Summary: Now I know why this came so cheap with the purchase of our iMac, it's a great way for Epson to make money off replacement ink cartridges - as they constantly need replacing. One color runs out and it won't print anything until you replace it. If you are one (like me) who doesn't use your printer often you will be replacing cartridges A LOT, they dry out quickly if used infrequently.
Summary: The package was badly worn, frayed and damaged and the printer was not secure in the package. I never opened it since I had no confidence that the printer was not damaged. There was no exterior packaging - just the box that would have been sitting on the store shelf. It appeared from the extra tape at the top opening that it had been opened before. In fact, it looked as though it had been shipped and returned many times.
Summary: Love this printer. I particularly wanted one for printing on DVD/CD's and this does it all including scan documents. There's a useful program included to generate artwork for disc printing and placing it accurately on the disc. I use off-brand ink in the machine and so far works fine with them.
Summary: La impresión es excelente. La impresión de cds es muy rápida, eficiente y de gran calidad. eventualmente falla al tomar las páginas en papel fotográfico que se han cargado en la bandeja inferior, es decir en tamaño carta.
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: I purchased Epson Arisan 725 Arctic Edition in February 2011. In September 2012, horizontal red lines started to appear. The lines appeared whether copying or printing. The lines were exactly one inch apart. Called Epson customer service. Explained the situation. After asking me to make a few copies and print a few pages, it was determined that the printer may have either bad printer heads or roller. A service center was recommended for repairs.
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.
Worst and most useless piece of junk I've ever owned!
23 July 2012
Summary: Honestly, this printer is a waste of money! It never works. Using it is always a battle. It will not print from Photoshop on either of our Windows 7 PCs. It won't pick up business card stock, or premium, photo-paper stock. Printing business cards and photo-quality fliers is why we bought it and we have never enjoyed any success with it! It always jams--literally every time--and I always preset the paper settings to what I'm using--not that it matters of course!
Summary: Although I have to admit that this printer performed nicely, there is a MAJOR MAJOR problem with it. Epson programmed an internal counter and once you reach what THEY have previously decided is the maximum copies it can make, you have to throw it away. I've had one of these for just over a year, and I used it a lot.