New Epson printer range: Print wirelessly without a router

Epson's Wi-Fi Direct will allow printers to connect directly to smartphones and tablets

Epson XP-312

Image: The Epson XP-312, part of the new Small-in-One range

Epson has announced the launch of its new Small-In-One range of home printers which feature Wi-Fi Direct, allowing users to connect directly to Wi-Fi enabled devices without using a wireless router.

The Small-in-One range consists of the XP-412/413/415, 312/313/315 and 212/215. These compact printers all use Epson's high-quality Claria Home Ink.

Image: The Epson XP-412, featuring a 6.4cm colour LCD screen

Epson has been making developments in the world of wireless printing for a while now with Epson Connect, the firm's mobile and cloud printing service. The new range will be compatible with Epson Connect, as well as Epson iPrint and Google Cloud Print.

The technical specs look pretty impressive. Each model in the range comes with a 1200dpi scanner, and the 412/413/415 and 312/313/315 have a print speed of up to 33 pages per minute, the 212 and 215 clocking in a little slower with 26.

Image: The Epson XP-212, the smallest and least expensive model in the new range

The printers also have unique email addresses, allowing users to send documents or photos to print from anywhere in the world.

All the printers are available immediately. The XP-412/413/415 are priced at £89.99, th 312/313/315 at £79.99, and the 212 and 215 at £69.99. For details, visit http://global.epson.com/.