After reading some of the printer reviews, I thought I would throw my 2 cents in. Overall, I think this has been a great printer!! The greatest feature I like is that you can easily change the print quality every time you print. Some things I want done on quality, and some things I just need economy. Although the economy is not perfect, it is good enough for a lot of things I do. The letters are just not as dark as when you do it in quality. But in quality, the letters are very dark and crisp. I like that there is not fuzziness around the letters, as often happens with other ink jet printers.
Recommend this product?
I occasionally have to clean my print heads, but not constantly like some others have had to do. It is very easy to do, and has a built in program that walks you through every step. Although when I do have to clean it, it does use a lot of ink due to the fact that you have to print a very vibrant color picture afterwards. Sometimes you have to clean it several times before it corrects the problem.
The printer cartridges are comparable to other brands, running about $20.00 a piece, give or take a few dollars. They just pop in when you need to replace them. It sometimes is a little picky about lining up correctly though. It has bar lights that come on every time that you print to tell you how full your cartridges are. Green for full. When it starts to get near the time, it turns yellow. You can run it all the way up until it turns red so you don't waste any ink left over. I wish that it would tell you in a written message that you are out of ink. There have been several times that I have run out, and tried to print. I could not figure out why it wouldn't work, and then suddenly remembered that I probably needed to change the cartridge. So when it runs out, it just doesn't work as opposed to telling you that you need to change the ink.
I would recommend this printer. It is a cheap printer, that has good print quality if you are going to be using it for your personal use. I would not think it would last for business use or heavy use though.
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Amount Paid (US$): 80
Operating System: Windows