Epson Expression XP-690 Photo printer review

I love a bit of tech and I love photography. The two go hand-in-hand really – I mean, you can’t take great quality photos without a good quality piece of tech. It’s a no-brainer. The same applies when printing out your photos too. I am forever taking photos of my family; my children are all growing so fast I fear I may miss something.

All of those memories and moments captured are sprinkled throughout CD’s and flash drives when in reality they should be showcased on the walls of our home. So I made myself a promise to finally get them printed, framed & on the walls. To help me with that I was kindly sent out the Epson Expression XP-690 photo printer to review.

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I had an A3 printer many years ago and once I opened the Epson Expression printer I instantly noticed the difference in size. It was much smaller in width which was nice to see and I guess it shows you the advances of technology over the years. Another exciting thing was the Epson Expression XP-690 is also an all-in-one printer and not just for printing photos. Making this product much more versatile than anything I have ever owned.

The key features of the Epson Expression photo printer:

– Compact photo all-in-one printer. Prints in sizes up to A3, scan & photocopy up to A4.

– Mobile printing; Allowing you to print from almost anywhere.

– Dual paper trays; One for A4 & another for photo paper.

– 10.9cm touch-screen; also allows PC-free printing from flash drives & memory cards. 

After noticing the size of the printer I saw the 10.9cm interactive touch-screen on the front {very snazzy}, and after switching it on the screen rises and the base tray will come out automatically; which I thought was very cool. The touchscreen is also very responsive which was nice to see.

Epson Expression Photo Printer review

Setting up the printer was easy and it was all done through the interactive touch screen. Setting up the wireless connectivity was simple too. For the ink cartridges, I was sent the Multipack 6-colour 24 Claria photo HD ink pack. The colours are; cyan, magenta, yellow & black, as well as light cyan & light magenta. The ink cartridges, do come in a range of sizes depending on how frequent a printer you are.

Epson Expression Photo Printer review

For this review, I decided to finally get around to printing out our Wedding photos. We got married back in September 2016 and up until now didn’t have a single Wedding photo on the walls. For my first print, I jumped straight in for an A3 size photograph. You can only load a single sheet of photo paper {through the rear media feed} when instructed by the printer and the printing speed is pretty fast too. 

The first photograph I printed was on A3 Epson Glossy photo paper and the results were pretty amazing. The quality is next to none as the Epson expression printer enables you to print out HD-quality photographs. Due to the superior photo quality & smooth tonal gradations throughout your prints {including deep, rich & vibrant colours} your photos will be long-lasting.

Epson Expression Photo Printer review
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As soon as I printed this ^^ first photograph I could not wait to get more printed. The quality was just beautiful.

Epson Expression Photo Printer review
Epson Expression Photo Printer review
I am absolutely thrilled with this product and the quality it pumps out is exactly what it says on the box. Superior-quality photos full of deep, rich and vibrant colours. The price tag on this printer is £249.99 and after seeing the results it gives you, I’d say it was 100% worth it. In fact, I’d even go as far to say that it was a bit of a bargain.

{I haven’t used the all-in-one printer for anything other than photo printing {as yet} but once I do I’ll be sure to update this review.}

Disclosure: This product was sent to me for the purpose of my review. All thoughts, photos and opinions are entirely my own. 



  1. 15/03/2017 / 12:25 PM

    Wow this looks like a fabulous printed and I’m amazed at the quality of the photos. I would love to have one of these rather than having to send off our photos for printing online.

    • 15/03/2017 / 12:31 PM

      Getting larger prints done online can cost so much more can’t they. Thanks so much for popping by.

  2. Anosa
    15/03/2017 / 8:04 PM

    The quality of the pictures is absolutely amazing, I have had an epson printer before whilst at university and I loved it’s quality printing.. Awesome review.

    • 15/03/2017 / 8:12 PM

      Thanks. The quality is really impressive. I love it.

  3. That looks awesome! You could save a bomb on having larger prints done online. This ticks all of the boxes for me and what beautiful wedding snaps 🙂 x

    • 15/03/2017 / 9:02 PM

      I know, right! Thanks so much! I absolutely love having them up on our wall now. Thanks so much for popping by x

  4. Cath - BattleMum
    15/03/2017 / 9:18 PM

    Your pictures look amazing. Sounds like a brilliant printer. Ours has just given up the ghost so I’ll casually suggest this to the other half!

    • 15/03/2017 / 9:26 PM

      Thank you and aww no to your printer giving up the ghost! I’d cried if that happened here! I hope your other half goes for it! 😉

  5. clairejustine
    16/03/2017 / 10:41 AM

    Oh wow, your pictures look amazing. I keep meaning to treat myself to a photo printer so I can print my own pictures off. Lovely idea 🙂

    • 16/03/2017 / 11:07 AM

      I love printing off our own photos…it’s so much easier! Thanks for popping by! x

  6. Jaymee (@_TheMumDiaries)
    16/03/2017 / 4:26 PM

    WOW! I am so impressed with the quality of your wedding photos!!

    • 16/03/2017 / 5:12 PM

      Thanks! I was pleasantly surprised too! The quality is amazing.

  7. 16/03/2017 / 6:36 PM

    The printer sounds amazing. I wouldn’t be able to live without my all in one printer, I need it all the time for scanning & printing. I recently printed out lots of photos for our photo wall

    • 17/03/2017 / 8:11 AM

      All-in-one printers are so handy aren’t they. Especially when you have a Husband doing a degree and kids in high school!

  8. 16/03/2017 / 7:28 PM

    What a nifity little printer and the pictures come out amazingly.

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