Summary: We had just purchased 50 black & color ink cartridges when our old printer died. This purchase allowed us to utilize these expensive cartridges & continue picking up where the old one left off.
Summary: Have used for 3 years with general satisfaction. It prints slow, it is noisey at startup, it does feed in multiple pages of paper at times, and I've had to contact tech services twice to keep it going. There are also times it is difficult to cancel and delete a print job from the print queue. Best thing is the inexpensive generic refills offered on the internet.
Summary: The product wasn't as advertised. The top lid of the printer was broken, the cartidge case inside for the black ink was also broken, I have to put scotch tape in order to be able to keep ink in place and avoid printer from jamming. What I do like is that I was able to make it work, and is printing fine.
Summary: Used the printer heavily for 5 years. A little slow by present standards 5ppm but money savings on ink more than compensates for both color and black. Noise level is moderate but my computer fans are louder. Need to get print drivers off internet if operating under NT or XP. I have also refilled the ink tanks with no problems. Unit has tendency to feed several sheets of paper if not riffles (thumbing pages at edge to separate) before inserting in feed tray.
Summary: Love this printer! I've had it for about 6 years and still use it daily. I have a Dell Printer/Copier, but ink cartridges are so expensive for it, I use the old Epson instead. You can buy about 5 generic ink cartridges for the Epson for about 1/2 the price of one Dell cartridge. Every once in a while the Epson gets a little finicky, but give it some rest and it's back and better than ever. It's so trusty, you just can't go wrong!
Epson Stylus Color 440: Someday my prints will start
31 January 2010
Summary: I used to use one of these printers myself many moons ago, and unexpectedly came into contact with one again much more recently. I was surprised with how good it still was; I wouldn't go out and buy one now if I had a free choice (I'd probably choose something from HP, since I've had good experiences with that brand) but if I happened to be given a 440, or needed something very cheap fast and found one second-hand, then I wouldn't be screaming in horror.
Pros: Cheap to buy and run, acceptable output for the most part
Cons: Very slow to start, quality can't match modern models, only available used
Summary: If you want a reliable home printer that is extremely cheap to run then this printer is the printer for you. Not only are the cartridges extremely cheap but there is no serious maintenance issues with these printers. These printers also have no chips involved in the cartridges either. You can go on ebay and buy the origional cartridges for under £1 each and have them posted direct to your front door.
Pros: Cheap and good quality
Cons: nozles may require regular cleaning if not in regular use
Summary: In an age when electronic consumables are designed to fail as soon as the warranty/guarantee runs out, the Epson Stylus 440 is built to last. In short, these little beauties are tanks! Yes, the quality isn't as good as modern printers, they are slow and noisy. But for value for money, even when bought second-hand, this model is great. Especially if you're looking for a printer that just gets the job done or a printer for a first-time user.
Pros: Reliable, ink cheap to replace, compact in size
Cons: Slow, noisy, ink changing can be frustrating
Excerpt: "...increases if you buy the Epson ink cartridges and is less if you shop around and by the compatible cartridges for Epson printers. With automatic feed it is advisable to put upto 100 pages in at a time. It has extendable rest for the paper when it has printed to go onto until the ink has dried to prevent smudging and this also folds up flat against the front when the printer is not in use. This way it can not be caught and is also space saving when ...