Except for the cheap plastic construction, we like it so far
9 September 2012
Excerpt: We purchased the Epson Artisan 800 photo printer about three weeks ago. So far, it is working very well. We like the quality of print but do not expect the printer it's self to last very long. The inexpensive plastic paper bin may lend it's self to breaking if not carefully handled. ( This is not a good thing when you have 3 children in the home who may not be as careful as an adult. But this remains to be seen...
Excerpt: I got the Epson Artisan 800 to start scanning my old photos and have a better color printer for my digital photos. I got a fax and copier as a bonus! It was easy to set up (after purchasing the required USB printer cable) and start using with my new iMAC. Since I am new to the MAC, I was worried about compatibility, but it was not a problem. The printer is a bit larger than I expected, but it is more compact than the older version.
Excerpt: I bought the Epson Artisan when it was fairly new to the market. The first one I purchased wouldn't recognize two of the ink cartridges and I discovered that the ink was leaking out the bottom of the printer all over my desk. So not a good initial experience. I easily exchanged it at the store and the second has worked wonderfully. The wireless set up was fairly easy, and it works well, so I can use it with both of the computers in my house.
Excerpt: My HP 3210 died, it started spewing out all colors of ink when I tried to print something, So I gave it a funeral with the trash bin. So, looking for an all in one, I found this Epson Artisian 810, prices at $139.00 at Best Buy. I went and looked it over, I liked what I saw. It prints everything including CD's on the DISC. No more paper labels! It does nearly everything well, except BAR CODES. If the bar Code is too small, it comes out blurry.
The Epson Artisan 800 is a great all around printer
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I have owned Epson printers for about 15 years now. I have only owned 3 and I have liked them all (that's a given since I came back for more). I have had the Epson Artisan 800 for a little over a year now and it has been pretty great. Print quality overall has been great. I have had some blurry photos here and there but for the most part I have I love the way both pictures and text print out (this includes personal photographs, photos for collages, documents,...
Summary: I like the printer. It attached to the network very nicely even though I am running both windows 7 and XP on my computers. Had to download s/w but no big deal. Color and print quality are very good however, ink usage seems rather high. My main problem was not with the printer but the advertisement. It said it did duplex printing which is the reason I bought it. It didn't say I needed an additional piece of hardware. It took over a month to find the duplex unit.
Summary: I really think this printer was well made and like it so far. It is a bigger than what i thought it would be though. Nice look though. I would highly recommend registering it though because after reading through paper work it said warranty not valid until registered with Epson.
Summary: The printer does what it is intended to do. The quality of the prints are pretty good (4 by 6 inch). Two thing must be kept in mind. Non-use (letting it sit for a long time) will kill it. The ink dries/congeals and clogs it and it quits working. I left my old one unused for a year and it stopped functioning. The other thing is that it uses print cartridges pretty quickly. If you get it, use it (at least occasionally) and it will serve your purposes well.
Summary: The printer was very affordable and it is extremely efficient for your money. The one thing I didn't know was the additional purchase for the double sided printing adapter. It is inexpensive also but I naturally assumed everything I needed was in the box. For some strange reason my printer won't allow me to print unless every ink cartridge is active. That is very inconvenient because if my red (magenta) is low, I still cannot print in all black.