Pros Nice printer with fair quality and good features.
Cons Ink consumption rediculous high.
Summary There must be an easier away to clear up clogged nozzles
without waisting so many inkcartrigdes.Or do i have to replace the whole printhead assembly?WOW!Help!
Cons Expensive ink, runs dry quick, problems with print heads
Summary It seems like we have come to the era of disposable printers which is a very sad state. Being an environmentalist and plastics engineer, it is very conflicting the benefits plastics have offered compared to the exponential growth of landfills.
I have owned this printer for one year and did not realize if it was not used for a couple of months the ink would dry up and ever since i replaced the ink, i have had nothing but problems. The printer cost $135CAN and the replacement ink cost $95CAN! Now my black ink will not print and i have tried cleaning the heads, the next step will be to take the printer apart to see if something is clogged in the heads. I would not recommend this printer to anyone. I have had an Okidata Laser printer for 16 years which has printed at least 10000 pages and finally i am getting a message to replace the drum.
Pros Good Print Quality, Easy to Use
Cons Nozzels Clog Constantly, Uses to much ink because you have to clean the print heads so often, Not Repairable
Summary This is the worst printer that I've ever owned. When it is working, it's a faboulous printer. However, there is way to much down time because the print heads constantly clog. I've burned at least a dozen cartridges just by cleaning the print heads. Finally the printer gave me the message today that the parts have reached the end of their service life. I've only had this printer 22 months, and I don't print more than the average person. Repairing this printer would cost more than buying a new one.
Pros Prints well for a while
Cons Print heads clog and can't be cleaned. No Help From Epson
Summary Got this cute little package for my wife and she loved it. Nice prints, scanner, card reader. Great. Doesn't use it that often and suddenly she's complaining about missing colors, etc. I go buy a two pack of ink (more than $60 worth.)
Cleaned print heads over and over to the point that I had used up the entire first set of cartridges. Tried to clean ports and tried the 2nd set of new cartridges, still nothing.
Adding insult to injury, Epson was no help. Strung me along enough to get my address and phone number and email, and then did not help me at all.
So now I have a $160 card reader. ($60 cartridges and $99 for printer.)
Pros Outstanding scanning & printing.
Cons It lies about ink level & forces replacement of cartridges every 6 months regardless of ink usage.
Summary I bought this Epson Stylus CX4800 because the offset print shop I worked @ used an Epson unit for our own proofing, so I trusted the name. Plus having separate CMYK cartridges made me feel like I was a smart guy & had good stuff. Apparently, this piece of junk has an ink level monitoring system that works like an oil change in our vehicles. They can last 6 months /or empty cartridge, whichever comes first. All 4 of my cartridges are 1/2 full or more. However, the ink monitoring system tells me that all my cartridges are empty. They are not, I assure thee. There is no way I can find to override the stupid monitoring system, which will not allow me to print another sheet until I've replaced all the cartridges. (Which costs $60.11 @ Best Buy, nearly 1/2 the cost of the entire unit) I'm so upset with myself that I didn't buy another lesser prestige brand, I had to show off with the Epson w/the 4 separate cartridges. Epson is clearly protecting their replenishment market by putting a time limit on the cartridge life. That is wrong.
Unless you are going to go through 4 entire ink cartridges in 6 months, it is a ridiculous waste of $$$ to go the Epson CX4800 route.