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: 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).
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.
Summary: This is a great printer and for the price, you can't go wrong. I've yet to print photos or CD labels with it, but I suspect that I'll be even more pleased with these functions. The print quality is excellent and compared to other printers in the past, the ink cartridge (thus far, I've solely printed in grey scale) seems to last considerably longer before you need to replace it.