Excerpt: So far I am not real happy the printer it will not initialize wirelessly therefore I have not yet been able to test its total performance. All of my printing is done on Epson machines yet I have never had the problems that I have with this one I can only hope that this issue is resolved without making me move to another provider to continue my efforts. So far all support means have been to no avail.
Excerpt: This printer replaced an Epson 1400. I had the other printer since 2008 and live in the Southwestern desert region. With the dry air, the pinch rollers had hardened and I was forced to single sheet manual feed. That wasn't too much of an inconvenience but recently the print heads started requiring cleaning every week. So, I started my search for a replacement. One of the questions was 'What do I do with the 1 month supply of ink for the old one.
Excerpt: I never gave 5-stars to a printer because there are usually aspects within its usage that are done only satisfactory. The Epson Artisan 1430 is a high definition photo printer and it should be reviewed under only that guide. I used fairly cheap Semi-Gloss photo paper that was not a 'premium' grade nor an Epson brand. When printing photos out, I looked for resolutions at least 1 megapixel or more--at least 1024x786--and blew the pictures up to make a 4*8.5x11 poster.
Excerpt: This is the 3rd Epson printer I have purchased starting with the 1400 series. The 1430 is (replaced the 1400) as good a color printer you can buy it prints pictures that are perfect color with no smears or run off and prints black and white documents great also. It is a little larger printer then the average but completely worth it. I will recommend this printer for any use you will need.
Excerpt: Not sure how you could find a better wide format photo printer for this price. Photos are super sharp and colors are true. Best to let your photo application manage color and to print at highest quality (Photo RPM). Would also suggest turning off high speed printing in the driver settings.
Excerpt: Bought this for my husband as a Christmas gift. He is just getting back into photography. It was easy to install the printer and came with Adobe Photoshop. Although it is not a full program it is far better than what he was using previously to edit his photos. He has only printed two photos at this point but the pictures are crisp, clear and true to color. Would recommend for anyone who plans to print photos especially if you are wanting to print large photos.
Summary: I have some major complaints about this printer: 1. It occasionally feeds more than one sheet at once. That is normally a minor nuisance, unless you are printing on the second sides of a bunch of pages; in this case it becomes a major disaster as the two sides go out of sync. The only solution I can think of is to hover over the printer and immediately remove all the paper from the feeder as soon as you see that a multiple feed has occurred, which forces the printer to...