Summary: Run out of any of the three color inks and you can no longer use any functions of the printer. I have a full black ink cartridge and I'm unable to use due to this designed lockout by Epson. They are forcing the hand to up there profits. This is unacceptable.
Summary: I wish I never bought this!!! When you run out of the genuine Epson ink, you CANNOT replace it with any kickoff brands! Also, if ONE ink cartridge goes empty (which it does very quickly!!), you cannot override that and simply use black ink only. You are also disabled from using the fax machine!
Summary: Very good piece of equipment. My Linux distro recognised it with no issues, the wireless is very handy and both printer and scanner work like a charm. The printer is big, so be mindful that you will need quite some desk space for it.
Summary: After many years of faithful use from a Lexmark that cost me practically nothing, I decided to "upgrade" to an EPSON Workforce 500 all-in-one so I could combine my scanning and printing capability in the same equipment. BIG MISTAKE! The Epson is worthless!
Summary: Epson Printers are horrible! For one really important reason. You think you're getting an all-in-one setup here, but really you only get to use the scanning and faxing part of this as long as you keep it filled with ink.
All productivity comes to a halt when you run low on ink !!
Mike B., Amazon
26 October 2009
Summary: I went to the store with dear old Dad, to purchase a printer to replace his Lexmark that had mechanical problems. These Epson Workforce all-in-one printers have all the features you would love. Fax directly without having to boot up your computer.