Fortune on Ink.. even if you only want to use black ink
Michael Stefancic, Amazon
7 August 2007
Summary: This is a piece of junk. I mostly only use the black ink however, I am forced to replace all my colours when each of the other ones dry up which is every couple months. The software prevents the user from printing, even if the image is all black and you tell it to use black ink only. I end up paying 5 times the price for black ink. I will never buy an epson printer again.
Excessive Ink Consumption - VERY expensive to operate
D. Smania, Amazon
28 March 2006
Summary: The ink consumption in this printer is beyond unacceptible. I am CONSTANTLY replacing ink cartridges and this is a very low-use printer. In my opinion, what many of the printer manufacturers are now doing to FORCE excessive ink consumption is borderline criminal. Printer prices have plummeted, but ink consumption is out of control. It's a shell game at its finest, and Epson and HP are leading the way.
Don't be tempted to waste your time and money with this one!
frustrated photographer, Amazon
24 October 2004
Summary: As a photographer, I had done quite a bit of research before going with this printer. It boasts great resolution, and (here is the one good thing I will say about it), the photos it prints are outstanding. However, there are several fundamental things VERY WRONG with it. It does not like any type of card stock or photo paper. I have tried several brands (including Epson's own). If you are using regular paper to print, it is fine.