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Epson XP-312 Printer Review & Troubleshoot:

Features & Benefits

The smallest ever Epson XP-312 printer is an all-in-one home inkjet. It is designed to perform all three major functions - printing, scanning and copying. The prints come out at a maximum speed of 38 seconds per 10 x 15 cm photo (Premium Glossy Photo Paper), 33 pages per minute for monochrome (plain paper), and 15 pages per minute for color. Furthermore, the single sided scan speed for black is 300 DPI 2.4 msec/line; 600 DPI 7.2 msec/line and 300 DPI 9.5 msec/line; 600 DPI 14.3 msec/line for color.

With Epson XP-312 ink cartridges, it offers cost-effective printing for home users that are looking for Wi-Fi connectivity, LCD screen and mobile printing. This Epson printer is compatible with multiple operating systems, such as Mac OS 10.5.8, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows XP x 64. Compatible with all these operating systems, it has an added benefit of Wi-Fi Direct, which provides easy printing without a wireless network.

The printer allows users to quickly and easily print documents and photos wirelessly from smartphones, tablets and PCs using the iPrint app. By emailing documents and photos directly to the printer, you can also print from anywhere in the world. It is also compatible with Google Cloud Print and includes support for Apple AirPrint.

The 3.7 cm LCD screen works flawlessly with Epson XP-312 ink cartridges, providing an option to replace the Yellow, Black, Cyan and Magenta cartridges individually. Which means this low cost printer can further save your money. Featured with 1 paper tray, it has the capacity of 100 standard sheets and 20 photo sheets. However you cannot install any other optional tray, but the page yield of Epson XP-312 ink cartridges is approximately 450 pages for a single cartridge.

Expert Verdict

Epson XP-312 is a reliable printer model in the digital imaging and printing solution. It does a bit of everything a user usually needs and provides facility to print, scan and copy within itself. The all-in-one printer makes printing easy and affordable without compromising on quality, with Epson XP-312 ink cartridges. It has proven its expertise in the area, proven to be of great value, fulfilling all high-resolution printing needs (5,760 x 1,440 DPI) and speed (38 Seconds per 10 x 15 cm glossy photo paper, 33 pages per min monochrome paper, 15 pages per min colour paper).

While it is best suited for commercial purposes, the printer's price makes it suitable for home users as well, especially if you have kids who need constant prints for school / college projects. Understanding the fact that users cannot always carry the documents or photos with them, this printer allows wireless printing as well. The Epson XP-312, an inkjet printer, comes with built-in Wi-Fi and a memory card slot and is extremely easy to set-up and connect to Wi-Fi. The wireless network (direct printing) offers flexibility and freedom to print from smartphones and tablet PCs using the iPrint app. Users can also print by emailing the photos and documents directly to the printer.

The four individual Epson XP-312 ink cartridges generate excellent print quality. They come in Yellow, Black, Cyan and Magenta colors, to produce text, graphics and photos. The 3.7 cm colored LCD screen will fit easily onto a shelf or desk at home, or in an office where space is a bit small. It has an impressive range of features, though, including a 5,760 x 1,440 DPI printer and 1,200 DPI x 2,400 DPI (Horizontal x Vertical) scanner. There is only one paper tray at the front for A4 paper and photo paper, with the capacity of 100 sheets standard and 20 photo sheets. This means you can print a good range of documents without ever having to empty the tray to switch different types of paper.

It's a very nice printer with a lot of useful features. The automatic Wi-Fi set-up makes configuring laptops and computers to print and scan wirelessly very easy. And the good thing is it automatically finds the relevant connection settings in order to configure itself. Keeping photography in mind, the Epson XP-312 printer includes both a USB interface and SD card reader such that you can quickly transfer and print photos from a camera. For mobile printing, in case your device isn't supported, then you can always use Epson's Connect website to configure the MFP's Email Print feature, which will sputter a copy of anything you send to its unique address.

Where you can be impressed with the print quality of documents and photos, the compatible Epson XP-312 ink cartridges help you save more money. It is not necessary for users to buy original ink cartridges. Users can choose compatible cartridges and install them individually. Which means in a situation where a single colored cartridge runs out of ink, you can choose to replace the respective cartridge, instead of whole Epson XP-312 ink cartridges, which is more cost-effective.

