Summary: What a costly frustrating mess. I think I'll just put it out by the curb on trash pickup day. I don't need this frustration in my life - not to mention the expense. I just puchased all new inks - hoping - but still clogs clogs clogs and more clogs. DON'T THINK OF BUYING THIS LEMON! EPSON - YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED!
Epson SP4000 vs SP4800 in Print-for-Pay Environment
David Andrews Design, Amazon
22 December 2010
Summary: The Epson Stylus Pro has been out since late 2003, early 2004. The printer is the first of the 4xxx line from Epson, and surprisingly comes with both matte black and photo black on-board. This means no ink is wasted when you switch between matte paper and photo papers (glossy and semi-gloss products). If you are looking for a great printer for the home or small office, and have enough room for it, find one of these, and buy it!
Excellent, for awhile. But Epson has abandoned the 4000.
Douglas Begley, Amazon
30 October 2010
Summary: On the good side, initial prints are very, very good, and the printer is very versatile as to media. You will love it, except for hand feeding media from the top, since it must be perfectly aligned without having effective paper guides to help. At some point though, the nozzles will clog, and eventually will clog so badly that you will not be able to clear them.
Summary: I wanted a good wide format printer for me photo buisness and as discribed this was one but it seems like it might not have been used for some time it was probably working good the last time it was used but when i got it one of the print heads was badly cloged and is going to have to be profetionaly cleened at my expence
Summary: The Epson 4000 is still- by far- one of the finest printers available today. One important aspect is: you can set this up as a DUAL cmyk printer and also use refuillable cartridges- Epson didnt make programming changes until the 4800 series which made it much more difficult to use aftermarket cartridges/inks. Weve run 5 Epson 4000s every day- 6 hours a day- for 3+ years and you know what- NEVER a problem.
Epson Stylus Pro® 4000 InkJet Printer, art in ink!
4 December 2007
Summary: I have a photo studio and do all my own printing. I use the Kodak dye sub products but was missing the "over 8x10" prints. I read up on inkjet and found the Epson Stylus Pro line to be the most recommended. After purchasing the Stylus Pro 4000, I can see why. It's 8 color ink system delivers AWSOME results. The UltraChrome inks are very true!
Summary: There has hardly been a day without trouble on my Epson Stylus Pro 4000. Invalid media, wrong feed location, misaligned paper, clogged nozzles etc my log book is full of the problems I have with this printer. It takes considerable time to persuade the printer to do a print job. I have the latest firmware v1.01564 yet it does not recognise my media "Epson Photo Paper SO41857".
Summary: FACTS When the ink jets are not clogged in works great. I spend more money on head cleanings that I do prints. Buy a few extra maintence tanks, you'll need them. Eight of the the big cartrages will cost you only 800 dollers ! The printer cloggs overnight so If you dont print every day you will have to clean the heads at least five times. and as you know cleaning uses lots of ink. For conveince just send Epson the # to your bank account.
Summary: This printer delivers a Giclee quality print that makes it impossible to distinguish the original from the print. With it's ability to print on Canvas, Water color paper and Heavier materials in widths up to 17 inches wide by up to 100 feet long, it's archival inks estimated to resist fading for 200 years and it's ease of use. This printer puts printing into the hands of the artist. It also does Photos in a quality that rivals the photolab.
Summary: The wait to get this printer was well worth it! I love the speed and quality of the prints. I not all that happy about how hard it is to find paper in the 17" x 22" or 17" roll sizes. The other thing was finding ink cartridges and the maintain tank replacements. These items seem to be out of stock just as much as the printer.