New Epson Expression Photo XP-8500 with Six-Color Ink System for Better Photo Printing

Epson America today introduced its new Expression Photo XP-8500 Small-in-One  ($249.99 MSRP)) wireless printer that prints borderless photos up to 8” x 10” and 4″ x 6″ in size in as fast as 10 seconds.  Features for the new color inkjet All-in-One, which is designed for home and hobbyist use, include USB and memory card slots for PC-free printing, dedicated photo and CD/DVD paper trays, and a rear paper-feed tray for printing on specialty media.

The Expression Photo XP-8500 uses six Epson Claria Photo HD inks, including Light Cyan and Light Magenta, for overall better photo quality – including smoother graduations and more accurate skin tones. Using Epson Connect, the Expression Photo XP-8500 and wireless connectivity, users can print from Apple iPads and iPhones; Android tablets and smartphoneand with the embedded Wi-Fi Direct connectivity, can print network-free from anywhere.

The Expression Photo XP-8500 is compatible with the Epson Creative Print App, allowing users to create custom border-less photo collages from Instagram, and with Scan and Share software, users can automatically scan to Facebook accounts and to accounts at cloud-based sharing sites. . The mobile app also provides a platform to customize photo backgrounds, add text, and print collages, personalized coloring pages, stationery, greeting cards, calendars and more.

Other features include:

  • Compact, space-saving design.
  • Tools for red-eye removal, photo restoration and more.
  • Individual Ink Cartridges, so that users replace only the cartridge that runs out.
  • Creative Print Mobile App for creating custom border-less photo collages from Instagram, print stationery, and more.
  • Color print, copy, and scan.
  • Print speed rated at ISO 9.5 (black)/9.0 (color) ppm.
  • Duplex printing (ISO 4.7 [black]/4.9 [color] ppm).

Ink-Cartridge Information:

Replacement Ink:

  • 312 Standard-capacity Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Light Cyan and Light Magenta
  • 312XL High-capacity Black, Cyan,Magenta, Yellow, Light Cyan and Light Magenta

Ink Yields:

  • High-capacity Black (T312XL120): About 500 pages
  • High-capacity Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Light Cyan, and Light Magenta (T312XL220, T312XL320, T312XL420, T312XL520, T312XL620): About 830 pages per color
  • Standard-capacity Black (T312120): About 240 pages
  • Standard-capacity Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Light Cyan, and Light Magenta (T312220, T312320, T312420, T312520, T312620): About 360 pages per color

The Epson Expression Photo XP-8500 Small-in-One  is available online through major retail stores nationwide and Epson’s retail site,

For more information and complete specifications, visit Epson here.

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