**The product for this review/giveaway was provided by Epson. All opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.

Along with grabbing the diaper bag wherever we go, my camera always comes with too! I love taking pictures to capture fun memories of my kids and displaying them around our home, in photo albums and baby books. To save time and money, I prefer to print them at home and appreciate a printer that's easy to use, doesn't take up much space and offers the quality I need for pictures. Thankfully, I know I can always count on Epson!

 Epson America, Inc. recently introduced the new Epson Expression Premium XP-800 and XP-600 Small-in-One printers for moms, families and technology enthusiasts. Designed to deliver superior performance and easy wireless and mobile printing, these printers are equipped with Epson Connect, Apple Airprint, and Google Coud Print! They are sleek, compact and great for digital families  that require one solution for various printing needs.

Looking for a smaller printer that I can easily print off documents and pictures on, I was excited to learn we were going to be sent the Epson Expression Premium XP-800 Small-in-One Printer to review.
 
Features/Benefits:
  • 3.5" touchscreen with gesture naviagtion
  • 30 page auto document feeder with color fax
  • Delivers stunning photos and sharp text
  • Saves time and paper with auto 2 sided printing 
  • Copy/Scan/Print/Fax/Photo options
  • Sleek and compact, measuring 7.5" x 13.3 " x 15.4 "
  • Memory card compatibility 
If you've been a reader here for a while, you know that we've owned and reviewed Epson products in the past and have been very happy with the superior quality and ease of use. So, when the printer arrived, I was looking forward to checking it out.
As with the other Epson printers I've seen and used, I was happy to see that out of the box this one had a similar sleek and modern look. Unlike the Epson printer my husband uses for work in his home office (which he LOVES), this printer is smaller and even more compact, yet still offers all of the great features I've been looking for! Measuring just 7.5" x 13.3 " x 15.4 ", it's the perfect size for almost any room and exactly what I've been needing!

I am not always the most tech savvy, so of course I wondered how difficult it would be to get set up and working. Thankfully, it was very easy. It came with everything I needed (ink cartridges, set up and instruction manuals, CD-ROM with printer software/drivers), including a very helping Quick Guide to get me started! In no time at all I had it up and running (and if I can do it, anyone can!).
One of my favorite features right away, was the fact that it has Wi-Fi & Ethernet capability. No matter where I'm at in our home, I can print, scan, and access memory card slots from any room! Connecting to our wireless network was a breeze as well!
Speaking of convenience, I also appreciate the Mobile Printing option with Epson Connect! Like many moms, I take a lot of pictures with my phone, as well as access documents that I need printed. This printer makes it possible for me to print and scan remotely from my iPad, iPhone, tablet or smartphone. With Epson Connect, I am able to print documents, photos, emails and more from the comfort of my couch, or even across the globe. How neat is that?! I've already taken advantage of this feature and aboslutely love it! Pictures that would have otherwise sat on my phone for much to long, are already printed and being displayed in our home. YAY!

Another feature I really like is the touch panel. Most things are becoming touchscreen, so this is something I am used to and like. It's easy to tilt and navigate which I appreciate. The 3.5" size is perfect and comes complete with gesture navigation for easy setup and operation. It helps to guide me in anything I am doing. I am able to preview, edit and restore faded photos, or print CDs and DVDs without the use of my computer. Better yet, to save energy, the screen goes dark after several minutes of inactivity which is nice too! Epson really has thought of everything!
I have really enjoyed using this printer. It has helped to save me time, especially when I quickly need to print emails or photos. There are times I just want to print the pictures off my sd card without having to hassle with putting them on my computer. In this case, I simply slip the memory card into the slot (which is hidden behind a panel) on the front of the printer.
 
The pictures show up on the screen and from there all I have to do is select the one I want to print. Super easy! It guides me with each step, and I can choose whether I want to print on a CD, print ruled paper, or even a coloring page!

I tested it out and printed out a picture which I was amazed with! Look at the quality in the picture below! I then printed the same picture as a coloring page, how fun is that?! So many neat features with this printer, I could go on and on. 
Everything I've printed, whether it's pictures or documents have printed out quickly and look professional. They are brilliant and the quality is top-notch! The XP-800 actually has two individual paper trays - a standard tray and dedicated photo tray for 4x6" and 5x7" photo paper. Photos is what I've used the printer for most so far, and I have to say I am extremely impressed with the quality and print speeds. I have my pictures in as fast as 12 seconds! WOW!
This picture of one of the photos I printed doesn't even do it justice. The XP-800 truly delivers sharp, grain-free photos with accurate coloring. Better yet, the printer actually features auto photo correction to automatically correct the lighting in poorly exposed images, and has the option to remove red eye as well. So, even if I start out with a picture that is too dark, I get a perfect print every time.  It also includes advanced face detection, which automatically distinguishes people from scenery, correcting the color accordingly to ensure beautiful, natural skin tones!
 
Epson sent us a variety of different kinds of paper to try as well as project samples to get an idea of all that this printer can do - including an auto extend output tray. This unique feature automatically extends the output tray to catch paper if the tray is pushed in during a job.

 
I am still amazed just how compact and versatile it is! Saving time with a 30-page automatic document feeder to copy, scan or fax, leaves me time to be creative with printing on CDs, DVDs, handing card stock, envelopes and other specialty media throug the rear paper feed.

