I bought it to replace another epson, that had taken some hammering and was on its last legs.
I found the all in one very easy to install....although had a slight panic when I realised it didn't come with a USB lead and had to search one out among my hoarded bits at home!! However because I was installing wirelessly...I didn't need it...doh!
The print quality is good and scanning is easy which is a good thing as I have many old photos to do in the near future.
Cartridges are cheap to replace, although I will use Epson branded this time, unbranded seem to dry up quickly and are not always recognised by the printer (previous one)
Can recommend this printer for those on a budget who need an all in one that has wifi! Remember you don't need the USB if connecting wirelessly!!
I purchased to replace a kodak machine which is c--p ink drinking machine and WOW it does what it says on the advert, very good colour on the photo side and sharp on the text, not the fastest but satisfactory. Easy to get on your computer except with Lion osx Mac you have to employ Bonjour to get the WIFI to work and use a usb printer cable to load but no problems. Very quiet running and unobtrusive. I would highly recommend . I tend to use the original inks as the cheap ones give a lot of splurges and you will be cleaning the heads forever, You have been warned! But overall for the money I give it five Stars.
I am reasonably competent at connecting things like this but i had a devil of a time with this printer. I tried everything I could think of and just at the point of giving up, I tried one last time. I eventually got the wireless printer to recognise the router or vice versa whichever you prefer. However, even though they were now talking to one another, it would not print. in the end, I resorted to the web site, the last bastion of the failure I find. It was hopeless. Save your energy. I then scouted about a bit for better information and eventually went for the tried and trusted delete the lot and reload the software. Lo it did work and fingers x it continues. A fine little printer and with some nice touches for the money. The control panel pulls out and tilts which is pretty good, it is matt black and so looks good. I have scanned documents and enlarged them. i have used good quality paper for legal docs and it is fine. Text is crisp and clear. I haven't printed any images yet but will do so. All in all, if you get it to work, not easy, it is a nice piece of kit.
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The second most annoying thing about this printer is that when one of the colour inks runs out, you can't even print in black and white. The cartridges are small, so something is always running out. The heads block regularly, so when I install a new cartridge I have to clean the heads, which uses up the next cartridge. I have already spent more than the price of the printer on cartridges and have barely been able to print anything.
The most annoying thing, unbelievably, is that when any of the cartridges runs out, you are unable to even use the scan function (which obviously requires no ink). As far as I'm concerned this is little short of a scam. I will never buy an Epson product again.
I bought this Epson printer/copier/scanner in Greece at around 45 Euros. I also read the several reviews around who seemed to send mixed messages. I have had this product now for over a year and so far I am very pleased with it. I use it mainly for my home office activities.
The printing is crisp and clear. Scanning equally good. Its looks stunning.
I have not had any problems whatsoever connecting the printer to my computer. The PC [running Windows 7] recognised the printer straight away. Remember to insert the cd first. Then you follow the on screen instructions and in less than 3 minutes the system is up and running. I had no problems with the Wi-Fi at all. It connected to my home network straight away.
So far I have only identified advantages:
1. Wi-Fi connection allows you to connect wirelessly. 2. You can connect other computers in your home network, which is very convenient for me as I have 3 computers at home. 3. There are 4 cartridges. If you are not too bothered about colour printing, you could only buy the black cartridge [when it needs replacing], which means you save a lot of money. 4. As the scanner and copier work without any problems, you save a lot of space on your desk. 5. Printer has a double-sided facility, which means you save on paper too.
Overall, this is a very reliable and convenient product for the money you pay. Some people here seem to suggest that the ink runs out quite fast. PLEASE REMEMBER: the original cartridges do not contain the full ink of the cartridges' capacity! When you replace the original ones with new ones, then you could see that you would get around 500 pages on their full capacity.
So far, I am pleased with this product. If you are after a reliable cheap and basic product for home office use, then this may be the answer.
I spent a day trying to get this printer to work with first my laptop with the wi fi connection then the second day again with my desktop and a USB connection I never got any further than a "fatal error". Onto the Epson's technical helpline that diagnosed it was a hardware error & should be repaired! I have ordered a replacement..That review may be longer watch this space. The second printer arrived less than 48 hours hours,full marks to Amazon customer services! This works well,printing is fast & excellent quality,seems to work respond better off the hard-wired PC than the wi-fi laptop though ,overall good.
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