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You can send your documents to the printer wirelessly over WiFi, Ethernet or WiFi Direct. You can use AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, Mopria, Brother iPrint&Scan and WiFi Direct to get the files from your device to the printer. Or you can print straight via USB. Overall connecting to the printer is not an issue. It tends to work without problems. See More
The colors are accurate and perfect the images. The printer uses the standard CMY(cyan, magenta, yellow) inks, but also adds Light Cyan, Vivid Magenta, Vivid Light Magenta, Photo Black, Matte Black, Light Black and Light Light Black. Unlike cheaper printers, the P600, using a wide range of colors, can accurately portray details of landscapes, smooth shadows on faces etc. See More
Unlike for office printers, low printing speeds are not essential for photo printers in most cases. But it has to be mentioned that the printer can be very slow. According to Wirecutter, printing a 8-by-10 glossy print with 1440-dpi(dots per inch) resolution took them 3 minutes and 18 seconds via USB. Over Wi-Fi the print took almost 6 minutes. See More
The 25.9-millilitre ink cartridges cost $32. Therefore, one millilitre of ink costs $1.28. Though some inkjet printers have lower ink costs, then the P600 beats the average. It is much cheaper than the ink of multi-function printers, which can exceed $2 for a millilitre. See More
The P600 has a foldable color LCD display. The display allows you to for example switch between photo and matte prints, check the remaining ink levels to avoid unpleasant surprises, and do maintenance without the assistance of a technician. This will save you a lot of headache. See More
The manual paper feed on the P600 can handle sheets up 1.3 millimeter thich sheets. Though for regular printing 1.3 mm is quite excessive, then the thickness is important for example when printing on metal sheets, which can be fun experimenting with. See More
P600 users do not report issues when using the printer. It's reliable and easy to maintain. The only issue arises when the printer is not used for several weeks, when parts of the printhead can get clogged with ink. This is a well-known problem for inkjet printers and for the P600, it can be fixed via an automatic "head-cleaning cycle". See More
The Epson P600 ink does not fade or lose color, the prints will look great for a long time. Wilhelm Research Institute ran an accelerated print longetivity test on the prints and found that the inks last up to twice as long as previous Epson inks. The P600 ink(UltraChrome HD) is one of the best inks when it comes to longetivity of the colors. See More