Summary: I haven't yet printed photos or discs yet but I'm pretty happy with this printer so far. I originally bought a Canon like I had overseas which printed discs beautifully but the sales rep explained that Epson bought the rights to be the exclusive printer company to print discs - Canon is no longer...
Pros: WiFi - all computers are hooked to this - I keep the printer hidden in another room. The house is quite big and it always prints. Prints discs - need to make demo reels All-in-One - very handy
Cons: Pretty darn big - make sure you have a place to put it - those tight on space look for something else Black Ink Goes Quickly - I have had this for over three months now - I maybe print an average of 5 pages a day...maybe...and I have to replace the black ink already. I haven't even printed photos...
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.
Summary: The Artisan 725 does not seem to use as much ink as previous Epson printers - savings bonus.
Pros: Great all-around printer. Great photos on Epson photo paper. Had some problems with dark colors on HP paper - not water proof. Easy double-sided printing. Easy to set up CISS using pigmented ink.
Cons: Printing a large quantity of envelopes is a major pain with the paper drawer - Print ~15 envelopes, pull out paper tray to insert more envelopes, print 15 more envelopes, repeat.
Summary: I've read that this printer has a tendency to misfeed and pull more than one sheet of paper on occasion. This happened to me once while printing a sheet of stick-on mailing labels.
Pros: The ability to print labels directly on a CD or DVD rocks! Making professional looking copies is a snap -- the scanner snaps to the dimensions of the disk label being scanned, burn disk, open Epson label program and retrieve scanned image of disk, place & hit print -- Done! Photo prints look fine...
Cons: No auxiliary feed or slot for loading different papers for small jobs (save a small tray that holds up to a 5" x 7" photo paper), so anytime you need to print on alternate media you have to pull the main paper cartridge, swap the paper, print, rinse, lather, repeat. Fortunately it's not difficult...
If you use a Continuous Ink system with this printer like I do its great!
Don at Advertube, Amazon
25 December 2010
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!
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.
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.
A solid all-in-one with particularly good photo printing
Chris A., Amazon
18 November 2010
Summary: I'm pretty hard on printers and have been through most of the major vendors over the years, including HP, Canon and Lexmark. After swearing off HP for reasons I won't get into here, I decided to give Epson a shot.
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.
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..