Epson Expression Home XP-400 Review: Small & Fun

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Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Service & Support
    • 6
    • Print Quality
    • 7
    • Design / Ease of Use
    • 7
    • Performance / Print Speed
    • 6
    • Features
    • 6
    • Operational Costs
    • 4
    • Total Score:
    • 6.00
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10


  • Pros

    • Improved text print speeds
    • Good text/photo print quality
    • Ease of use
  • Cons

    • Ink costs
    • No front side USB
    • Slow photo print speeds

Quick Take

The Epson Expression Home XP-400 does what is expected of it: print, scan and copy at a decent clip and produce quality text documents and images.

Epson revealed the Expression Home XP-400 Small-in-One inkjet this summer with hope of attracting the Back-to-School market in August.

Well, it’s now the end of August and we are sharing our full review of the Epson Expression Home XP-400 Small-in-One featuring print, scan and copy capabilities as well as wireless connectivity and a variety of mobile printing options including Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print and Epson Connect.

So find out how this little guy performed during our battery of tests; it may just help you decide whether the Expression Home XP-400 is the perfect small-in-one for your home or dorm.

Build and Design

If you read our Epson Stylus NX430 review back in December, then you’ll recognize the Expression Home XP-400 since the two devices share the same dimensions at 15 x 12 x 6-inches in storage (15 x 21 x 11-inches in use) and a similar design with black paneling, the smart touch adjustable touch panel, rear fed tray and 8.5 x 11-inch flatbed scanner.

The smart touch panel offers a 2.5-inch LCD and the keys light up as needed, depending on the job the user is trying to perform. The only traditional key is the power button. The built-in memory card reader is found to the left of the control panel and is compatible with SD cards and Memory Stick/Memory Stick Duo.

The Expression Home XP-400 features a 100-sheet rear fed tray that can handle a variety of media ranging in size from 4 x 6-inches to 8.5 x 44-inches. The output tray pulls out from the front of the Expression Home XP-400.

Lift at the center of the printer to access the four DURABrite Ultra pigment ink cartridges (CMYK). The Expression Home XP-400 comes with four standard capacity cartridges, but Epson offers high capacity replacement cartridges.

All the connections are found on the back of the Expression Home XP-400. Customers can choose between a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 or Wireless 802.11 b/g/n connection.



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