Total junk, run fast away from Epson and buy an HP.
29 July 2013
Summary: I bought this printer brand new. It immediately said the ink level is low, and to replace noted cartridge(s). There is no way it could have run out of ink in such a short time with so little use. Furthermore, if even just one of the cartridges is low, it not only won't let you print in other colors or black/white, but it disables the whole machine so you cannot scan or copy either until you buy more cartridges!
Excerpt: The Epson Artisan 800 was sold as the best printer since the handheld calculator - print quality, picture quality, wireless capability, flatbed scanner..... Sounds too good to be true? Well it is. Reality rears its ugly head: the printer ROARS through ink - and I'm talking ridiculous amounts of ink. The picture quality is fair, but only if you use Epson papers. Kodak papers print out a grainy browish mess.
Excerpt: I had this printer for a little over a year when it stopped working completely. An error message came up about a paper jam, which was cleared, but the error would not go away. After doing some research online, I found this had happened to a LOT of other people. Obviously a defect with the printer. When I contacted Epson, they informed me the warranty was only one year. I would have to pay to ship it to a repair center, pay to have it repaired, and pay to have it...
Summary: I have to use one of these at work. I despise having to use it. Sometimes I'll print things at home just to avoid using it. My boss' wife used this printer before me, and she kept insisting that it was broken to her husband/my boss. He sent it in to be repaired, and they sent us a new one, no questions asked. That's suspicious. Well my boss' wife insisted that the new one was broken as well.
Summary: We bought this printer on a Consumer Reports recommendation and wish we had not. They certainly blew it on this one. I have never owned a printer that could waste your wallet as well as this one. We do not print much at all, (less than ten pages per month) but every other time we do, this thing requires another ink cartridge. Leave this thing on the shelf and look for something with a reasonable cost per page...
Summary: CONSTANTLY angry at the printer. Have to clean the heads weekly or you get lines in your pages, you have to CONSTANTLY replace the ink because it magically dissapears even when you aren't printing often, and it CONSTANTLY grabs multiple pages at the same time and feed them through when trying to print a single page resulting in a misprint...NO MATTER HOW MANY PAGES YOU HAVE LOADED IN THE PRINTER!!! I would NEVER buy an epson printer again after using this machine.
Summary: I cannot imagine Epson getting any repeat customers after this atrocity of a printer! The problems: (1) If one ink cartridge needs replacing, the whole printer shuts down - you cannot use the scanner; (2) I'd estimate a cartridge's life to be about 50 prints; and (3) The biggest "surprise" of all, after a littler over 500 total prints, the internal counters are set to give you an "Inkpad" error message, recommending you to purchase a new printer since the pads are...
Does it all but at a price when new, but now 0 stars for Epson
4 May 2012
Summary: When I purchased this printer, it had everything i wanted. The first thing to go (very quickly) was the ability to feed multiple sheets through the scanner/fax at the same time, the plastic rollers started grinding so I had to do multiple pages one at a time on the glass. It prints really well, but it uses a lot of ink and even though it has 6 different colors, if one is empty, you can't print at all until you get a new cartridge that averages around $15 each.
Summary: When I first got this printer, I thought it was the most elaborate unit I had ever seen. My printing needs are simple. One black and white page a month at most. I've owned this printer a couple of years. After a few months the ink cartridges needed replacing. I replaced them over and over. Any time I wanted to print.