Epson’s Entry-Level Expression Home XP-4100 Small-in-One Printer

An unremarkable but likable $100 multifunction inkjet


Epson Expression Home XP-4100 Small-in-One Printer Review at PCMag

Epson Expression Home XP-4100 Small-in-One Printer Review at PCMag

THE BOTTOM LINE

The budget-minded Epson Expression Home XP-4100 Small-in-One prints and copies well, fulfilling its niche as a low-volume family and home-office machine.

MSRP $99.00

PROS
    • Good output quality overall
    • Easy-to-use control panel and color display
    • Borderless prints up to letter size
CONS
    • High running costs
    • Low input and output capacities
    • Lacks ADF for multipage copying and scanning
    • No flash memory support
    • Occasional background graphics and fills are off the mark

As the pandemic lingers on, working from home has become the new normal, resulting in (among other things) a slew of entry-level office machines. Epson’s latest contribution, the Expression Home XP-4100 Small-in-One Printer ($99.99), is a low-volume printer, copier, and scanner (no fax) positioned just below and priced $20 below the aging XP-5100. The new Expression prints well enough, though it struggled a bit with a few of our more intricate full-page business graphics. Photos and text looked good, though—as with most printers in this price range—per-page costs are high. However, that should be a problem only if you print more than, say, 100 to 150 pages each month. If your print and copy volumes are modest and you don’t copy or scan multipage documents frequently (this AIO has no automatic document feeder or ADF), the XP-4100 should serve your home-based office well.


EPSON EXPRESSION HOME XP-4100 SMALL-IN-ONE PRINTER SPECS
Type All-in-one
Color or Monochrome Color
Connection Type USB, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct
Number of Ink Colors 4
Number of Ink Cartridges/Tanks 4
Direct Printing From Media Cards No
Direct Printing From USB Thumb Drives No
Rated Speed at Default Settings (Color) 5 ppm
Rated Speed at Default Settings (Mono) 10 ppm
Printer Input Capacity 100 sheets plain paper, 10 sheets premium photo paper
Cost Per Page (Monochrome) 8 cents
Cost Per Page (Color) 20 cents
Print Duplexing Yes
Automatic Document Feeder No
Scanner Type Flatbed
Duplexing Scans No
Maximum Scan Area Letter
Scanner Optical Resolution 1200 pixels per inch
Standalone Copier and Fax Copier

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