Summary: This comment is not specifically for this model......this is about the entire line and the monopoly type control over printers and what printers what with what computers, what operating systems, then buying their products that are like others have said tiny cartridges for lots of money, then unless you buy all the colors you still can't print. This is a bunch of horse pucky and has got totally out of hand.
Summary: This printer sucks ink like it's going out of business. The paper jams more often than I care to say. If you try to use replacement cartridges from another company the printer will reject them. The colors from epson don't last long and are way over priced. This has got to be one of worst printers in its class and a crime to sell.
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: The problem with this printer has little to do with features and actual printing, and more to do with costing you large amounts of money for ink on a regular basis. The printer looks sleek and professional, but trust me, it's not worth your time, and certainly not worth your money. Stay away, and warn others. Stick with Lexmark, Canon, or HP if at all possible!
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.