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This is actually my boyfriend's printer, which since living together has been discarded in favour of my hp deskjet. We did use the Epson for some months though, until the ink cartridges ran out, so I have plenty of experience of its little quirks, those mostly consisting of paper james. Having used a number of printers in my time, however, I am not saying by any means that this is unusual ... far from it in fact - all printers seem to jam for a past time. The printer is also quite slow though, and doesn't have a good draft mode for bulk printing, although it is quite quiet which is a bonus. The quality is good for both black and white and colour printing, and it does a reasonable job of printing photos, but for everyday printing it leaves a little to be desired.
The main reason, however, taht we switched to the hp deskjet, was the cost of replacement ink cartridges, which you seemed to need a small mortgage to buy. My boyfirend did buy some cheap imitation cartridges off ebay, but these lasted all of about two weeks. So in conclusion, if you are looking for a cheap printer (about £60), to do small amounts of quality printing, this may be for you. If, however, you are wanting ti do a lot of printing on a budget it probably is not the best product to purchase.
I love my Epson Stylus C66 for it's great looks and unfailing reliability. I have often asked it to print before I have opened up the front, causing the paper to jam and each time I have been able to un-jam it easily and it carries on doing its job. It is a nice compact size so doesn't take up valuable space on my desk. I do a lot of printing, both of documents and photographs, and it produces superb results every time. Despite the amount of printing I expect of it, it is economical with ink and the ink cartridges themselves are inexpensive and simple and clean to replace. It makes very little noise in operation.
I would always recommend this printer for its excellent value for money and efficiency of use. I paid £59.99 for mine in PC World some months ago but I believe they have come down slightly in price now. The results are of very high quality and it produces neat even copies every time. A superb addition to any office.
Personal Printer - Inkjet - Black: 5760 dpi - x 720 dpi - Colour: 5760 dpi - x 720 dpi - USB
I cannot speak too highly of the Epson Stylus C66. I have had problems with every single printer i've used, either breaking down or not being of the highest quality. The Stylus c66, has however, yet to give me ANY problems whatsoever (touchwood).
My technological knowledge is not vast, but my hadns on experience with this printer tells me that it is extremely good.
Pages are printed quickly and to a high standard. You can choose also to what standard it should print at. The default is "text" which is ideal for finalised documents such as letters. However there are other settings, such as "draft" which can be used to print out essays so that you can proofread. "Drafts" print in grey, are readable and waste little ink. You can also select "text and image" which is suitable for documents such as newspaper articles. The two final options are "photo" and "best photo" which can be used to print high quality images.
Ink cartridges also last for a long time, i've found. The shortest a black ink cartridge has lasted fro me, personally, has been 2 months and that was a month were i was printing about 5 or 6 6-10 page essays a week on top of general usage. I have also found it to last for 3 or 4 months sometimes. Cartridges are also a lot cheaper than other brands (a clue, they begin with an L, have an "exmar" in the middle and finish with a K)
Also being a bit of a luddite I often struggle with setting up hardware but this printer was very simple. I set it up in 5 minutes. You just plug it in, wire it up with the PC using a USB cable and then you use the installation CD to set it up. If I can do it, anyone can.
The only problem i've found is the occasional streak in my print but that is easily fixed using the maintenance tools.
(P.S This is my review from Ciao)