Summary: Great printer, easy to connect to an IMAC and a pc laptop with epson connect software. Fast quiet startup after the initial installation of the ink cartridges. Copies seem to be accurate with good color and text printing is very good in "normal" mode. Scanning documents to the computer seem fine. I have not had the chance to fax any documents yet. Ink consumption seems fine, I use "normal" mode for my documents and print in color.
Summary: This is a well-thought out piece of hardware, with easy setup, good cost-per-page, and great all-round workhorse. For hardware, 5 stars. Unfortunately, Epson seems to be following in the footsteps of HP printers, where the hardware was great and any associated software and customer service were not. Two particulars: 1) The Print dialogs bury the double-sided printing in the menu system, rather than making it easily accessible in the dialog. 2).
Summary: Excellent printer-copier-scanner-fax for the home office. The print quality is slightly less than a laser printer, but you need a magnifying glass to tell the difference. Use a quality paper and the eye cannot tell the difference. Yes, it uses ink in quantity, but the black cartridge is double size. The printer warns you when a cartridge is low, so have a spare on hand. I use mostly black and the cartridge was empty while the other colors are only about 1/4 empty.