Epson introduces Expression Photo XP-8500 Small-in-One Printer

Epson's new Expression Photo XP-8500 Small-in-One wireless printer.
Epson’s new Expression Photo XP-8500 Small-in-One wireless printer.

Epson America’s new Expression Photo XP-8500 Small-in-One wireless printer offers fast, quiet performance in a sleek design, while delivering sharp, professional-quality, borderless photos up to 8” x 10” and 4” x 6” in as fast as 10 seconds. With a wide array of creative features – including built-in USB and memory card slots for PC-free printing, dedicated photo and CD/DVD printing trays, and a rear paper feed for specialty media – the XP-8500 “is an ideal solution for photo enthusiasts, hobbyists and today’s busy families,” said the OEM. It’s a powerful and versatile printing and scanning solution offering a range of productivity features. Leveraging six-color Claria Photo HD inks (including Light Cyan and Light Magenta), it delivers photo output with smooth gradations and accurate skin tones. It also includes a dedicated photo tray and rear specialty paper feed, plus CD/DVD printing capabilities. In addition, utilizing Epson Connect, the XP-8500 allows users to print directly from an iPad, iPhone, Android tablet or smartphone – and with the embedded Wi-Fi Direct, users can print network-free from anywhere. The XP-8500 is compatible with the Epson Creative Print App, allowing users to create custom borderless photo collages from Instagram. Plus, with Scan and Share software, users can automatically scan to Facebook and the cloud. The mobile app also provides a platform to customize photo backgrounds and add text, as well as print high-quality collages, personalized colour pages, stationery, greeting cards, calendars and much more.

Carrie Fox.
Carrie Fox.

“Life moves fast amidst endless to-dos, school events, family gatherings, holidays, and more. Nevertheless, it’s important to take a few moments to relish and print the milestone memories along the way,” said Carrie Fox, Group Product Manager for Consumer Ink Jets at Epson America. “The new Expression Photo XP-8500 is the ultimate addition to a home office, enabling you to print wirelessly for everyday printing, create lab-quality photos, or custom borderless photo collages from Instagram with Epson’s Creative Print app – and scan your favourite memories to Facebook and the cloud.”

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.