Summary: Ive had two of these in eight years, first one finally died after using it every day for six years. This one I have now I bought used for a good price. It's like the first one and it prints several times a day. I like it because each color cartridge is separate and I can get refilled cartridges at $6 a cartridge on the internet. I've read that if you let this printer set for several days without using it, some of the colors might not print.
Summary: ...the C84 is no exception. I'm reading through the bad reveiws that other people have left and can't believe it. I have only ever had minimial problems with any Epson printer I've owned. Not only that, but Epson has some of the best customer service around. They are so helpful if you have any trouble installing, etc. If you take care of a printer, it will take care of you. Regular maintence on the print-heads is always a good idea.
Summary: This is a good picture printer but you need to know how to take of the printhead. Keep to sets of the cartridges and do not leave the printer without any cartridge and use the printer every now and then to keep the printhead moist for optimum printing. For cheaper solution use refill cartridges -- variouse outlets out there.
Summary: What I thought was the best printer on the market for high-volume, home use was last year?s Epson C82. When Epson released this model, the third in the C80 series, I was amazed. The Durabrite Ink that Epson has boasted in these units has been improved for the new model. It sticks much better to photo paper than the previous incarnation. It is still just as long lasting and it is still waterproof!
Summary: I purchased my Epson C84 in September 2003. I was pleasantly surprised by the print quality - particularly the hi-res glossy photo paper color prints which truly were excellent! When it came time to replace the ink cartridges in December 2003 - three color and the single black - I went with generic (after-market cartridges) rather than Epson cartridges.
Summary: I've had this printer for over a year now. I'm a full time college student, so I print a fair amount of text, and a few photos. It's held up well long term, and I've had absolutley NO problems with it at all. That's abnormal enough :) Also, I work in an office supply store that sells this printer, and it seems to get generally good feedback from the customers I deal with. I will say that for this price class, this printer is excellent.
Summary: Overall, this is a good printer. It was breeze to install and start using. The print quality of text documents and spreadsheets is great and can be improved by changing the settings at the expense of using more ink. And this--the use and cost of ink--is one of the most important factors to consider with this as well as other ink-jet printers.