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.
Excerpt: I purchased this printer to replace the Epson 2880 which I thought was the best printer I ever owned. Unfortunately the 2880 died. I did some research and went to Staples and purchased the 1430. After hooking it up (very Easley) and to my surprise it gave me the same quality if not better than the 2880. I have seven children and seven grandchildren so I take and print a lot of photos. I would recommend this printer to anyone who prints there own photos.
Excerpt: My 15 year old Epson 1520 died. the Epson Artisan 1430 is the perfectreplacement. it's an excellent design. The prints are fantastic. Being a photographer it's important to have a good printer especially forthe large format. The ink is a little expensive but the end results are fantastic.
Excerpt: This printer was chosen because of its ability to print 12x12 scrapbooking pages. It has worked flawlessly. We use only Epson branded ink with great results. I does have a fairly large footprint, but it is highly recommended.
Excerpt: I had a little trouble setting it up initially, it does not come with a printer cable which is required to set it up. Also the CD/DVD cover must be closed in order to print. The cartridges don't last very long, but the instructions say the first cartridges will not last as long due to priming the printer, so I suggest if you have a project that needs printing right away you buy extra ink cartridges.