Summary: In spite of having a rather suspicious nature the feedback on this item persuaded me to try it as the alternative was to splash out on a new printer. I am delighted to say that it worked and I now have a functioning printer again. Instructions were idiot proof i.e. I could understand them perfectly and cd was simple to use. Also dispatched really quickly which is great when printer is out of action. I would recommend this, after all at the price it is worth a try.
Summary: OK... This is the latest in a long series of complaints about Epson's C82 printer. First off, I must say that the printer lived up to the salesman's assessment of this printer being a fine photo printer for the price. I bought this printer before it had been on the market very long. It worked well with Mac OS9 and OSX. The pictures were quite vivid, and it worked with Photoshop brilliantly.
Summary: The C82 is my second color Epson. I upgraded 2 years ago because I wanted individual color cartridges to save money. Wrong! I discovered that the colors run out all at the same time! This happens every time. Now, I have to buy 3 cartridges ($11-$13 each) instead of 1. Six months ago, it began clogging badly. I had to perform multiple cleanings before each use. Now, it won't print at all. (Note: I NEVER turn it on except to print.
Summary: Like most of the reviewers for the C82, I too have seen the great print quality followed by the clogged print heads and subsequent useless pages of missing colors and blotched pages. The only difference between most others and me is that I have not yet become smart enough to quit purchasing these Epson inkjet doorstops. I am on my 4th Epson inkjet printer.
Summary: I own an Epson C82 that I bought some time ago(at least a year and a half ago). I hear a lot of people in here that had their print heads clogged with the Epson ink, although the ink is archival quality it tends to clog the print heads. After a couple of my ink cartridges went dry I replaced them all with a third-party ink cartridges with sponges (the Epson cartridges don't have sponges inside so don't try refilling them with third-party ink).
Summary: I am looking for a printer after my C82 died and found there are many people have the same problem like mine. I agree the C82 has a resonalbe quality but that wouldn't last long. The last thing I want to see is it's head cleaning. It sucks your ink! I recently bought a black and spent one fifth to clean the printing-head. I had a headache! Bye, my poor C82.
Summary: I can't believe everyone is having the same problems as me. I loved it at first and then it just stopped working correctly...and it was SOOOOO dissapointing because i kept bragging to my friends about how superior my printer was!
I'll add my voice to the chorus of the disgruntled
Harper Willson "hyperfocus can be a good thing", Amazon
22 September 2005
Summary: Look below and you'll see page after page of negative reviews; these people are not exaggerating. In virtually every case the reviews are the same: it works fine at first, starts to hiccup at 6 mos., belches and coughs at 12 months--and six months later it drops dead. There's nothing you can do to bring it back; it's really gone! Not only is the C82 a waste of money, it massively tries your patience. Every time you look at it you'll want to sock it in the nose.
Summary: Check the dates of all the reviews here. You'll tend to see the pattern. I got mine in Aug.2003, and "in the beginning" it worked Great! The quality "WAS" like having a much more expensive Photo printer, and I liked the idea of the individual color ink cartriges. I still do. Funny that I read one guys report about just buyig a new set of cartriges before the thing quit working altogether.
Summary: As some other reviewers have also indicated, a year or so after I bought my C82 is simply stopped working. We tried cleanings, new cartridges and even checked to see if the vaccum tube was loose (it wasn't), but nothing worked -- the C82 simply wouldn't print. Prior to the printers premature death we spent months trying to get the automatic paper feed to work properly, more than 80% of the time the printer wouldn't feed paper and would simply grind away until it got...