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Awful, Awful printer. You have been warned!
on September 7, 2012
The most dreadful printer ever!! I bought this printer for my grandmother thinking it would be easy for her to use; boy was I wrong. Mind you, this printer is hooked directly to the computer so I'm not even dealing with a wireless issue. Everytime the ink runs out (and it does often and quickly) it takes an act of God to get the stupid machine to recognize that there has been a new cartridge installed. Very often it will give a message that it doesn't recognized the Epson cartridges that are installed. Also, after you install new cartridges the ridiculous Epson screen will pop up and tell you that the printer is busy, making you think that it is actually doing something, but then it goes away without ever updating the ink levels. And when you click on the Epson icon to get it back the ink levels are still un-updated. Somebody needs to put together a video explaining the exact sequence of the cryptic restarts, buttons pushed, how many times to open and close the top and number of curse words needed to change the ink in this awful machine.
It is also rather hard to tell if the printer is even on sometimes. I still have no idea what the significance between the power light flashing vs. a steady light means. I used to think flashing meant that it was on stand-by, but I have seen it print an entire job and never quit blinking. I have also seen it print with the light not flashing. I am, however, positive that when the light is off then the printer is off.
So far I have had this three weeks and have only once seen it when the low ink light WASN'T flashing.
Horrible product! DO NOT BUY!!