Free to a good home, or any home for that matter. Please, just come take it out of my house.
Jeffrey Hanlin, Jr., Amazon
30 January 2015
Summary: To any foolish soul out there who might want to take on a problem-ridden (and possibly cursed) machine that will likely not result in any rewarding outcome whatsoever -- I have a very large 3' x 3' Epson professional photo printer that weighs 115 pounds, and only due to the fact that I can't physically lift it by myself to throw it into the street because it is so large, I am looking (out of the sheer goodness of my heart) to give it away.
Summary: I would give this zero starts if I could. I will never ever buy an Epson product again. I am screaming to anyone who will listen to avoid this corrupt company and all their products. There is clearly an issue with the 4900/7900/9900 printers regarding clogged heads. I am sure Epson knows about this and yet they do nothing. I had a great printer for 4 months, then got sent another one to replace it and then another and then another. 4 printers all died within a year.
Excerpt: Don't waste your money. The print heads clog pretty much where they feel like it. You will waste ink like Epson planned it that way. You can spend days trying to clean the heads. Support will give you a few things to do that don't work very well. You can get them on the phone at least.If it prints, the prints look great.
Summary: I've had the same problem as most of the Amazon reviewers of this printer. Gradual clogging of the print heads in spite of my printing regularly. In the end the unit I owned failed - not worth getting it repaired (which would include buying a whole new ink set at about $1000). Worst printer I've ever owned. I now have a 120 lb paperweight.
Summary: Great Quality Prints. Excellent speed for the print quality. Ink usage is OK, Unit is heavy and needs a substantial support surface. Access to 4 side s is convenient. Somewhat expensive to purchase. Needs t be used regularly.
Summary: Here is a tip; I purchased a new printer from Epson. Epson's policy is if anything is wrong with the printer they will send you a refurbished printer in exchange. You are taking a chance that the new printer works, mine did not, and if it doesn't they charge a deposit on your credit card and send you a refurbished printer. In my case one that had left over food in the tray. Why buy new?
Summary: Terminal clogs on multiple inks. I have other Epson printers that are fine, including a 9890. The 4900 is expensive, has a huge footprint for a 17" printer, and is useless. Don't buy this printer. Your options are to get a 3880, or, if you need roll paper capabilities, step up to a 7890 or 7900.
Summary: I was initially happy with the quality of prints coming out of this printer. Unfortunately, as so many other reviewers have stated, the heads clog, and despite multiple cleanings and cleaning methods there is no apparent solution to that problem thus rendering the printer useless, and Epson will do nothing to support the people who paid good money for this piece of junk-they should be ashamed.
Summary: I purchased this printer at least two years ago. I have wasted far more ink (and time) with efforts of unclogging the nozzles than I have with actual photo or art prints. I have friends with this same printer who have had the same clog-fest experience. Stay away from this junk. I feel foolish for falling for the marketing gimmick stating that clogs are a thing of the past.