Summary: Great printer, got it about a year ago. I use this printer for printing: printable CD's/DVD's - Photoes on premium photo paper - letters and other regular print jobs. Got for it the Spongeless cartriges to save on ink cost. Works without any issues. The things I have a problem with: Paper tray is flimsy There is no way to insert a single paper, all have to be fed through the paper tray and that is a design glitch as this printer is for home user.
Summary: I was hoping to use this printer via WiFi from across the room. At first it worked great, then stopped working completely. The printer always indicated that it was connected, but the computer insisted it wasn't. After numerous attempts I was able to reconnect the WiFi by reinstalling the printer, but it went out a few weeks later and I couldn't get it to work again. I caved and moved the printer next to my desk and connected it via cable.
Summary: First, I love Epson printers. I am a long time fan of their professional imaging printers and could not say enough good things about the R1900 that I use for photography. I bought this printer to handle my routine office printing and scanning. For that, it does an excellent job. It is fast and reproduction of color is excellent.
Summary: Overall this seems to be a well performing printer. Network printing and scanning work well. Photos and Auto Doc Feeder work okay also. I have run into the following issues both before and after updating the drivers and software. Problems: 1. Printer and iMAC OSX 10.7 crash when connected to this printer via USB cable EVERY TIME I print. 2. CD/DVD printing software is VERY limited and the software is poor quality (Crashes).
1st new printer since 2005 w/HP Photosmart 2710 and....
30 January 2012
Summary: My old HP PhotoSmart 2710 bit the dust and I bought this Epson Artisan 837 with some trepidations. That PhotoSmart had made some 27,300+ in its lifetime. The old HP has been such a wonderful work horse - only 1 - 2 jams in its lifetime, made beautiful photos with great clarity. But sadly it is no longer manufactured. So I decided to go a little more high tech.
Summary: I got the Epson to replace a Stylus printer that had stopped working that I had used to print CD's for my business. I had 2 printers (the stylus, and an HP all in one) so I thought this would save some space on my desk. It's a nice looking printer, but there were a few things about it I really missed: 1) Instructions on how to send a fax from your printer- they tout this feature, and then don't tell you how to do it. Customer support wasn't good at explaining it either.
Summary: The color when printing pictures is a poor match to what is shown on the computer monitor -- unlike some other printers. It is also disappointing that it will not print two-sided over a wireless connection through a router.
Summary: Not in a good way. It jammed every single time I tried to print a page. It had serious issues with feeding the paper. When I tried making copies, it inexplicably blew up the size to be 50% larger than the original, and printed at a very skewed angle. When it does print, it is very fast and good quality (can't say the same for the copy function). It was surprisingly easy to set up, considering the wireless aspect. This is an okay printer when it works.
Summary: Stars were deleted for 1) an initial defective unit and 2) Failure to have a good workable android wireless app. First to all reading this: Read the installation instructions and follow them STEP-BY-STEP. The setup is not intuitive as one would think. I noted several reviews where the issue was failure to follow the instructions and not the fault of the instructions. Now to my review. The first 837 I bought stopped working during its initial set-up stage.
Summary: " We are new to this printer and have encountered a few problems right from the start. We install the wireless on three different laptops. We have a problem everytime we try to print from one of the laptops - (1) sometimes it will not print at all, printer is on, wireless connection is there, but nothing will print -extremely frustrating; (2) pulling through more than one page and printing the document on the tops of several different pages -not acceptable.