We recently had the opportunity to test drive the New Epson Stylus NX515 Printer and we are very, very impressed! First let me say that this printer comes equipped with so many features that it would be impossible for me to list them in one, single post. So I’m going to touch on what I feel to be the most important features and how it has helped us in our everyday printing!
The Epson Stylus NX515 is an All-in-one inkjet printer and the flagship of the Stylus NX series. It offers consumers more for your money by delivering amazing print quality at an amazing price and I was truly amazed by the speed of this printer. It literally spits out a printed piece of work in about 3 seconds flat..no joke…but more on that in a bit!
As I unboxed the unit I immediately noticed the shiny and sleek black exterior and the 2.5 inch tilt screen LCD display, which is the largest display you’ll find at this price point. The size of the printer seems standard by All-in-one printer standards and sported an Energy Star sticker telling me that it is cost efficient, eco-friendly and later I found that the unit is actually designed to recycled! Score! Our review unit also came with a folder filled with some amazing printed pictures and I immediately thought ” no way can this thing do that”! You’ll find out later that I was dead wrong!
The Set up
I was set up and ready to go in a matter of minutes. This was the easiest install of a printer I have had to date. Even grandma can figure out how to install this printer…Enough said!
Built-in Wifi & Ethernet
The NX515 allows multiple users to share one printer, no wires involved! Wi-Fi and Ethernet networking are built right into the unit allowing users to print and scan wirelessly. We found this to be amazing, as my husband and I can now both work on our separate computers, in different rooms, and both use the same printer without “plugging in” per say.
Printing & Copying Speeds
This is by far the fastest printer and copier I have ever experienced. It’s one of the first thing I noticed when using the printer. I printed a simple black and white print document and by the time I got to the printer it was done. I checked the document thinking my husband had printed something and sure enough it was the document I had just sent over to the printer. In fact it’s up to two times faster than competitively priced models and can spit out 36 pages per minute for black and color! Just in case you were born yesterday..that’s fast! Whether it’s printing documents or photos, it spits out amazing color at super fast speeds.
Restore Old Photos
You can actually scan your old photos and restore them! The Epson NX515 will restore the colors in your photos and transform faded, dusty or badly exposed color photos into ones with bright color and sharpness. Remember earlier, when I thought “No way can this printer do that”? Well check this out! I restored a few of our old photos using the printer menu and it took about 1 minute to reproduce these old prints. The picture you see on top is an old photo from the 70’s and as you can see it was old and faded. With just a few clicks, I was able to reproduce this photo with vibrant colors that will last for years and years to come (see bottom pic). Is it just me or is this pretty impressive?
DURAbrite Ultra Pigment Ink
Many inks on the market today can take several minutes to dry before you can handle them. The Epson Stylus NX515 uses DURAbrite Ultra Pigment Ink which offers instant drying, allowing you to touch printed photos right away. This ink also ensures that prints are smudge and water resistant!
Additional Features and Benefits of the Epson Stylus NX Series
- BorderFree® photo printing
-Two-sided printing to save paper
-Quick, high-quality scanning up to 2400 dpi
-Automatic photo correction to quickly fix digital images
-One-touch red eye removal
-Photos and documents with instant-drying ink
-Standard and high capacity black cartridges available to match print volume needs
-Standard Ink included
The Epson Sylus NX515 All-in-one printer simply offers alot of features for the small price! We are more than impressed with this unit and truly cannot say enough about it. Set up and everyday use of the printer is easy and self explanatory and the unit itself is pleasing to look, sporting a 2.5″ LCD screen, making use of the onboard menu quick, easy and painless. With the built-in Wifi and Ethernet, the Epson Stylus NX515 provides one unit that can be used for the entirely family and from any room you choose. With copying speeds up to 36ppm and a price point that’s affordable, the Epson Stylus NX515 is an all-in-one printer that will cover just about all of your needs…the only thing we would love to see Epson add to the Stylus NX515 is a fax, eliminating the need for an extra unit in our home.
The Epson Stylus NX515 All-in-one printer retails for $149.99, but of course I found you a SWEET deal! You can purchase the Epson Stylus NX515 right now at Amazon for just $69.99 Shipped! You’ll need to choose Amazon as the seller, which is located on the right hand side bar under ” More buying choices”! Pretty Sweet deal, huh?
Disclaimer: Epson provided me with the above mentioned product for my review. My thoughts and opinions remain my own!