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...
Free to a good home, or any home for that matter. Please, just come take it out of my house.
Jeffrey Hanlin, Jr., Amazon
31 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: This printer makes some of the most stunning prints that I've ever seen. There is nothing that I can't throw at it that looks bad. I love the ability to print from roll paper and the built in paper cutter works awesome. Unfortunately those are the only good things that I can say about this printer.
Summary: I'd not buy the 4900 again. There appears to be no recipe (that I can find) that allows me to focus on printing - rather than problem solving with the 4900. As others have said, the output is very fine when coupled with good processing habits and accurate custom profiles.
Summary: I bought this printer a couple of years ago when they were deeply discounted following the Japanese tsunami. I am not a professional but can afford to indulge my passion for photography by working hard at my day job. Given the deep discount I splurged on this machine.
Summary: When it works, it's a great printer. Unlike the 7600 which has been a workhorse for me for years, the 4900 is temperamental at best. Ink head clogs plague this printer. I cannot recommend the printer for someone who plans to use it on an occasional basis.
Excerpt: I have serious buyer's remorse. Using this printer is a kludge. I don't mind the big footprint or the hard-to-learn controls and settings, that comes with the territory, but I do mind the incredbile frequency of clogged nozzles, the frequent need for "power cleaning" and head alignment and glitchy...
Summary: It ought to be simple, with a multi-thousand dollar printer, to print an 8x10 print, no bleed, on 10in roll paper. Right? Not with this printer. It doesn't do full bleed, top or bottom, period. For that, save yourself some money and buy a cheaper printer.
Summary: Update: 11/15/2013 - NEVER BUY EPSON PRODUCTS IN THE FUTURE. September 2011: First, the good news. The Epson 4900 Stylus Pro is an awesome printer. It is built like a tank. The images are truly remakable, as it is designed as a photographer's dream come true.
Excerpt: Epson Stylus Pro 4900 не подходит для профессиональной эксплуатации - сплошные неудобства и растущая проблема с засыханием оригинальных чернил. А как же тогда он себя покажет если использовать перезаправляемые картриджи (ПЗК), куда заливается все что называется "чернилами для струйных принтеров"?!
Pros: Формат печати А2, рулонная подача бумаги, печать на плотной бумаге.
Cons: 1.Через 1,5 года работы стали быстрее засыхать дюзы печатающей головки - через 2-3 дня приходится делать глубокую прочистку и но тест дюз показывает что и это не всем дюзам помогает, а автоматическая промывка оригинальными чернилами очень дорогое удовольствие - комплект картриджей стоит около 30 ...