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Epson Expression Photo HD XP 15000

I just bought an Epson Expression Photo HD XP 15000 printer. I purchased this printer specifically for my workshop so that I can print pictures, wide format projects (up to 13 X 19 borderless prints) and vinyl projects.

Just getting it setup this evening and will start testing it out.

Getting started

Unboxing and setting up was no problem. Just make sure to remove all the blue tape from device. There’s a lot of it!

Initial Setup

Run through the instructions exactly. Start with no paper and no ink installed in the printer. Ink charging does take about 10 minutes and make sure to calibrate correctly. The first page that prints is a little confusing, use your up and down arrows to pick the correct alignment. The next two pages are a breeze.

Connecting to Wifi

Screen is so small so entering in your password is kind of painful especially if you have a complicated one like I do. I lock down my network securely.

Firmware Update

After connecting to Wifi, I checked to see if there was a firmware update. For those of you not so techy, this is the operating system that the printer runs. Just like any other device, it needs updating periodically. I tried updating the firmware from the printer and it kept failing.

Install Software

Once I installed the software and added the printer, I was able to use the software to update all drivers, software and the firmware. This did take a little time so prepare for that.

Initial Testing

So I picked out a few pictures to test, one from my Nikon D3200 and some from an iPhone. Both printed really fast and the image quality was great. So far, it is looking good.

I printed on basic photo paper from Walmart that I picked up. They did not carry the Epson photo paper so I will purchase some of that online for further testing.

Conclusion

I will use the printer a lot for my crafting and scrapbooking as I do not want to use original photos. All my other printers I have are laser printers and wanted something affordable, high quality and able to print up to 13 x 19. Along with that I wanted to be able to print on vinyl as well and use the extra features that come along with the Cricut.

 

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