photo black 200 pages (ISO/IEC 24712)
Quoted life of supplied colour cartridge(s) cyan, magenta, yellow 300 pages each (ISO/IEC 24712)
Quoted life of supplied photo cartridge(s) N/A
Warranty one year carry-in

Print Quality

Number of ink colours 5
Number of ink cartridges 5
Maximum number of ink colours 5
Maximum number of cartridges 5

Tested Scan Speeds

Full scan area preview 11s
A4 document at 150dpi 12s
A4 document at 300dpi 12s
6x4in photo at 600dpi 20s
6x4in photo at 1200dpi 1m 20s

Tested Copy Speeds

Time for single A4 mono copy 1.0 13s
Time for single A4 colour copy 1.0 22s
Time for 10 A4 copies using feeder 2.0 N/A

Photo Features

PictBridge support Yes
Borderless printing A4
Direct (PC-less) printing Yes
Supported memory cards SD, Memory Stick (Pro, Duo)
CD printing Yes

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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