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: 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 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.
Summary: I had generally been very happy with this printer, until I discovered that it won't print in black & white unless your three color cartridges are also filled. There is no override for this "feature".
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.
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.
Summary: Maybe I am having bad luck..The first one quit printing yellow and Mag after the first cartridges ran out...Bought new epson ones and ran clean utility probably 10 times.. called Epson and they agreed and sent a new one..
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.
Excerpt: Ich habe den Drucker vor ca. 3 Jahren gekauft und nach einem Jahr entsorgt, da der Tintenverbrauch sehr hoch war (v.a. durch das ständige Reinigen der Patronen). Zunächst hatte ich keine Probleme, doch als ich den Drucker länger als ein- bis zwei Wochen nicht gebraucht habe, waren die Patronen...