Summary: Pros: Scan and print quality were excellent when it worked. Networking was easy to set up and very reliable. Worked well with both Android and iOS using the iprint app. Cons: I got two years of light use out of it before the head went south and I started getting two pages between cleanings. Even before that it needed frequent interventions at the console to address trivial complaints and it couldn't fax properly to save its life.
Ink Hog. Print stops when there's a near empty cartridge.
8 January 2013
Summary: Of all the color printers I've owned, this is the first one that stops you from printing if one cartridge empties. Even if you're printing black and white, but a color cartridge is out, you can't print black & white. It happens way too often, even when you don't print much color. Somehow, color ink gets used without color prining. BUT, conveniently the dialogue box that pops up has a button to purchase ink. DON'T BUY THIS PRINTER.
Summary: If you use the wireless option, your computer will incorrectly report that the printer is offline or not turned on. The printer will be on and you can see that it is on. You can even use the scanner and fax when the computer incorrectly report that its offline. There is a way to tell it to go online, but it never goes online after you press the button. You have to reboot the computer to make it go online.
Summary: The materials (primarily plastic) are cheap and poorly molded. Many parts are hard to adjust or move. The paper feed is undependable and often just doesn't work correctly. This printer consumes ink like a glutton at a free all-you-can-eat buffet. The only recommendable feature was its price (which proved that you get what you pay for).
Summary: This printer's a great way to get you to buy extremely expensive ink cartridges -- if you buy from Epson, you'll end up paying about $50 per set of cartridges (1 black, 1 red, 1 yellow, 1 blue), or about $35 for the three color cartridges / $15 for a black-ink cartridge. If you aren't careful with your printer settings and your black-ink cartridge runs out, it'll use the color cartridges to "mix" black for you -- which seems like a great idea until you compare the cost...