Summary: I bought the printer because my previous one died. This one arrived apparently intact; however, I cannot get it to work. I put $62 worth of new ink in it. I pressed the ink replacement button--the carriage went all the way to the right, made a horrible buzzing noise, and then the printer turned itself off. I've tried many times to get it to work, but the same sequence takes place. I've used the C-60 for years, and know I did everything right.
Summary: DO NOT BUY THIS PRINTER!!! PLEASE!! IT'S FOR YOUR OWN SANITY!!! I got this printer for free when I purchased a Mac Mini, and let me tell you, the price was too high. They should pay people to take these monsters away! I average about 30 printed sheets per black ink cartridge. That is NOT an exaggeration. Not only that, but the print quality is atrocious, leaving horizontal lines because it is constantly clogged.
Summary: This printer has yet to print a decent page. It CONSTANTLY needs to have the print heads cleaned, and even then you have a 90% chance that it will leave horizontal bands through your text and pictures where it skips. On top of that, it needs ink refills faster then any printer I've ever had. Don't waste your time or money. I'm ready to trash it and get something else.
Summary: I'll concur with most other reviewers. Takes forever to start printing. If you don't print every day then you'd better use the head cleaning utility before each print (which wastes ink). It knows if you're using non-original cartridges and I suspect that it treats them differently. Original cartridges are very expensive and don't last long. I'll never buy Epson again.
Summary: This printer is frustrating beyond belief. If you have no black ink, the software does not allow you to print anything. Even if you are not trying to print anything black. Not to mention it goes through ink very quickly and constantly nags you to buy expensive epson cartridges.
Summary: Unfortunately we have 2 of these in the family - don't ask how. They've both been rubbish from the beginning. They refuse to print black if the colour cartridge has run out and vice versa. The colour cartridge is approximately £30 and runs out very quickly. The chips prevent them from printing even when they haven't run out - resetting them with a chip resetter proves this.
Summary: You pay under 100 bucks for a printer, and you get better than you deserve with this printer. The print quality is top notch, the speed is good, and I like the ink monitor too. Yes, it is noisy. Forget the late night printing... Also, if you don't print a lot -- for instance, I don't use color that often -- the ink clogs. That means you'll have to clean the ink-jet heads -- an automated but time consuming and ink wasting process.
Summary: I think it lasted well the first year or so, and it's nice that you can buy generic cartridges for like $3 if you buy in bulk, but this printer is a nightmare. Not for college students! I came back from winter break only to find it not able to print much. The ink head gets dried out or clogged up if inactive! Makes you psychotic and wastes HOURS UPON HOURS of time, with trying to run printhead cleaning utilities.