The printer is perfectly adequate for day-to-day use, but there is one feature it lacks - it does not support duplex printing (double sided printing). Also, out of Epson XP-312 ink cartridges, the black ink goes empty faster than the tri color cartridges (cyan, magenta, yellow). Moreover, you can’t print if any of the cartridges runs out of ink, even if the print job doesn’t require that particular colour. And this might be a difficulty for some users.


The Epson XP 312 Printer is a resourceful machine that combines a wide array of features and functions, which justly designates it as an all-in-one device. This Epson product is a pro at juggling a range of functions such as printing fine quality documents and images besides photocopying and scanning. In spite of that, it doesn’t stop short from enhancing handiness and convenience. It supports wireless printing feature which enables you to print from various devices. With this printer, you can print with your desktop, laptop, tablet and even smartphone and iOS devices when connected. If you prefer printing with regular USB connection, you are free to do that as well.

Another highlight of Epson XP 312 printer is versatility, as it is equipped to operate with operating systems like Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows XP x64 and also Mac OS 10.5.8 or later. It is also compatible with mobile and cloud printing services, Epson Connect that supports Apple AirPrint, Email Print, iPrint, Remote Print Driver and Google Cloud Print. The printer is also devised to work with 18XL Epson XP-312 Ink Cartridges, which offer more quantity of ink, which turns out to be cost-effective and convenient in the long run.

The XP 312 is also focused on reinforcing convenience and economy as it is essentially a compact printer and also very reasonably priced. With 30 x 39 x 14.5 cm as its dimensions and 4.2 kg in weight, the Epson XP 312 printer is for you if top-notch quality print, vivid images, colours and even font are your topmost priorities.

  • Compatibility with major operating systems
  • Compact, performs multiple functions including photocopying
  • Works with most electronic devices
  • Uses Epson Claria Home Ink technology in Epson XP-312 ink cartridges
  • Effectively saves consumption of ink when paired with 18XL cartridges
  • Economical
  • Does not feature double duplex printing (double-sided printing)
  • Black ink gets exhausted rather fast
  • Features rear paper feed option, which can be a tad inconvenient
Cartridge Requirements:
Replacement for Epson XP-312 ink cartridges are as follows:
  • Epson 18XL black
  • Epson 18XL cyan
  • Epson 18XL magenta
  • Epson 18XL yellow

The Epson XP 312 printer is a compact, handy machine and yet boasts of an impressively large number of features. It is ideal for home use as well as at workplace as it is compatible with most electronic devices we use for communication.

In what conditions will I be able to print with black ink when my colour Epson XP-312 Ink Cartridges are consumed?

At the point when the colour ink is consumed and black ink still remains, you can keep printing for a brief timeframe utilizing just black ink. However, you ought to replace the expended Epson XP-312 Ink Cartridges as soon as possible. Follow the steps below for Windows to print temporarily with black ink.

1. This feature is not available if you’re printing photos and documents or copying directly from the printer without using a PC

2. The actual amount of time varies depending on its usage conditions, images printed, print settings, and frequency of use.

  • When EPSON Status Monitor tells you to cancel your print job, click on the Cancel button or select Cancel Print to exit your current print job
  • Load plain paper or envelope for the type of media you want to print
  • Click on the main tab, and make suitable changes in your settings
  • Select plain paper or envelope for the type of setting
  • Select the grayscale checkbox in print option, while setting the options for printing
  • Click on the OK button to close the printer settings and print your file
  • The Epson Status Monitor will display on your computer screen again. Click on the print in a black option to print using the black ink only.

Why is cleaning the exterior of the product required?

If the printout is faint or text is missing clean your printer thoroughly several times to keep your product operating at its best by following the instructions below:

Note: As print head cleaning uses some ink from the Epson XP-312 Ink Cartridges, clean the print head only if the quality of your printout declines

  • Use a soft, dry, and a clean cloth to clean the LCD screen or touchpad. Avoid using liquid or chemical cleaners
  • Use a dry cloth to clean the surface of the scanner glass. If the stains are hard to remove, use a small amount of glass cleaner and a soft cloth to remove it
  • Do not press the surface of glass scanner with force
  • Do not to scratch or damage the surface of the scanner, and not use a hard or abrasive brush to clean the glass. Scan quality might get decreased if the glass is damaged

How to install Epson XP 312 ink cartridges in your new printer?

If you have recently bought an Epson XP 312 printer and can't find the user manual to help you with the cartridges installation process, try the simple steps provided below:

Step 1:

Lower down the paper feed and open the top cover (below the flatbed scanner). While you are doing it, make sure your printer is connected with main power supply and with the PC. If the printer is not connected with the main socket, connect it and turn the printer on.

