Product Type: Epson inkjet printers
by David - written on 05/08/12
Epson S21 .Absolute rubbish from day one. never again Every time power is removed it fails to recognise an ink cartridge or two or says the ink has run out. This has happened lots of time and has cost me a fortune Very unlikely I would say for the ink to coincidentally run out just at that time ... Read the complete review
by Heilanman - written on 17/06/11
I bought my printer on 21 Nov 2009 and sod's law.....it conked out today! Power to the printer, (tested with Avo) no indicating lights on! Leads tested ok, 'power on' switch feels ok, tested printer direct to mains ...zilch. Assuming the power (two pin) goes to the primary of a transformer, there is no circuit through the primary ... Read the complete review
by McDevitt - written on 21/12/10
The worst printer I ever came across. Epson advertises that it has the cheapest ink around, but they only last ten minutes. To make matters worse you can't print in black and white if you're out of any coloured ink, and it constantly claims that genuine ink cartages are not, and this can happen even if your in the middle of a document. Oh it point blank refuses to let you print at all in this case. Awful. Just don't do it.
by DaveH - written on 07/12/10
Same as everyone else, works for maybe 2 weeks then gives up, DONT BUY ONE
by Caitlin - written on 28/11/10
I understand that some people may have had no trouble with this printer. I have had the same problem, continuously. I am furious. When the printer worked, it was fine. It was very temporemental and stopped recognising compatible ink - even though it had worked for a month. So I bought original ink. It worked for about 2 weeks, stopped recognising the black. I got a new black. It worked, then the colours started giving up. I sent off for a new printer (the Epson people are very helpful - probably because the product is so shocking!!) - and that worked with the new, original ink, for about 2 weeks and has just given up on me again. Same problem - not recognising the ink.I am furious.Just don't risk it, it's a waste of time & money.
by mark - written on 29/10/10
DO NOT BUY!like everyone says, it will soon stop working and Epson will not help you out.Get something from a better company.
by - written on 21/10/10 (Very useful, 204 readings)
Epson Stylus S21 Sometimes, the saying 'you get what you pay for' really does ring true, and in the case of this printer, this is exactly true. Although not eye-wateringly cheap, it certainly beats the price of many printers coming in at around £40 give or take depending upon where you buy it from. This is one of the ... Read the complete review
by PaulM - written on 21/10/10
Did what everyone else says here. Worked for a bit and then fails to recognise its own cartridges. Rubbish product and I wished I had read the reviews before I purchased it. I used to like Epson printers, but will never buy another.
by Clive - written on 28/09/10
Usual problem, won't recognise genuine black Epsom cartridge supplied with printer, after print about 8 pages over 4 weeks. Epson may think they will sell many more cartridges by connecting it to the web. But if everyone reads the web they won't buy the printer in the first place. Good idea very poorly implemented. Anyone know a work around?
by Fredg - written on 06/09/10
The same for me ! A few print, a black cartridge to change and the problem occurs... The magenta cartridge is not recognized. What a mess ! I only used genuine epson cartridge.... Second epson printer for me, previous was a stylus 810 and I can't even remember if it ever had printed correctly ! Bye Epson...
by - written on 02/09/10 (Very useful, 158 readings)
I can understand some of the reviewers being upset about cartridges not being recognised, however i must disagree that this printer should be avoided. As a photographer I was looking for a cheap preview printer to test images so all I needed was seperate colour cartridges. For £40 I couldn't imagine buying better quality prints, ... Read the complete review
by - written on 14/08/10 (Very useful, 547 readings)
The Epson Stylus S21 is stylish and also compact. It is a great printer for producing professional-quality documents and it also prints photos. This printer is also incredibly cost-effective as it has four separate ink cartridges and so you only need to replace the one that's run out instead of some printers that come with a black ... Read the complete review
by Bill Haylock - written on 11/07/10
Like so many other reviewers I wish I had never bought this printer. It's the same old problem that so many other purchasers have had. After a short while it refuses to recognise the genuine Epson cartridges installed, which stops the printer from printing. The error message cannot be over-ridden and it seems the only solution is to ... Read the complete review
by Cheesed off - written on 30/04/10
after a few pages I couldn't get it to print. I decided that the cartridges supplied must have been almost empty. Fitted a replacement but it only lasted about 4 pages. I have also replaced the colour ones because they aren't recognised. I suspect that these cartridges are full but the printer thinks they're empty. Funny how one minute they're 100% and the next, they're 0% or faulty.Epson - get this problem sorted before your reputation goes down the U bend.
by sad printer - written on 19/03/10
Please do not buy this printer.. It even can't recognize EPSON genuine cartridge.. what a ridiculous product..
by Tony K - written on 19/02/10
Having used an Epson Photo Stylus R220 for several years at work, I thought this would be a good buy. MISTAKE!! Same fault as all you other guys! After just a couple of days the printer refused to recognise the (part-filled) black cartridge it came with, so in went the pukka Epson cartidge (I had purchased a set of cartridges at the same ... Read the complete review
by Really done buy 1 - written on 25/01/10
Absolutely same problem - saying that cartridges are non-genuine when they are, seems to haapen after a period of time irrespective of use. This printer is a warranty replacement for an S20 that did exactly the same. I will be attempting to gain compensation from Epson for money wasted on their genuine cartridges. Printer too clever for its own good - you dont need a chip on an ink tank.
by - written on 17/12/09
Same here, decided to upgrade from an old epson c46 to this s21, what a big mistake, do not consider buying this printer at all it drinks ink as though it is going out of fashion had it for 1 month and am now on the 3rd cartridge having only printed on an average basis at home on text quality, it now has stoped working and a message is displayed saying that the black cartridge is not reconised, rather strange when i know it is a genuine epson cartridge, its now being boxed up to be returned. be warned.
by Mike R - written on 05/12/09
Three weeks old and will not recognise original Epson cartridges, as a result it will not print. It is being returned tomorrow! Think twice before you buy one of these, you have been warned!!!
by Disappointed - written on 12/11/09
Same here (again). I'm just about to box it up and try for a refund. Had it three weeks.20 copies and ink cart 'empty' (?). No warnings, reduction in quality or indication of depleted cart before cutting out Took a chance and bought in a rush after a Hewlett Packard, as it was cheap, hoping the old problems (noise and short cart life) had been sorted: they haven't!!I'm never buying Epson again...
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