Excerpt: You will be surprised how much color ink you use if you only print in black. If you run out of any one of the colors you're done printing even if you only want to print black text!!! The printer is cheap to buy but Epson will make it up on the ink you buy!
Excerpt: I have had this unit almost a month and have used it maybe 4 times max for b&w documents no more than 3 pages each. Unit states now that black ink needed. This unit came with a b&w xl cartridge? There appears to be some ink left in the cartridge, but unlike older Epsons I cannot get this unit to force print. Once it thinks you are out of ink, it does not allow printing. I do not print on max settings either.
Excerpt: I have been a long-time epson fan - Have had numerous "workhorse" printers for a busy home office. I have never been disappointed until this printer. From the beginning I have had issues with unrecognized printer cartridges, defective cartridges, etc. While epson support has been responsive, I live in a remote area which, until recently, did not offer a ready supplier of cartridges that would allow me to test the various issues I experience.
Excerpt: I purchased this printer mainly for at home photo printing. I did not want the feature of the scanner, but in the price range it seemed the best option. Its true this printer uses a tremendous amount of ink, but that would be ok if I could ever get it to print a page without banding. Never mind photographs, I can't even print a page of plain text without severe banding. This is after Nozzle Checks and Print Head cleanings. And then, guess what?
Excerpt: The printer prints excellent photos, and the price was very reasonable, BUT the amount of ink that it comsumes is ridiculous! I had hardly printed anything when the printer was new, and it was almost EMPTY after limited printing.
Excerpt: I'd read the poor reviews but I was drawn to this printer because it fit perfectly in a space in my kitchen. It was horrible to set up, it has never come close to being able to print anything recognizable in colour, it frequently needs trouble shooting just for B&W documents. I've spent $100s in ink. Brutal.
Excerpt: I bought this unit because it is capable of printing directly onto CDs. I had been using an Epson R340 printer that wore out. This was supposed to be a replacement and upgrade. It is neither. The software (Media Face) I use to make CD labels will not work with this printer. You have to use the Epson Print CD software which produces inferior printing than the R340. I have to save the art files as pdf files and then import them into the Epson software.