Rx 620 slow to print
Epson's RX620 scans and prints photos at high quality. Text, however, was slow to print and not that good.
multifunction devices fall into two categories: general-purpose models
that are designed for home or small office use, and photo-oriented
devices such as this, aimed more at the enthusiastic amateur snapper.
Because it's a photography-centred device, the RX620 uses dye inks.
On photo paper, these produce more vibrant colours than pigment-based
inks, and a true gloss finish, but on plain paper produce inferior,
less vivid results.
The Stylus Photo RX620 is quite large, and looks dated - but it's
not short of modern photo-printing features. Its built-in memory card
reader is compatible with seven commonly used digital memory formats,
including xD and SmartMedia. Photographers using film will appreciate
the scanner, with its high optical resolution and transparency
On plain paper the RX620's text printing showed bandingand rough outlines on default settings. Our five-page
black-and-white text document took two and a half minutes to print.
Increasing quality settings made it even slower.
We tried realigning the print heads to improve print quality. The
RX620's manual process involves choosing the best-aligned examples from
four rows of 15 patterns. This takes good eyesight, and it can be hard
to choose between similar-looking options. We needn't have bothered -
text remained unchanged.
Photo printing was far better. The RX620 produced some of the best
prints we've seen from a multifunction device, but only at its highest
quality - and slow - setting. Our A4 test picture took 15 minutes 12
seconds to appear.
The RX620's scanner is excellent, previewing an A4 sheet in six
seconds and scanning a 6x4in photo at 600 dots per inch (dpi) in just
14.5 seconds. Negative scan times were reasonable, with a single frame
scanned at 2,400dpi in 1 minute 40 seconds.
The RX620 can perform many advanced functions without being attached
to a computer, and its colour screen has a clear menu system. Prints
can be made directly from memory cards, photo prints or even film.
There are four document copying settings, but results using the default
Text quality are adequate for most office purposes.
The RX620 isn't a brilliant multifunction device. It does many
things well, but its printer is too slow, and simply not good enough on
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Feb 27, 2009 |
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