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.
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 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: 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 made the mistake of purchasing an Epson Artisan printer. The product is extremely cheap and unreliable: - Frequent paper jams - Paper trays are very cheap and difficult to use - Output tray is cheap and broke in a few months - Epson customer service first gave me the runaround - tech support does not replace paper trays and told me to call sales. Sales said to call tech support to replace the whole unit.
Summary: I have been using epson printers for the past decade. I bought this one to make in laws life and computer use simpler. First printer lasted 5 months before clogged heads created an intermittent problem that could not be repaired. 2nd unit would not get past ink charging set up process. Epson support was adequate. Next printer came and it is DOA, it keeps saying the yellow plastic block in carriage head needs to be removed.
Summary: Just received this printer today, and the photo printing doesn't work. Called Epson and had to go through the process of testing out the printer for problems. After the test, they suggested that I return the printer. Their process for return takes 5-10 business days. Amazon got me the printer in 2 days, and is now sending me a replacement that will be here in 2 days! Amazon is great; Epson consumer printers I'm no longer sure about.
Summary: Based on 5 weeks' ownership before returning for full refund (thanks, Amazon! - great service): Positives: sleek, handsome industrial design, with a lot packed into a small footprint. Excellent feature set, nifty controls on the touch screen. Setup gives you lots of options, and while a bit complicated, went off without a hitch (I used it on ethernet connection to a wireless router). Excellent documentation. Copying works smoothly and quickly.