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.
Excerpt: Yes, colors great, relatively fast print time... etc.<br /><br />BUT, my Epson printer had to be replaced within 1 1/2 years! For whatever reasons, the printer heads clogged and required replacement (at a cost of 495), more than the purchase price of a new machine! Ergo .....<br /><br />Buy the insurance policy<br />Despite the cost of ink, clean and align print heads VERY often<br /><br />Given these concerns make your own decision.
Pros: Accurate Colors, Great Overall Quality, Sharp Tones & Colors
Cons: Noisy, Pricey Ink Replacement, Replaced In 18 Months, Unreliable
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.