Summary: I paid [purchased] this printer over 5 years ago. We have never had a problem with it. Prints nice pictures, but is more suited for school or work projects. We throw away HP's @ work every 6 months. I'll stick with Epson.
Summary: I have had a great time with this unit, over 10,000 copies. Now I`m on the 2nd. one, I`m now getting ready to buy the 3rd. one from egghead.com. I want to be sure that there is a spare on hand when needed. The color could be some what better, but overall I`m very happy with this product.
Summary: received my gateway comp in april along with my epson 440 color printer. printer and comp is almost 7 mo.'s old and doesn't work like it use to. have to clean nozzle's and head cleaner, every time in order to get a half readable print. i do not recommend this product.
Summary: This printer is an ok printer with not too many bad points. We had a new motherboard put in our computer about 2 months ago and this printer hasn't worked right since. We had to hook up our old HP(which worked fine). It prints very well, when it works.
Best in price point, but I still love my HP 832C much more
Clifford Forster, Amazon
11 August 2000
Summary: I had a Epson model 440 for about a year and a half, and when I bought it, it was about a $150 machine. Now where I definately would know that this printer is not worth nearly that in todays ever advanceing photo printing market I will tell you that its a fairly good value for its current price.
Good for casual home users, bad for business users
10 July 2000
Summary: Despite costing [little] and being able to print in very good text and graphics quality, this printer is a disaster in ink management. The ink head would get clogged if the printer hasn't been used for over a day, and it would require self-cleaning, which takes 2 minutes.
Summary: This is one of the better inexpensive printers you can buy. This is not a "Winprinter" like the low-end HP's--that is, the Epson does its own thinking while the HP relies on your CPU to think. When I'm printing with the Epson, I can switch to other tasks without causing problems.
Summary: My 440 came as part of a package, and boy I wish it hadn't. It skips big parts of every document, compresses part of the text on most things, and just starts printing gobbldygook on page after page.
Epson continues being number 1 in this MCP's Heart!
Tom Reale, Amazon
17 December 1999
Summary: I've found the perfect printer for my two daughters who have learned to use my Epson 400 over the last 3 years. Quality is sweet, the ink dries and doesn't smear before the item is done printing and at a cost of 30% of what my 400 cost you can't beat it at the price or quality.
Summary: I bought mine a few months ago, and have had no trouble of any kind, even using a shoddy old cable I had around to connect it. Lovely photo printing (with photo quality paper, anyway) and not too much noise, considering the rock-bottom price.