As I prepare all of my Christmas gifts and cards, one tool that has been especially useful is my new Epson Expression Premium XP-640 printer. This is the latest in the Small-in-One series and successor to the XP-420, which I reviewed last year and have gotten a lot of good use out of. I was excited to try this new model and found it to be the perfect follow-up!
The wireless XP-640 can be used to print, copy and scan, with special features such as two-sided printing and even a dedicated CD printing tray. You can print from your computer, phone, directly from a USB flash drive/memory card, or remotely using cloud printing. This has been so perfect for all my Christmas activities – I’ve been scanning old family Christmas photos and printing out snapshots to include in holiday mailings. Last night, I was looking through old family photos with my uncle, and found a good one he hadn’t seen before. I scanned it in to share on Facebook so the rest of the family could enjoy it, which you can do in a snap with the XP-640’s scan to Facebook option. You don’t even need a computer to use this printer, because you can access all kinds of great templates for photo greeting cards and stationary straight from the 2.7″ LCD and touch panel.
Printers also make fantastic Christmas gifts. I gave my aunt the Epson PictureMate PM 400 Personal Photo Lab that was featured in last year’s Holiday Gift Guide, and she absolutely loved it and has used it all year to print out family photos. The XP-640 is another great gift choice because it is so versatile, and can be used for fun projects like photo scanning and printing, but also serves a practical purpose with its document functions.
Learn more about the Epson Expression Premium XP-640 printer in our video below: