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: 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..
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. The first one of these I bought started having problems after a few months, mostly with dragging black ink, and also with stray ink drops. Cleaning the print heads would help for awhile, then it would start again.
Summary: I bought this printer about 3 years ago on the recommendation of a friend. The up-side is that it makes beautiful prints. The down side is everything else about this machine. As an artist I make a lot of high quality prints of my work, and when using premium paper, and calculating that a set of ink is $120, A HQ 8x10 costs about $2. I estimate that I spend almost $500 a year on ink and paper.
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. I called Epson help desk, we reinstalled the drivers, did all of the trouble shooting and were unable to have the printer do its job. Epson had me return the printer and forwarded me a new Photo 1400.
Summary: After reading all the reviews I could find on the types of printers I was interested in, this one had the best reviews with the least amount of 'problems' associated with it, and all but about 2 reviewers raved about it. Well, I needed a wide format printer, and this one seemed to be what I needed. It's not. I have to 'play' with the photo editor to print large decent photos that still are not what I consider 'consumer quality.
Summary: I've had this printer about six months, and it has really been a let-down. I bought it for photos and CDs. For a couple months it produced lovely photos. Now, the ink has to be recalibrated every time, which takes about 45 mins and pounds of ink. After calibration, it prints about 20 good-looking photos, and then they look like trash again. For such an expensive printer, I expected better. The CDs on the special tray always come out looking great.
Nice Printer but doesn't print anything thicker than photo paper
Ardent Faith Ministries "Jeffrey", Amazon
7 October 2008
Summary: Nice Printer but doesn't print anything thicker than photo paper. Bought this to print brochures and larger posters and such. the quality is good but you cannot print anything thicker than photo paper. Epson sent me two replacements under warranty before telling me this.