Epson Stylus CX4600

Epson Stylus CX4600 is a All-in-One Printer features Max. Print Resolution Up to 5760 x 1440 optimized dpi, Print Speed Black & Color Up to 15 ppm, 4″ x 6″ Photo 107 sec, Copy Speed Black & Color Up to 13 cpm, Max. Scanner Resolution 9600 x 9600 interpolated, Paper Sizes Letter, legal, half-letter, executive, 4″ x 6″, 8″ x 10″, A4, and user definable 3.5″ x 3.5″ up to 8.5″ x 44″. The Epson Stylus CX4600 measures 16.9″ x 13.5″ x 6.7″ (W x D x H) and weighs 14.6 lb.

Overall Rating: ★★★½☆ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Epson Stylus CX4600 Reviews

PCMag reviews the Epson Stylus CX4600 and writes;
“Output quality is impressive, with the printer earning a very good rating for text, graphics, and photos. More than half the fonts we test were readable at 4 points, with two highly stylized fonts requiring 10 points. Graphics showed only minor problems, the most serious being a slight raggedness in very thin lines on two graphics.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

CNET reviews the Epson Stylus CX4600 and writes;
“the CX4600 more than made up for its sluggish performance by offering great print and scan quality. The text printout with Epson’s DURABrite inks was sharp and crisp, as good as an inkjet could offer. The photos were also sharp and detailed, in spite of a reddish tone.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

User Opinions

Epson Stylus CX4600 User Reviews

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“Printing quality is wonderful as well. Text is crisp and clean, and photos come out at very good quality. It’s even better when coupled with the included 4×6 photo paper. You just have to be sure to make the correct paper settings before you print. Copying is insanely easy and straightforward. (…) and it came out at a quality that is good enough for a casual copy, though not photo-realistic. If you want a great quality copy, it’s a better idea to scan it to your computer, edit it with the included software (or photoshop if you have it) and then print. But for casual copies without a computer, it’s great!” – by Linden McRae
Rating: ★★★★★

I compared many other all in one printer-copier-scanners
“This one is the best for the money. I just returned an hp one for a problem with the cartridge getting stuck. The printing resolution is better than others in the same class. The speed of printing is also faster than others. The scanner does not have a higher resolution than say the hp 1315 but for my needs it’s sufficient. I don’t see why anyone would need a better resolution scanner. For my 1 gig computer it would take me 38 minutes to scan on a resolution of 2400 x 2400. The highest resolution is 9600 x 9600 perforated. I compared the copier of a Brother machine with this one, and the Brother machine copying quality doesn’t even come close.” – by I. Farouki
Rating: ★★★★★

A few comments
“Print quality is excellent. In a side by side comparison, the top quality prints are better than color laser output from Kinko’s. Photo prints from a 2MP digicam on 8.5×11 size paper are excellent (and top quality paper cost me about 80 cents a sheet). A 2m (6ft) USB cable is the longest you can use, according to the manufacturer. Print/scan jobs failed when I tried a 10′ cable.” – by NYNHCA
Rating: ★★★★★

Suprisingly good but ink waster
“I bought the CX3500 last week. It is exactly the same as CX4600 but minus the card slot. I have to say that I was surprise with its built quality, the compactness, the photo quality and finally was really surprise with the scanning quality. I owned HP printers all my life but finally decided against it as the ink catridge is very expensive. I was hooked to the epson after asking my friend to print a photo on a normal A4 paper (he owns a CX65) and let some droplets of water on it and the photo won’t smudge.” – by A Rahim
Rating: ★★★★☆

Performance AND versatility ***UPDATED
“The quality of the photos I have printed is as good as I’ve seen from any personal color inkjet system. Again, the printer is a bit sluggish, but the quality definitely makes up for it. The resulting prints are durable and don’t smudge or show fingerprints as badly as most others. The borderless 4×6 printing works well. Looking at the photos up close, you can see that they aren’t professionally developed on photo paper (the print quality isn’t quite as crisp) but for snapshots in a photo album, you’d never see the difference. “ – by Daniel Carman
Rating: ★★★★★

