Summary: The ink cartdriges are individual per color and black. The ink is very inexpensive as compared to other copier/printer manufacturers. Each time something is copied or printed a meter tells you how much ink you have left in each cartridge. Print Quality is excellent and the button interface and directions are very easy to understand. Overall this was a great buy and I would buy Epson again.
Pros: Copies color and b&w. Quality is almost identical to a newly printed sheet.
Excerpt: "This Epson Stylus CX5400 has definitely surpassed my opinions of previous Epson printers I have owned. I have had two or three cheaper inkjet printers which all went a bit funny with age but this one is holding up well. It is a high quality printer with built in scanner and photocopier. The print quality can be easily changed in the properties and can change between Draft, Text, Text & Image, Photo and Best Photo depending on what you are printing. ...
Excerpt: I was looking for a replacement for my nine years old trusty Epson 600, and also needed to replace a broken scanner at the same time. I was hesitant to choose an all-in-one regards question marks over quality, together with more things to wrong with a multi-functioning item. However having read the review on Amazon I bit the bullet and purchased the Epson CX5400, of which I cannot recommend highly enough. It prints, scans & copies to the highest quality.
Excerpt: Well, what can I say? I have this printer for a few months now and havent had to change the cartridge once! (my old printer was using cartridges in a matter of weeks), they really are fantastic value for money when you consider how long the cartridge lasts for. You can colour copy or black and white copy, perfect quality photos can be printed from it, when you scan something into your computer, youll be gobsmacked by the accuracy of it, nothing more to say, its...
Excerpt: This is a good budget, entry-level printer/copier and scanner. Its quick to set up and very easy to use. It does have a couple of drawbacks however. The manufacturers claims of up to 15 ppm B&W are completely spurious! B&W printing isnt too bad but its certainly not that quick and Ive found it only does approx 2 pages per minute in colour.
Excerpt: The overall printer/scanner/photocopier is great. We use in our office and it does what it should do very well. But - and its a BIG but - the ink runs out very quickly. If you do a large amount of printing - as we sometimes do - then you will be far from satisfied with the amount of ink you get per cartridge. However, as least this printer has separate cartridges, so if one colour runs out you only replace that one.
Excerpt: Have had one for over 3 years and not one problem.Cheaper compatible inks work fine with it(jettec)or other compatables on internet(£16.00 for a full set).Good printer with good photo printing.4 out of 5 and good value