Summary: While the printer looks to be in good shape, I've used 10 cartridges within the first 3 days. It used up the intitial five I put in within the first day and I had to put in five more cartridges within the next two days. The colors print but the black does not. Just frustrated.
Summary: Epson has introduced self-sabotage chips to their machines if you use anything but OEM cartridges. The non-OEM cartridges don't work in my machine anymore. Not only that, this blasted thing wastes so much ink it's incredible. For example, if the magenta is getting low on ink (but still can make some copies) the other colors won't print properly, like the black won't show up on the print. So you have to replace the magenta before its time and it's a waste of money.
Summary: After not using my Epson c120 for a while, I replaced all cartridges and tried to print. I had to clean the heads to get the colors to print, but the blacks never printed. In total, I cleaned the heads 5 times. I contacted Epson support and after explaining my problem and telling them I had just replaced the cartridges, cleaned them, etc, they wrote me back and told me to buy new cartridges, clean the heads, and try printing black only. I had already done all that.
Summary: The printer works fine as long as all of the ink cartridges are full, but you can't print a black and white text document with two full black ink cartridges if any one of the color cartridges are empty. Apparently the printer dispenses a small amount of every color even during black and white printing to keep the printhead clear - which basically means that whenever you need an ink refill your going to be out $100 or the price of a new printer that doesn't have this...
Summary: I've used Epson printers for years but, after the C120, I doubt I'll buy an Epson again. I was given this machine by a friend who had good luck with it. But after investing $ 44 in ink (the two black cartridges were empty) I had to clean the printer heads about four times until the printing was far less splotchy.
Summary: I was just going to post this very comment! I've owned several Epson printers throughout the years and have always loved them to death - having had to replace those little workhorses periodically. The all-time favorite for me was the old 640. This is BY FAR the worst printer I have ever used. The head cleaning (which is necessary far too often) is killing me with inksucking.
Summary: After printing about 20 pages of the initial ink, black ink got depleted. Bought then a second cartridge(not a refill) with bigger capacity than the initial one, and after about printing 10 pages (draft settings), there was a hairline level left in the ink. After printing about 30 pages in mostly draft settings, i have already spent 1/4 of the printer cost for the ink.
Summary: The Epson C120's been terrible for me! When any one of its tiny capacity ink cartridge empties, you'll be replacing *all of them* within a day or so, low or not. It's a great software design (if you're selling ink, that is). And good luck getting good print quality for very long. This is the most frustrating printer I've ever owned - even worse than the old Canon BJ-4000 - and that was a real dog!
Summary: Got this printer brand new in sealed box from a store liquidation sale for $21. Got two black replacement cartridges for $12. When I installed and tried to print, I got a "replace ink cartridge" message. It was showing that two of the brand new sealed cartridges were empty. I replaced one of the blacks that was indicating empty with one of my spares and the level showed full for that one.
Summary: I have owned the C120 for 2 months-- Problems; refused to share in a network, Epson refused help Will not print a punched [3 hole] paper. Epson did not include this info in specs, but told me so, when I complained just plain noisy Have not changed to 3rd party cartridges yet--expect problems, though will probably toss the thing when ink runs out