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      28.08.2008 15:45
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      Easy to find, efficient and fast printer

      I do remember that like today when this Epson's printer stood next to my first PC. It was about 10 years ago. Was looking amazing and was worry to touch this. When was printing- looking at it from every possible side. How it comes and how it goes. It is a colour printer so you can print text, images or even pictures. Printing pictures is not really the strongest point of this device but you can do it if you want. They come in sufficient enough quality to satisfy not professional eye. Installation This step is really easy and not complicated. Unpack everything on a table and connect parallel (IEEE 1284 (EPP/ECP) - 36 PIN Centronics) plug to computer and other end of cable to the printer. Yes - it is using printer port as when Stylus Colour 460 was produced not every computer was equipped with USB port. That technology was still in development. Connect power cable to the printer and mostly done. Attach paper feeder and piece to gather ready prints. Switch your computer on, install software and drivers and that's it. About As I mentioned before it is very efficient. Out of one cartridge you can get up to 300 pages which is amazing result. Cartridge you can refill but its head can take up to 540 pages. That information's are available on manual but from my experience it is about right. Paper feeder has capacity of 100 pages. I got used to print black/colour flyers, calendars and leaflets for my friends company using this Epson's printer. It was about 15 thousands of pages and this printer took it easily. All I had to do it was adding paper and replacing inks. Even after such a tough job this printer is still in working condition and my ante is using it at home. It may tell you how durable Stylus Colour 460 is. Using it you can print whatever you want on Medias such as: Envelopes, transparencies, plain paper, glossy paper, Envelopes, transparencies, plain paper, glossy paper, iron-on transfers, photo paper, business cards. Do prints with resolution of 720 x 720 dots per inch in colour. Black prints have 720 dpi x 720 dpi which is laser printer's quality. Printer itself is very easy to use and maintain. Software contains utilities to clean paper feeder or cartridge heads as well as adjusting heads. This Epson's printer is a very good as for times when was produced. Has done for me everything I expected. Have not had any issue with it or even smallest breakdown. Inks for Stylus Colour are very cheap and available from £2 for black and £4 colour. Epson Stylus Colour 460 is amazing printer but probably would not find use nowadays as other better are available. Nevertheless if you are looking for good and efficient printer this is one. Please rate my review and leave comment possibly Thank You

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        18.09.2007 11:20
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        Its a good printer, but i would prefer a Canon.

        Epson, when you hear the name, first thing that comes to mind, is great picture quality. Well this printer actually prints great pictures. I bought this printer almost 3 years back, and ever since, i may have used the printer about 20 times. The picture quality if perfect, but this itself is kind of a drawback. You see, if the picture quality is good, the amount of ink used is greater. I soon realized this, and was staring to regret the fact i bought an Epson. Since it prints great pictures, the cartridges finish very very fast. And adding to the damage the Epson colour cartridges are very expensive (about $50). And so i stared using my printer less and less, and finally, i no longer use it. I find it cheaper to use my Canon Colour Printer, which is alot more economical. No doubt this picture is great, as it has great picture quality, but the expense of the cartridges make it not so useful for normal home use. I Prefer Canon, where the ink cartridges can be refilled when needed. Overall, the printer is quite good, and installation is fast and very simple. TC <>

