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 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: Finally a printer that connects wirelessly to my imac, macbook, and iPad seemlessly and in minutes. Straightforward, simple instructions resulted in connections the very first time. Free Epson iprint app connected iPad also and prints perfectly. rated only 4 stars for now since I really haven't checked out other features of the printer yet.
Improved CD/DVD printing and scans over the network with one tweak
23 August 2011
Summary: I bought this printer primarily for printing on printable CD/DVDs. I had previously owned 2 older models of Epson CD printers (the RX580 and R320) so when I cracked open the box, the first thing I was looking for was the special CD printing tray. I couldn't find it. I thought maybe my shipment had a mistake. I looked all over the printer and couldn't see how to print CDs.
Summary: I did a lot of research prior to buying this printer, and I am happy with my choice. I got it for $109.99, which was a steal, considering this item retails for $199.99 at major office supply stores. The print quality for text is excellent, and pictures look great, even on regular paper. This printer also includes software to print on a CD or DVD (the manufacturer includes a CD-R disc to test the feature), which was a feature I didn't know I wanted until I tested it!
Summary: Easy to install and get started but lots of little quirks that I had to call tech support to work out in the beginning. Most important: don't let them talk you into buying Epson paper! BUT do make sure that you have set it for the right kind of paper (matte, plain, glossy, photo..) and once that's done the reproductions are FABULOUS and easy to make. And you can shrink them or enlarge them which is important to me.
Summary: This printer is great for it's price and delivers top quality photo printing.....but. The paper loading mechanism needs some more work on Epson's part. It just doesn't want to lift specialty papers and many times won't lift Epson papers if the stack is low on paper. Works great for printing on plain. Wireless easy. Touchscreen great.
If you use a Continuous Ink system with this printer like I do its great!
Don at Advertube, Amazon
24 January 2011
Summary: Okay here is the scoop on this printer. My use for it is that I print massive quantities of full color photo quality inserts for my DVD's. The images are crisp and the color is stunning to say the least! I have an independent Video Company (Polytelis Media) and so its mandatory that I have a printer that allows me to print my own DVD-R's. I havent used the wireless feature and rarely do I use the scanner but having used the copier it does indeed work very well.
Summary: Overall, this is a good entry into the all-in-one field. 1. The set-up is a snap (in theory). The directions (if you need them) are easy to follow and get you quickly from A to Z - if everything loads the first time. If not, you'll spend some time trying to get the CD to cough up all its contents. 2. The information Epson provides above tells you about what's in the box. What isn't is a USB cable if you use such.
Summary: The installation and wi-fi set up for this printer was easy. The scanner works really fast and the controls are easy to navigate. The only downside to this printer that I find annoying is the paper loading tray. It is hard to load the paper easily without bending or damaging the sides of the paper. Even after it's loaded, the printer will still randomly grab more than 1 piece of paper at a time.