Epson Expression Home XP-432

What the marketing blurb says

If you want a small, smart, cheap inkjet MFP for the home, Epson’s Expression Home XP-432 could be for you. It can print, scan and copy, and if you’ve got a wireless network you can share it among several users, or use various mobile functions and cloud services.

On the front there’s a good sized colour screen on which you can preview the images from an inserted SD card – you can print them off, or scan new images directly onto the card, too. The installer configures your computer to use the card reader so you can copy files to your PC from an SD card inserted in the MFP.

What Rethink Printing says


  • Very compact, one of the smallest footprint for an MFP
  • Wi-Fi Direct, which means you can print without using a wireless hub because the printer itself acts as a router.
  • Air printer compatible with all Apple products
  • SD card reader
  • Touch screen dials
  • Individual ink tanks


  • The set up cartridges supplied with the printer have a very small amount of ink, sufficient for around 30 pages @5% coverage
  • Missing duplex
  • Poor scanner
  • Very slow to print

What our printer engineer Marius says

The very cheap printer has proved once again to be a double edged sword. The cost of a standard set of cartridges for the Epson XP 435 is as much as the printer itself and the cost of high capacity cartridges for the very same printer exceeds the purchase cost of the printer. From the standard set of inks you should expect to get a maximum of 175 prints and from the high capacity a maximum of 475 prints. In my opinion, the lack of duplex and the hugely expensive cartridges means it would be a poor decision to go for the Epson XP range.

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