OK, but for the price, I wanted excellence. I'm a bit disappointed.
4 January 2012
Summary: I bought this printer because the Kodak one I had was awful and quit working. I print crosswords and photos and a few documents. This new printer by Epson is very much better than the one I had. There are a few cheap plastic parts that I don't like and am waiting for them to break, mainly the paper catcher. It must be pulled out and there are three connected parts to it. I must jiggle the second part from side to side to get it to come all the way out.
Summary: So I finally did the switch from HP (which I have been using for over 10 years) to Epson, which I have heard good things about. After using it for a short while my ink ran out and I thought no big deal I will just run to the store and get it refilled (just like with my HP). I tried 3 different stores and it turns out that it is not possible to fill Epson printer cartridges at these stores because of a security chip that prevents it.
Summary: I was very impressed with the overall speed and clarity of the Epson 835. I found though the way it handles paper both printing and the auto doc feeder are not reliable. The paper tray is very quirky, if you have not meticulously inserted the paper in the paper tray it will pickup extra paper, Be careful that you do not jar the paper as the tray is imputed.
Summary: thought it would be better than it is- however it performs many functions like duplex printing and printing on cd's. the overall quality of the prints is as good an an INKJET can perform i guess. LASER QUALITY photos you won't find with this product unfortuneately. don't mean to burst anyones bubble but the color quality is horrible.
Summary: I discovered that using any paper other than the Epson brand prints out very poor images. The scrapbooking/greeting card paper , ( which is the reason I purchased this product for) is not in stock anywhere..so Im stuck with a product I cant use until the paper I need becomes available...whenever that is..
Summary: There are many oddities that actually limit how well you can use this printer "out of the box" despite the appearance from Epso's site and the box advertising that it can connect in multiple ways to every platform and OS - more on that later. As others have said, it prints absolutely stunning photos on internal software.
Excerpt: This is a nice looking printer that comes with a lot of promise. The photo printing is great. The colors really pop and it prints photos quickly. The setup is supposed to be quick and painless but in reality trying to setup on a wired network, even after 2 calls to their very efficient tech support, we still can't print across the network. Good pictures and copies. Quick printing. Good quick copies Does not waste too much ink and the ink monitor is very handy.
Summary: I have been browsing for an all-in-one printer to replace my broken HP 5150 and decided to try out this EPSON; after owning the printer for one month, I have mixed views on the model. In terms of the quantity of printing I have done in that time, I have used up the sample photo papers that were included with the printer, and a little over 100 pages of a variety of documents, most of which were PowerPoint presentations and PDF documents at "Text" (medium-quality, standard...
EPSON 835 GREAT PRINTER BUT TERRIBLE PAPER HANDLING
E. Norton "HAYDN MOZART BACH", Amazon
7 February 2011
Summary: I have had several printers made by Epson, Canon and HP and never had the difficulties I have had with this machine with paper handling. The design of the paper handling tray is terrible. It is awkward to load and constantly spits out several blank sheets along with the printed copy even after fanning the paper before loading. At times it picks up one of the 4 x 6 photo paper in the photo paper tray even though it is suppose to print on the 8 1/2 x 11 sheets.