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: Like so many other people, it was difficult to keep my printer from clogging. Now the heads are clogged and service is required. The cost to repair would be almost as much as I paid for the unit. My 4900 is now a huge, heavy paperweight. It didn't even work long enough to drain any of the ink wells - I've never had to purchase replacement ink, and since it doesn't print at all any more, I never will.
Excerpt: This printer clogs steady and Epsons support is awful once off warranty throw it in the garbage. First one lasted one week and printer head died. They sent another out. Currently trying to unclog 5 of 10 heads that are 100% jammed. Epsons answer is buy another head for $1800. Stay away from the 900 series Epsons.
Excerpt: The print heads clog on this printer if it isn't used frequently. If you call Epson with a clogged print head, they will set up a service call for you. The cost of the call and a replacement print head (which they say is probable) is over $1500. I've seen postings suggesting a need to use the printer at least every third day to avoid the clogs. I've had the heads clog in less than a week, so I'd go with the every third day.
Summary: Although there is no denying that the quality of print that comes out is extremely good, this is nothing more than an overpriced paperweight. Just over a year old and ours requires a new part which costs only a little less than what we paid for it. Epson themselves are about as helpful as a chocolate teacup and judging by the customer service team (and the cost of repair) know that this is a fundamentally a rubbish product and most people will have to get it fixed (and...
have owned alot of epson large format printers and this is by far the worst one
the art guy "the art guy", Amazon
21 February 2014
Summary: we have owned alot of epson large format printers and this is by far the worst one- lots of print quality and registration issues only 4 months in, film does not line up - it spends a quarter of its running time trying to keep the head unclogged - the shortest lifespan of any printer we have owned - this thing is going to put me out of business- almost a 3rd of the work a has to be reprinted- my customers are not happy and do not want to hear about the printers...
Summary: Epson deserves this one star for making a really heavy door stop. It's inks and quality are great, and I had minimal problems with clogging, although I did waste a huge amount of ink keeping them functioning correctly. I had completed printing a couple of panoramas and upon replacing one ink found that three clogged. I would not recommend this to a friend unless it was free and came with a full set of free inks.
Summary: I have owned this printer for about three years. I use the printer infrequently, and live in Wisconsin, which means low indoor humidity in the winter. This printer develops frequent nozzle clogs which are very difficult to resolve. Unfortunately I did not buy the extended warranty, which I think should be almost mandatory. I used to have an Epson 4800 for a few years which was less prone to clogging.