Summary: One of the ten canons attributed to Thomas Jefferson is, "Never buy what you do not want, because it is cheap; it will be dear to you." Heed his warning, dear reader, before you drop $80 on this piece of crap. I would have liked to get a somewhat more expensive printer from a name I trust, but all I really wanted was something to print things out during the summer since I was too lazy to traverse the twenty minutes to my office. This thing seemed quite the solution.
Summary: This is the worst printer I have ever owned. I used to sell and praise Epson printers in the late nineties when they were simple to use and reliable. This printer comes with terribly written incomplete instructions, the driver download I had to do on all 3 macs in my house took over an hour on each machine, There are no instructions for the scanner, It is a nightmare to set up incredibly badly designed so you have to prop up the lid to try to see with great difficulty...
Summary: Loves to update its software all the time... Every computer on my network dings and has a low ink warning every time they print... and that brings me to my next point. The ink runs out all the time, it's ridiculous. I'm literally running out of ink on one of the 4 cartridges all the time.
Summary: This ended up being the perfect printer. I needed a color printer with a scanner and a copier for home. It prints beautifully with sharp color. The copier also makes great copies and is so easy to use. The scanner makes great images and is very quick. The ink cartridges are a reasonable price and have a long shelf life - I had another printer where the ink cartridges expired all the time and I needed to get new ones which were expensive.
Summary: First, this prints and scans fine. I haven't tried the fax. But here are some pretty big fails: 1. Won't stay connected to my router; I had to hard-wire it (though I can still print from a wireless device). 2. Goes through ink FAST, and replacement cartridges are EXPENSIVE ($13 for a standard black ink cartridge). 3. You can't use the scanner function when black ink needs to be replaced. 4. Can't use the autofeeder with the "scan" function. Worth the $90?
Summary: This is the worst printer I have ever owned. It is slow and clunky and holds a ridiculously small amount of toner. My first unit lasted only a few weeks after I finally set it up before the automatic document feeder broke (constant paper jam error when there is none - cannot be cleared). Epson did quickly send a replacement unit, but the second one copied only one page before giving the same paper jam error, with no paper jam.
Summary: We have had the printer for about 6 months. The quality of the print outs is fine. Nothing wonderful, but certainly reasonable for the price. My issue is with the replace ink software code. The printouts were working just fine, no fading at all, and we got the alarm to replace the ink. We did it. Then after 5 pages the alarm came up again. As last time, the actual printouts were just fine. No fading or skipping.
Summary: I have had consistent difficulties with this printer and have had three hour-long telephone calls with Epson's technical staff. The ink cartridge carriage slides back and forth constantly without printing and the paper does not feed. The many maintenance trials that the technician had me perform, forced me to buy new ink cartridges many times. The technician had the machine working twice but it keeps reverting to functioning poorly.