Summary: I would have given 0 stars, just couldn't figure out how to do that. If you do a google search you will find that this printer will stop printing in black for no reason after a period of time. You will spend a fortune trying to replace cartridges to figure it out, but it will not work.
Summary: AVOID THIS EPSON PRINTER. It works well until you need to replace ink cartridge. Then it fails. And when it fails, it is not just a minor problem... you get nothing but blank sheets, as ink tubes clog up. Epson recommends buying new ink, which does not work.
Summary: I have had my Epson Stylus C86 since Feb. 2005. (About 2 years) However, suddenly it refuses to print. All the printer does is spit out blank sheets of white paper with no black text. After replacing ink cartridges and spending a lot of money, I am going to switch.
Summary: This is my third Epson, and with its untimely death I've finally accepted the painful truth: Epson printers produce wonderful results... WHILE THEY WORK. And, unfortunately, they don't work for long. There's a reason Epson is no longer the #1 printer maker.
Summary: DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY WITH THIS PRODUCT. I CANNOT EMPHASIZE ENOUGH HOW DISAPPOINTING THIS PRINTER WAS. IT USED INK CARTRIDGES VERY QUICKLY AND AFTER REPLACING THE FOURTH BLACK CARTRIDGE, THE PRINTER QUIT PRINTING BLACK AT ALL(ONE YEAR OLD).
Summary: I had to exchange my C86 w/Epson within 9 months. No matter what they had me do to try and 'fix' my problem, it still wouldn't print correctly. I've had the replacement for less than 6 months and the heads are clogged!
Summary: I had a C86 for around a year, and got the blank-page problem that everyone else seems to have. Oddly, though, after turning it off for a couple of days, I turned it on and an apparent miracle had occurred. It started working again.
Summary: I have the same problem. The printer won't print black ink. Half the time it won't print at all. When it does, the quality of the other colors is terrible. The black ink cartridge is nearly full.
Summary: I thought that Epson was pretty good in the beginning but it turned into a nightmare. I am experincing all the FUN cleaning and checking the nozzles/heads...still coming up with the same results...dark lines skipping across the page...funny how all this seemed to start after the warranty ran out..