Summary: a very very cheap printer that proves the old adage, you get what you pay for. The print nozzles have to be cleaned EVERY time you want to use it. It normally takes about ten sheets of paper and two to three hours of cursing and swearing at the thing to print one simple black and white text document. Oh, and if you happen to run out of yellow ink, forget about printing anything in black and white cos it won't work without all four cartridges full.
Summary: I have had this printer about a year and its probably the most frustrating piece of hardware I have ever bought. Its noisy, takes ages to start up printing and does not pull in A4 paper correctly all the time. The main problem however is with the ink cartridges. They dont last long at all, and if one colour one runs out (even though you can hear ink in it if you shake it) it wont print black and white.
Summary: I had an epson years ago with my first computer. It was rubbish. I moved onto a fantastic Hewlett Packard PSC and it gave me fantastic service for nearly 10 years! Amazing! I would have had it fixed, but in today's throw-away-society nobody will actually fix printers any more. So I bought the Epson SX100, giving Epson a chance again, mainly due to the price, and the relative cheapness of compatible ink. You get what you pay for.
Summary: I bought this printer because it was cheap and I needed something quick. I had an Epson Stylus printer years ago and was impressed with is and so was expecting the same again. I also liked the individual ink cartrages however as they only last a couple of prints (photos) they can work out qite expensive if you use the genuine ones. Thankfully you can buy copies very cheaply an to be hones the ink usage is the least of this printers problems.
Summary: Had this printer a couple of years. The ink cartridges don't seem to last long and often sound like there's still ink left in them when they have supposedly expired. You have to follow on screen instructions to change EACH cartridge one at a time, so you have to go through the whole process for each cartridge separately. Then it gets temperamental and doesn't "recognise" the ink cartridges or they are "incompatible" with the printer.
Epson Stylus SX100: Old fashioned All-In-One for standard home use
8 January 2011
Summary: Both me and my husband have printer at work, so fore years we didn't really even think of buying our own printer, didn't have need for it. However, during one grocery shopping I found SX100 in Tesco for an absolute bargain - £24.90, and I just could't leave it there. Design: size as usual All-in-One, I don't think it can be called easy to store, but the trays can be folded and for ink printer it's ok.
Pros: good quality of printing and scanning, nice black design, great for home use, cheap to buy and run
Cons: a bit slow if you need to print/scan more pages
Summary: This printer is worth throwing in the bin as soon as you have brought it. I got one to replace my old lexmark Z615 and have had nothing but trouble from it. Dont be fooled by the cheap ink ideas epson have thier ink cartrides are so small you can only print a pathetic amount of pages with them before they run out, and if any of the other colours run out it wont let you print - even if the document is black and white.
Summary: Have had several printers and this one is the best by far. Easy to use, does what it says on the box. Ink cartridges not too bad cost wise, could be cheaper. (Take note Epson) Copies and scans printed very good. Good buy.
Summary: 35 quid at Tesco's for an all in one printer?? Can't be bad! What does it look like? ------------------------------- Big is the word here and if I had to choose a 2nd word I'd go for dull. The black (mega dust collecting) lid lifts to reveal the scanner bed and to the left of the lid you have the power button plus several other buttons allowing you to do one touch photocopying.
Summary: This printer just drinks ink like water, I am sure it indicates that ink is needed when there is probably ink in the cartridges and whatever you do it then refuses to print. If you are out of black ink it won't print in colour either. If any of the colour cartridges are too low, it won't print in black. I reckon it prints about 20 pages before it gives up and wants more ink which is very expensive. The quality of the printing is fine and the scanning function is good.