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7.3 out of 10

Epson Stylus Pro 4900

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Overall 4
4.0

Awesome if used daily!

D. Hanson, Amazon
24 December 2013
  • 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. If you don't plan on using this thing at least once a week then forget about it and move on.
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Overall 4
4.0

Debatable

John C. Caldwell MD, Amazon
14 August 2013
  • 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. Head clogs and paper handling issues are, on the other hand, numerous and show stoppers - even in our shop where the 4900 rarely sits longer than 24 hours without printing in a 40-50% humid environment.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not for the casual user

Eric Lukacs, Amazon
29 January 2013
  • 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. It is large requires two people to move it, uses expensive ink $100 a color, but produces beautiful images. Right out of the box I had some issue that I finally called Epson about.
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Overall 4
4.0

Beautiful prints but poor reliablity

Allan Stam, Amazon
4 January 2013
  • 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. There is a long weblog discussion about head clogs in the x900 series on luminous landscape. Read that carefully before purchasing one of these printers.
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Overall 4
4.0

Like buying a bad car

Potar, Adorama
15 November 2012
  • 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 paper handling. It can produce beautiful images but it's like having a car that burns oil and needs constant maintenance. Every print is a big chore.
  • Cons: Hard To Use, Large Footprint, Unreliable
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Overall 4
4.0

Great print quality - paper handling sucks

Friedman Wagner-Dobler, Amazon
26 June 2012
  • 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. And if you try to print an 8 x 10 - heaven help you!
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Overall 4
4.0

High Dynamic Range Printing - Awe S - -T!

Eye4one, Amazon
23 September 2011
  • 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. The colors are crisp, the high resolution is quite remarkable. I am impressed.
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Overall 4
4.0

Teuer und schnell kaputt

Anonym, Epson
16 September 2013
  • Excerpt: Wirtschaftlicher Totalschaden nach 2 Jahren bei knapp 5.000 gedruckten Seiten. Eine Reparatur der defekten Druckköpfe wäre ähnlich teuer wie ein Neugerät ohne Spectrometer. Das ist natürlich inakzeptabel.
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Overall 4
4.0

Teuer und schnell kaputt

Anonym, Epson
16 September 2013
  • Excerpt: Wirtschaftlicher Totalschaden nach 2 Jahren bei knapp 5.000 gedruckten Seiten. Eine Reparatur der defekten Druckköpfe wäre ähnlich teuer wie ein Neugerät ohne Spectrometer. Das ist natürlich inakzeptabel.
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