A good professional's printer if you are still using XP
E. Kim, Amazon
4 weeks ago
Summary: I first bought this printer in 2003 when I still had Win98. Back then I had a photography side business and I used it pretty often. I converted my 35mm negatives to 50 megabyte TIFF files via Nikon Coolscan 4000 and print them out on this thing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Extremely Good Picture Quality but durability is a question
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.
Short Lived - 1 died at 10 months 2nd died at 3months
19 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.
Summary: I have an office that uses several specialized printers. We use an Epson that is a few years old for ad proofing. In addition, a canon printer had been our "photo quality prints" machine. When we wanted to update the Canon I looked at all the new printers up to about $3,000.