Summary: I have owned a number of Epson printers. Until I retired, I worked in an information technologies department and had ample opportunities to work with all types and makes of printers. Starting with the old dot matrix printers, I promoted Epson and one other make of printer for most desktop applications and have been very critical of some other manufacture's machines.
Summary: The color and print quality are good overall. My biggest dislike is the total change in the way the paper loads compared to the Espon Stylus Photo I previously had.The paper stood up in the back and just slid through. It was easy to change to photo paper and to see how much you had left. This one with the pull out loading tray seems much more prone to breaking, and is more complicated to load. And the written message when you run out of paper is too vague.
Summary: The print quality is fine BUT the paper loading tray /paper catch tray devices are of very flimsy quality. I spend a lot of time trying to get the both correctly aligned particularly when i constantly switch from photo paper to regular paper. Also I was hoping that it would give me more creative ways to present photos.
Summary: I do alot of photo printing,and as for this printer works pretty well the only thing is the tray. I think they are very poor,weak design which make the whole printer cheap looking. I can say it prints pretty decent pictures.
Summary: Got this to couple with a Gigablock CIS system. It worked fine on a non-CIS system, but does not couple well with the CIS. Okay, this could be the CIS as well, but other posts I read said they would work well together. Maybe I should have bought a printer more designed to work with a CIS out of the box. If you have been around a while, you know Epson doesn't like you not using their ink..., and they do try to detect 'rogue' systems.
Summary: I had been using an Epson R300 printer, and loved the quality of the photos I was able to get. It looked exactly like what I saw on the monitor. Now that I have the Artisan 730, the photos do not come out as well--darker and blurred, the scanner does not scan negatives or slides--as far as I can tell, thank heavens I still have the V500 scanner!!Copying and regular printing is great, but as a photo printer--which is why I purchased this one, I would not recommend it.
Summary: After a great run with my Epson Photo1680 it was showing its wear and then my scanner also died. I decided to go to an All in One. The Epson Artisan 730 All- in One printer received favorable reviews and it seemed to be a good value. I have had it for a few months now and find myself getting very frustrated with the paper feed in particular- lots of jams or lots of blank sheets along with the printed ones.