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          14.07.2001 16:00
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          For those of you who read my previous op re: Staples, you will know straight away what this one is about so..read on! I have to add here that this op is not predominantly about the printer itself but more about the excellent after sales service I got! I have to praise up the staff on the other end of the Epson helpline for dealing with my problematic printer so efficiently,twice! When you first ring them up you do get thru’ to the usual “push button” options. I am not a great fan of this practice, preferring every time to speak to a real “live” human, but have to admit that “Yes it is an efficient way of getting the precise service you require, fairly rapidly in today’s “go faster” society” So, after hitting 3 or 4 options I was then put into the queue to be “answered by our next available operator”. I have to add here that I quite enjoyed the customary “tinny tune” I was subjected to, and “No it wasn’t Greensleaves!” It did take a while for me to get thru’ but as I was ringing at a busy time (do these places ever have an “unbusy” time I wonder?) as well as composing an opinion (that I couldn’t print out..sob ;0( ) I didn’t really mind hanging on. When I did get thru’ to “the next available operator” (about 5 or 10 mins later) I could not fault the service I got. Despite running thru several options with me, myself and the operator were unable to rectify my problem. So then arrangements were made for an engineer to call at my house and hopefully fix it (don’t think he was called Bob though!!)Two days later the engineer arrived “sometime between 9am and 6pm” what a pity this is the norm these days? However I could understand this as my engineer had a huge area to cover and no one can foretell what hold ups there are going to be on a particular day, ie; traffic. Within 2 minutes of looking at, and running a diagnostic check on my printer he told me what the problem but was unable to fix it on site. My heart fell. Was I going to be without a printer until it was fixed? Not so!! With his diagnosis made he promptly went out to his car and bought in a new printer to replace my “dead” one! And…with brand new ink cartridges..my old ones were almost run out..bargain! The whole thing was over and done with in 10 mins. I couldn’t let the engineer go without telling him how impressed I was with the service I had received thus far. “Thank you Madam, ring Epson, tell them” I did, but not just for that reason. Unfortunately the replaced printer developed a fault the very next day, **@@%%$£ Bugger! So I had to ring them again the very next day! I was a bit disheartened, who wouldn’t be? But, as I had been so swiftly dealt with the first time I had no worries about going thru’ the whole thing again. The lady at the end of the ‘phone could not have been any more apologetic for this replacement printer developing a fault, (incidentally she was able to locate me and my previous problem with the old reference number, always keep a hold of these if you are given them, it saves soo much time, pretty smartish). At this point I was sure to tell her that although I was disappointed that I was having further problems, I couldn’t fault the courteous, and efficient service that I had received at all times. She was pleased to hear this, and why not? As so often in this day and age we are subjected to a “couldn’t care less” attitude (or are things a’ changin’? I do hope so?) It is nice to be able to praise an individual or a company up, and if they are that good then they deserve it:0) She then made arrangements for the engineer to call at my husba nds place of work, I couldn’t take any more time off work, and to look at the printer there. Epson were more than happy to check it out at a place convenient to me. Two days later it was once again all sorted! It is inconvenient at times, when things go wrong it does frustrate us. So it was such a refreshing change to have the edge taken off my disappointment by such efficiency. I know I have used that word frequently in this op, but it is the only one that truly describes the service I received! To conclude, although it has been annoying to have a printer go wrong, twice. I will continue to purchase Epson products, in main my printers, precisely because they have such an “efficient” (sorry!”) after sales service! And….I’ve nearly finished!!…My second replacement printer is running perfectly! I am a happy bunny again;0)! P.S. There are 133 opinions about this particular printer so if you want to read more about the printer itself may I suggest you pick one of them? The only gripe I have with mine is that it is a tad on the noisy side. But then I have only just noticed that after a few days of working with our all singing, dancing Hewlett Packard, Rolls Royce of printers that I have been given to use at work...sigh! So efficient!! Thanks! Kazz!

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            03.02.2001 23:27
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            This printer has a good print quality and can print on a wide range of media, from T-Shirt transfer paper through normal paper upto OHP viewfoils. The printer supports colour and black and white ink cartridges, it has an acceptable print speed although it does take along time if you select 'high quality AND colour'. I wouldn't recommend this printer for printing a large number of documents on a regular basis since it has a tendancy to use up ink rather quickly but it is suitable for the home. The only bad things about this are (as I said before) it's tendancy to eat ink and the price that epson charge for new cartridges. I wouldn't recommend this printer for any larger application that a small office and I would also say keep a spare ink cartridge handy because is does not give you much warning when one is about to run out and you may not have enough time to go and get one if it does and the printer is mission critical. Other than that I am very pleased with mine and I use it mainly for applications such as Word Documents with very few graphics and it can print these incredibly quickly.

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              02.12.2000 23:24

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              This printer is a great little number! Not quite a 480, a 460 so it is not the picture above. Believe me it is much nicer!!! For only £79 you can not moan. It is quite fast. It has some nice aesthetics and is basicaly a revamped Stylus Colour 460. The text quality is good and the graphics are not bad for a printer that costs £79. The only fault I can see is that there are no buttons on the printer and it is completely controlled from the computer. The cancel button on the taskbar works, even though it takes a while to stop the print in progress. Like some other modern printers an ink level indicator is shown, however on other printers this fails, so we shall have to wait and see. As it says on the box this is the most affordable, user friendly ink jet printer for the home user, and I think they are probably right.

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              15.11.2000 04:49
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              I first bought an Epson stylus printer around four years ago and have bought them ever since. For price and performance they can’t be beaten in my opinion. If you use quality paper you get great printouts and printing scanned images at photo quality on glossy paper is almost as good as cheap photo processing. Don’t expect the printer to last more than around three years of heavy use though, but for the price you can afford to buy a new one every few years anyway. One thing that I do, and isn’t recommended by Epson, is re-filling the ink cartridges. I find this the only way to keep the cost down to an affordable level. The quality doesn’t suffer as far as I have found. You will in-validate your gaurantee if you do this though, so make your own decision. They are very reliable printers and I have found they don’t go ‘mechanically' wrong, only die after several years of business use – which is to be expected. Maybe using Epson ink cartridges rather than re-filling will extended the life of the printer? Either way, they aren't expensive and having to buy one every few years is not too bad.

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              07.11.2000 02:01
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              If like me you don't do a lot of printing but nevertheless want a good quality, reasonably cheap printer for the occasions when you do want to print, then you could do a lot worse than invest in this. Generally available for around £60 - £70 the Epson's main advantage is it's cheapness to run. Cartridges retail at about £12 for a black cartridge & £15 for the colour. Not bad at all considering I have had mine 8 months & haven't changed it yet. The build quality is excellent. I gives the impression it could go 12 rounds with Mike Tyson and still be in 1 piece. Installation is doddle, a good clearly lablled manual is provided that takes you through the initial setting up of the printer and once you've mastered that, away you go. The only downside is the noise. Switching it on greets you with a noise that sounds like my car is starting up. There is plenty of chugging & whirring when it is printing but the print quality is excellent. Overall, provided you can put up with the gurgles, an excellent investment.

