Pros I own 4 Epson printers and there is not one good thing to say about this printer.
Cons The first printer was dead out of the box and Epson sent a replacement.
The replacement printer is so loud and shakes so much I cannot have it on my desk or talk on the phone. The head needs to be realigned and the inks recharged at every use.
Summary I picked up the Workforce 30 to replace my Epson 880 and have to say it is the worst printer in my 26 years of using inkjet printers. It's such a piece of junk Epson didn't even want it back, they just sent me another one. This speaks to the poor quality of this printer that they want me to recycle their defective printer. I thought it would be a good thing because I get a second set of ink cartridges but later found out 3 of them were defective and wouldn't work in the new printer. I use more ink realigning the heads and charging the inks than I do printing. Additionally I waste lots of paper waiting for a decent print. If they were giving this printer away I would not want it and I caution anyone else not to waste your money.
Pros Not one thing good about this piece of garbage except for the fact that it is no longer on my desk!!
Cons Eats ink like it's water. Epson clearly designed this printer to rob you blind on ink replacements. No more...the piece of junk just went sailing off my balcony...good riddance!!
Summary Arguably the worst printer ever made. Epson=junk!!
Pros its cheap.
Cons its really cheap. and loud.
Summary was good for a few months before it wanted black ink. drop 30 bux on black ink. installed it, it only prints in color. Ink levels show full for black ink. Ok so i follow the troubleshooting, it says clean the head. I try to clean the head, it wont let me because now it says the Cyan is low. no way im putting another 30 bux into it for cyan ink when i only want to print black. spent hours and i dunno how many sheets of paper trying to fix this piece of junk.
Pros Print quality is decent while the cartridges last. That may be as few as a dozen full-page color photos!!!
Cons A new set of chipped OEM cartridges costs as much as the printer. Non-OEM chipped cartridges rarely work. Re-settable, re-fillable chipped cartridges may work but they cost more than the printer. Any way, you lose.
Summary The big deal with this printer is the cost of OEM ink. You can risk more than the cost of the printer on expensive self-resetting chipped replacement cartridges, or on an aftermarket CIS (continuous inking system) and either of these may or may not be able to spoof the OEM chipped cartridge identification system on this printer. If you plan to print more than 3 color PPY (pages per year) with this printer, save your money. If you plan to print fewer than 3 PPY with this printer, save your money anyway: One or two print head cleanings will deplete a $75.00 OEM cartridge set! Yikes!
Pros It is quick, but then just about everything sold is pretty quick these days
Cons Junk. Paper feed is as clumsy as a 50 year old virgin, it will not let you use aftermarket ink products and goes through ink like a 50 year old virgin goes through Kleenex. Compatible cartridges are perfect physical match, rejected electronically!!
Summary A rip off. Epsom is selling ink with this piece of absolute junk. Stay far, far away from this awful product. Or buy it and participate in the class-actin suit that is sure to follow for anti-trust violations ("buy our ink or we won't let the product work").
How bad is it? It'll print the color cartridges with the black ones empty...but replace a black one with an aftermarket product and it won't print anything.