"Recent software updates caused operation to deteriorate"
19 September 2013
Pros: Currently none.
Cons: Initially bought the printer for use with Win7. Since switching to Mac I have discovered printer software has fewer options and hard to navigate. Since last software update it seems to suck ink like cheap beer.
Pros: Holds down the table well. Good for stacking paperwork on. Would probably work well as a paperweight or doorstop. Quiet since I never use it.
Cons: Colors come out both wrong and hyper-saturated, despite monitor calibration. Ink monitor takes about a week to recognize when a cartridge has been replaced. Not only are prints bad, the expensive ink ensures that they're pricey, too.
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. The print heads clog really quickly and then you get banding on your prints. It happened to me before on another Epson. I chalked it up to being that printer but apparently it wasn't.
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. This printer has excellent color and detail, and I am very happy with the printer's performance. Not the fastest printer on the block, but I can live with that given its exceptional print quality.
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. Now some of you might be saying that my computer is not displaying colors correctly. I fired up old faithful and printed out the same picture with the same settings. It looked miles better!
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. Epson online support was not helpful whatsoever. They basically say (in a nutshell) "do nozzle cleaning and if that doesn't work you need to get it serviced. And..