Overview of the Epson Stylus Photo RX680 Printer

Epson Stylus Photo RX680 has the same size with a traditional multifunction printer without fax and automatic document feeder. However, the quality of photo printing is wonderful thanks to Claria Hi-Definition Ink which is waterproof and clean. Also, it is provided with various choices for on-board photo editing using attached software. The printing work is enabled to be carried out straightly from CDs and DVDs. Though this is not really a great importance for your office, in case your printing does not demand a document feeder and your work requires for photo editing, this kind of printer should be your choice.

Epson Stylus Photo RX680 Review Buy

Epson Stylus Photo RX680 Printer Review Buy


  • Good tool for recovery of old photos
  • Various choices for editing
  • Big and tiltable LCD monitor
  • Extremely good printing quality of labels on CDs and DVDs


  • No automatic document feeder
  • No USB cable
  • No fax
  • No sufficient information in the guideline book


  • Six ink cartridges
  • The printing speed for black text is 40ppm and for color text is 40ppm. (The speed is decided by print settings)
  • Print 8.5×11 photos with no PC; and print on CDs and DVDs
  • Color recovery function
  • Two paper trays

Detailed Review – Epson Stylus Photo RX680

It is possible for this printer to match a different niche. It is the one with full size of printer, copier and scanner (no fax) and is specialized for photo printing.

Its large and tiltable LCD screen which is also sharp and bright will be a good tool for your photo preview and revision. The printer is provided with various editing tools which enable you to do editing work not using PC. You can use a memory card to see and print photos with specific dates or an index sheet.

The Specialty Print button in this printer would be used to have better photos or to recover the old or ruined photos. It takes no more than one minute to lighten and color a photo taken 30 years ago, then print it out. It might take twice times based on Best Photo setting. The color of the recovered photo is more than my expectation and like the one which has been taken, even the fade colors.

Also, it is not difficult to print a label on a CD or DVD. You can take reference for guideline through my Step-by-Step guide for this because it is not included in the printer instruction book.

It will take about 36 seconds for scanning of 5×7 photo with the adequate operation of color restoring system and dust removal function. A monochrome copy may take about 19 seconds and its quality is also high.

If the printer is provided with some lacking things such as an automatic document feeder; sufficient instruction book (such as the operation of a built-in duplexer or printing a CD label) and also USB cable, it may become a more perfect and functional printer.


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