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.
Summary: I am sorry to say I am returning the 1430 to Amazon. It took me an exceptionally long time to load the drivers/ and associated programs because the DVD/CD software they supplied is not compatible with Windows 8.1 64 bit. In addition the bundled software (Adobe Elements 11) $79.00 value is valueless as it will not run on Windows 8.1 either. So the bottom line is that the printer "may" be great but the software sucks. I spent a whole day trying to get the software running.
Excerpt: Plus: 1. Produces good quality photographic prints & excellent quality b/w plain paper printouts, higher quality than my Brother monochrome laser.2. Wireless setup was painless. Setup on other computers on the same network was even easier.Minus: 1. Large foot print. But that was known prior to purchase because it has wide format capabilities.2. Uses copious amounts of ink. Replacing all cartridges at once would cost $127.00+ at Epson's SRP.
Summary: This is the first time we have purchased a printer strictly for our use to print our picutres. Imagine how disappointed we were when the pictures came out with several horizontal bars (slightly different color tones) and the picture shows as slightly overexposed. If we do not get resolution to this problem we will take it back to the dealer and request our money back.
Excerpt: For one thing, I didn't check paper types carefully enough and it won't print on vellum. Another is I din't realize it doesn't scan and the photos aren't that great. I've gotten better pictures on less expensive printers. I bought it primarily for my scrapbooking but I'm just not pleased with the performance and especially at this price.
Summary: Easy to hook up, prints simple files cleanly, cannot handle large files well at allu2026banding, ghosting on photo images, etc. Cannot print solids what so everu2026banding through out. I am a graphic designer working with large illustrator C6 files, and I am very disappointed with the print quality of 50% of what I have run through.