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              25.10.2000 02:41

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              This printer is a very good first time user printer. It has average resolution and speed but for the price it very good. It uses 2 cartridges (black and colour). It has 720 dpi and prints about 2ppm colour. It isn't that quiet but for the price the results you get are great. And with the right design package you can produce professional looking documents and images. Also the EPSON brand means that you will be getting a good quality product.

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              05.10.2000 07:17
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              The lowest of the epson printer range, offering their brand name and quality with the comprimise of lower printing speeds and fewer options. Still a good buy for the home user that will not have much demand for printing needs. As i said the quality and reliability is all there, just being the cheapest and one of the lower dual cartridge printers available from epson it is targeted at the home user with little use of a printer. If real demand is needed from a printer, this is should not be considered an option unless you have a low budget. Ink cartridges are reasonable and are widely available, so the "hunting down your ink cartridge" game does not come into play.

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                03.10.2000 23:47

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                This printer is good value, and the reproduction in colour is superb.I admit this is the first printer I have bought but have seen the results from printers far more expensive,and they are not so good. It is quite noisy I must say, but as I leave the room when it is printing, who cares? You can buy cartridges which are compatible, and a lot cheaper as well. Only thing where I came unstuck is when changing format from printing letters to envelopes, there is a little lever to use.

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                22.08.2000 06:49
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                I have had my Stylus 460 for a few months now - and i am very impressed. For less than £60 you get an excellent printer, ideal for home use. The print quality is excellent, even on copy paper (the quality improves even further is you use the expensive epson papers). I chose an Epson over the Canon and Hewlett Packard printers because they are cheaper to run - cartridges are a lot cheaper and there is an abundance of cheaper compatible Epson cartridges available compared to other brands. In addition, the printer has separate black and colour cartridges which is more economical. In 4 months of moderate use I am still using the original cartridges - there is still a reasonable amount of black left and lots of colour. For Quality and value for money - you will find this printer hard to beat.

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                16.08.2000 03:04
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                To beat this printer on price and value for money,is in my opinion impossible.The quality of output is remarkable with sharp text and excellent photo reproduction,make this printer a very useful piece of equipment for anyone with a limited budget.The ink refils are relatively cheap and the sturdy build mean that this printer should last quite a while.I myself have been using this printer for 9 months and have not had any problems at all.In fact I am very hesitant to even consider changing it.A well spent £80.

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                13.08.2000 02:46

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                I have had my PC and all the accessories that were thrown in with it for 2 years now and I have never had a problem except with my Epson 400. The actually quality with printer itself is great which is why I hold onto it, although I am looking to buy another (laser) soon. The problem I have is the length of time it takes to load the paper, I thought ok maybe it is me he loads it wrong but my friend has one also and he came to have a look and said i was doing nothing wrong. but yet still problems with the paper loading sometimes I have 100 sheets in and it still won't feed it comes up with error paper empty? I contacted the shop I bought it from and had it replaced with a new printer but still the same problem, any one out there know if maybe I am doing something wrong and maybe give some tips?

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                11.08.2000 02:58
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                For a low cost printer Epson give some great value, but only if you source you extras elsewhere. The printer give great results, prints at a fair speed, and can cost very little to run. I have been using compatible cartaridges for some time with results on par with Epson products. They say I will invalidate my warrenty, but hey it has been fine so far and the warrenty has expired. This printer works fine even on refilled tanks, yes i have done that as well. If you are brave enough it can be a very cheap reliable printer.

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                27.07.2000 01:07

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                I've had this printer now for seven months and I really can't complain about it at all - especially since it came free with the computer. It does everything it is supposed to, producing good quality black and white pages and reasonable quality colour pages, although there are a range of settings which mean that if you want to produce really high quality colour images, you can (although it will put quite a drain on the ink reserves). The cost of print cartridges is high, but no higher than equivalent marques, and there is the usual range of software utilities designed to clean, align, etc. the print heads. In fact the only problem with it has been excessive noise, not when printing, but when switching it on after a long period of inaction. The machine produces all sorts of strange - and loud - noises, for a good two or three minutes, but if you print fairly regularly this shouldn't bother you too much. To sum up, there are better printers available, much better ones; but if all you need is a reliable, capable, workhorse that will do everything that could reasonably be asked of it, then this will be fine.

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              EPSON has made an on-demand inkjet office printer that's simple to use and has very low cost. It brings max. 1440 x 720 dots per inch in color and laser sharp black text right into your office. It's also a printer that lets you to get your work done effectively. Quickly and professionally it prints your letters, reports, calendars and, well, whatever fine ideas you've got! The EPSON Stylus Color 460 couldn't be easier to setup and use. It handles a variety of paper types and sizes, from the smallest index cards to A4. There's no end to what you can do with the EPSON Stylus Color 460.