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Epson printers

Discussion in 'Get it off your chest' started by Meteor62, Apr 14, 2014.

  1. Meteor62

    Meteor62 Major Poster

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    After 3 Epson printers failing on me due to print heads blocking I have decided to never use Epson again. I googled it and it's common with them and everyone is saying stay away from them. Would be interested in others views. One other problem I've also experienced is no longer printing black but only blue. Now using my first HP. My local supplier says he no longer sells Epson due to the issues.
     
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    Epson went downhill fast a few years ago and I wouldn't touch another HP with a barge pole as had two that suffered the same fate as your Epsons, plus the cost of new ink was eye watering ... finally went down the Kodak all in one route and all extremely good to date : print quality excellent, cheap original inks and wireless capability !
     
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    Hp print heads are built in to the cartridge so I'm lead to believe so each cartridge change means a new head so hopefully won't have same issue?
     
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    I have an Epson Stylus Photo 1400 A3 format printer and it's been excellent. I've had it a few years now. It takes six individual ink cartridges so I only need to change the one that has run out and the print head is part of the printer, not the cartridge. It weighs a ton but produces prints of fantastic quality.
     
  5. edtwozeronine

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    Save up a bit and get a Xerox Laser Multifunction Printer. I got mine because I was bored of forever changing print cartridges in Epson and similar inkjet printers. You stick a great big toner cartridge in the black or 3 separate colour slots and it goes on for ages to the point where you think, wow that toner lasted me a year and a half. Obviously if you print text documents you go through the black ones slightly quicker but it's been ages since I last changed a colour one.

    I got mine via Amazon and for about £400 I bought a bundle of the multifunction printer and a full set of toners. It may sound a lot of money in the short run but it's so much better in the long run.

    The only criticism I have is that on Mac OS (my platform of choice) initially printer drivers were faulty and it took a while for them to release a fix. However if your main platform is Windows I've heard no such grumbles there.

    Also if you want to print photos you'll need to buy some pretty expensive glossy paper specifically for laser printers.

    Personally I upload a ton of photos to Kodak or some other photo printing service, choose the size of my prints and have them posted to me. Hassle free!!!
     
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    Epson and canon are one as bad as the other lasts about a year and then your problems start ink heads cloging or and printer shutting down because the ink tray is full, you either need to download software to reset the counters or send them in for servicing, the print heads clog because there is a biult in heater to dry the ink while printing. also third party inks are prone to blocking the jets in the print head, i dont know if you are aware that you can now buy head cleaning kits and some kits use cartriges full of head cleaning fluid you just use them the same way you would an ink cartrige.
     

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