Epson SX535WD review: Epson SX535WD

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The Good Fast print speeds; Good overall print quality; Integrated Wi-Fi.

The Bad No touchscreen; Photo prints could be better.

The Bottom Line The Epson SX535WD is great value for money. Despite its low price tag, it offers an impressive range of features and is also one of the fastest sub-£100 inkjet models around.

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8.3 Overall

The Epson SX535WD is a budget three-in-one inkjet model that supports scanning and copying as well as printing.

For a low price, it even comes with Wi-Fi connectivity and Epson provides Android and iOS apps to let you wirelessly print directly from phones and tablets.

You can buy it online for around £65.

Design and features

Like a lot of recent multi-function models that I've looked at, this one has quite a low profile, standing just 169mm tall. It's decked out completely in black, with a matte finish used on the front and sides and a gloss coating with a dimpled pattern applied to the scanner lid.

The control panel can be pulled upwards to sit at an angle that's comfortable for you to use, then pushed back down to sit flush against the chassis when not in use. It's a similar story with the telescopic paper-out tray. When the printer is not in use, this can be pushed back into the body of the machine to reduce overall footprint.

This model's control panel is quite large, spanning almost the entire width of the printer. Nestled in the middle is a 6.3cm colour screen. This isn't touch-enabled. Instead, you navigate around the fairly easy-to-understand menus using the chunky four-way cursor buttons mounted to the right of the screen.

Epson SX535WD controls
You navigate around the user interface using the chunky cursor buttons to the right of the screen.

The front of the printer is also home to a memory card reader that works with SD, xD-Picture Card and Memory Stick cards. There's no PictBridge USB port, so you can't produce hard copies of your snaps directly from your camera.

The SX535WD's paper tray slots in the bottom of the machine and can take up to 150 sheets of A4 paper at a time. Sadly, it doesn't have a separate photo compartment, so every time you want to print snaps you have to remove your A4 sheets and replace them with photo paper. That's par for the course on machines in this price range.


Set-up is hassle-free and the four ink cartridges are very easy to insert. All you have to do is lift up the scanner mechanism and slot each cartridge into place. When a cartridge is properly attached, you'll hear a slight click, so it's difficult not to insert them correctly.

Loading up the software and drivers is quick. During the install, you can choose whether to connect to the printer using USB, Ethernet or Wi-Fi.