We need a new printer for business/personal use. I have an Epson XP-640 which I greatly dislike. I have one in my home office and my husband has the same one in the actual shop office. The ink has become SO expensive (has the cartridges).
The thing I really dislike is all the troubleshooting I was beginning to have to do. I would make a small amount of copies and the quality would get bad and I had to go through such a LLLLLLongggg process of “Is this better? Which looks the best?” EVERYtime when I got done with the whole process I would get the message I was low on one or two of the colors. The printer that I have loved the most was an HP…user friendly virtually never a problem.
I have been listening to Kim talk about the EcoTank Printers. I am very interested but am wondering if these printers also have all the troubleshooting features that I loathe? I make a medium amount of black and white copies but would like to make great quality picture copies that are suitable for framing. I never got one great copy of a picture out of the printer I have now.
I just called the Epson 800 number and the lady was basically reading off the website and was NO help at all. Does someone have an opinion/some good advice?
Great question, It seems you are using a printer that is used for printing CD/DVD labels and Photos. Which should not be used for general office work, due to the price of the ink.
Most printers will have similar troubleshooting / calibration steps that it makes you go through at setup, more so with a photo printer as it trying to keep its accuracy over time.
You should really have one printer dedicated to printing photo quality images and then another for general office work. In that case you should take a look at getting a laser printer that prints only B&W, Brother monochrome laser printers I have always had good luck with and will not require as much troubleshooting / calibration.
Thank you John for your answer!
Honestly, I never felt like I got any good quality pictures from this printer, the Epson XP-640. My husband uses this same printer in his office and he loves it. He basically never prints pics, but uses it for business stuff. I agree with you that our BIG problem with it is how expensive the ink is, especially going through the whole trouble shooting process.
I went to Staples to ask about the Eco Tank Printers and he thought since I didn’t make copies everyday or two, maybe the ink was getting dry??
So, you would not suggest an over all good printer to be used for pictures AND limited business prints?
I appreciate your time answering my questions!!