Big fan of high-end Epson printers. But the C120 is plain awful.
C. Badland, Amazon
28 September 2010
Summary: My experience with high-end photo quality Epson printers has been very positive. Too bad Epson's quality did not carry over to their consumer grade products. Not only is this printer slow with mediocre print quality, it also sucks ink like a sponge. I spend more on replacement ink cartridges for this low end consumer grade C120 than I do on my professional photo quality Epson R2400! My low end HP and Cannon printers are workhorses that use little ink.
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: I am giving this printer 2 stars because the print quality is actually decent. However, as others have said, it is NOT economical. The ink runs out fast and it is expensive. One of my biggest problems with this printer is how it forces you to buy colored ink even if you don't need it. The printer has two black cartridges and then a few colored cartridges that the printer uses by mixing to create the colors it needs.
Summary: total waste of money.. it says my ink is low/out in the cartridges when there is clearly ink left to use.. it wont recognize the generic cartridges i got for it and the ink is really expensive ... seems to jam easily .. another annoying thing is if u change the printer settings it will automatically switch back to its default settings... i'm done with epson forever because of this printer.. super frustrating..
Ink is overpriced Watch out, no longer recognizes refill cartridges!
S. R. Jucker, Amazon
1 June 2008
Summary: The problem with Epson is the high cost of printing -- over 2x the cost/page compared to Canon, HP, others (ref. Consumer Reports). Note ink refill is about the price of the printer -- a marketing trick! The printer works very well for the price, but my Epson will no longer recognize non-brand cartridges, so I'm giving it to away and getting another brand. This will pay off after 2 refills.