The new Epson Expression Premium XP-640 Small-in-One wireless inkjet printer offers lab-quality prints at home. This $150 printer replaces the Expression Premium XP-630, but does not seem to add anything new. Both offer identical looks and specifications with superior photo quality, auto 2-sided printing, and the ability to print 4″ x 6″ photos in as fast as 20 seconds. Both provide a complete wireless solution, including Wi-Fi Direct to easily print directly from an iPad, iPhone, Android tablet or smartphone — without a router. Both are compatible with the Epson Creative Print App, allowing users to effortlessly print photo collages, personalized coloring book pages, and stationery directly from personal photos as well as Facebook and Instagram photos.
Creative applications include advanced photo printing features that print borderless photos, up to 8″ x 10″, and prints 4″ x 6″ photos in as fast as 20 seconds. Leveraging Epson Claria Premium Ink, you should get outstanding photos that are smudge, scratch, water, and fade resistant, making it easy to share photos immediately after printing.
With Epson Connect you get a suite of solutions that includes Email Print, Epson Creative Print, Epson iPrint, Epson Remote Print, and Epson Scan to Cloud services and works through Wi-Fi direct or a wireless connection. Featuring an enhanced 2.7″ LCD screen, plus built-in USB and memory card slots for PC-free printing and dedicated trays for printing photos and CD/DVDs, there is never wasted time switching supplies between projects. In addition, you can scan photos and documents and save them to the cloud for easy access and collaboration.
- Vivid, bright photos and sharp text, with 5-color inks
- Lab-quality 4″ x 6″ photos in as fast as 20 seconds
- Borderless photos up to 8″ x 10″; dedicated photo and DVD trays
- Save time and paper with auto 2-sided printing
- Easy iPad, iPhone, Android tablet and smartphone printing; includes Wi-Fi Direct for network-free printing
- 2.7″ LCD and touch panel, built-in USB and memory card slots
- Easily print Facebook and Instagram photos and create custom cards, collages, and more with app
- Replace individual ink cartridges; plus, save with color multi-packs
- Scan to Facebook and the cloud for easy photo sharing
Pricing and Availability
The Epson Expression Premium XP-640 Small-in-One is now available for $149.99. However, the seemingly identical older model (XP-630) is now selling for about $80. But keep in mind ink costs for either printer, which run $13 per color or $50 for a set of four.