Overall we've been really happy with the ease of use and quality of the Expression Premium XP-800 printer! It truly is a small-in-one offering a convenient size and the features I need to print brilliant pictures and documents easily and quickly. I am very impressed and think it's a fabulous printer designed for busy moms and families. It's a must-have in my opinion and I'd recommend it as a wonderful gift idea for mother's day this year!

Buy It: The Epson Expression Premium XP-800 retails for $279.99 at Epson.com.

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38 comments
  1. Lisa Brown May 11, 2013 at 12:47 PM  

    Has to be the Flowers by Number. The little one learns counting, flower varieties, and, yes, the illustrations are lovely.

  2. Lisa Brown May 11, 2013 at 12:49 PM  

    GFC: smurfette

  3. steve weber May 11, 2013 at 7:14 PM  

    the wi-fi capability.

  4. Rusthawk May 11, 2013 at 7:14 PM  

    I like that you can print from a smartphone. Very convenient!

  5. Bethany C. May 11, 2013 at 7:27 PM  

    I like the touch screen.

  6. dawn keenan May 11, 2013 at 7:31 PM  

    This looks like it prints beautiful photos. I could really use that feature.

  7. Jen F May 11, 2013 at 9:00 PM  

    My favorite feature is the Epson Connect™ - Print and Share from Anywhere. I'd love to be able to print from a number of devices.

    jenblogger7 at gmail.com

  8. Sandy VanHoey May 11, 2013 at 9:26 PM  

    I like that the printer actually features auto photo correction to automatically correct the lighting in poorly exposed images, and has the option to remove red eye as well.

  9. Wanda McHenry May 11, 2013 at 10:08 PM  

    I really like that it delivers sharp, grain-free photos with accurate coloring! My current printer does not!

  10. leanne_mac May 11, 2013 at 11:26 PM  

    Th touch screen is a nice feature.

    leannemacg at gmail.com

  11. Carrie Phelps May 12, 2013 at 5:56 AM  

    I love love love (to quote you) "This printer makes it possible for me to print and scan remotely from my iPad, iPhone, tablet or smartphone."

  12. Lynda Del. May 12, 2013 at 9:18 AM  

    The touchscreen feature is a pretty cool feature.
    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

  13. GoldenOrchard May 12, 2013 at 1:20 PM  

    I love the coloring page feature and that you can print from a smartphone!

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  14. Linda Kish May 12, 2013 at 4:25 PM  

    I like the mobile printing feature.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  15. Angela Yeremenko May 12, 2013 at 11:19 PM  

    I love the touchscreen display and the 2 different trays.

  16. Jennifer H May 13, 2013 at 8:02 AM  

    airprint feature! :)

  17. BeckyM May 13, 2013 at 8:29 AM  

    I like the dedicated tray for 4x6 and 5x7 photo paper!

  18. Michelle Frame May 13, 2013 at 11:42 AM  

    I like that it has a touchscreen

  19. LeeAnn May 13, 2013 at 11:54 AM  

    I love how it has a dedicated tray for the smaller photo paper!

  20. michael m May 13, 2013 at 12:02 PM  

    I like the touch screen feature

  21. jakiesmom May 13, 2013 at 12:49 PM  

    i like the sd card slot
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  22. Kimberly May 13, 2013 at 2:25 PM  

    I like that you can print from a smart phone

  23. This Dog's Mom May 15, 2013 at 1:13 PM  

    I like that the pictures show up on a screen before printing!

  24. Jessica May 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM  

    I love that you can print pictures without having to hook up the printer to your computer. You can just put your SD card in and go! Love it! Plu the wi-fi is awesome! I would love to be able to print from my laptop or phone from anywhere in my house! Thank you so much for the giveaway!

  25. polly May 16, 2013 at 2:08 PM  

    love that it prints on both sides of the paper feature

  26. Life Is A SandCastle May 17, 2013 at 9:08 AM  

    I love that you can turn a photo into a coloring page and make it look like a sketch.

  27. Michelle Koerner May 17, 2013 at 9:10 PM  

    I like that you can turn a photo into a page to color. I think that is very cool, and I know my kids would have a blast coloring pictures of them.

  28. aggie May 18, 2013 at 12:20 PM  

    I like the touchscreen and the 30 page feed.

  29. bunnyswagg May 18, 2013 at 12:31 PM  

    I love the fact that it has epson connect. That is so what I'm looking for in a newer printer.

  30. Tabathia May 18, 2013 at 1:59 PM  

    I like the auto photo correction to automatically correct the lighting in poorly exposed images and it removes red eye

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  31. Amy May 19, 2013 at 9:48 AM  

    I love that it is wireless - I don't have to be on our main pc to print!

  32. ericka coello May 19, 2013 at 11:40 PM  

    automatically corrects the lighting in poorly exposed images

  33. Becky May 20, 2013 at 1:20 PM  

    I would LOVE a printer that connects to wifi. How convenient!

  34. Samantha May 20, 2013 at 9:13 PM  

    I love how many different kinds of compatible paper there are.

  35. Paula Peterson May 21, 2013 at 12:15 PM  

    I love the bright color it prints

  36. CindyWindy2003 May 21, 2013 at 1:05 PM  

    i love the mobile printing option, take more pictures with my phone than I do with a regular camera these days. carawling(at)hotmail(Dot)com

  37. Sandy Cain May 22, 2013 at 1:23 PM  

    I love the auto-photo correction!

  38. Michelle May 23, 2013 at 1:32 PM  

    I like that it is wi-fi compatible. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

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