Reviews and Problems with Epson Expression Photo XP-850
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I WANT MY ARTISAN 800 SERIES BACK!!!
1 week ago
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!!!
Need to setup manually in an advanced networking environment
G. Alaverdian, Amazon
31 August 2013
Summary: Printer setup application is primitive and limited. To my surprise this unit does not support WPA2 Wi-Fi protocol. I've spent a good hour until finally switched my router to older WPA. Next, when I finally got Wi-Fi signal bars on a printer and manually configured IP on printer panel (my DHCP is off), I was presented with confusing message that printer is NOT on a local network, advised go back and do some confusing steps, which did not make sense.
Summary: A little disappointed given the price. Replaced my old reliable Epson 960 with this unit; initially impressed with footprint, features ... Printed my first 4x6 photo using included paper samples with poor result - i.e. streaking! Ran the head cleaning function multiple times but one color would not clean up! Bad cartridge or defective head, or ...? Non photo printing appears to be good but I wanted printer with a quality photo capability.
Summary: Love the printer except the ease and use of the DVD printer. The older Epson 800 had a non-removable tray which was a great feature and was a pleasure to use. This model with it's extra removable tray is a pain to use. Also you have to select to print on the face of the unit. Too many steps!!
Summary: I was looking for a quality all in one that prints quality photos. This printer looked like the answer. It's print quality is very good, photos are also just as good. However, the paper feed trays are poorly designed, flimsy, loud, and not user friendly. In order to print a photo you have to open the printer dialogue program and change the feed tray setting. A better option would have been one push button on top of the printer to select the correct feed tray.
Summary: Epson's Expression range of all-in-ones stretches from a simple entry-level machine up to the Expression Photo XP-850, which has all the extras you are likely to ask for. Although it has the Photo tag, mainly indicating that it's a six-ink printer, it also includes an Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) for its scanner and full fax functions.