Summary: I have had this printer for two years. The print quality is excellent but the paper handling is terrible. From day 1 I had problems feeding paper, paper jams, tray issues. I have tried many different brands and types of paper with no luck.
Summary: These printers are like the androids in Blade Runner. They have a fixed life programmed into their code. In other words, Epson has built a fixed lifetime into their Artisan printers, and once they reach it the software inside kills the printer for good.
Summary: This printer was purchased to serve as a general document printer and an above quality, casual photo printer. i never printed a photo i would share on photo paper. No matter what maintenance was performed, the ink was lined, and the colors questionalbe, on several different photo papers.
Summary: For several years a Macbook Pro owner, I have owned several printers over the past twenty years and this printer is the worst I've ever owned. The photo colors are totally unrealistic and resolution is really low.
UPDATE! No honor of warranty service from Epson, a total loss
R. Reese, Amazon
30 May 2012
Summary: UPDATE 10/29/12: BEWARE WHEN BUYING THROUGH AMAZON! Confirm before purchase that Epson will honor their warranty (they won't!). I am learning the hard way. Really frosts me that I was not informed when I purchased this as "new" - or when I registered the product with Epson upon receipt.
Summary: I was very disappointed when I opened my new Epson Artisan 835 and printed my first picture only to discover that the heads needed cleaning. After the cleaning, they needed cleaning again... and again and again.
Summary: This is absolutely the worst printer I have ever had, and now after having it for only a year, it is no longer functioning. I purchased this printer because I read great reviews for it, but beware if a review is written after using a printer only for a couple days or weeks.
Summary: I purchased this after seeing a number of very positive reviews on photo quality and a pretty good price - I should have read closer. This printer has well documented problems with recognizing ink cartridges. My experience: I set it up per directions and installed all ink cartridges.
Summary: I wanted to upgrade from my HP PSC 2410 Photosmart printer since it does not print well on 3.5 x 5" card stock. After reading all of the positive reviews for the Epson Artisan 835 on Amazon, I decided to purchase the printer. Unfortunately, it did not live up to my expectations.