An all-black case, with a finish glossy enough to be a fingerprint trap, the printer has a conveniently low profile. However, we'd have preferred a slightly taller machine if it meant the capacity of the main paper tray exceeded 100 sheets of paper. Yes, we know the device is primarily for photos, but many people will buy it as a general home printer, whose speciality is photos.
Print quality on plain paper is good, without being excellent. Characters are a less smooth than those produced by thermal inkjet engines, appearing slightly blurry at close inspection. In most situations, howevet, the quality is fine - and colour reproduction is smooth and bright too.
Photo prints show the advantages of the extra light inks. Cloud detail is improved, as are textures in brick walls and grass. Skin tones are also more natural looking.
Epson Expression Photo XP-860 is an all-singing all-in-one crammed with features, including duplex facilities and wireless versatility. There are a couple of shortcomings, such as the size of the main paper tray and the duplex speed, but overall this is a well appointed printer at a very reasonable price.
Epson XP-860 Output Quality
The XP-860's text quality is below par for an inkjet. Still, it should be fine for most home or home-office uses, though I wouldn't use it for documents, such as a resume, with which you need to make a good visual impression.
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Graphics quality is standard for an inkjet. It's good enough for most any home, school, or internal business use, as well as PowerPoint handouts. By and large, colors are well saturated, though some backgrounds look slightly faded. Thin lines on dark backgrounds are largely filled in. Several illustrations I printed out showed traces of banding (a regular pattern of faint striations). Some images displayed dithering, in the type of dot patterns.
The Epson XP-860 showed a smidge less tinting in our black-and-white test photo, while a couple of the XP-820's prints had ever so slightly better contrast. If you print a lot of black-and-white photos, you might get slightly truer blacks from the XP-860, but the difference is subtle enough that only the most discerning eyes are likely to appreciate it.
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