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!
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: 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.
Summary: I purchased this as a favor to my mother and she loves the printer and the fact that she's now able to print all the pictures that she takes with her digital camera, but the ink is ridiculous after a couple of pictures the color quality wanes meaning that if your like my mother and looking to pursue your photos as a business or print a lot of pictures your going to eat through a lot of ink and Epson's color cartridges are not cheap.
Summary: First this printer is huge, (and heavy!) keep that in mind and pay close attention to the dimensions. Second the print quality is outstanding, one page on maximum quality, one page on high speed, they both came out excellent. Thirdly, its a little loud. Even for a work printer it seems a tad on the loud size compared to both the laser and ink printers we use at work. [-To be fair, my unit was broken, so maybe thats an unfair assesment.] Fourthly... no usb cable included.
Summary: We got this to make printing architectural drawings faster than our supersized printer that prints 24" x 42". We paid over 1500 for that printer and I've hated it since the day it was installed. This epson printer, doesnt print that size, but it has not once backed up or eaten the paper or smudged ink everywhere. For less than 200 dollars, this was one of our best investments.
Good Large Format Printer, superb value, though ink consuption is a bit on the high side
Dimitrios Tolios "Mental Raytarded", Amazon
5 May 2010
Summary: Looking for a large format, yet affordable printer to support my Architecture school needs, I opted for the Epson Workforce 1100 which I bought on October 2009, on a price 20-25% higher than the current - which was very competitive at the time...as it now sells for $160, I would class this printer as a very good deal. Note: A USB cable is NOT included - like with most USB printers...don't do the mistake to buy an expensive cable.
Summary: I'll admit, I wasn't mentally prepared for the size of the printer until it came in. My first thought was, "My goodness, this thing is humongous." And you can tell that before even taking it out of the box. So, if you are going to pick one up, make sure you have plenty of room to put it somewhere. I do want to point out a few negatives before I get to the two big positives. Despite my "gripes", I think the positives outweigh the negatives. Negative #1: It's huge.