good price terrible quality of all epson printers.
G. Garza, Amazon
22 February 2010
Summary: I have owned 2 epson inkjet printers, although they have a reasonable, price. Epson figured that he might recovered his money through the ink cartridges cause this things are HUNGRY FOR INK. Plus I have always had that misalightment, thing and head clean problem. Personally I have decided to go with Canon, this time. Since they are more heavy duty, and their ink do last.
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. I do not recommend buying this printer unless you like products that don't last a long time.
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! On-line support sent me an email with a lot of instructions that I followed to the 'T', but the replacement printer doesn't print at all now. I threw away 4 good color/B&W cartridges (half-used) and put in new ones and it still doesn't print!
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.
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". So if you need to print something urgently and you are out of, say, yellow ink, you have to go to the store to buy yellow ink before you can print with the black only. A great ploy by Epson to keep you buying their ink...
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.