Epson XP-760 Expression All-in-One Photo Printer £69.99 Costco
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Epson XP-760 Expression All-in-One Photo Printer £69.99 Costco

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Found 10th Aug 2017
Found this deal while looking for a printer. It's available online selling at £69.99 inc VAT or without VAT it's £58.33.
Checked other stores (Argos,Amazon, John Lewis it's ranging between £89.99 to £150. Ebay has it refurbished/used at around £69.99. So this is a bargain.

Loads of specs including wifi connectivity and mobile printing although I'm not an expect on printers. Maybe something for someone too as it's a great deal.
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My old epson PX710 is on its last legs now but has been a great printer over the years. They don't appear to do the PX range anymore, but the specification (and ink cartidge formats) looks comparable. Looks like a decent price
Bought one recently when they were £79 (JL and Amazon). It's a great printer. Epson must be taking a loss on this and assume they will make it up on the cartridges. As well as USB and Wifi it also has wired ethernet for those that prefer that. I put compatible cartridges in mine and they work fine. I then went to put the ones in that came with the printer and it refused to accept them saying they can only be used the very first time the printer is switched on! That's a bit annoying as I wanted to see how the original and clone cartridges compared. I have heard stories of Epson updating the firmware of their printers to stop compatible cartridges working so I was a bit concerned buying a new printer in case it had already been updated. Fortunately it hadn't. I've got the MAC of mine blocked at my firewall just in case, but I'm concerned an update might still get through e.g. the PC could do the update! Anyway just a thought to bear in mind if you like to use compatible cartridges.
MrFizzy42 m ago

Bought one recently when they were £79 (JL and Amazon). It's a great …Bought one recently when they were £79 (JL and Amazon). It's a great printer. Epson must be taking a loss on this and assume they will make it up on the cartridges.



You've only got to compare it to the cost of their Ecotank printers, a (non-photo) 4 colour one is £180, and a 70ml bottle of epson ink is about £10 compared to £11+ for a typical 5 or 7ml cartridge, so the equivalent quantity of ink in cartridges is about 10 times the price :- currys.co.uk/gbu…tml

I was hoping they'd extend their ecotank range to include a photo printer, so I could buy the bottles of Clara photo inks intended for it, to fill the refillable cartridges I use in my epson PX720wd.
Was interested in this as photo results appear very good but reviews on Amazon put me off and as stated
... ink is expensive and reliability questionable. Good price though.
robatt3 h, 50 m ago

... ink is expensive and reliability questionable. Good price though.


Epson cartridges are expensive, but compatible cartridges for epson printers are usually quite cheap. Refillable cartridges with resettable chips, or a CISS system if you do a lot of printing, will work out even cheaper, since you wouldn't be throwing cartridges out with lots of ink left in them just because the chip says they are empty.
I had three previous Epson photo printers and always issues with blocked nozzles and patchy pics. Shame they charge so much for cartridges. My only other Epson is a bulk ink system one, the 165 I think, never had blocked nozzles.
Epson - blocked nozzles and frequent cleaning cycles.
Refuses to print because "the cartridge chip is telling it its empty"

Not buying another!
I used to have an epson stylus 760 that was always getting blocked nozzles, I learnt from that printing a page every week or so would stop the ink in the head drying out and clogging, avoiding the need for frequent head cleaning.

We've had a Epson PX-720 photo printer for several years now, and only had blocked nozzles on about three occasions, only one of them was bad, but was caused by an under-filled, premium branded compatible cartridge running out of ink while its chip still showed more than half full, which caused an airlock.

When I buy compatible cartridges for epson printers, I now weigh them, unless they are transparent, to spot under filled ones.


With the ink I'm currently using in my refillable carts, it never seems to clog, so I don't currently even need to bother to print a test page so frequently, but that said, the photo quality is not quite as good as with genuine epson ink, and the epson ink is more resistant to moisture and smudging, so I intend to buy better ink next time.


The one thing that does really annoy me about my current Epson printer is the paper feed is poor, it doesn't work well when the paper cartridge is nearly empty and is really bad picking up and feeding photo paper other than Epson, and exceptionally bad with cheap photo paper that is only coated on one side. At least this printer seems to have a rear feed tray, which should avoid some of the problems mine has, including wrapping thick paper through 180 degrees.
MrFizzy10th Aug

Bought one recently when they were £79 (JL and Amazon). It's a great …Bought one recently when they were £79 (JL and Amazon). It's a great printer. Epson must be taking a loss on this and assume they will make it up on the cartridges. As well as USB and Wifi it also has wired ethernet for those that prefer that. I put compatible cartridges in mine and they work fine. I then went to put the ones in that came with the printer and it refused to accept them saying they can only be used the very first time the printer is switched on! That's a bit annoying as I wanted to see how the original and clone cartridges compared. I have heard stories of Epson updating the firmware of their printers to stop compatible cartridges working so I was a bit concerned buying a new printer in case it had already been updated. Fortunately it hadn't. I've got the MAC of mine blocked at my firewall just in case, but I'm concerned an update might still get through e.g. the PC could do the update! Anyway just a thought to bear in mind if you like to use compatible cartridges.

My 760 is ok. Been using it with compatible cartridges for 2 years. Really cheap ones on Amazon. Think the paper makes a bigger difference than the ink.
I'm looking a good scanner to scan in old photos to make a digital copy and then I was going to just print them from one of the online sites as I think that would probably be cheaper (I've hundreds of photos to do)- is this scanner good enough and worth the price when I don't need the actual printer part? I'm just not good with this type of thing but I'm running out of time as I need to return the family photos and just don't know what info I need to look for to know if the scanner is good enough for quality photos
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