Pros I thought the picture quality was wonderful. I had good results from the CD printer.
Cons After about 1 1/2 yrs of use I get a message on the display: "printer parts are at the end of their service life." I find out that Epson's solution from that is, "buy a new printer" !!!!
Summary For what I paid, I think I should get a lot more than 1 1/2 yrs of use from this printer! I just put all new ink cartridges in and now I find out there is nothing I can do. Epson's website stated that it is far more expensive to replace the part that needs to be replaced than to just buy a new printer!!! That's job security!!!
Pros Quiet, quality, borderless printing, direct CD/DVD printing, diverse memory-stick support
Cons A bit slow, and mine won't feed paper now after a long run..
Summary I've had my printer 3 days, purchased for a DVD-printing job. Overall, it worked GREAT and I'm very happy with what it's done. However, this morning it started demonstrating an inability to reliably feed paper.
- Printed 1 borderless 4x6 photo
- Printed 70 Premium-Glossy 8.5x11 sheets
- Printed 70 DVD faces
- Printed 15 sheets of heavyweight Matt-finish paper
After that point, I can't get the printer to reliably feed paper -- MANY paper jam errors or inability to feed.
Pros Quiet, Fast, Reliable, Good quality printer
Cons Plastic CD Tray
Summary I'm very happy with this purchase. The printing is smooth, lines are clear and text is vivid for office document printing. I use it to print my business letterhead. I don't know the quality of print for pictures or CD jackets yet.
Pros It is easy to set up
Cons My photos are streaked
Summary My pictures have a grainy quality. Maybe it's because I do not use it that often. I have tried reprinting same picture three times--still get that same poor quality. I would not purchase this printer again, nor would I recommend it to others.
Pros CD/DVD Printing, Good Color Printing qualities
Cons Ink Jets clog too often, CD/DVD Tray Wears Out and causes problems
Summary I've had two of these printers (wore out the first one) plus I bought a 3rd for my classroom at school. I do a LOT of CD/DVD printing (over 2,000 so far)plus heavy amounts of standard text printing (lesson plans, student assignments and so forth). As others have mentioned, the CD/DVD tray wears out after about 100-200 disks and starts "hanging" when the printer tries to pull it into the printer for alignment and printing. Epson replaced the tray for free, but that one malfunctioned after an additional couple of hundred DVD's. I just got used to giving it a gentle shove as it loades the disk. A very minor inconvenience at best, not justification for some of the alarmist comments made in other reviews.
What I do find of concern is a tendency for the inkjets to clog, requiring you to run the "clean inkjets" routine which wastes a lot of ink. This has been a problem on other Epson printers too and I hope they do something about it. If you are printing DVD's, this is pretty much the only alternative that there is. Why every manufacturers isn't jumping on this option, I do not know. But Epson has the monopoly right now.
I still recommend it strongly to my friends and it is the best color inkjet printer that I have ever owned!