Summary: i HAVE TO AGREE with eventing that was said before me. I only print maybe 20-25 pages a year and I have to replace the ink every year. I have never seen any printer use so much ink. The printers I have in the past last years without replacing the ink. The printer quality is no better than another printer. I would not buy this product. The only thing I have to say that good about this one is the scan works.
Summary: I brought this one because I owned one just like it. I brought the other one I think it was used. It lasted a couple of years or more. I may be wrong, but to me 2 or 3 years for a low cost product that has been previous used is a good product. I like it a lot, mostly because of its photo installer into my computer. Which is another reason I wanted it. I was able to transfer the ink cartridges in from the old machine. This printer is real easy to install on a PC.
Summary: Although this is a good quality printer, the ink situation is ridiculous! I've never used/owned a printer that required color ink in order to print. It also does not give you the option of printing with reduced quality when an ink cartridge is low. The printer simply does not work until the cartridge is replaced and there is no advanced warning. This is extremely inconvenient. Would not recommend and would not buy again!!
Summary: This printer is good for what it is however it runs out of ink like no other printer I've ever had. There is no way to print unless all the cartridges are filled with ink - which means that if you run out of cyan and want to print in black ink only, it cannot be done until you replace the cyan cartridge. It's ridiculous. It came as a special with our mac and I really regret it. The cartridges are unbelievably expensive. Do not get this printer.
Summary: This printer SUCKS. Any printer that needs all 4 color cartridges in order to print all the time is re-god-damn-diculous!!! There is no way around this and the printer uses a little bit of all colors all the time so you are never printing only B&W!! And the sweetest plum is that I have yet to find a single Cyan cartridge in store, so one must buy all three non-black cartridges every time you need to replace one color. DO NOT BUY an Epson printer...EVER!!!
Summary: I think there are 2 good reasons why you should not buy this printer:
* Need color cartridges to print B/W
* Printing B/W consumes color cartridges
When I bought it I wanted to save the color cartridges because I had to print only B/W. I could NOT. Called the customer care and they said that that the color cartridges has to be inside. Fine, I put them in. But why?
Then when I run out of cyan ink, I had to buy this cartridge.