Summary: The Epson Stylus series which includes the CX3810, CX4800, CX5800, and CX7800 offer economic printing, scanning, and copying of decent quality. The biggest advantage over newer models is the ability to use refilled or third party ink tanks, thereby saving significant money over the life of the printers. These printers use four cartridges, but still produce good photos or graphics. Paper handling is good whether light weight bond or heavy photo paper.
Summary: I bought the printer because the Epson Stylus CX 4800 that I had previously owned and liked was inadvertently broken by me just after I had bought 4 new ink cartridges for it and I discovered that it had been manufacture discontinued.
Summary: For the price I paid it seems to do a great job. I replaced an Epson 100ICS all in one printer with the CX4800. The only complaint that I have is that the 100ICS had a smart panel which let you do many things with one click. Example scan to E-mail. The Cx4800 makes you putscanned items in a file and then you have to E-mail the file.
Summary: I read several reviews before deciding on the Epson All-in-One. So far, it has been great. The pictures that I have printed look wonderful, even on plain paper. Setup was a snap. So far an Epson has never failed me.
Good value for the money, but lingering long-term doubts
Your Average Gadgeteer, Amazon
23 February 2006
Summary: I've had my CX4800 for two months now and I am pretty satisfied with it. The output quality is pretty good at the second lowest setting, and it does not seem to waste ink. My printing needs are light to moderate, and I have yet to replace a cartridge. The 4800 is faster and quieter than my old Epson C86, but not much larger. I've used the scanner several times and it does a very good job, although the software does not provide extensive controls.
Summary: Recently, I chose to buy this printer when my HP Deskjet began acting flakey after many years of faithful service. I'm not sorry I bought it . . . it fits my general applications well. In the past, I've mostly gone with HP equipment (as the old saying goes, "No one ever got fired for buying an HP for the office!") and I was satisfied with their performance, until lately.