Summary: I bought this printer based on everyone's glowing reviews. However, the one thing most people overlooked is that this is an ink HOG. And, with it using EIGHT different cartridges costing $11.30 apiece, you can easily end up buying this printer 10 times over by buying ink cartridges. After getting tired of spending all that money on Epson ink cartridges, I finally got an HP multifuntion machine.
Excerpt: Brilliant when new and when nozzles dont get blocked. So it reviews well in mags , as they only have it running for a few days. Truly excellent print quality for a year or so. I was SO impressed when it was new. And then it gets a bit older... blocked nozzles... and, boy, it drinks more than a thirsty elephant. So, as an example, this is what happened today... The R800 informs me my Magenta cartridge is empty.
Excerpt: Avoid this printer like the plague. It gobbles ink like the worst kind of binge drinker and is no better quality than my daughters £30.00 HP 3 in 1 printer/scanner/photocopier. By far the worst investment Ive made to date where printers are concerned. I am constantly replacing inks as it appears to dry up and simply vanishes after a few weeks of it not being used.
Excerpt: Epson Stylus R800 Inkjet Colour Photo Printer Oh yes, the qualitys great - until you dont do any printing for a week or come to change cartridges that is. The ink-wastage is unbelievable. I cant even begin to describe the amount of time and money wasted vainly trying to unblock the printheads. Nothing works - not even Isopropanol. My guess would be that a lot of the positive reviews are written fairly shortly after purchase or by very heavy users who print regularly.
Summary: Ich besitze den Drucker seit etwa drei Jahren. Die Fotoausdrucke sind spitze. Deshalb hatte ich den R 800 auch gekauft. Gelegentlich muß man aber auch mal den Druckkopf reinigen. Was dann jedesmahl abgeht ist eine echte Frechheit. Wie schon bei vorheriger Rezension erwähnt, geht die Reinigung nur, wenn über 20% Tinte von jeder Farbe vorhanden ist. Ich hatte heute Hellblau frisch eingesteckt.