My first one from a secondary supplier (thru Amazon but not from them) did not work
Daniel N., Amazon
5 November 2013
Summary: Only because the unit I received did not function, would not and could not due to a cycling problem, when I took it out of its box and tried to set it initially up according to specific steps and directions. I sent it back; however, I immediately replaced it with an exact same type Epson 1430 unit acquired from a local Office Max box-store...have it working perfectly straight out of the box, and love it.
Summary: This is my 4 th Epson printer and unfortunately I cannot tell anything about the printer itself, it came broken, after switching the printer ON, the box with cartridges goes to the end and stop there and lights start blinking . It is OK, sometime things happen, but the history start after I tried to replace the printer. I send a letter to Amazon, Amazon resend the letter to Sale_4_U and I get the answer from Sale_4_U to call Epson for warranty replacement.
Summary: This is a good quality printer but it cost a lot to operate! We have this printer for few months and we have already replaced ink cartridge 6 times! yes, 6 times! We do not use the printer often - just occasional for printing homework for school or work. If one of the ink cartridges is low (not even empty!), this machine shut down and won't even print anything until you replace it to a new cartridge.
Summary: Not happy with my new (Only been in service 2 weeks) Epson 1430 Artisan---For the last 4 days, I can't get it to print anything but black and gray 1" bands of solid ink---Not happy with printer, and certainly not happy with how much ink this thing must wasting--with zero production results.
Summary: This printer is a total failure in my opinion. I printed 2 8x10's and 14 4x6's on this in the 4 days I have owned it. The ink cartridges cost do not justify the cost to replace and for the small amount of pictures I have printed, the cartridges are 25% used. It says high capacity cartridges. You will be better served and cheaper to have your photo's printed up at a photo shop. Now after 4 day's I went to print a photo and the printer will not even print.
Summary: If you can actually get this printer to work, it will produce beautiful prints. When I first got this printer it had severe banding issues. A quick look through the forums will show that this is a popular problem. I wasted a lot of expensive paper and ink trying to get a decent print to no avail. I contacted Epson customer service and their response was "did you clean the print head?". I replied that although it was only a few days old, I indeed cleaned the print head.