Epson is in the ink business, not printer business
10 February 2014
Summary: Like other reviewers I have a photo 1400 that is used for personal use. Their business model is that first and foremost they are in the ink business and not the printer business. A set of cartridges cost about $120 and that includes one of each color cartridge each with very little ink.
Summary: I have this product. The Ink level magically goes down even if you dont use it. Once one of the magical ink levels hits zero ... your printer is useless. EVEN if you want to print text black and white and have plenty of black ink.
Bye bye Epson, nice scam you have going here, but what I really need is a printer
Eric J Cantwell, Amazon
6 November 2010
Summary: Let me just give you a quick sketch of what this printer is really like. This printer is in actuality a slot machine that sometimes prints, when you win. You feed it cartridges like tokens, and occasionally you win and get a workable print.
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: I was very happy with the Epson 1400 for the 1st several months I owned it. In spite of the expensive inks I was getting wonderful results, and really enjoyed the large 13"x19" prints. The printer had an easy life, I printed about 100 photos with it. I use a Canon for documents.
Summary: Granted, the Epson 1400 makes nice prints, it is a rare occurrence for me. After hours of head cleaning, test printing, running copies that appear w banding the Utility finally demands a replacement cartridge. I had 4 cartridges that were at various levels of low.
Summary: I've had this printer for a year now. I have bought Epson Ink Jet printers ever since the first one came out, and the quality and amount of ink needed has gotten worse with each new generation. I would presume greed has taken over and it is more about money than quality.
Continuous problems and the worst customer service...
Michael J. Cresci, Amazon
1 June 2009
Summary: From the beginning this printer was difficult to use. The driver with my imac had to be continuously reinstalled. (I use two other printers with no problems at all). If you don't clean the rollers regularly, the paper doesn't feed.