Step 2:

Once you turn on the printer, the printheads will start moving and shift to the replacement position. If the printheads do not move automatically then press the red coloured Ink Button next to the power button.

Step 3:

Lift up the cartridge clamp at the right-hand side of the printer.

Step 4:

Now gently shake the new Epson XP 312 ink cartridges four to five times and then unpack the cartridges. Make sure you do not touch the green chip on the cartridges.

Step 5:

Remove the yellow tape from the bottom of the Epson XP 312 ink cartridges. It is very important that you take this seal off the cartridges before installing them into the printer. However, do not remove the transparent seal from the bottom of the cartridges or the label on the cartridges. This can make the cartridges unusable or result in an ink leak.

Step 6:

Once you remove the packaging material properly from the cartridges, place them into the cartridge slot of the printer. Then push the cartridges in until you hear a ‘click’ sound. This will make sure the cartridges are placed properly and are locked. Repeat these steps for each cartridge individually.

Close the cartridge cover and put down the top cover of the printer, and press the ink or start button. The printer would take almost 3 to 4 minutes to warm up the cartridges. Once the power light of the printer stops blinking you can start your work with the printer.

Most Common FAQs for Epson XP-312:

Q. I was trying to install Epson XP-312 ink cartridges into my printer. But they are not clicking into the cartridge slot? What could be the reason?
A. If you have a Epson cartridge and it is not clicking into the cartridge slot, it could be because of the position of the plastic arm on the end of the cartridge. On the ink cartridge, if the plastic arm is not extended out far enough, it cannot be snapped properly into any printer. In order to avoid this, gently pull outwards on the arm to extend it a bit more and try to insert the cartridge again.

Q. Does the Epson XP-312 printer support SD cards?
A. Yes, this is one of the great features of this printer. The printer accompanies a memory card slot which offers easy-to-use PC-free printing for greater flexibility and freedom.

Q. Due to a tight budget, I wish to use compatible Epson XP-312 ink cartridges for my Epson printer. But, I am worried that the compatible ink cartridges would damage my printer and end up costing me more by requiring a new printer. What should I do?
A. We can understand your concern about the compatible ink cartridges. But you do not need to worry about your printer. The compatible cartridges would not cause any harm to your printer. All our ink cartridges are of good quality, that have been factory tested under the ISO standards so that they work well with your printer. We guarantee you that our compatible Epson XP-312 ink cartridges will definitely work smoothly with your printer, without causing any problems.

Q. What is the maximum paper input capacity and paper size of an Epson XP-312 printer?
A. The maximum capacity of this printer is 100 paper sheets and the paper size is A4.

Q. What should I do if my EPSON XP 312 printer, used at my workplace is producing faint printouts or has gaps?
This problem is very common in Epson printers and can be removed easily. You need to carry out the following steps to resolve the issue:

  • Make sure that the print head nozzles are clean. If not, clean them properly.
  • The EPSON XP 312 ink cartridges may be old or are about to get empty. Replace these ink cartridges. (You can also use compatible ink cartridges for replacement).
  • The media type and paper type settings must match the paper type you are using.
  • Also, the paper you are using should not be damaged, unclean or loaded face-down. If it is, reload a new stack clean pages with printable side up.
  • Use genuine Epson paper for best results.

Q. While printing from EPSON XP 312 printer, what things should be kept in mind to avoid scratches on glossy paper?
If you are printing on a glossy paper, it might be possible that prints are scratched due to improper handling. Make sure that you don’t place any object on the top of your prints. Also, be careful not to scratch them with your fingers. Else you can frame your prints under glass, for the best results.

Q. I’ve ordered EPSON XP 312 ink cartridges from your site for my Epson printer. Is it necessary that I must be present at the time of delivery?
Your signature might be required at the time of delivery for the EPSON XP 312 ink cartridges. However, while making an order through our website you are authorizing us to accept signature from another person on your behalf if the order needs to be signed for and you are not present on delivery. Any unsuccessful product delivery will be returned their central depot or to our warehouse.

Q. How much power do Epson XP-312 printers consume?
Epson XP-312 printers consume 12 Watts of electricity while printing or copying, 5 Watts on standby and 2.7 Watts on sleep mode.

