Amazon Review by PhotoGraphics
1008 people found the following review helpful
Basic and costly to use
In the past I have worked for Epson, as well as HP, Xerox and Kodak and I have a greater than average knowledge of how printers work and what motivates the manufacturers. I no longer work for any of the above nor did I get this as a free sample from anyone so I have no prejudices pro or con the brand or this model.
This as an entry level AIO (all-in-one) printer that has some good features going for it and some not-so-good.
Size: it won’t hog your desktop yet performs the basic functions of a printer, copier, scanner (no fax).
It prints acceptable but not great photos when used with the appropriate photo paper. The photos are not great because it does not use any specialty photo color ink tanks, only the four basic colors usually found on low-end printers
The printer can be used with a standard USB cable or wirelessly. Wireless operation has improved markedly recently, allowing easy printer sharing, use with smartphones or tablets, and permitting the printer to be located in more convenient locations. When used wirelessly it prints just as fast as when it is connected using a wired connection.
THE PRINTER ALSO HAS SOME DOWNSIDES:
It is slower than some people may be used to.
It is NOT a two-sided printer, a severe disadvantage. Two-sided printing is common on printers these days that cost as low as $50.
The LCD display screen is relatively small and is not high resolution.
While the ink cartridges are low priced they also have a low page count which can make the cost-per-print higher than average.
It is rated an average buy for its very small size, quality of construction and paper handling (front feed).
Final note - shop carefully. The selling price of this model varies widely. At the lowest selling price it’s worth considering. At the higher end of the range there are better options available.