Summary: I made the mistake of buying this printer on sale. I now realize why it was on sale so cheap. Every time you print, you have to clean the print nozzles. This consumes lots of ink. Cardstock won't print and even plain sheets jam. Never again will I purchase Epson.
Summary: I'd like to give this zero stars but it won't allow that. I'm trying to print out black & white images (no color). I have a completely full black cartridge but because the magenta cartridge is empty, it's holding me hostage and won't allow me to print anything whatsoever. When I select "print," a screen appears which takes me to their web site to conveniently buy their rip-off magenta cartridge, which I don't even need right now.
Summary: This is the first printer I've ever bought for myself. Do not buy it! If you get it for free make sure it has all 4 ink cartridges or else it will be useless and it locks itself so it does not do anything until you replace a cartridge. It will not scan or print or anything. Even if you try and scan from the computer connected by usb it will give the error "Scanner is not ready Interface not connected." This is the worst buy I've ever made on used things.
Summary: Not sure if this printer is still available, but I would not recommend it. For that matter it has made me suspicious of any low end epson printers. the pros: high res printing got it for free cause someone else hated it that much the cons: If one ink cartridge goes down the printer wont function at all. Not even to scan. The cartridges become unrecognized even when they are still 25% full. The ink only lasts a few photo quality pages (about 10 in my experience).
Owned for almost 4 years and regretted every single one
14 February 2013
Summary: This printer is junk. First off, the amount of ink it uses is just pure ridiculous. I put in a new ink cartridge in (Cyan) and within 6 weeks, the printer was coming up with a low Cyan alarm with moderate printing on black and white only. Second, the stupid printer cannot print black and white pages without having all of the color inks installed and at almost full capacity. This printer is so dang thirsty that it goes through ink like there was no tomorrow.
Summary: We know that printers sell for cheap, and then sell ink for silly prices. It seems that Epson has perfected this to an art form. The ink runs out super fast, and the issues that arise from replacing cartridges are so numerous. Full cartridges show as empty, forget about printing only in black and white, not possible, and the printer locks down and will not do anything unless you spend a lot of money to replace workable cartridges.
Summary: Others have noted that this printer is designed to waste your ink. I second this view and provide a bit of analysis: If you buy something off an infomercial, you get a cruddy product and have to pay $30 per month for a year. When you buy this, you also get a cruddy product, but you have to pay $150 a month as long as you use it. DO NOT BUY THIS PRINTER!!!!!!
Summary: I bought this Epson NX415 printer to replace my HP 1315 that finally died. The Epson is an attractive unit that prints reasonably well, although not to the quality standard of the HP, but good enough if one doesn't look too closely. I can accept, barely, the fact that it will only operate with Epson's ink.
Summary: INK COSTS A FORTUNE and does NOT provide the output. I mostly use my printer to print worksheets for homeschool. Rarely do I use the colored ink cartridges. I JUST WANT TO USE THE BLACK INK!!! EPSON printers do NOT ALLOW this feature!@!! RIDICULOUS! This is just a way to get you to HAVE to purchase allo of the print cartridges even if you just need one color. Total RIPOFF!