Epson Expression Photo XP-850 Small-in-One Printer Review

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.

I have been in need of a new printer for the past year but wanted to find the right fit for our printing needs. The Epson Expression® Photo XP-850 Small-in-One™ is the perfect printer because it prints, scans, copies, faxes and even prints professional quality photos! What makes this printer even more exceptional is the smaller, sleeker design which makes it perfect to for those like me who don’t have a lot of extra space.

Epson Expression Photo XP-850 Small-in-One Printer Review

It is so convenient now for me to do all of my printing because this Epson printer has a built-in Wi-Fi Certified™ n3 allowing it to be accessed by multiple users and we can even print (includes 2 sided printing) from any room in the house with a 30 page Automatic Document Feeder to make it faster than any printer I have ever used in the past. My husband is able to print documents, emails, photos and more from his smartphone (it also works with iPads, iPhones, and tablets) making it extremely versatile and user friendly.

Epson Expression Photo XP-850 Small-in-One Printer Review

The Epson Expression® Photo XP-850 Small-in-One™ is remarkable because it allows me to print high quality photos in approximately 10 seconds using 6-color Claria Photo HD inks! My husband has been in the printing industry for over 23 years and he was very impressed with the superior Claria® Photo HD 6-ink system that uses vibrant dye inks with smooth gradation and realistic skin tones for family photos. Photos are ready to print without smudging, scratching and it is even water-resistant too.

I am not the most tech savvy gal but I find this printer to be very user friendly. Prior to setting up I read the instruction manual and followed the step-by-step instructions. This Epson model has a 3.5” touch screen that includes “gesture navigation” to make it easier to preview, edit and print photos without the computer”. It was surprisingly easy to operate and I am still having a blast discovering new features with each usage. For example, I can print custom designs directly onto ink jet printable CDs and DVDS and the Photo Enhancement Tools automatically removes red eye in photos and has a built-in Auto Photo Correction which will correct images as needed. I addition, I can print flyers on glossy paper and use the rear paper feed to print party invitations, cards or personalized memos to save money on outside printing costs for special events.

Epson Expression Photo XP-850 Small-in-One Printer

As a family that is on a budget and is eco-conscious the Epson Expression® Photo XP-850 Small-in-One™ is attractively priced at only $299 and proudly boasts an ENERGY STAR® rating so it is a home run in my opinion. The Smart Ink System has a higher capacity to give up to 50% more prints and I only have to replace the individual color ink cartridges to save even more on ink replacement costs.

I highly recommend the Epson Expression® Photo XP-850 Small-in-One™ if you are looking for a durable and versatile printer that gives you the additional ability to print your favorite photos in seconds and for those who are looking for easy mobile printing.

You are invited to visit Epson America to learn more about the Epson Expression® Photo XP-850 Small-in-One™ printer and to get purchasing information. Be sure to stock up on high quality Epson ink, photo paper, glossy paper and premium printing paper too!


Maureen is a SAHM who left the Corporate healthcare field to home educate her 6, 7 and 8 year old children. She is a voracious reader for both herself & her kids and also enjoys a natural and organic lifestyle. She lives in Orlando, Fl with her husband Mark, three children and 5 year old boxer, Jack.

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