Summary: I'm a scrapbooker and a pretty decent photographer, if I do say so myself. I needed a really good photo printer.... as well as a copier, scanner, etc. I had an "HP all in one" that was really good, but unfortunately it died after many years of great service. So, I did a lot of research before making my replacement decision ... and it came down to this Epson or an all in one Canon MG 8125 or something like that.
Horrible Print Quality - Problem Seems to be fixed
Gary Donahue, Amazon
12 December 2012
Summary: I received this yesterday and apparently got a defective unit. It does not print all of the colors (missing shades of blue) and the colors that do print are washed out. I called Epson support who instructed me to clean the nozzles repeatedly but saw little improvement. They did offer to send me a new one, but wanted me to give them a credit card number and charge nearly twice what I paid for it through Amazon to insure that I would ship the defective unit back to them.
Summary: Epson makes good printers/scanner combos. The only problem is that you have to have a full ink supply (color as well) even if you want to print in black. Why? I have no idea, I guess so they can make you buy more ink all the time. Another thing that sucks about these printers is that they don't have refillable ink cartridges like other printers, making they expensive.
Summary: After 3 months of use and about 1000 sheets running through it, I can say: The good: - Good color print quality, on par with the Epson Artisan 50 - Duplex printing works well for text or light image prints - Network printing doesn't seem robust, I keep on having communication problems. Resorted to USB connection.
Summary: " I think I know why Future Shop was selling these at less than half price. I thought i had a great printer. Because the ink cartridges are stationery, it can easily handle an external continuous ink supply system (CISS) where the ink costs less than 90% of brand name price. I got a kit and that part works great. The printer does a beautiful job of printing. Color prints are great too.
Summary: " Just got this printer in December 2011 and it already has problems. First it will not recognize it's own epson ink cartridge then it refuses to any other replacement cartridge. The tab on the paper tray broke. I must have got a lemon!