Summary: I bought an Epson Sylus SX445W and regret doing so. At first it worked without any That didn't last very long at all. The black ink cartridge which came with printer ran out soon after I purchased the printer. It did so even though I hadn't printed very many documents. Replacement cartridges are incredibly expensive. Large supermarkets sell their own versions for much cheaper. I bought one of these and got another free. The print quality was excellent.
Summary: The "compatible" ink cartridges gave poor print quality - everything came out in pink. This brand new printer required specialist cleaning before it could be used and Epson cartridges had to be purchased.
Summary: Not very happy with this printer it worked OK for the first couple of weeks but then the yellow ink was patchy so unable to print green and orange as the yellow does not flow correctly I have run 3 cleaning cycles which has helped but still far from right.This is my third Epson printer and they have all developed the same problem, when will I ever learn??
This printer doesn't deserve the one star I have given it.
Amazon Customer, Amazon
15 March 2013
Summary: Ever since I bought this printer it has been trouble. The ink cartridges that came with it were ok, no problem, but when a colour one ran out I didn't bother replacing it as I don't print much in colour. The printer won't work if one cartridge is empty. So if you want to run off a quick letter you can't if a colour cartridge needs changing. I changed the cartridge and it printed one page then came up with an error message that it didn't recognise all the cartridges!
Summary: Since purchasing this printer I have had nothing but problems in the following areas Wifi - worked fine for a short while but then wouldn't print, uninstalled the printer and reinstalled but would not connect despite and excellent signal from my router. The USB connection is also poor and tends to come and go.
Summary: After 5 months with no problems, we changed two of the colour cartridges and the printer has never worked since. After reading up online we discovered there is an ink blockage which we have not been able to clear despite following instructions twice. The printer is useless now. £50+ wasted.
Summary: I am growing tired of the connection issues that I continually encounter with this printer. I have had many other printers and they have all worked fine, however, I am very dissatisfied with Epson's product. I will be replacing the Epson printer with a printer from another manufacturer ASAP.
Summary: Neat little printer, but software malfunction after three weeks which means it will no longer scan to PDF. Gives incorrect error messages (for example, "connect computer" when computer is connected) then forces scan process through installed software rather than the control panel on the unit, and will only generate JPEG scans. If you ever need to scan documents, don't touch this with a bargepole.
K. P. Borley "Little-bit-of-bread-and-no-cheese", Amazon
4 November 2012
Summary: One thing often overlooked when buying a printer is the cost of keeping the thing going once purchased. Research is done, reviews are read, and naturally the focus is on the quality of print, functions, reliability, etc. Often questions like "how long will my ink last and how much will it cost to replace it ?" are forgotten.