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Good when it works, but 1/3 of the time it doesn't!
on 14 April 2016
The printer definitely looks the part and I was excited to begin using it, but i've found that it's not at all reliable or consistent. It creates a LOT of waste due to random ink blots on prints, ink streaks on the reverse side of the paper or simply not printing to the edges when it is supposed to. (Yes, I have aligned cartridges and i'm using genuine inks)
Time and time again in spite of the correct settings being used, it will spontaneously do things like not print to the edge. Or it will print most of a photo and then just stop a couple of cm from the edge of the paper on one side- for no apparent reason. I've checked and double checked a hundred times that bleeds are factored in, that paper sizes are correct, that the paper is inserted in the correct place or that "borderless printing" is ticked etc. I've checked everything, so has my husband who's background is in graphic design, and still, randomly it'll just do something strange and mess up your prints. of 15 photos printed consecutively last week, 5 were no good due to the above issues. No change in settings, no rhyme or reason to it, just every few photos it would chuck out a bad one.
If you're considering using for business purposes, or if you plan to use high quality genuine papers and inks (as I did) then that is a LOT of waste and a lot of money lost.
When it did work, the prints were good, lab quality in terms of clarity and sharpness (colours a bit iffy, but nothing major) but i'll be returning this now after having it for just 10 days. Ultimately, based on my experience with the printer, i'd not recommend it.