The first major feature anyone will notice about the Epson Stylus NX430 color inkjet multifunction is how small it is. As part of Epson’s new “Small in One” line of multifunctions, this printer is designed for portability and for saving space. At 15.4 x 11.8 x 5.7 inches and weighing less than 9 pounds, the NX430 is about the size of your DVD player, so it won’t take up a lot of room in an already cramped home office.
While this “Small in One” is certainly compact, Epson still managed to get everything in there that anyone in the market for an affordable printer would want. Aside from printing documents and high quality, smudge-free photos, it scans at an exceptional 2400 dpi and also copies. The NX430 is a breeze to set up either via USB or with a simplified wireless setup.
The main feature that will appeal to most buyers, however, is the price. The Epson Stylus NX430’s MSRP is $99.99 but can be found online for under $80, making this a major bargain for anyone in need of a printer who doesn’t want to spend a lot. Another feature for budget-conscious printer buyers is the NX430’s ink cartridge layout. It uses individual color cartridges, so only the ones that actually run out need to be replaced.
Mobile Printing Options
Smartphones are quickly replacing digital cameras for everyone’s on-the-go photography needs. Epson has met the necessity to print from mobile devices with its Epson Connect feature. On the Stylus NX430 printer, users with smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices can print photos, attachments and more without the need to connect a cable. There’s also a built-in card slot and an easy-to-use LCD touch screen for mobile camera with memory cards. Both of these options mean anyone can print to the NX430 without a computer.
Built-In Photo Processing
The previously-mentioned built-in LCD touch screen features a user friendly interface where just about anyone can perform basic photo editing. Red eye reduction, cropping, underexposed or overexposed image correction and even photo restoration can all be done with a few taps on the easy-to-read 2.5 inch screen.
The Final Word
Available for under $80 and packed with so many features in its tiny frame, the Epson Stylus NX430 is a can’t-miss prospect. Anyone in the market for a new printer on a budget should certainly give the “Small in One” a try.