“I was also initially disappointed in the automatic color copies to photo paper. The blacks were not very black. Searching the web, I found out why. If you tell the printer that you have photo paper, it does not use the black ink but instead uses all three colors to approximate black. Simple solution: tell the printer you are using plain paper and now you get a MUCH better copy on photo paper! It has higher contrast and looks more like the original. “ – by George H. Wells Jr.
Rating: ★★★★☆

“I bought it five months ago. I have printed a lot, scanned a lot and copied a lot and it still works great. I have only changed ink once. I hope it doesn’t broke like others say it stops working in 8 months; yet I have used it for my business and is working very very good!! “ – by Bernardo Herero
Rating: ★★★★★

Mixed Feelings in the beginning due to cost of ink. & other quirks. Software & new or improved accessories available now
“The print quality with the Durabrite inks is outstanding! However, I do find that sometimes the plain paper setting works better with photos versus using “glossy”. The problem with the Durabrite inks is that the pigment can make the printhead clog faster and more often. I say this because I’ve used dye-based inks since then and had relatively fewer problems…” – by Zoo Keeper
Rating: ★★★★☆


Epson Stylus CX4600 Brochure & User Guide

Epson Stylus CX4600 Brochure

Features & Specifications

Epson Stylus CX4600 Features

The versatile Epson Stylus CX4600 provides premium performance at a truly remarkable value. This hard-working all-in-one offers photo quality printing from popular memory cards, full-featured scanning, and convenient color copying–all without a computer.

Up to 5,760 x 1,440 optimized dpi resolution delivers exceptional image quality whether printing photos, documents, or flyers. Epson’s exclusive DURABrite Inks ensure water, smudge and light-resistant output, for vivid, long-lasting results. And, BorderFree printing means anyone can create beautiful photos in frame-ready sizes. Best of all, because it’s a DURABrite Photo Series product, this flexible all-in-one comes with 20 sheets of photo paper, Photo Series software, and quick access to Epson’s exclusive photo craft and photo sharing web sites.

With 48-bit color, 600 x 1,200 dpi scanning, and Epson Smart Panel software, the CX4600 offers even more flexibility, making it easy to scan images to fax, e-mail, and more. And, there’s a fast, simple way to restore faded color photos with exclusive Epson Easy Photo Fix scanning technology.

The Epson Stylus CX4600 even offers brilliant color and black-and-white copying, with or without borders, no computer required. Built-in card slots and photo proof sheet provide a simple way to print directly from digital camera memory cards. Ideal for any home setting, this product comes with cost-effective individual ink cartridges, plus both Windows and Macintosh compatibility. It’s everything one needs to create show-stopping projects-all in one affordable solution.

Features & Benefits
Great for fun, everyday projects.

Get beautiful results that last
* Up to 5760 x 1440 optimized dpi
* Preserves documents and photos with water, smudge, and light-resistant¹ DURABrite® Inks

Enjoy the DURABrite Photo Series advantage
* Comes with a photo paper pack (20 sheets), Photo Series software, and easy access to Epson’s exclusive photo crafts and photo sharing websites

Print from popular memory cards
* Makes it easy to view, select, and print images from a digital camera memory card using the photo proof sheet function – no PC required!

Make copies without a PC
* Copies in vivid color or black-and-white
* Up to 13 copies per minute¹

Restore faded color photos
* Includes exclusive Epson Easy Photo Fix™ scanning technology to restore faded photographs to their original brilliance

Take advantage of convenient individual ink cartridges

Print up to 15 ppm black text, and 15 ppm color¹

Scan with 48-bit, 600 x 1200 dpi resolution

Get true BorderFree™ printing of 4″ x 6″, 8″ x 10″, and letter-size photos

What’s in the Box
CX4600, paper tray, color ink cartridges, black ink cartridge, power cable, 20 sheets photo paper, Photo Series disk, drivers, quick start poster, user’s manual, warranty card; printer cable not included.

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