Reviews and Problems with Epson Expression Photo XP-850
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what's wrong with Epson Photo paper trays?
5 December 2014
Summary: This is my 4th Epson Photo printer, I got the XP-820 today because my XP-850 was leaving a while smeared line at the top of bottom of 4 x 6 borderless prints. I had not experienced this before, so I set my new printer up and it does the same thing.
Summary: Epson has great print quality but makes weak printers as far as reliability goes. My third Epson printer to have to be returned for mechanical issues. Epson is good (if you are willing to make a deposit to be held until they get the old one back) about replacement but on the first two the replacement printers were worse than the one I was returning. example: I returned on because the printer would not spit out the printed pages.
Nice printer, equivalent to the Artisan 837. Though more picky about ink!
16 July 2014
Summary: I bought this as a replacement for an Artisan 837 that finally gave up the ghost. The only major complaint I have about it is that it's pickier about off-brand ink cartridges than the Artisan 837 was. I do so much printing that I use a CISS to supply the ink, that was in fact the reason I originally got the Artisan 837, that there WAS a CISS for it.
Summary: This is my first Epson printer after 20 years with another manufacturer. I bought the printer primarily for printing color graphics and have not been impressed. The color is frequently less than vibrant. For everything else, the printer is fine and the scanner and associated software works very well.
Not well thought out after designing the print quality.
5 December 2013
Summary: Disappointed in the paper tray and the flimsiness of it. It prints the greatest photos of anything i've seen, but the paper handling leaves something to be desired. The paper grabbing mechanism and the duplex needed repairing about a month after purchase. Had to work with Epson on getting a replacement printer. They ended up sending a refurbished one without telling me. The replacement printer works, just apprehensive about using anything paper other than 20lb.
Summary: Very disappointed in Epson. Had an Epson Artisan 800 for several years and LOVED it. It did everything I asked and more. Fantastic quality photo printing, CD/DVD on disc printing, great quality presentation printing. The paper cassette was ample. This is Epson's replacement since they don't make the Artisan 800 series any more. While it is slightly studier, the CD/DVD cassette is separate and no longer automatic. It's a pain. The paper cassette is TINY!!!