Reviews and Problems with Epson Stylus Photo PX730
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Do not waste your time
Philip Hodgson, Amazon
4 March 2014
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: I have had this printer for a bit more than a year. Used it a lot. Was great when it worked, which was the case for most of the time, except frequent issues with printer nozzles. However, the printer has gone out of service today, saying: "The printers ink pad has reached the end of it's service life. Please contact Epson Support". No explanation in the user manual. After a chat with Epson support I found out that I have to bring the printer to a Epson repair center.
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!).
Mother and Neuro-therapist from Oxfordshire "..., Amazon
24 July 2012
Summary: Have always been a loyal HP fan. And, I confess, usually bought at the cheaper end of the range ie £40-£50. But I run a bit of home office these days, plus REALLY like to print good colour photos at home, so decided to splash out. The features that seduced me - double sided printing, amazing quality photos, good scanning etc were well reviewed around and about. Well, after six months of battling this printer - it never worked well from the beginning, i am giving up.
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.