Reviews and Problems with Epson WorkForce WF-7010 Inkjet Printer
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25 July 2013
Excerpt: In two days of fighting with the printer, I managed to print a total of two pages. The customer service FAQ's were ridiculous. The paper feed instructions were impossible to decipher. I should have known there was something wrong when I realized the box had been opened before...this printer is not worth the bother.
Cons: Flimsy Construction, Hard Setup, Hard To Use, Jams Easily, Slow Print Time, Unreliable
Summary: I chose this printer because of its capability of printing large-size paper and supposedly user-friendly interface. It is everything but that! It took forever to figure out how to use the tiling features. And then after my first job the toner would not print. It was not nearly out of toner. But, after cleaning the print heads it took a tremendous amount of ink. Now everything print smeared, out of alignment, and very slow.
Summary: I like the fact that it will take the Super B paper, 13 x 19 and even has a tray to hold it. It is easy to switch between normal paper and the large format. But no matter what I do, I cannot get rid of the lines through the image. If I really needed perfect photos this would be a complete waste. Mostly I use the prints as reference for drawn imagery, so I just live with the lines.
Summary: I bought this because Epson FAQ question #7 for the WF-7010 said that it supports AirPrint. It does NOT! (Or email print either!) It's a nice printer and I thought it would be perfect for my needs, except that there's no way to directly print to it from an iPhone or iPad. That equals FAIL! What's worse is that their website tells customers that it is AirPrint compatible.
Summary: It prints fast. It prints good, most of the time, BUT.... ....when doing duplexing work it jams too damned often. In a 10-pages job, i.e., 5 pieces of paper, front and back, it only succeeds in printing 2 copies complete out of 6 requested. When it blows a page, it doesn't 'backtrack' to reprint the fouled up, i.e., jammed, page. As a result, I pitching scads of wasted paper and ink. If you do duplex printing DON'T GET THIS POS!
Excerpt: It doesn't do a good job at printing solids, these areas wind up with some sort of pattern instead of being smooth. It lays down way too much ink, which dries slowly (and prints slower than expected). There are also thin streak lines (in the direction of the paper path) which are probably from the exit rollers. There is a tendency to dog-ear (fold over) the lead corners of the sheet as it is fed into the print heads. Turning the paper over doesn't help.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Easy to Use, Quiet
Cons: Ink Smears Easily, Paper Feed Issues, Prints Graphics Poorly