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.
Cons: Literally the worst electronic device I've ever owned. Ink would randomly stop working, it would say they were empty when they were full (Epson ink btw), colors would start and stop during the same print. Paper refused to feed half the time. Wasted so much photo paper and so much time with this p...
Summary: [Be sure to see my pictures of a CIS installed on an Epson 1400 in the product images above!] This is a modestly priced but serviceable mid-sized printer, aimed at the hobbyist market. I've had mine for over a year, and while a little frustrating at times, it does produce acceptable prints.
Works great, multiple uses, great price, great product!
Benson Adams, Amazon
6 November 2010
Summary: You can't beat the price and value of this printer, you can use it for screen printing, dye sublimation, regular printing, and much more. Being able to print on 13" wide paper is great for projects, presentations, screen printing, dye sublimation, etc. Great value, great deal.
Summary: I've owned this printer for over a year and it has given me nothing but problems. Not sure where to start. You have to run the head cleaner ALL the time. If it sits idle for a week or more it will spit out bad quality, misaligned prints.
Summary: It uses just enough ink to make a nice photo, and given the $$$ savings and better quality than $8 for an 8x10 from boxmart, it's worth it. Helps to make a proof page with multiple photos to check the exposure and color before making full sized ones. Duh.
Pros: Produces excellent photo output, if you use 5star Epson paper, and use Adobe Photoshop to control your printing. Must read the Epson printing recommendation bulletin on their site, it's under the 1400 downloads. Do what they say, and you get better photo quality than any drugstore, big box, or ev...
Cons: If you think you can just buy it, plug it in, and print from iPhoto and get optimized results, think again. It's not really a con, except that there is no disclaimer on the box to tell people that if you want professional results, you gotta act like one and do some research and use your brain.
Summary: The current Epson Stylus Photo 1400 is my 2nd. The first had a problem where after a few prints, paper would run through the printer without any printed image. The printer just feed paper through.
Summary: As a follow up to my previous review, the 3rd copy of this printer is now dead. (3 dead printers, I'm allowed 2 reviews, right?!) Printer #3: - unable to print w/o streaks and blobs no matter how many cleaning cycles.. - print gears seem to have stripped out.
Pros: very nice prints, when it works. Papers are great.