Reviews and Problems with Epson Expression Photo XP-850
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30 July 2014
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.
Excerpt: When the printer is working , it does a decent job. I have had two occasions in the last six months were the quality of printing all of a sudden got terrible...requiring at least five head cleanings to restore a good print.....using a vast amount of expensive ink. In my opinion Printers should print.....no excuses...they should PRINT...not fail in only a few months of use !!!!!!! In my opinion this is NOT a dependable unit !!!!!!
Excerpt: 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.
Excerpt: RE: XP-850 printer I have had problems with understanding some online (Guide) photo instructions. I have a Mac and my internet, wireless set up was confirmed as successful. Unfortunately, I can not get the printer to recognize the computer commands? I still do not know how to get the upper paper tray, #1, to be utilized upon demand? Unfortunately, the instructions and pop-up menu's are much clearer for Windows than they are for Mac.
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.