Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Epson Stylus CX3900

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of Epson Stylus CX3900. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Comments about the reliability and usability are overall positive. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably. The print quality and ink consumption get negative opinions.

price, performance, usability, reliability

noise, ink consumption, print quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Epson Stylus CX3900 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 22 reviews)

1 expert reviews

User Reviews  

Showing 5 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews


Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 5 of 5 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (17)

Consumer review (



i've had this printer for about 8 months and so far it has been reliable. it can print, copy or scan. the photo print quality could be better i'd probably rate it 6/10. At around $75 its probably more than worth the money you pay for it.

cheap printer. reliable.

average print quality

Feb, 2009

Consumer review (



Hey what can I say? I bought it at $65.00 and I got $20.00 cash back for it if I am not wrong. The printer was bought a year ago, and it still prints fine. What I like is it has all the basic functions and it does scanning. It cant do a fax but for...


sometimes not clear enough.

Jan, 2009

Consumer review (



This printer seems to go through ink at a ridiculous rate. My old canon printer was far more efficient. It does print very nice pics though. Shame it costs so much to keep going

good prints

bad ink consumption

Jul, 2008

Consumer review (



I was so happy with this printer that i went and bought my dad one as well. It's printing of photos were of higher quality and clarity than an expesive laser printer i used for the comparison. Instead of just two cartridges, black & colour, it has...

This printer has excellent quality print. Individual colour ink cartridges added bonus

I found this printer to be a bit noisier than others i've used

May, 2008

Consumer review (



This is the first 'Epson Printer' that I have had...and I cannot speak to highly of it. All I can say is...I will now keep on buying 'Epsons'...

For the home user this is a great little printer. Very easy to set up...and comes with some nice software.

I am a pretty old retired male..and in the 2 years or so..since I bought it... the only thing that has stopped it printing is...running out of ink.

Feb, 2008

Product Specifications

For the user looking for a cost - effective multifunction printer that delivers durable, high quality prints for documents and photographs, the Epson Stylus CX3900 is the perfect solution.

Dimensions & Weight


Document & Media Handling

Max Copy Size:Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Standard Media Capacity:100sheets

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Epson Stylus

Input Capacity

Maximum input capacity:100


Standard Memory:64KB


Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista


Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: No

Office Machine

Copier Type:Digital
Functions:Copier / Printer / Scanner
Printing Output Type:Color
Printing Technology:Ink-jet
Type:Printer / copier / scanner

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-25 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-25 - 60

Other Features

All-in-One Functions:Copy, Scan
Color all-in-one functions:Print, Scan
Compatible operating systems:Windows 98SE/Me/2000/XP/XPx64\nMac OS X 10.2.8+
Dimensions (WxDxH):16.9 x 13.6 x 6.77
Power Requirements:AC 110V, 50/60

Paper Handling

Borderless printing media sizes:A4
Envelopes sizes:10, C6, DL
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5, A6
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum print area:A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Maximum print size:A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Non-ISO print media sizes:Executive, Legal, Letter
Standard tray media types:Bond paper, Coated paper, Envelopes, Glossy paper

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:USB
PC Connection Availability: Yes


Copying:Mono copying
Digital sender:N
Number of print cartridges:4
Print technology:Inkjet
Printing:Colour printing
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

Standard interfaces:USB 2.0


Max Printing Speed B/W:23ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):23ppm
Max Printing Speed Color:12ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):12ppm
Max Resolution B/W:5760 x 1440 dpi
Max Resolution Color:5760 x 1440 dpi
Maximum Resolution:5760 x 1440
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):23
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):12


Input color depth:48
Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan area:8.5 x 11.7
Optical scanning resolution:600 x 1200
Scan technology:CIS
Scan type:Flatbed
Scanner Type:Flatbed


Bundled software:ArcSoft PhotoImpression \nABBYY FineReader Sprint OCR

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum hard disk space:200
Minimum RAM:256

Weight & Dimensions