I have never had any luck with printers. In fact, I have been through roughly 4 in the past 7 years.  Part of that is because I probably go on the cheap when I look at printers.  If there is one thing that I have learned though, with printers you get what you pay for and I have never been able to fork over the cash for a high-end one.

Epson Expression XP-820 - The Rookie Dad
The Epson Expression XP-820, could be your families next printer.

Then came the Epson Expression XP-820.  The moment I pulled it out of the box I was impressed.  Considering that this is an all-in-one this printer is smaller than most other all-in-ones, in fact it is so much smaller that Epson dubs it a “small-in-one.”  When I set it up on my desk to begin using, I was surprised at the amount of space that I gained back on the desk.  Sure it was only a few more inches but we have had 3 other all-in-ones sitting in the same spot and I didn’t have that much left on my desk.

Touch Panel and Setup –>


  1. The JackB February 3, 2015 at 2:40 AM

    Count me among those who believe good printers are a myth. I have yet to find one that really seems to work out for me.

    1. The Rookie Dad February 3, 2015 at 5:54 AM

      I was in the same boat. In fact, I hate shopping for a printer because I knew in a year I would be looking for a new one.


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