Q. Will I receive Epson XP-312 ink cartridges when I buy a new printer or will I have to purchase the ink cartridges separately?
No, you will receive a pack of starter ink cartridges when you buy a new printer that are specially meant to be installed when you use the printer for the first time. You can purchase new ink cartridges from our website once the starter ink cartridges are over.

Q. Can Epson XP-312 ink cartridges work with other printers as well?
Yes, there are various printers that use the same ink cartridges as Epson XP-312 printers. A few of them are Epson XP-305, XP-402, XP-405, XP-405WH, XP-212, XP-215, XP-312, XP-315. You can find the whole list of the compatible printers on ink cartridge box. You can also view the list here.

Q. Are compatible Epson XP-312 ink cartridges environment-friendly?
Yes, all our compatible ink cartridges are made from recycled material or old cartridges are refilled instead being thrown into landfills. Compatible ink cartridges are encouraged as they help save the environment.

Q. I have been using my Epson XP-312 for a while now. Recently, the paper keeps getting jammed in the printer and I have to keep fixing it repeatedly. What can I do to avoid paper jams?
If the paper jams in your printer frequently, perform the following checks to prevent the paper from jamming:

  • Make sure that the paper media you are using is not crumpled, torn or wrinkled.
  • Make sure that the paper matches the paper media specification of the printer.
  • Stack the paper properly before placing it in the input tray.
  • Make sure that the paper is not overloaded in the input tray and the paper is under the arrow mark.

Q. I have to print work-related images and graphics on glossy paper regularly. Is the quality of ink in compatible EPSON XP 312 ink cartridges is good?
A. Yes, compatible ink cartridges also contain high-quality ink, just like genuine cartridges. The ink that we provide in the cartridges gives high-quality output with different types of media including glossy paper. You can count on these compatible ink cartridges for your professional printing tasks and also save more.

Q. I plan to buy a multipack (20 cartridges) of EPSON XP 312 ink cartridges. I would like to know if I can choose certain colours of the cartridges according to my need.
A. Yes, you can choose the colours you need in the multipack set of these cartridges. We provide blank field to enter your preferred combination of colour so that we know your requirement and source the cartridges accordingly.

Q. Can I expect money-back guarantee on purchase of EPSON XP 312 ink cartridges in case I wish to return them?
A. We offer a hassle-free money-back guarantee and facilitate refund as well as exchange promptly.

Q. I need to seal my cartridges (EPSON XP 312 ink cartridges) as I won’t be using my printer for a couple of months. One of my colleagues told me that I should wrap them in a moist cloth. Is that true?
A. Yes, it’s a good thing that you thought of doing that as you won’t be using them. Cartridges that won’t be in use for a while have to be sealed and stored properly so that that ink doesn’t dry out and they remain usable for long. Take a slightly dampened cloth or paper towel, wrap it around the cartridge (use separate towels for each cartridge) and keep them an airtight container or sandwich bag. Store this package at normal temperature in dark place away from direct sunlight.

Q. Are compatible Epson XP-312 ink cartridges high capacity cartridges? Do they function efficiently as high capacity components or can break down, being compatible?
A. Yes, these Epson ink cartridges are high capacity cartridges. You can rest assured that they function flawlessly and as well as original ones in every respect and in fact, make for a better choice since they also cost lesser.

Q. Is it ok if new ink cartridges about to be installed in a printer remain outside the printer for a few minutes at room temperature?
A. No, you need to install new ink cartridges immediately after you remove the used ones. If they are left uninstalled, the print head can dry up, due to which your printer will not be able to print.

Q. Do compatible Epson XP-312 ink cartridges print only on plain paper or they can print on glossy media as well like original cartridges do?
A. These compatible Epson ink cartridges also print efficiently on glossy media besides plain paper, like the original ones do.

Q. Do you deliver compatible Epson XP-312 ink cartridges quickly too, as in within a day or two, or is that service eligible only for original cartridges by the company?
A. We offer all the support and assistance, including quick delivery on our cartridges to our valued customers. If you place an order before 12 noon, we despatch your product on the same day which can reach you on a 1 - 2 delivery day basis if all goes well with respect to product availability and absence of transportation issues.

Q. I was about to dismantle the Epson XP-312 ink cartridges but my brother stopped me from doing that. Will this cause any damage?
A. Yes, it is not advisable to dismantle ink cartridges as that can result in damage to the print head, which hampers printing functions.

