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: Although the ink is a little pricey, the quality of this printer is superb. I am a graphic designer and printing is essential for whatever I do, this is a great investment for anyone in the printing field.
Summary: Picked up this printer in order to print wide format for a golf vacation. The printer performed as required. I would not say that this printer is spectacular, but it is a good buy for the price. The one thing that surprised me is the weight. This printer is build very sturdy, and in order to handle wide format paper, is fairly heavy and large. I guess this is expected, but I still thought it may be lighter as materials have moved in that direction.
Not as sharp as a Laser printer / Not immediately Mac-friendly
1 September 2011
Summary: My use is unconventional, so take comments in context. I'm an illustrator and bought this for printing black line art on watercolor paper. It's not as sharp as a laser printer, but it takes large, heavy paper and the ink is 98% waterproof, which is great. The drivers included are not up-to-date with Mac snow leopard or lion, so you have to download drivers online.
Summary: I had an antique large format epson printer and loved having it. I was in constant fear of the price of the ink. Like $85 THEN... It sat and needed about $200 of maintenance before I could use it IF I could find a service center. I need large prints as an artist. I use it for laying out, promotions and proofing work. For the last two years or more I have just printed out sheets and carefully taped them together.
Summary: Perfect for my printing needs, I like the print speed, and the large paper format sizes satisfies my requirements in a good printer. Great print quality, though tolerable, it is a bit noisy. I have it connected between 2 computers by use of a USB A-B switch I purchased at Radio Shack; about $20 bucks. Not my first Epson, so I expect to have good service from it for a long time. $150 bucks WELL spent.