"Practical workhorse for a small/medium office"3.5 starson by DCHistPres
Pros: Easy setup with CD
XL ink cartridges last a reasonable amount of time
Can print, scan, copy legal size
Cons: Rear paper feed never works
Printer doesn't recognize all computers for easy scan from printer
Summary: This printer was easy to setup for my 8 computer office (does that count as small?). We've used it for a few months and it rarely beeps at us for something going wrong- usually out of ink. We didn't setup fax because we have a separate machine for that.
This is a great printer for color and BW printing, but we are definitely at the limit of users in case we all need to print simultaneously. I wouldn't suggest more than 5 computers in an office use this for primary printing.
We tried telling it to pull from Tray 2 when Tray 1 emptied but that rollover never worked right. Not a big deal because we found it more useful to always have plain paper in Tray 1 and legal in Tray 2.
I've only been able to get the rear feed to work 2 or 3 times in 6mo- I even used Epson tech support (good responsiveness) and those directions just can't make the printer accept the rear paper. It always ejects the label sheet or envelope when I try to print on it- so I use a super old laserjet for those particular jobs.
Some of the computers aren't recognized on the network by the printer. The only way to scan directly to those computers is initiating it on the computer with the software- a pain since we have a 3-room office. But scanning function itself works great.
Even with these deficiencies, this is a great printer/scanner/copier for the price and size. And I would recommend it with the knowledge that not every function will work perfectly- this is the real world after all. It works great doing most of what we need every day.