Excerpt: I have used this printer for a couple of years and have constantly suffered with clogged nozzles. I do print often and do a nozzle check every few days.More often than not I have to do head cleanings, oftimes the more powerful at a great cost of ink.I learned from a website about using a paper towel...
Excerpt: Note those who give this printer a good review have not had it long. The cost of ink is actually reasonable; the cost of wasted ink on bad prints and interminable cleaning adds up though. The real cost is tossing the printer itself in a few years.
Excerpt: Really! The most frustrating piece of equipment in our lab. I regret spending the money on the 4900 and would gladly buy a used 4880 than keep this boat anchor. I hear it works good for some applications.
Excerpt: I have had great prints from this unit, but after two years it is beginning to clog frequently and it is becoming more difficult to clean. Just spoke with Epson's repair service and they said use it often and if it continues to clog, I will need to replace it.
Fantastic Prints - When it isn't clogged - which is....never
Gatortag, B&H Photo
23 August 2015
Excerpt: There is no question that the quality of the the print is outstanding. But, this printer has been nothing but a problem since we bought it. If you ever leave this printer for more than a week without printing, prepare to have printhead clogs. Even then, it will still clog unexpectedly.
Excerpt: The Epson 4900's print quality is excellent. After printing Great Quality Prints on Canvas 1 1/2 years my Print Head suffered a Fatal Error 1A39. I contacted Epson and found only Epson Tech's can repair my machine. They were 3 1/2 hours  way.
Excerpt: I have had this printers for about 2.5 years. It is a superb printer but with the clog problems mentioned often. Here is what I am doing to mitigate the problem. Every few weeks I remove the cartridges and shake them.
Excerpt: We were looking to upgrade our 3880 printers and reviewed the 4900 series. More quiet, fast printing, wider spread of colors. Weren't we fooled. This printer is way bigger than the invisioned from the product description. Takes up our whole printer table.
Excerpt: I purchased this printer from B&H. I have had nothing but problems. I am giving up on this printer and will drop it off as E-Waste. Epson performed all the repairs while under warranty. Unfortunately the clog heads persist. I would not recommend this printer.
Excerpt: We have 2 of these and they clog constantly wasting literally days of my time cleaning over the year (not to mention $$$ in ink). Epson replaced one of them and it has again failed to clear the printheads. They print beautifully when they work but I've had it.