Summary: This worked fine for about two years. But then it started not detecting the ink cartridge and would require me to reinsert the cartridges. Then recently he print head got clogged to the point where all the colors had streaks. When I tried the print head cleaning it did not improve. I tried one of those print head cleaning solutions and that didn't work either, so I just lived with it.
Summary: Do you hate your boss? or your ex? or your mother in law? Well... then this is the PERFECT gift for them. They are going to suffer every time they want to print...they will spend countless hours trying to make it work, countless money buying ink for it, and they may even develop heart or liver problems. They will hate you so much they will stop talking to you (what a great outcome!). Or buy it for yourself if you're a masochist and really enjoy pain...
Summary: This epson printer should be illegal. You cannot print in Black if you are out of any of the other colors. To top that off, if you choose to print only in black to avoid the problem, it 'charges' the color ink every time you print. This way you will run out of (unused) color cartridges almost as fast as black.
Summary: I have owned this printer for more than a year and can't believe I haven't bought something else to replace it yet. Although the print quality and scanning are okay it eats ink like a shark frenzy. When you use up a color cartridge you can't print in black only. You have to replace before any printing can happen. That is unsat. I checked the FAQs on Epson's site and they say the same. The printer is going in the trash tomorrow.
Summary: Please hear me, buyer this printer IS NOT or ever will be worth the purchase in the long run. After owning this printer for 2 years now I am telling you it is the worst printer I have EVER OWNED. Ink runs out quickly, is very costly and even if you get to set-up for black-print only, once it gets low, you can not just reset the stinking printer back, to black ink only, because it will require the whole ink colors to be renewed also before it (if you are real lucky) to...
COMPLETELY USELESS IF YOU RUN OUT OF ONE INK CARTRIDGE
31 May 2010
Summary: DO NOT BUY THIS PRINTER UNLESS YOU INTEND ON FREQUENTLY SPENDING A LOT OF MONEY FOR INK. Don't even bother trying to use generic ink cartridges because the printer will stop recognizing the cartridges even if there is still a good amount of ink left. If you're talking overall quality, it's decent; good scanner, and prints well (if there are no problems). But you can't do ANYTHING unless all cartridges have enough ink for every color--no scanning, copying, or anything.
Summary: We have previously owned other printers and prefer the Epson. Memory cards are placed directly into the printer and can be viewed without ever connecting to the computer. Copying and scanning make this printer hard to beat. It's hard to tell which is an original. I've never counted pages copied but I know I can trust my printer to get the most out of the ink purchased.
Summary: I do not recommend this printer at all. I printed 23 pages of my tax return in black normal quality ink and somehow now I need to replace all cartilages again?!. Plus, They are amazingly expensive. I used to have a old HP and ink would last for generations. For this printer it last minutes at most. I angrily contacted EPSON support and they very nicely offered me a free black cartilage which also means they acknowledge the problem.
Summary: When I review computer equipment I like to include the "Good, the Bad and the Ugly". With this printer I felt the order needed to be reversed. This Epson printer is truly the first throw-away printer I've ever had. Hopefully the last one too. The ugly; it has an ink system that "tells" you when you are out of ink whether you are or not - the printer shuts down and will not print even if you still have plenty of black ink remaining.
Summary: This all-in-one will work fine IF you continuously buy ink cartridges. I understand that ink can be expensive, and I have no complaints about that, but this product will do NOTHING is you do not have ALL FOUR cartridges full at all times. I ran out of all four colors (black, cyan, magenta, cirrulean), and I went to buy a a black cartridge because I mostly print documents.