The company is attempting to replicate this further down the product range with the middle-of-the-road Stylus Office BX320FW.
The waved top of the corporation's best office all-in-ones is duplicated here, though the cunning lift to the output tray of the Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) is dispensed with as a price reduction.
The ADF input tray nonetheless flips closed to better the outlines of the device when you are not copying.
An extremely thin, three-stage telescopic paper support folds back and lifts from the rear to present a 120-sheet feed slot.
An additional telescopic support, using a flip-up paper stop, pulls out of the front, although it doesn't fold wholly out of the way whenever the machine is sealed.
The control panel runs the majority of the width of the front of the unit, but is actually not that deep.
It includes a two-line by 16-character mono Liquid crystal display, with no backlight, but Epson has employed the text efficiently and scrolls messages via the lower row of the display, whilst preserving the topmost row for titles.
Ahead of the display are three mode buttons and then to its right there is a navigation square, a numeric pad that has additional function buttons for fax, five single-click buttons designed for quick dials as well as three buttons to begin and cease copy as well as scan projects.
Raise the scanner segment and you've admission to the head carrier into which are clipped the five ink cartridges.
In a somewhat odd layout, three of the slots are for the cyan, magenta and yellow inks that exist in two yields, but the black slots just take the standard yield consumable.
These black cartridges aren't text and photo, but two slots designed for identical black cartridges, so that you have got two times the text capability of a device having a solitary slot.
There aren't any memory card slots or even a PictBridge socket, but you do get sockets at the side designed for telephone line as well as optionally available, third party handset, along with USB as well as Ethernet sockets at the back.
Wireless networking is offered as standard and this is an uncomplicated product to setup.
Drivers are supplied with regards to Windows and OS X plus application software is likewise included, in the form of Presto! PageManager, a helpful document management application that includes OCR.
Our 5-page text print required 27 seconds, a pace of 11.
1ppm, whilst the lengthier, 20-page document lifted this a little to 12.
They are excellent rates of speed.
This company estimates 15ppm for colour pages, however our 5-page colour print emerged through at only 2.
8ppm, less than a fifth of the claim.
A single-page colour copy out of the scanner glass took 30 seconds plus a five-page, black text copy out of the ADF completed in one minute, 10 seconds.
A 15 x 10cm photograph print took two minutes, one second with best print mode as well as 58 seconds in photo mode.
There's not really a lot of difference in value between the two photo prints and for nearly all requirements photo mode will be way more than sufficient.
Colour graphics on plain paper are usually fair while using Epson Office BX320FW ink cartridges, with a decent selection of colours appearing lustrous and with very little with respect to dither patterns.
A colour copy was not really so great, with colours reproducing in a somewhat blotchy style along with with some run of black text across colour.
Straight black text is definitely quite usable, but isn't really as clean as from the majority of other inkjets, displaying some spread of ink into the paper nap.