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I own an S22, bought on ebay for around £12, at the time I thought I was getting a bargain as it had not actualy been used and had been refurbished and had all the original cables drivers etc. However it did not have any ink , watch out! epson are apparently well known for exorbitant ink prices and there is also a sneaky little chip that counts how many characters you have printed and then decides that your cartridge is empty - when it is not. You can overcome this by purchasing a gadget -not from epson - that resets the chip on the cartridge,however dont bother buying cheap cartridges from the internet , not even the ones that assure you they have the latest chip! I have bought two different sets ,neither of which work ,total cost £37 , I should have just bought the expensive epson one and saved myself the frustration and waiting time. This is the first epson printer I have owned and I can honestly say it will be the last ,my previous printers were HP and CANNON neither of which had any ink cartridge problems and would accept cheaper alternatives. On the plus side, it was a cheap little printer and when the ink was sorted out it works well,its fine for occasinal home use.
My personal experience and opinion:
If you want a printer for small scale printing, when i mean small scale printing i mean like 4 sheets of A4 a week, this printer may be the way forward, i bought this printer and after i printed 12 high quality prints from it, it packed up and only could be fed paper by hand, i sent it off, the other worked fine appart from some technical manufacturing problems, they send me a new one and it had the same problem as the 1st one and then the 4th one i got worked like a dream. I hope i just had a spell of bad luck and not all epson stylus s22 are like this. I now happily print of my coursework each week which is (colour, A4, around 15 - 30 pages) and i sometimes print out photos.
The print speed is about average at 28 black and white pages per minute and 15 colour prints per minute. Prints a 8x6 inch picture in about 90 seconds. It's good for mass production printing if the printed had the facilities.
The printer has a USB port but doesn't provide a USB cable.
The printer can easily hold around 50-70 sheets of paper, but i prefer to just put in enough for the amount you are needing to print due to the fact sheets of paper can easily get clogged in the wheels.
H13.5, W41.5, D22.7cm. in size and 2.4kg in weight, which is very easily moved without difficulty and can be taken on business trips etc.
Other: Inks can be costly meaning around £30 for the full colour and black inks for this product but from the speed i print pages (my usage is above) the ink last me around 2 months. which is cheaper than printing from a shop!
The set up is pretty simple and even my nan who is 82 years old borrowed it for a week and she isnt a computer whizz at all managed to set up and print out her poems from Word.
For a printer which is around £20 - £30 it's a good quality. If you need a cheap and cheerful printer then this is the one for you.
Looking down the Dooyoo most wanted list I spotted the Epson Stylus S22 printer, which I didnt own at the time (I do now) but my brother does. On occasions when I've ran out of ink I have popped around to my brothers to pinch his printer. Jamie (brother) originally purchased this for my niece as now she is at high school and using it for her homework.
Epson Stylus S22:
'The home printer that produces outstanding documents and lab-quality photographs every time'
This printer was purchased around six months a go as Jamie's old Epson Stylus runners had started to fail and over leaked on the ink he did however have that printer for 4 years with a lot of use. As that printer has held him well he went for another Epson, having browsed round the market he came across the Epson Stylus S22 which ticked all the boxes he was looking for. The only problem he had was that it was single ink cartridges and he prefers the standard one black and one colour but that aside he still liked the printer and purchased from Amazon.co.uk for around £40.00
I have the Canon MP210 which I love but on occasions when I've ran out of ink I've been cheeky and popped to Jamie's to use his printer. It has good speed, the quality of both text and photo is excellent for the money. One thing I found when printing photos with a lots of colour it can come out a little tacky to touch as the ink is not completely dry; but I've had that problem with a lot of printers in the past but it soon dries leaving you with a good quality photo.
Inserting the paper is simple it fits into the slot provided at the back and the support lifts up to stop the paper from holding over; holding around 100 sheets. One little snag with this printer is that if you do load it with lots of paper sometimes it misses the feed then makes a nose while trying to feed the paper, but as long you stick to around 80 sheet of paper into the printer at one time you'll have no problem.
