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.
Pros: Quick prints Easy to install software Network functionality Great multi page scanning
Cons: Makes random calibration type noises which are louder than any other printer I've had. Software does not allow you to set the workgroup used for the network (their support recommends changing the network to suit the printer). Noisy (pre and post printing)
Excerpt: Was with HP for the longest time but switched to Epson last year. So far so good. Inks are cheaper, print quality is great, and the CD printing is dynamite. Some connectivity issues but I can live with it. Bought printer mainly because it has a CD printing tray, which I use for gifts. It seemed the best quality printer with the CD feature. Haven't been disappointed yet. Love the 2-sided printing. So much cheaper ink than HP and print quality is great.
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.