Summary: I decided I needed a colour laser when I was spending all night (and lots of money) on inkjet cartridges and photo paper. The C1100 has the best reviews of any colour laser in its class and there's a reason for this. It's brilliant. Black and white prints are very quick, full colour prints are seconds rather than minutes. Their after-care is fabulous - my first C1100 broke down after a week and they replaced it within a couple of days.
Summary: Actually didn't buy from Amazon. Got a better deal at the time from Viking. The printer gives outstanding colour and mono output. It is ENORMOUS compared to a colour inkjet and it takes a while for colour images to come out when doing a one-off (cos each individual colour cartridge has to rotate). BUT well worth it.
Summary: I bought our first Epson C1100n in 2007 after a lot of research and replaced it with a USB only C1100 in 2009 after we got a printer cartridge jammed and needed to print some marketing material urgently. This is now my parts since replacement fuser units are as expensive as a new printer allowing for a spare cartridges.
Summary: Print quality is good - though the colours sometimes lack the brilliance of other manufacturers colour laser output. Consummables are expensive in standard retail outlets, but can be found much cheaper on Ebay.
Summary: Arrived within a day, after a couple of weeks a message started to appear advising a service was required (E511) called Amazon who gave me contact details for Epson Technical Support who talked us through the query which related to the photoconductor and the problem was resolved immediately. Excellent service from both Amazon and Epson.
Summary: Bought the Epson to replace a worn out HP colour laser, sad that it's cheaper to buy a new printer than have bought the HP replacement parts! Chose the Epson based on low price, speed and lower consumables cost. So far the speed is very good once it warms up but is slower off the mark than the HP if you are printing single pages. Can't comment on the consumables but they should be cheaper based on Amazon prices and pages per toner cart.
Excerpt: "... having previously had a Small Epson Colour inkjet which like most epson injet printers had suffered the blocked print head of death i also had a small samsung black and white laser printer which needed a new toner cartridge which would have cost more than i paid for the printer in the first place so i decided to go for the all in one option of a colour laser in recent years the costs of colour laser printers has dropped greatly and this model ...
Pros: Extreemly Fast Colour Printing and superb Quality
Cons: Large very very large, costly Replacement toner
Excerpt: "...me the first bubble-jet and Epson have supplied the later models - various models of Stylus including C80, C84 and C86. They get heavy use for work and all have given some headaches with clogged heads. So a mixture of desperation and hope, together with keen pricing, has led me down the colour laser printer road. The Epson Aculaser may not be a cute laser, but it does work a treat. Specification ++++++++++ I'll not go into all the technical ...
Excerpt: "I purchased th C1100 on offer in Staples and found that the printer to be a bit heavy .The setup procedure was a bit time consuming :- getting all the packing out and then fitting all the toner cartridges and fuser unit.that aside the print quality is very good .I was not too impessed with the manual that installs itself on to the desktop.I had a bit of confusion about which paper i could use the mabual seemed a bit vague on htis so i emailed the ...
Excerpt: "Having purchased a number of the C1100's predecessor, the AcuLaser C900, purchasing one of these was seen as a natural step, and is a step that has not proved dissapointing. The printer comes well packaged, and protected, it what is possibly a slightly oversized box! Following the instructions through the initial setup is easy, and your also guided by the LCD display. Once you have installed the various consumables, and hooked it up to you PC ...
Pros: Price, Ease Of Use, Easy Setup
Cons: Possibly The Size, Can struggle with Labels if Not Careful