Summary: I absolutely love my Epson printer for many reasons. The print quality is amazing, clear, bright, professional in appearance. I love the fact that it is larger format. I do have one BIG problem that I haven't been able to fix...The paper feed gives me too much trouble. The paper very often doesn't feed especially if the paper is 10.5 mg or above in thickness. If and when it does feed, it goes through without printing.
Summary: I was happy to receive this printer for my birthday in May but ever since I have been having problems with the 12 x 12 Matte paper. its seems that when the spools want to pull the paper I always end up pressing the garbage can button over & over again..by the time it prints one page its because I have pressed that button like 20 times.
Summary: Would I recommend this printer? Yes and no. It prints photos very well but I'm using it for fine art reproduction. It doesn't have any canvas or watercolor paper settings and you can't get any ICC profiles for it. I've had a hard time matching up colors with my monitor. Because of that I bought an expensive gadget to calibrate my monitor and printer. It could be simpler and more versatile.
Summary: I bought this printer for dye sublimation... I have tried so many ways and I still can't get full coverage... The color is just so light, barely visible.... It's great for pigment cartridges, not dye sub cartridges...
Summary: The Artisan 1430 is the 3rd Epson printer I have purchased. The second in 6 weeks. I owned a Stylus Pro 1880 for many years until it died recently. A real work horse. I also bought an Epson Stylus Pro 3880 last month. The quality of the printing from both printers is excellent with vibrant colors. I have three concerns: the paper feed is not consistent on the Artisan 1430.
Summary: I always recommend Epson and this is my 4th Epson printer. But the Artisan 1430 is by far the pickiest to deal with. It's by no means an out-of-the-box set up and requires a couple of calls to Epson to get it running the way it should. The wireless set up was easy on my Windows 8 Dell computer. But unless your wireless is on and running in advance of any printer operation, anything you send to the printer seems to get stuck.
Summary: This may be a great printer if you're using it only for photos. The pictures are gorgeous and print beautifully... if you have ink & photo paper. The downside is that the ink is expensive and cartridges run out quickly (even though they appear to have some ink left). I am just going to print my photos at the local Target, since they're less than 30 cents each, rather than buy new cartridges every month.
Summary: I have purchased this printer because of the price. The quality of the prints are good, however it is very slow. The wireless option is not working correctly. If you want to print a bigger picture (8x11) its stops in middle of the print. I have tried everything. In the end I had to reinstall the drivers and set it up as a "wired" printer.
Summary: It has been over a month now since I bought my Artisan 1430. First, it wouldn't print, so tech support sent me a new black ink cartridge. This came in 10 days or so, and I tried it again. It still would not print (!) so they sent me a new printer. This one works. But I had to bundle the heavy mother up and send it back, courtesy of Epson.
Summary: The printer is LARGE, so make sure you have room for it. Initial setup was easy (USB cable required) and the printer works well with Windows based apps. Print quality is very good with the proper paper type. Printing is fast and produces dry ink (no smudging) from the printer. As already noted by other reviewers, refill ink cartridges are very expensive...a huge negative for me. All in all, a good printer that produces excellent quality prints--though costly.