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.
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.