Summary: I bought this printer to use in my screen printing shop. It is compatible with software that is essential for burning good screens. The software also allows you to run max black ( run black in all 5 slots) and draws from them all equally resulting in no wasted ink. Bottom line is I was happy to have found this printer on eBay and would have done it again in a heartbeat!
Summary: this printer does not feed paper correctly. tears it up and waists it. will not print on oversozed paper without a major hastle. Goes through a ton of ink too. very un-satisfied. YOu will waist more paper then you will use. special media paper is not cheap.
Summary: I bought this printer a few years ago when I was a poor college Graphic Design student who couldn't rely on my school's always-breaking-down laser printer. Epson was having a sale and I needed a wide format printer, this was the best one I could afford and reviews I found seemed optimistic. They were wrong. At first the printer was totally wonderful then one day I needed to print borderless 13x19 and it refused to do ANYTHING.
Summary: It seems that as printer technology advances, printers get worse. The quality of my Workforce 1100 isn't nearly as good as previous Epson printers. The print quality on the 1100 is good, for a 4-color printer. It frequently makes snapping/banging noises, like something is breaking inside. Not sure what this is, but it's still working. The biggest disappointment is it's inability to print envelopes reliably. Plan to destroy 20% of your envelopes if you try it.
Summary: Epson is usually a very solid product, and this is no exception. I have owned this printer for 3 years without a problem. While indeed the ink is pricey, it does NOT run out too quickly. I am very grateful that Epson continues to provide good printers, and that, unlike Canon (I have had 2 Canon inkjets crap out on me very early indeed), they believe in being accessible to all operating systems, not just Windows.
Summary: The printer is the best in its category for sure. It is fast and easy to set up for oversized pages. I use mine to create pages for Scott stamp albums. Scott pages are too wide for a normal printer and require the wider format. It was super easy to set up and executes the pages from PowerPoint perfectly. Perfect printer for the collector or scrapbooker who doesn't want to be limited to narrow 8 1/2 inch paper.
VERY Expensive to operate. Heads Clog and you cannot clean them. Sucks ink like no printer I have had.
7 September 2012
Summary: I have had several wide format printers and this is the most fickle printer I have ever had. Ink runs about $20 a tank and a head cleaning uses about 20% of the tank and you must clean all heads even though only 1 may be clogged. Thats about $17 each time you have to do a head clean!!! And most of the time the a single head clean doesn't work. You cannot remove or even access the heads to manually clean them. I have tried every method for cleaning them possible.
Summary: If you like to use lots of ink cleaning your nozzles whenever you don't use the printer for a few days this is the printer for you. You can expect to spend about 40.00 just for black ink replacements and because the head cleaning takes a great deal of ink everytime you will need to buy more ink than you would if you used a printer that didn't clog so much. I bought this on the recommendation of someone and wish that I hadn't.