Summary: The main advantage of this printer is the straight paper feed. Unlike printers with paper cassettes you can use any length of paper. This along with the outstanding six ink photo printing make it ideal for panoramic prints.
Pros: Can Use Panoramic Paper, Easy Setup, Easy To Use, Fast Print Time
Summary: This is my fourth or fifth P50. I use them for printing on DVD as well as general jobs. The Epson software stops the printer working after 12,000 prints therefore a new one is required or a service which is a similar cost. The printer works really well and for heavy users is easy to convert to a continuous ink system which makes printing very cheap!
Pros: Compact Design, Continuous Ink, Easy To Use
Cons: Epson Software Counter, Printer Driver Problems, Slow Print Time
Order of ink cartridges is wrong for Epson700W which it was bought for!
Mr C "Mr C", Amazon
29 December 2013
Summary: Can't really fault the quality of the product, with the exception that the order of the ink cartridges is wrong. This led to some very strange prints until I realised what was going on. Then, following some rapid surgery using a scalpel and soldering iron, about 30 full page prints (of yellow, which had been polluted with black) to clear the problem. Didn't have time to return as was a rush job. No instructions included whatsoever - plenty available on Youtube.
Summary: Don't rely on the instructions but look at the many you tube videos - then it is easy. Make sure you check which order the cartridges are coupled up in - mine were in the wrong order and created psychedelic colours initially! The cartridges don't fit as snuggly as the original and I had to put a small piece of modelling wood inside to hold the latches in place. But the outputs are just as good as traditional cartridges and I am saving a fortune!!
Summary: This is worth more than its price in gold,saving so much money compared to ink catridges it is silly,and to refill the ink bottles is simple and very easy! Anybody who does a lot of printing woulkd benefit immensley from switching to this,instead of cartridges!
Summary: I use the P50 mainly for letters (nice crisp black text), and the occasional framed print for our home. Used with genuine Epson inks and Epson paper ... you can't go wrong really ! Have only been using it for a few months so cannot really go into details about reliability etc of this particular model.