Product Comparison: Epson XP-3100 vs Epson XP-8600

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General Specifications
About the Product
This stylish and affordable 3-in-1 delivers much more than just the basics from its compact footprint. Its prints are clear, vibrant and cost effective thanks to individual inks and double-sided printing. Printing away from a desktop is made easy with a range of compatible mobile printing apps and a 3.7cm LCD screen.
The Expression Photo XP-8600 is great if you're looking for an A4 printer that can cater for both everyday printing and producing superior, glossy photographs. Making everyday tasks easy, it includes mobile printing, a large touchscreen and dual paper trays.
Key Specs
Printer Type
Printing Technology
Print Speed (Monochrome)
10 pages per minute
9.5 pages per minute
Print Speed (Color)
5 pages per minute
9 pages per minute
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Epson XP-3100 Multifunctional Printer
  • Wonderfully programmed mini interface. Very fast print speed.
  • It prints fast enough to keep me happy.
  • Great quality printing and fast enough for home office.
  • Prints very fast for me-takes seconds to go from the computer to printed.
  • Installation was smooth and easy to set it up as a wifi-connected device on my home network. Print looks good.
Epson XP-8600 Multifunctional Printer
  • A compact all-in-one printer that prints and scans in duplex quickly and quietly.
  • This printer is very good for home use.
  • Pictures look great and print quickly.
  • Easy set up, fast printing, and the real reason I bought this was for the DVD printing of the disks.
  • Slow, slow, slow. Scanning at a high dpi takes forever!
Size & Weight
6.69 in.
7.2 in.
14.76 in.
20.7 in.
11.81 in.
13.7 in.
9.48 lbs.
14.8 lbs.
Printing / Scanning
Tray Capacity
100 sheets
100 sheets
Scanner Resolution
1200 x 2400
4800 x 1200
Printer Resolution (Black)
5760 x 1440
5760 x 1440
Printer Resolution (Color)
5760 x 1440
5760 x 1440
What customers say about "Printing / Scanning"
Epson XP-3100 Multifunctional Printer
  • Print quality is pretty good for what I need (documents). The price is fine.
  • The print is quite good for the price.
  • The print quality is good, and the scanner is nice.
  • Print quality is very good. The text resembles laser printer quality, and the detail in photos are extremely good.
  • This prints pictures well. Set up was easy.
Epson XP-8600 Multifunctional Printer
  • Text and photo quality - they are good. Epson good of course. The colors are rich and accurate.
  • The photos are fantastic quality.
  • Super high quality scans and photo prints.
  • Print quality was excellent. Pictures print extremely crisp and true to color.
  • Lots of functionality, very good printing quality.
Number of Cartridges
Color Support
Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Light Cyan, Light Magenta
Cartridge Capacity (Black)
150 pages
240 pages
Cartridges Capacity (Color)
130 pages
360 pages
Drop Size
3 picoliters
1.5 picoliters
What customers say about "Cartridges"
Epson XP-3100 Multifunctional Printer
  • It's fast and I really like that I can replace individual color cartridges.
  • I like that for each color a separate cartridge.
  • This printer eats ink quite fast.
  • The ink runs out fast, and if one color needs replacing, it won’t even print black.
  • When one ink cartridge runs out the whole printer stops working until you change the cartridge!
Epson XP-8600 Multifunctional Printer
  • It is very easy to change cartridges. Great colors.
  • The printer was easy to install. Great cartridges capacity.
  • Cartridges colors are rich and accurate.
  • The color of cartridges is superb. The footprint is small.
  • The volume of cartridges is small so you have to constantly buy new ones.
Printer Connectivity
USB Type-B, Wi-Fi
USB Type-B, Wi-Fi
Double-Sided Printing
Photo Printer
Integrated Fax
Supported Paper Sizes
3.5"x5", 5"x7", 5"x8", 8"x10", 4"x6", A4, A5, A6, B5, C6, DL, Letter, Legal
3.5"x5", 4"x6", 5"x7", 8"x10", 8.5"x11", 8.5" x 14", A4, A6, Half letter
Automatic Two-Sided Printing, Compact design, Colour display, Mobile Printing, AirPrint
Ultra fast printing, CD/DVD Printing, Mobile Printing, AirPrint, Dual front-loading paper trays
What customers say about "Features"
Epson XP-3100 Multifunctional Printer
  • Simply great, machine so easy to use.
  • Connecting to your home WiFi network has been extremely easy and fast.
  • Makes a very nice impression, quality and operation are simple and functional.
  • The network printing features and the app that lets me print from my phone or iPad are pretty great and have worked pretty well.
Epson XP-8600 Multifunctional Printer
  • The included software allows for a plethora of connectivity options.
  • The software and connectivity features are definitely a strength of this multi-functional printer.
  • Paper feeder is very handy when copying or scanning more than one page.
  • Prints nicely and I like the Wi-Fi features.
  • WiFi connection was awful. Connection is constantly lost.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
249.99 $

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