Summary: I bought two of these in one year through one of the big office stores trade in events. I got the printers for maybe $30. I bought two because my wife and I both worked from home offices and she was printing about 30 pages everyday. You do pay for the ink though, as others say in their reviews. The ink can be purchased very cheaply though from third party vendors. About $2 per cartridge if you just shop around for 10 minutes online.
Summary: Got the printer yesterday and all functions, copy, scan and print seem to work perfectly well for a product priced so attractively. Set up instructions were simple although the whole process involving the CD disk took well over 20 minutes all told. Once the item was up and running I discovered the thing that totally did my head in! When I next re booted my computer an error message came up that said "could not connect to network drivers".
Summary: Do you like to waste money and buy ink? Then you will love this all in one printer. Four ink cartridges and all four have to have ink to print. That means that if you want to print using just black ink and you are out of yellow, pink (oh I am sorry ...Magenta) or blue (cyan) you cannot print.
Summary: Having been a long-time satisfied user of HP printers (though HP quality has gone down over the years as commoditization has occurred), I purchased an Epson NX305 All-in-One from Epson in June 2010 because of promotional pricing. Because of the experience I've had with the printer within this all-in-one, I will never purchase an Epson All-in-One or printer again! Here are my reasons: 1.
Summary: I bought this printer because of the low price and the fact that, in principle, you only need to replace one ink color at the time. Nothing farther from the thruth. You need to replace ALL low ink cartriges if you want to print. If blue ink is gone, you cannot print in black and white. This is evidently a rip-off. Print quality is bad, the scanner tray jams after four pages, the software is full of bugs (at least for the Mac), the scanner ignores some of the pages,...
Summary: I bought my Epson Stylus NX 305 about six months ago, and from the get go I had problems with it. Paper would always jam, and the ink would run out extremely fast and the replacements in the store are super expensive. Recently the paper in it jammed again, and I tried to clear it like I had all the other times, and it didn't work. The screen still had a printer error on it.
Summary: Everyone knows that printer manufacturers are really in the ink business. It's similar to the Gillette business model of give the razors away and charge for the blades. However, Epson has extended this concept and taken it too far in my opinion. The ink cartridges in this printer are fairly tiny, but exacerbating that is the technology that is built in to the cartridges where they decide when they are out of ink.
Summary: As with all Epson products I have used, this multifunction printer has good print quality. My only complaint is the print speed but I knew up front that it was not as fast but chose this model so I could use a continuos ink system on it from cisinks.com (saves me about 80% in ink costs).