Summary: I got a great deal on this printer about a year ago (new from an office supply store). The first twenty or so prints were not bad, not nearly as good as the ones from my HP B9160, but not nearly as expensive or cumbersome to print either. Unfortunately, I was reminded why I don't buy Epson.
Summary: I've owned this printer for a couple of years and recently bought a 2nd one. I do a lot of graphics and I'm real impressed with the quality of this printer from postcards to large format sheets of 13 x 19.
Summary: This is not a great printer. I bought thhis because it was a replacement to the 2200, which is like old faithful to me. This printer did not put down enough color when printing, it looked dull and boring, and the colors were completely wrong.
Summary: I bought this printer for graphic design school. At first (meaning, within the very limited 1 year warranty) everything worked great. Then, my black ink began banding. No problem - you would think the built-in nozzle cleaning and checking might resolve the problem. Alas, this did not work.
Summary: Knowing nothing about printers except the small cheap kind everyone gets when they first go digital, I was fortunate to buy this one when I started doing a bit of photography and figured I wanted my work to "jump" off the page.
Summary: Great image printer for a 6 color machine. 1.5 picoliter droplets insures that you will get great gradations. I have two of these. One for Color imaging and the other converted to an all black image printer utilizing 5 black ink in three shades and one cool tone and warm tone black.
Summary: I've been buying epson printers for ages. I always use the real epson ink cartridges. My small all-in-one printer has been plugging along for years. So, with that context, onto my experiences with the wide format printer.
Good printer if calibrated with a custom icc profile
Gary Ratcliffe, Amazon
6 May 2011
Summary: I've had this printer for almost two years and have wasted a ton of ink and paper producing substandard prints. I bought a monitor calibration device, thinking perhaps that was the problem. The prints still were too dark and the colors were off. I downloaded icc profiles for the printer.