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.
Summary: I have had this printer a few months now and it has performed well. I have had some problems with software settings that took a while to diagnose. The cartridges are expensive from Epson but aftermarket cartridges are available that are much, much cheaper ($4 each) and function well. For photos, Epson paper is required and generic paper does not work well. However, the Epson paper is not much more expensive than generic paper.
Summary: Like most Epson printers, when this works it gives splendid results (despite the large amount of ink it goes through, something you always have to be wary of with Epson). I bought this primarily for its disk printing capability, something which for some reason only Epson offers. Unlike previous Epsons I had that printed disks, this has two fairly substantial problems.
Summary: On standard setting, the printer pours out way too much ink, making double-sided printing look bad on normal paper. As for the scanner, it's a hassle to use for documents, at least with a Mac. Even if I could stand not having a document feeder (I thought I could - I can't), the software - or lack thereof - stinks for scanning more than one page at a time. Generally, I guess, for what it is and what it costs, it's fine. But, if you can afford better, buy better.
Summary: After reading other reviews I had high hopes for this printer. The photo quality was not nearly as good as other reviews I read. The colors are not good at all. It does print good text but then so does the printer I was trying to replace. Over all I am very disappointed. If you do not care about photo quality this printer may be fine for you, but if you want clear photos with correct colors than keep shopping.
Summary: I purchased the 725 through Apple as part of an iMac order. The net cost was $70.00. Unit #1 was defective, and promptly replaced by Apple at no charge; return shipping was arranged through FEDEX. The second 725 has been performing normally. As you probably know, this is a multifunction machine: print, copy and scan. It also is advertised as having above average photograph printing capabilities.
Summary: I had it just for two weeks... till then, everything was ok, but now it started to print with black lines all over the page... tried checking nozzles and cleaning heads but nothing happens and now it's out of ink!!... I'm in Caracas and EPSON Venezuela doesn't cover the warranty!!!, so watch out if you're buying from outside U.S.A. Despite of that, the seller and the product (without this issue) were ok!!
Summary: I love my Epson 725 except for one feature, which is driving me crazy. When one color of ink runs out, the entire printer refuses to work, even if I want to print only in black. It's not possible to slip another ink cartridge (black into the blue slot) in because apparently the configurations differ in some minuscule way. This is a definite drawback unless you keep an unlimited supply of ink cartridges on hand.
Summary: I use a mac and set up was easy, and the wireless works great, however, I print in all black and have had to replace all color ink cartridges! It gets expensive. If I want to print only black and cyan is out, nothing will print. You have to buy more ink, you can't just use black. Also when printing 8x10 photos there are small white line across about every inch. 4x6's looked great.