NOT best for black and white printing
from Undisclosed on 11/5/2013
Printer works well for both color and black and white prints, but if an ink cartridge runs out the device will not print. This includes all ink- yellow, red, blue and BOTH blacks. Very frustrating. When you buy the combination pack of ink it only comes with ONE black ink. Epson designed the machine to only run when BOTH blacks have ink in them, so you would have to buy the combination pack AND an additional black just to print. I work in a school and need to buy my own ink. I bought this printer knowing that most of my printing would be in black and white, but wanted to know that I would have the capability to print in color if needed. I did not realize that I would have to purchase as much ink as I do. This is an expense I did not expect when purchasing the printer. The basic price of the unit may seem reasonable, but once you realize how much ink you need to buy, you will find it is not.