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)
Summary: I had a HP Photosmart 6100 (all in one) for 4 years. I purchased this printer because my old HP stopped working. This Artisan was very easy to set up, the touch screen is beautiful, but the best feature is the speed...this printer is fast. It's all black, looks great, the Wifi feature is cool...you can print from your smartphone. Has a flatbed scanner and a feeder for fast document printing. This printer has a CD tray, you can print and label CDs and DVDs.
Pros: Easy To Setup, Easy To Use, Fast Print Time, Reliable
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.