Summary: I doubt I will ever buy another Epson product again. There are too many issues with ink cartridges needing replacement after very little time or useage on my CX4800. Also hate the sneaky and annoying little feature that stops you from printing or copying anything in black and white even if you have plenty of black ink available but one of the other cartridges is empty.
EPSON name is synonymous with greed. Troublesome Printer!
I. M. ForTruth, Amazon
30 November 2012
Summary: WHEN it prints it prints beautifully. But rarely does it print at all because one or more of the ink jets is clogged. In fact every Epson printer I've had is a nightmare for this reason. I've had this printer about 6 years and commonly when anyone asks me to print something out my response is usually, "it's not working now.
Summary: Great printer but do not let the print heads dry out. I had to let me printer set for a few months without using it due to a medical problem. I have have to buy new ink for all eight colors twice trying to clean the heads.
Summary: I've used this printer for years. At first I noticed several instances of poor quality color reproduction and was disappointed that what I saw on my screen never quite managed to get on paper. Images lost their vibrancy and were simply dulled and somewhat grayed. I noticed this would occur wether I used the all-too expensive Epson ink or generic ink. It was not a major issue for me back then so I tolerated it.
Summary: We have owned this printer for a few years now. We print occasionally at best, and my wife prints a few photos and high quality stuff here and there. But we seem to tear through ink pretty frequently. And just today I had to replace all three color inks when they were still half full. The unfortunate thing about this printer is that the software refuses to recognize the ink once a certain amount of time or prints have passed. If you still have ink or not.
Summary: My Epson CX4800 gets stuck on Copy mode and then can not go back into Printer mode. It will be plugged into the computer and just doesn't recognize the USB connection. When you can get it to work, the print quality is good (but slow). Copier quality is good, but only have two options: color or b&w. It also goes through A LOT of ink.
Printing and ink causes nightmares after frequent use. Scanner is the only quality thing about this product.
Cathryn E. Craig, Amazon
14 June 2007
Summary: I've had this printer for nearly two years. The photo quality prints I did for class were lovely at first, but they started to get streaky and I had to clean the head a lot. The ink is a nightmare and runs out very quickly and is not worth the price to replace! Why is the black cartridge 20 dollars!?! It won't print even if only on color is out. The copier works great. The feature I use the most is the scanner and it works wonders!
Summary: This printer has been a major disappointment. While the cost for the features seemed great, the ink runs out quickly and printer heads need to be cleaned frequently, thus using even more quickly. The print quality is just plain sad. Photos? Forget it. Even documents do not print with crisp, clean fonts. It's slow, too. I'll avoid pigment ink printers in the future.