Summary: Great Love it. That's why I bought it as I have 2 of them.. The size is just right. I love the flat-style design so it's very portable and manageable. But the best feature is Definitely the Print Quality. The definition and clarity are unmatched.
Summary: I thought hey I'll just spend some extra $$$ and get a printer that will last a lifetime. That's a joke. There is no such thing anymore. Scanner is amazing but the printing deteriorated so rapidly until eventually it stopped printing at all. Tried all of the onboard cleaning options to no avail. Even went and bought a new set of ink, waste of money... I suggest you look elsewhere for a printer.
Summary: This is my second "Epson Artisan 725". The first one stopped working after I got good use out of it. So far this one is working just as well. The reasons I do not give it 5 stars is because the tray is somewhat a design "afterthought" - the retractable tray sticks out a lot when used but it is not a big deal. I prefer a design where the sheets are ejected on top of the printer, not taking up any additional space. Overall it's been a reliable unit.
Summary: The print quality on this printer is excellent. I find it a lot better than I can get at the local print shop. I am an artist and use it to make cards of my work. However, the paper feed on this printer is really awful. I am using very good quality photo paper and it just doesn't want to feed through. I constantly take the tray in and out trying to adjust the paper so it will feed. This is a lot of wasted time on my part.
Summary: Buying it from BestBuy, 1 year + 13 days after purchase, the master board was fried and 13 days out of warrantee. Upon assessing the cost for repairs, spending another $39, I learned it would cost $247 to repair (originally costing $149 + tax).
Summary: I got the printer to print a bunch of borderless 4x6 photos. This worked great. The reason it only got two starts from me is that it won't do a black and white photocopy because it's low on light magenta ink. I see no technical reason it wouldn't work except Epson is being greedy and want me to buy ink I don't need. Shame on them.
Great quality/price as a printer but not for the ink.
4 November 2011
Summary: Pros: There are 4 important features from this printer: Color printing is great. Black/White and Color Scanning is great with pdf creation. Pictures printing is great. CD/DVD label printing is the cheapest/best on the current market Cons: Color Ink is expensive. CISS is much cheaper but messy Strongly recommended for CD/DVD label printing with very easy image/pict importing and text.
Summary: I used the printer only twice since I bought it. I had a epson r260 that I liked very much, but it quit working when I upgraded my mac. The epson 725 is a little more complex to use but I'm not sorry that I bought it. It will do a great job once I get use to it.