Summary: Doesn't come with a connection for hard wiring and works at the speed of paint drying per each page when used wirelessly. Frequently has trouble staying online/connected to my computer wirelessly. Would've at least been nice to have a back up hard line. Very disappointed. Terrible for printing photos or even colored brochures, with brand new ink. HUGE BUMMER.
Summary: At first this printer worked well; however after a year of use the quality of printing has decreased. There are always lines in the pages and nothing fixes this - I have tried cleaning the heads and any other maintanance suggested. Additionally, when this printer is out of one of the colors of ink, you cannot print just in black ink - this is VERY inconvenient. I need a reliable printer - this is certainly not one.
Summary: The problem with this printer is that it runs out of ink every 2 months (and we don't use it that much). The ink will cost you between 16 and 35 dollars to refill. When one of the colors is empty, the whole printer shuts down. You can't even print black and white!!!! The cost of ownership this printer far exceeds the low price that you may pay. DO NOT BUY!!!
Not really a printer. More like a cheap plastic paperweight.
Erin Ptacek "BANGORANG!", Amazon
27 April 2011
Summary: Not sure where to start bashing this product. Except that I often feel like simply bashing it. With a baseball bat. When it does print, the pages have blank lines (yes, with a fresh ink cartridge). Fortunately, it doesn't often print anything. It is particularly reluctant to print when we need it most. Oh, for the first week we had it, it printed everything and did a great job. Then one day we tried to print and found all of its lights blinking.
Summary: This printer is all kinds of terrible. First, it doesn't work wirelessly. I'm sure it's just our printer. We're tech people and spent forever trying to get it to work. Just didn't happen. Second, the ink level is ridiculously buggy. It monitors it and then prevents you from printing if it believes the ink is too low, forcing you to get another one. You can disable this supposedly, but we never were able to get past that.
Summary: A little over a year and it's dead...But only after I spent more than it's worth on ink. 75.00 for ink and 2 hours of technical support and It needs to be replaced. Nothing more to be said. This is the first and only epson I will ever buy.
In less than 6 months I now have a new paperweight
Katherine "Katapult", Amazon
13 July 2010
Summary: I bought this printer because the reviews at the time were good, it was small, print quality was decent, and it was relatively cheep. Here's the problem. There is a manufacturing flaw. The chips inside the printer will often think that your ink cartriges are empty when they are not, think they are full when they are empty, and will not register when you have place a new cartrige in the slot.
Summary: This is the second Epson fail in a row. The first Epson (different model) was in use for less than a year when it all of a sudden failed to recognize the black cartridge. Bought more cartridges, but the fail was in the printer so now have lots of Epson ink. I junked that first (fairly new) Epson printer. Just bought the Workforce 40, hoping to use all the ink I have for the first failed unit.
Summary: Sleek-looking and elegant, fairly noisy, and worked okay for three months then froze unexplicably. Got a replacement free from Epson, and it never worked. Got a second replacement, and that did not work either. After a number of customer service calls, Epson refunded me. Still, my experience with the Workforce 40 has been an absolute disaster.