Summary: Don't buy it unless you can print everyday and never take more than a week's vacation. Don't use it for one month and the printer is clogged. Don't use it a bit longer and you'll be trying to sell it for parts. I called Epson support and they referred me to a local service center.
Summary: I used an Epson 4800 at work for several years - only because the university wouldn't buy a different brand. It burned through ink like there was hole in the back of it spewing ink onto the wall..
W. Buckles "Pre-owned engineer with non-repairable frame damage. Many new parts", Amazon
2 March 2015
Summary: I have owned four (yes, that's 4) 4900s - all but one have died with clogged heads. I have one unit with a clogged yellow channel still under extended warranty and am fighting with Epson for a head replacement - they want to f__k around with remote diagnostics when I tell them the unit needs a new...
Summary: I bought the 4900 in 2012. 2 weeks ago after 1400 plus beautiful prints it stopped printing ink. It started with one color and just kept going until zero colors when doing the nozzle check. I did everything Epson told me to do plus took some advice and did some at home tricks with windex.
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...
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.
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.
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).
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.