Great Quality Printer but paper handlind can be a problem for some...
B Webb, Amazon
13 February 2012
Summary: To every one with the paper handling problems: I took out the two rubber strips at the end of the paper tray and turned them upside down. You can do this by removing the 3 screws on the bottom of that end of the tray and remove the wedge that holds them, then slide them out and turn them around and reinsert. They are attache to some clear plastic pieces that allow them some spring ability.
Summary: Got this today. Limited testing. Haven't tried faxing or scanning. I did print on two CD's (one white and one silver), both looked good...only tried text, no graphics or photos on the CDs. I printed a couple of multipage documents from WordPerfect, and they looked just fine. I took a couple of those pages and ran them through the 835's document feeder and photocopied them. Looked like the originals. I printed one photo image.
Summary: The Epson Artisan 835 is an interesting printer, but be aware of the cost of replacing their still tiny "high capacity" model 98 ink cartridges (99 is regular capacity). I contacted EPSON about the possibility of buying a CIS (Continuous Ink System) from their online store, but was told that EPSON does not make one or endorse an aftermarket CIS system from other manufacturers.
Summary: I haven't owned this printer long enough to score the long term durability of it, but aside from some slightly cheapish feeling paper and CD/DVD printing trays, overall it feels like a quality machine. Setup took a bit longer than expected, as the machine has to cycle through it's cartridge loading process and other things, and a separate sheet thrown in the box encourages you to go to Epson's site to download the latest drivers and firmware.
Summary: First I gotta tell you how I do my shopping selection. I look at the Amazon reviews and add up the 4 and 5 star ratings and see what percentage of 1 star ratings there are for a product. If there are more than 10% of 1 star rating I pretty much go to the next product. The Epson Artisan 835 came in at 8% so it was originally at the bottom of my list. My first choice of printer was the Epson Workforce 840 with less than 2% of 1 star rating.
Summary: The 4x6 printing is fast, the quality is fine. It's very easy to use, however, the auto feeder jams easily, even with flat and unfolded paper. It will get a 5 star rating if it scans both side. I am happy with the purchase because it prints photo beautifully, most importantly, it prints directly on printable CD/DVD.
Summary: the quality of prints, especially photographs is exceptional. the features are impressive. i love that it's an all-in-one that allows me to fax, scan, copy, print and is energy efficient. it copies 2-sided and on print-ruled papers. another VERY cool feature... will make coloring book pages from your photographs. i only have one complaint/issue and that is the paper tray.
Summary: Ordered and received very quickly from Amazon (as usual). Setup on two Windows 7 machines was straightforward and non-problematic. Unit has a much higher quality feel than the Kodak ESP7 which it replaces. Need to use best print settings combined with Epson paper to get the best results. Fax is very easy to use and works flawlessly. Overall an excellent buy. Taking one star for the mediocre results with standard photo settings and/or non-Epson photo paper.
Summary: I just installed EPSON Artisan 835, a replacement for my EPSON Photo Stylus 1200 wide format. It is a great all in one device. Excellent print quality, sleek design with small foot print compare to other competitors. I would have given 5 stars but I had 2 issues and one concern. 1)The setup for FAX was not clear specially when an answering machine is involved.