Reviews and Problems with Epson Stylus Photo PX730
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Do not waste your time
Philip Hodgson, Amazon
2 weeks ago
Summary: Epson have a connectivity issue with the BT modem/ wifi, (and one other modem, can't remember the name sorry), and it most certainly applies to this product. The issue resolves around the channel of the router/ wifi, usually 1 or 11 as default - Epson finally admitted this needs to be at 5 or 6. However, despite changing this setting this printer still won't work as it should.
Summary: Had this printer for 1 year and 10 months and it has been a problem from early on. Here is a list of what I have experienced...... Often states paper jammed when it isn't. When scanning, it crops top and a side edge of scan, making the scan a different size from the item being scanned. Refuses to print .pdf files from the internet and sometimes from file.
Summary: This printer has lasted less than 17 months. Just suddenly started to turn itself off before its finished starting up. So only lasted a few months after guarantees out. It has only been used in a home environment.
Summary: The printer is still within its warranty period so at least I have not wasted the printer cost. However, I have wasted a lot of time which was spent on trying to make it work, the hassle of needing to send it back and I'm out of pocket on tens of pounds spent on print cartridges. Approx. 6 months in and it needs constant and repeated ink-head cleaning and nozzle checks. And before anyone asks - yes, I only ever used Epson ink cartridges (at vast expense!).
Summary: I`ve had various printers of different makes and this has to be at the top for the worst. Just putting the paper in is a nightmare and I don`t do photo`s but use lots of gloss paper and the photo tray gets in the way. Then the noise it makes is unbelieveable. My last printer was the RX585 and it was absolutely fantastic so why have they stopped producing it and replace it with this which is nothing like the RX585.
Summary: Do not buy this printer. I like you read the reviews thinking I was going to get a great printer to replace my Epson R320 Photo that has given me years of service with relatively little problems. So when I received this printer I thought yet more years of trouble free printing. NO NO NO NO NO NO I was at the point of throwing it through the window and following it and jumping up and down on it but managed to calm my self down even though I had reinstalled the software 3...
Summary: Bought this as a replacement to my Epson R285 cause its waste ink tank had filled up preventing me from using it. I now wish I hadn't bothered. I have had no end of trouble trying to print double sided 190gsm photo paper. It will print one side, but when you try to print on the other it won't feed it at all. I have tried all ways even shaping the paper to the direction of it's entry to the feeder but to no avail.
Summary: I purchased this from Amazon to replace an earlier failing Epson which had given me good service, just as those Epsons before had. The new printer worked well for a week or so, then started to need constant and repeated inkhead cleaning and nozzle checks. I was replacing inks like nobody's business. Then prints started to appear darker - a sporadic situation which wasted paper.
Summary: I have always owned an Epson photo printer,when my RX620 broke I went for this newer model.I do alot of printing for card making,and this printer is just not up to the job.It struggles to pick up 200gsm photo paper and when it does, it often overlaps and picks up 2 sheets and continually says paper jam!!! It does not pick up card at all.Was a complete waste of money for me,it will be heading for an auction site.
Summary: I had for many years been an Epson fan and I expected this printer to be as reliable as previous ones. There is nothing really wrong with my old R265 but fancied a change and an all-in-one to save a bit of space. Sooooooo I bought the model of the time, thePx720Wd, which was great at first, particularly with photos and I could use the same inks as the old R265. Within around 2 months one of the colours suddenly refused to print.