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5.4 out of 10

Epson Stylus C86

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Overall 4
4.0

Fool Me Once...

chriskellie, epinions.com
17 April 2007
  • Summary: We're done with Epson. This printer was more expensive than it should've been for its capabilities, and we will buy another brand next time.
  • Pros: Tech support replaced printer when they couldn't fix it.
  • Cons: Two identical printers have "died" after light use.
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Overall 4
4.0

Printed great until . . .

NY film fan, Amazon
9 June 2006
  • Summary: I bought this printer and it printed great (good graphics, crisp text) until it started running low on ink. And then everything other reviewers mentioned happened. I bought new and expensive Epson ink (directly from Epson) and it stopped printing. Only blank pages printed, heads would not clean, etc. The warranty obviously expired and tech support was useless simply telling me I needed to clean the heads which the printer would not do.
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Overall 4
4.0

Cheap to buy but not built to last.

rgt50848, epinions.com
19 February 2006
  • Summary: If price is your only consideration then take a chance and buy the C86. Otherwise, find something more durable.
  • Pros: Cheap purchase price; small footprint.
  • Cons: Short lifespan; uses color ink even if you set it for black only.
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Overall 4
4.0

Cost of ink more than offset cheap price

rjr49, epinions.com
30 November 2005
  • Excerpt: The printer works well for my daily but limited use. None of the clogging problems reported.
  • Pros: cheap
  • Cons: uses color cartridges to print black
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Overall 4
4.0

My Epson Experience - BEWARE!

prodesma, Amazon
29 October 2005
  • Summary: I would strongly urge anybody that is considering an Epson printer to be cautious. Although I certainly do not EXPECT your experience to be the same as mine, as an active consumer I wish to convey my frustrations with Epson care/service/support. About two years back I had an Epson Stylus Inkjet (forget which model now) that failed while still under warranty.
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Overall 4
4.0

Spotty photo performance

KAZMAN, Amazon
31 August 2005
  • Summary: This printer works well sometimes if you use the costly Durabrite paper. Its nozzles clog frequently and Epson's drivers for Mac OS X are horrible. If you're patient enough and are willing to go through lots of supplies, this printer is capable of making good prints. However, next time, I will look for a more reliable and consistent printer from a company with better Mac support.
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Overall 4
4.0

Epson Stylus C86: Good buy or waste of money?

e-reviewer, epinions.com
9 August 2005
  • Summary: Skip this printer and look elsewhere. You'll thank yourself later!
  • Pros: Sleek and stylish, great price. Nice color and text prints.
  • Cons: Not built to last a long time.
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Overall 4
4.0

High Annoyance Factor

gate7, epinions.com
28 April 2005
  • Summary: I would not buy this printer because of its poor paper shute design.
  • Pros: Inexpensive.
  • Cons: Bad design.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not a good choice for infrequent users.

library beader "HH", Amazon
7 February 2005
  • Summary: Epson's DuraBrite inks print beautifully, I have to admit, and the printer itself is quiet and fast. However, the reasonable price and colorfast pigment inks are offset by horrendous clogging problems and high usage for the (really not effective) print head cleaning cycles. I have seen numerous problem reports on this and other Epson series printers that use the DuraBrite inks (whether OEM or compatible doesn't seem to be the issue)- it is much harder to keep the nozzles...
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Overall 4
4.0

Nicht mehr empfehlenswert

wowe0, eBay.de
5 December 2013
  • Summary: Der Druckertyp ist sehr gut gewesen. Allerdings ein sehr altes Modell.Druckertreiber passen nicht mehr.Und bereits nach kurzer Einsatzzeit kommen oft die Nachrichten, daß Druckerteile verbraucht sind und der Wartung bedüfen, was aus Kostengründen natürlich Blödsinn ist.
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