The Epson Expression Premium XP-640 Small-in-One Printer Review

At some point in the mid-2000s, except for rare situations, I stopped getting prints made from my digital pictures. I have thousands upon thousands of pictures I’ve taken stored on my phone as well as in the cloud, but with the Epson Expression Premium XP-640 Small-in-One Printer, they are now on my walls, too.


The XP-640 is a WiFi connected 640 color inkjet printer that can wirelessly print, copy, and scan. Measuring 19.8″ wide by 15.4″ deep by 5.4″ tall, the printer is more compact than many on the market.

Inside the box are the Expression Premium XP-640 color inkjet printer, setup and instruction manuals, a CD-ROM containing software and drivers (Windows and Mac), the power cord, and five Claria Premium ink cartridges (Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Photo Black).

On the front of the printer, there is a control panel that can either stay vertical or it can be lifted at up to a 45º angle for easier viewing from the front. The control panel isn’t a touchscreen; it controlled by the buttons on either side.

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Judie Lipsett Stanford
Judie is the co-owner and Editor-in-Chief of Gear Diary, which she founded in September 2006. She started in 1999 writing software reviews at the now-defunct; from mid-2000 through 2006, she wrote hardware reviews for and co-edited at The Gadgeteer. A recipient of the Sigma Kappa Colby Award for Technology, Judie is best known for her device-agnostic approach, deep-dive reviews, and enjoyment of exploring the latest tech, gadgets, and gear.