If it prints ... If it has done 2,000 pages I would be surprise and now it wants its pads changed. It spends more time head cleaning than printing.Kent wrote:...
I know you were disappointed in your last Epson because of the ink use, but you seem to be happy with the print quality and longevity. I would look at Epson again.
Hi,simonm wrote:We are long time users of Epson ink-jets and have mostly been very happy with them. However, our last and most expensive Epson (PX820fwd all-in-one) has been a right royal pain for sometime. It consumes ink at an incredible rate. It seems to clean the heads endlessly. Now it is warning that the ink pads (?) coming to the end of their service life (edit). I don't recall exactly how long we have it - maybe two years. That strikes me as being absolutely ridiculous for a printer which isn't heavily used and was supposed to be more that just a basic home machine. I guess we have gone through no more than 10-15 reams of paper since we got it. As a back up we still have a 8-9 year old Epson which isn't quite as heavy on inks and is better behaved with 3rd party inks too.
We want really good quality colour reproduction (Epson for a long time had the edge here) and moderate running costs. We don't want to be totally locked into the manufacturers over-priced supplies. The printer should last for a reasonable while. While I doubt if we will even do a ream of paper a month (500 sheets) in full colour, the printer should certainly be able to handle this realistically.
The PX820fwd is very likely our last Epson.
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