Q. Do compatible Epson XP-312 ink cartridges print images or only documents? Can they print on glossy media also?
A. Yes, these ink cartridges print fine quality pictures along with text documents. They also print well on different types of media as they are filled with superior quality dyes that can adhere to various range of media types including glossy photo papers.

Q. Is there a chance of the warranty on my Epson XP-312 printer becoming invalid if I install compatible ink cartridges in them? Using original ink cartridges is turning out to be quite expensive so I’ve been seriously considering using compatible cartridges.
A. No, your printer warranty won’t become invalid if you install compatible ink cartridges in it. You can switch over to the compatibles to save a good amount and avail of the same great results, just like more and more people are doing.

Q. Is it ok to store Epson XP-312 ink cartridges which I won’t be using for some weeks in normal room environment? For how long do they remain in good condition if not used immediately?
A. Yes, cartridges which you aren’t going to use right away can be stored in normal room temperature. You also need to ensure that they don’t come in contact with direct sunlight wherever they are placed. You should ideally use them within six months of opening their pack to get good results.

Q. I am getting printouts with just black prints. How should I get colour prints? Is something wrong with my Epson XP 312 ink cartridges? Please assist.
A. Sure. Please follow the steps below to ensure your Epson XP 312 ink cartridges are in perfect condition:

  • Go to the printer software settings and ensure your software function is not set to black ink or grayscale ink use only.
  • Open your printer driver and turn off the PhotoEnhance option.
  • If the above settings are fine the problem might be with the ink cartridges. Check whether print head nozzles are clean or not. Because unclean print head nozzles may lead to such issues.
  • Check the quantity of ink left in your ink cartridges. If possible replace the old cartridges with the new ones.

Q. Is it possible to connect the Epson XP 312 printer with my computer through USB rather than connecting it wirelessly?

A. Yes. You can definitely connect your computer to the printer through USB cable. Though the printer does not come along with a USB cable you can opt for using a cable from your old printer.

Q. Can the XP 312 print Double-Sided?
A.This printer does not have a duplexing feature which means it cannot print on both sides of the page. However, most modern devices offer a printing feature which helps to manually print on both sides.

Q. My last printer took a black cartridge and a colour cartridge. Are Epson the same?
A. No, The Epson XP home series take 4 different cartridges. These include black, yellow, cyan and magenta. These are all available on our website.

Q. How can I get to know about the quantity of ink in the Epson XP-312 ink cartridges?
A. This varies from the model of the printer. Usual Epson printers alert the user about the low cartridge inks by flashing the indication of Stop, Maintenance or Ink. You can also monitor the level of ink in your Epson XP-312 ink cartridges through the Epson Status Monitor on your PC which is a utility application that is accessible via the print dialogue box or the control panel. This feature lets you know about the low ink in the cartridges.

Q. If one of the colour ink tank exhausts, is it possible to refill it?
A. Yes, you can choose the desired colour with the authenticity of originality of Epson XP-312 ink cartridges from the site. The procedure for refilling the cartridge can be seen from manual of the printer.

Q. Is there any warranty or guarantee with Epson XP312 printer?
A. Yes, Epson does provide the customer with a warranty/guarantee ensuring the customer to receive smoothly operating the device. For more information regarding the Epson’s policy for the same visit Epson’s website and under Epson warranty support section, you can find about the warranty. With the help of serial number, you can check about remaining time of warranty.

Q. Is the printer suitable for home use?

A. The small in one Epson XP312 is a great choice and extremely suitable for customers using it at home. Compact size, decent printing speed and great quality pictures using Epson XP 312 ink cartridges make this printer a good choice at an affordable cost. The Wireless printing makes the printer handler. So, if you’re thinking to buy this printer for home, it would be a great deal.

Q. I am getting a poor print quality prints from my printer. Does it mean that I need to change the Epson XP 312 ink cartridges?
A. This is not necessary. When print quality deteriorates there can be blocked heads too. Try performing head cleaning procedure with your printer first to ensure that the print head is not clogged. For cleaning the blocked printhead refer the user manual. If the problem still persists then change the cartridges.

Q. What is the difference between a genuine and non-genuine/compatible Epson XP 312 ink cartridges?
A. A genuine cartridge is one which has not been remanufactured or refilled. It is manufactured for the very first time. Due to the fact that it has to be made from the scratch, it makes the cartridge a little more expensive than the compatible version. The compatible version, on the other hand, is the refilled or the remanufactured ink cartridge. It is cheaper though the efficiency and quality is at par with the genuine cartridge.