All the hassel of a $50 disposable printer but only for $600
Clerics of the Midwest, Amazon
7 July 2013
Summary: I used to be a big fan of Epson, but this printer has thoroughly ruined the brand for me. The print heads clog constantly. It supports 8 color printing but the additional 4 heads just multiply your chance for a head clog. When you do try to clear it you cannot just clear the one head. Epson drains ink for all your cartridges with each head cleaning.
Summary: When it works properly, the result is outstanding. The problem is that it works properly about 10% of the time, and that's being generous. It has NEVER given me two consecutively successful prints. It likes to claim there is a paper jam, when there isn't. It likes to complain the paper isn't loaded correctly, when it is loaded correctly. It arbitrarily seems to ignore color profiles - where the result is dark grays, instead of blacks.
Summary: I bought this printer with high expectations that I would be able to do color office printing and high-quality professional photo printing. Though the printer should be able to do both jobs, to do so you have to manually change out the matte black ink and the photo black ink each time depending on what type of printing you are doing. Even worse, the printer software has BIG problems detecting that the inks have switched and just won't print.
Summary: This is my second 2880. They returned the first one for the same problem. When you change from photo black to matte it doesn't recognize it. Sometimes you have to use another brand-new cartridge, other times it shows that you have photo but it only gives you the matte options