Asking Jamie how long the ink was lasting he said the family use this printer (and me at times) and it does last for a good length of time, it does use a lot more ink when printing photos but that that case with all printers. On average use the cartridges last around four months of colour and around three months for black which is really good considering it's used most days for homework etc
This printer only takes up to A4 in size but as this is only a home printer that's perfectly fine; you can also set it to print on envelopes and smaller photo paper. It takes plan paper and photo paper, but I have found out it doesn't like thick card and will jam if you try and print on thick card.
When installing this you have a maintenance tab like most printers do, I for one find this very handy as you're able to nozzle check and clean to keep your printer printing quality documents. You can also select the paper you wish to use the size and it will show you much ink you have remaining.
In the box you have -
* Epson Stylus S22 printer
* 4 individual ink cartridges
* Software CD
* 'Start Here' guide
* Warranty document
* Power cable
Now as I havent set my printer up at work yet, I've been on the phone to Jamie on how he found setting this printer up and connecting it to their home PC.
In the box the only cable was the power supply; but to connect this printer you also needed the USB from printer to PC which didn't come with the printer. Lucky as Jamie had the USB from the last Epson printer he could continue to set up. You have your start up disc, with simple to follow instructions where to plug leads in and when to turn on your printer. All in all it takes around five minutes to set everything up before you're up and running.
You also get four ink cartridges to install again which couldn't be easier, you just remove the cartridges from their packaging lift the lid on the printer where the inks go and they simply click into place - no fuss. (It's labeled what colour goes where)
Price and Availability:
This printer was originally purchased on Amazon for around £40.00; it can still be purchased from Amazon now a little cheaper at £36.78. The cheapest I have found this printer so far is £31.00 at http://dropship.weareelectricals.com/products/EPSON-Stylus-S22-Printer.html.
Browsing the internet for places where this printer can be purchased is pretty much most PC and electrical stores. As always it pays to look round for the cheapest.
Mine however was purchased from PC World for £39.99 and with my cousin working there I had a 10% discount.
Cost of Inks:
Nowadays you can buy much cheaper compatible inks which do a great job; but does lack that crispness to photos that the branded version will give you.
Inks needed are - T1281 (Black) T1282 (Cyan) T1283 (Magenta) T1284 (Yellow)
These can be purchase in a multi-pack for around £29.00 and up in some places again always good to shop around or they will cost around £9.99 single. It does state to use only the genuine inks as this will give you the best results each time.
Right now Play.com seems to be the cheaper option at only £6.49.
A great home printer for work/homework simple and fast to set up, easy to use, great value for money idea for students as it's cheap and cheerful with good quality results to match. The look of the printer is I found modern and not to bulky. Printers have sure come along way in the past five years!
It's in mat black but does have a shine to it and has the on/off button on the front along with the ink button letting you know when it running low. This printer will operate on Windows XP/XP-x64/Vista, Win 7, Mac OS 10.4.11 or later which most people will be like to have.
This printer also comes with Epson Easy Print Disc which is a software application that allows you to easily layout and print digital images on various kinds of paper very handy for your photos.
As I liked this printer so much I have purchased one for my work, for its ease of use and is very cost effective.
Four out of five stars from me! (Missing one star due to not coming with USB cable)
Thanks for reading :o)
This is my first review on a printer so I hope it's been helpful, anything I may have missed out just give me a message.
Item Weight: 2.4 Kg
Print Speed: Up to 28 ppm - B/W - A4 (210 x 297 mm) ¦ Up to 15 ppm - colour - A4 (210 x 297 mm) ¦ Up to 1.48 min/page - photo - 100 x 150 mm
Max Resolution ( B&W ): 5760 dpi x 1440 dpi
Max Resolution ( Colour ): 5760 dpi x 1440 dpi
Media Type: Envelopes, plain paper, photo paper
Total Media Capacity: 100 sheets
Media Handling: 100-sheet input tray
Power: AC 230V