Epson Artisan 810 All-In-One Inkjet Printer Reviews

Epson Artisan 810 All-In-One Inkjet Printer

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Not Recommended Based on Paper Feed Issues

May 17, 2012 (Updated Sep 23, 2013)
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Pros:CD printing; double-sided paper printing

Cons:Paper feed is extremely problematic for anything other than regular paper.

The Bottom Line: Not recommended based on paper feed issues.


UPDATE 7/16/2012: Printer stopped feeding even regular paper, which makes it useless to me as a... well, you know, printer.

ORIGINAL REVIEW BELOW:

TL;DR = Prints well to regular paper & CD's; feed issues prevent printing to other media. Scanner works fine.

While the Artisan 810 will feed regular paper and CD's without incident, it makes a frustrating and expensive mess of feeding any other type of paper. This is a shame for a printer whose decent print quality would make it a nice tool for casual photo and postcard printing, among other things.

This is the type of printer which 'flips' the paper, meaning that it prints on the bottom side of the material in the paper tray. While this is a common setup, this machine has great difficulty feeding the material from the paper tray to the printing area. What's worse is that it often damages the leading edge of the paper in the process, leaving indentations or even tears. This can be expensive if you are trying to print on quality material such as parchment, photo paper, or 4-to-a-sheet postcards.

I wouldn't want to give the impression that this is merely an occasional inconvenience. It is a constant problem which makes the printer unusable for anything other than regular paper or CD's.

On the positive side, it's ability to print on both sides of regular paper is quite impressive. It prints the front side, then sucks the paper back in and prints on the back side. I didn't experience any issues at all with this feature, and it certainly saved me the trouble of manually collating documents - which can be more confusing than it seems!

While I personally favor LightScribe over printing directly to inkjet-printable CD's, the Epson's CD printing ability did work perfectly and produced decent looking discs - although I felt the ink consumption was a bit high. My problem with these special printable CD's is that they tend to be a bit 'gummy', leaving marks and sticking to CD wallets. They may also present loading and ejection issues for some CD players. My Alpine car stereo specifically warns against them.

I have very rarely used the Artisan 810 to scan, so I don't have much to offer other than to say it seemed adequate and didn't present issues.

UPDATE: As I was writing this, I was trying to get the Epson to load a sheet of HP Premium Soft Gloss paper so I could print an 8.5 x 11 best-resolution photo for a friend without having to go to a lab. Well, after some disassembly to facilitate sticking my hand inside to manually push the paper into place, I thought I finally had it. Turns out, however, that the paper just sat in one place while the inkjets sprayed layer after layer of precious ink onto one small rectangle of the expensive photo paper. To make matters worse, the puddled ink got all over the guide rollers, which left ink tracks all over the document and will now have to be hand-cleaned.


Recommend this product? No


Amount Paid (US$): 300


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