Summary: This printer is old in technology but does a job essential for my business. It prints on card stock paper. I use it to print signs for trade show booths and 11 x 17 posters. This is the second one we have. We have tried several other printers and brands but none work as well for our needs. We did purchase two others on ebay that were not really in working order. We returned both of them.
Epson Stylus Photo 1270 great large-format printer
14 February 2010
Summary: The Epson Stylus Photo 1270 is a very nice printer overall. In comparison to my 1200, very quiet by printing (whisper silent) and the quality is excellent. This was the last of Epson's large-format printers that are still compatible with Mac OS 9 as well as all iteratins of Mac OS X up to 10.6 Snow Leopard. In comparison to it's brother, the 1280, this is better value for money because it's about 30% cheaper.
Summary: BEWARE! DO NOT UPGRADE FROM WINDOWS 98 TO WINDOWS XP IF YOU WANT YOUR 1270 TO WORK PROPERLY EVER AGAIN! I have had my 1270 since Aug. 2001 and it has worked exceptionally well and produced award winning prints. I would have rated it 5 stars until I made the mistake of upgrading my system from Windows 98 to Windows XP. I had visted the Epson site to make sure they had a download for Windows XP, 1270 drivers. Sure enough, they did.
Summary: This printer is over rated! I have owned my Epson 1270 for 3 years. I am lucky if I printed 200 - 8 x 10's since then. It uses up way too much ink and then you have to replace the color cartridge at $35.00 because you ran out of ink on 1 color. The inks do not dry and the surface of the print is always sticky. You cannot stack the photo's on top of each other, as they will bleed the color to the backs of the other pictures or stick together.
Summary: I am a professional artist. I have had this printer for about a year now. And the images that it prints out are outstanding. I print images ranging from digital photos off my Olympus C4040, to scans from artbooks, to simple B&W text pages. But I should be using my cheapo HP for simple BW text and conserve the heads and ink. I recommend a second cheap printer for simple prints. If I wanted a larger print from an artbook.
Summary: I have been using this printer for over a year now after replacing my HP.I have printed nothing but awesome photos time after time. I would have given this printer a 5 star except for the price on the hard to find ink cartridges. There are alternatives in generic catridges, but the results are less than perfect. A 5 star rating, however, would go to Epson's customer service. These are very knowledgeable, helpful employees.
My experience with the Epson Stylus1270 Ink Jet Printer
Brigitte B. Elerick, Amazon
17 January 2002
Summary: I absolutely love the great pictures this printer will print. Since I owned it I have printed all my photos for contests and exhibits with it and have received recognition and awards. Sure saves a lot of money at the photo lab! The reason I cannot give this printer a 5 is that the plastic clamps which are used to install the color cartriges are very flimsy.
Extremely Good Picture Quality but durability is a question
Amazon Customer "Melusine Bee", Amazon
16 December 2001
Summary: I had this Epson 1270 for 18 months and the picture quality that it has given is extremely good. There is no doubt that this is one of the best inkjet photo printers around today at the price. Recently, it bombed out and will not print at 1440 dpi. Red ink horizontal bands are printed with the photo quality print out, however, normal low resolution printing is okay.
Short Lived - 1 died at 10 months 2nd died at 3months
20 September 2001
Summary: My first one lasted 10 months and my warranty replacement lasted 3 months, just long enough to put it over the one year mark and EPSON does not vary from its 1 year warranty regardless of the fact the second machine is only 3 months old. Would not suggest buying this product. It definitely has injet head problems. Very poor customer support for problems, such as I experienced. My company have made a new policy, no more EPSONS.