Summary: These "no longer made" printers print of CD's & DVD's with an inkjet surface. They are quirky, and frustrating to use. They use expensive Epson inks with a "security" chip in each cartridge. 1 set of 6 carts cost $65 at Sams Club, an absolute rip off. If I did not like how well it printed when it it not being jammed or fussy, I would not have purchased over a dozen of these over 5 years.
Summary: I use this soley for printing on CD/DVD's I only use black, yet all the ink runs out at nearly the same time. Print quality is good. software is good. but it's expensive to feed. This is my second one in 3 years.
Summary: IT DOES A GOOD JOB OF PRINTING,BUT IT USES AND WASTE TO MUCH INK.THE INK IS OVERPRICED AND EXPENSIVE.I HAD TO FIND AN ALTERNATIVE.MY PRINTER THAT I HAD WAS UNRELIABLE SO I WENT LOOKING FOR ANOTHER.I ALSO WANTED ONE THAT COULD PRINT ON CD,S BECAUSE LABLES CAN CAUSE PROBLEMS WITH CD PLAYERS.THE PRINTER WORKS GOOD BUT IS EXPENSIVE TO USE OR WAS UNTIL I ADDED A CISS INK SYSTEM.SO BY THE TIME I BOUGHT INK AND ALL THE PRODUCTS I NEEDED I SPENT WELL OVER 100.00 BUCKS 3 TIMES...
Summary: I wanted to print on Cd's so there are not many choices of printers that can do that. This printer was to replace an Epson r220 which had gone bad in about a year. When you open the package there is a warning that says that the first ink cartridges will not last as long as subsequent replacement cartridges. They were not kidding. These carts seemed to go empty almost immediately. If that continues this will be a big ripoff.
Summary: I just ordered this printer today, so I haven't tried it. Hence the middle-of-the-road rating. HOWEVER, instead of being scared off by the horror stories of the printer being thirsty for very expensive ink, I did a little research on Google and eBay. What I found was the standard ink cartridges contain 13 ml of ink. By inference, the high capacity (HC) cartridges should then contain 19.5ml (50% more, right?).
Summary: I bought this expressly for printing on CDs. It works well and produces a nice-looking end product, but the ink cartridge longevity (as noted in many other reviews) is utterly pitiful. In addition, since it doesn't use black, magenta, blue, yellow like most printers, you can't refill these cartridges with a do-it-yourself kit. Seems like this printer was designed with ink sales in mind more than anything else. I probably won't buy another Epson if/when this one dies out.
Great prints, but it IS an ink drinkin' cartridge chomping printer
Kathy Dannel Vitcak "Me Being Me!", Amazon
6 May 2007
Summary: I got this solely to print custom CDs for a new business project and while the CDs look fabulous, I am shocked at how FAST I go through the cartridges. Yes, I read the other reviews and thought that it could NOT be as bad as they made it sound. Guess what? It is! If quality is important and cost is very secondary...go ahead and get this printer. But if you do not have lots of extra cartridge money lying around, keep shopping.