"Worst Purchase Ever"on by eriinn
Pros Looks Pretty , provides bragging rights because "wow your printer has a touch screen".
Cons The fact it has a touch screen, impossibly difficult to even perform the simplest of tasks, NEVER actually changes settings to what you select , wastes insane amounts of overpriced ink because of this the list is endless.
Summary I wasn't present at the time when my family purchased this god awful printer or it would have NEVER made it through the store doors. The touch screen is the first warning sign, it might look pretty but it is terrible to use and i absolutely can not stand it . It's not that I have anything against touch screens or have trouble using them, ( I have an iphone and have absolutely no problem using that which you would think would be much more complicated to use). The fact that it is touch half the buttons disappear so that you can't really ever tell if anything you have done is finalized or if anything is really going to happen. Who knows if the photo quality is good or not because i cant never make the photo paper settings actually stay on what i selected so the pictures all end up smeared and i waste about 50 dollars of ink on each 4X6 printed. Initial set up may be easy but you will never stop setting up this paper weight equivalent of a printer because it never recognizes that anything is connected so it calls for its CD every time anything has to be done. I can't say enough bad things about this printer and HIGHLY recommend you save your money and sanity and purchase something more straight forward. I have always previously owned HPs and never had ANY problem with them at all (and never been so tempted to go at them with a hammer). If I was present for the purchase of our new printer we would have stayed with an HP and I advise anyone with any sanity to do so as well.
Pros When it worked it worked great..when it worked.
Cons Unbelievably slow and only worked consistently for less than 6 months. The paper try is really flimsy and it is prone to software glitches and connectivity problems, not to mention paper jams.
Summary If you are in the market for a printer I would look for a different model. I have always been happy with Epson in the past. This printer was a huge disappointment. I don't usually write reviews but I had to about this. Its been 20 minutes and I am still waiting for an envelope to print.
"Burns through $ink!"on by ForbesT
Pros Print quality
Most operation and interfaces
Set up and use functions as it should
Cons The Print heads clog to easy.
Cost of operation
Summary The Print heads clog to easy. If you leave the auto clean print head option on, you will be out of ink in 60 days even if you don't use it! That's $60 every other month. If you turn off the auto clean, you will have to go though cleaning before you print anything, even just black and white. The cleaning process reduces the ink quantity by about 1/10. So, clean the heads 10 times and its time to pony up more $ to the Epson ink gods!
Pros The only good thing about this printer was the price when I bought it. Lesson learned - you get what you pay for!
Cons Poor print quality, Does not print well on photo paper, always breaks down and it wastes paper, by sticking a blank sheet at the end of every print job.
Summary Don't waste your money on this printer. It is extremely slow to start up, takes a lot of time to fix and does not print well at all. Big disappointment.
Pros This printer looks sharp on my desk. It prints well enough for my needs. I would rate the photo quality as excellent; however...
Cons I HATE when this printer refuses to print because it thinks 1 ink cartridge is empty. The ink is expensive and I would rather print in black and white than run out and buy more ink.
Summary If the printer could allow me to decide when it is time to purchase new ink then I would deal with the expense when ready. It irks me that, right now, I cannot print in black and white because the magenta is out.