Summary: The printer can do a great job but it has one FATAL FLAW and one annoying flaw. FATAL FLAW: Often, with PDF files, it will starting printing total gibberish. There seems to be little pattern to it, but if you just resend the print job it may or may not print it correctly. Epson says it's Adobe's fault, Adobe says it is Epson's. Either way, it is a SERIOUS PROBLEM and no one wants to take ownership of it.
Best printer I have ever owned.I will probably never own anything but epson
13 January 2012
Summary: Great printer. It is fast and has stunning color but that stunning color takes a lot of ink. Continuous ink systems are available at reasonable prices. They dramatically decrease the cost of ink. This printer is so good that I am on my third one. I have worn out two of them. They were so good that I didn't need to look at any other printer. I knew I would not find better. There is no contest. Epson has the best print quality available.
Summary: This printer drinks ink!!!!! I own this printer almost two years now. In the beginning it was beautiful!! IT prints excellant photos!!! Regular printing is iffy. Prints beautiful when it prints properly. You don't get many pages and you have to replace INK! IT is always a chore when you want to print something.
Summary: This printer uses ink to clean the heads every time I print a page. Expect to buy and replace all the ink cartridges every month, even if you are only printing a dozen pages of mostly black text each month.
Summary: I've had the Artisan 700 printer for about a year and a half. Most of my printing is not of photos, although I did recently print numerous 6 x 4's from my digital camera. The photos came out better than any other printer I've used when printing photos. HOWEVER, as others have said, this printer takes FOREVER to process before it prints, and it uses up ink like there's no tomorrow!!! It's crazy. Not only that, but it uses them all up at the same time.
Summary: I have owned an Epson Artisan 700 for a year and a half, and I'm very disappointed in the quality and longevity of the machine. It prints fine. Actually, it is a great printer. It just grinds to a halt when it has the slightest problem, which is often. It eats up ink like you would not believe. It has trouble accepting different paper stocks.
Summary: I have had a number of printers over the years and this one comes in dead last. We replaced the Canon that was annoying us with this one, spending a bit more figuring we were going to get some quality. What a poorly designed hunk of junk. EVERY time you want to print it takes an eternity sitting there electromasturbating while you wait for anything to begin; then it complains about bad cartridge alignment or ink troubles or what have you.
Summary: Very good printer, good print quality. Copy function works well. My wife uses it in a very low volume manner. Beware, though. This printer DEVOURS ink, and so far, haven't been able to figure out a way to tell it to continue printing when it thinks the cartridge is empty. It simply refuses. There are often times, especially when copying, when you really don't care if the print comes out slightly blue, or yellow, or red. Not possible with this printer.
Summary: I have had the Artisan 700 for probably a year and it has been nothing but trouble. I decided to finally write this review after it rejected a non-Epson black ink cartridge today (one that's supposed to work with it), causing me to waste another half a day having to run out to buy another cartridge. Almost every time I go to print, it tells me the heads are clogged. They aren't. I can manually make it skip that error and print and it prints just fine.
Summary: I bought this printer in late November 2008. I thought it was awesome. I'm a Mac user and had no trouble at all setting up the wireless, installing software, or using this printer. We loved the way it worked, the software, print quality, speed, low noise level, everything. I also really liked that you could scan multiple page documents into one file, and that it would print double sided (you have to manually thread the paper, but at least it prompted you correctly).