Epson Launches Expression Home Printer Range and Claria Home Ink

August 6, 2012 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Printers | 10 Comments |
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Epson UK has launched its Expression Home range – a series of compact models that deliver both high-quality, glossy photos and crisp, clear text. The Small-in-One line-up features the Expression Home XP-400 Series, XP-300 Series, XP-205, XP-202 and XP-102, allowing users to print, copy and scan. The Expression Home range also includes the Expression Home XP-30, which is Epson’s smallest ever single-function A4 printer. These printers use Epson’s new four-colour Claria Home Ink set, a new entry-level ink formulation that combines the durability of black pigment ink with the glossy colour photo output of dye-based cyan, magenta and yellow inks. The XP-30, XP-102, XP-202, XP-305, (with extra Claria home ink set) and the XP- 405 are available from September, priced at £39.99, £49.99, £59.99, £79.99 and £89.99.

Epson Press Release

Epson promises better home and mobile printing for everyone

New Expression Home printer range and Claria Home ink announced

JULY 2012 – Responding to consumer demand for improved home text and photo prints, Epson has launched its Expression Home range – a series of compact models that deliver both high-quality, glossy photos and crisp, clear text. The Epson Expression Home Small-in-One inkjet printers are Epson’s smallest ever all-in-ones – and the Expression Home XP-30 is Epson’s smallest ever single-function A4 printer. All models use a new Claria Home Ink set, and deliver flexible mobile printing.

The Small-in-One range features the Expression Home XP-400 Series, XP-300 Series XP-205, XP-202 and XP-102, allowing users to print, copy and scan. Each printer offers the opportunity to save space, money and time thanks to their small dimensions, individual inks and a range of user-friendly features, while the Expression Home XP-30 is a single-function printer, suited for home users who need a compact inkjet at an affordable price.

These printers use Epson’s new four-colour Claria Home Ink set, a new entry-level ink formulation that combines the durability of black pigment ink with the glossy colour photo output of dye-based cyan, magenta and yellow inks. This versatile ink set delivers crisp, clear text documents and glossy, lab-quality photos.

Easily recognisable with their distinctive Daisy/Poppy image packaging, users will be able to immediately identify the correct ink cartridges for their printer. All cartridges are available in standard and XL sizes, with page yields displayed clearly on the front of each pack, making it easier for users to decide which cartridge size best suits their printing needs.

The XP-400 Series, XP-300 Series, XP-205 and XP-202 models allow users to print from anywhere around the home. With automatic Wi-Fi set-up these printers automatically find the relevant connection settings and configure themselves. They are also compatible with Epson iPrint[1], which allows users to print wirelessly from smartphones and tablet PCs.

The XP-400 Series, XP-300 Series and XP-205 also allow users to print from anywhere in the world, by emailing photos and documents directly to the printer’s unique email address. These printers are also Google Cloud Print and Apple AirPrint[2] ready.

Neil Wilson, product manager, Epson UK, says: “Using the new Claria Home ink set, the Expression Home range allows you to benefit from the versatility of glossy, home photo printing and crisp, clear text output. You won’t have to worry whether printing documents or photos is the driving factor in your household, because you can now have both. Whether you’re printing coursework, home documents or family photos, this range ensures that your needs are catered for.”

The XP-30, XP-102, XP-202, XP-305, (with extra Claria home ink set) and the XP- 405 are available from September. Priced at £39.99, £49.99, £59.99, £79.99 and £89.99.

[1] Supports the following languages: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch. Requires a wireless connection to the internet. For more information, and supported devices, please visit http://www.epsonconnect.eu

[2] iOS 5 and above. AirPrint and the AirPrint logo are trademarks of Apple Inc



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#1 Baby Photography

very interesting to follow this

3:19 am - Tuesday, August 7, 2012

#2 CS James

The great thing about Epson ink is that they use a couple of unique colour inks when you print your photos...which can result in a fantastic resolution! It's highly recommended for regular photo printers.

2:47 pm - Tuesday, August 7, 2012

#3 Peter Jones

I think you should edit the comments on your site more carefully.

9:35 am - Saturday, October 6, 2012

#4 John Rainford

Are your inks produced by other main supermarkets on Claria's behalf?

7:08 pm - Tuesday, November 13, 2012

#5 Cannon ink

I am really thankful to you for sharing such a nice information about Epson UK Expression Home range. Keep posting information like this.

11:41 pm - Thursday, December 13, 2012

#6 John

Daisy ink is now available with 18.5ml black and 15ml colour set for £10. Epson is charging £50 for less than half filled cartridges. Crooks!

1:32 am - Saturday, December 15, 2012

#7 Mark

really good review, well done and thanks for the information on these new Epson XP Printers

6:24 pm - Tuesday, December 25, 2012

#8 John

The xp205 is excellent value for money. I paid £40 at Argos.

The setup takes quite a while and the wifi functionality requires an additional software download from the support web site to fix the IP address. If you don't fix the IP address you will lose the connection if you have more than one WiFi enabled device on the network.

While I was figuring out the WiFI, I used the email print function. This works really well. If you can't sort out the WiFi then this will bypass the problem.

The printer comes with cartridges with a paltry amount of ink in them. An 18XL set of four will set you back £50 and are barely half full. For £10 you can get a full set of 4 cartridges from Amazon/ColourDirect, and by full I mean 18.5ml (not Epsons idea of eXra Large at 11.5ml).
Compatible ink is just as good as Epsons 'Claria'; probably comes form the same factory in China.

So this printer/scanner/copier is an excellent bit of kit when you have set it up properly. Epson could make it a whole lot easier, and they could stop ripping off the buyer with outrageously expensive ink in half filled cartridges.

5:44 pm - Wednesday, February 20, 2013

#9 print cartridge ink

Epson Expression is just so brilliant! if you have it you can surely relate to what im saying. it gives out the best print out. you can and will never get from other brands

8:32 am - Thursday, August 29, 2013

#10 Jon

Great review, gives me a good idea on what the new office printer will be

1:46 pm - Monday, December 9, 2013