from Florida on 3/23/2014
I have had two of these printers now. It's not a matter of if but when will the ink tanks become clogged. Because of the built in printhead (which makes fantastic beautiful highly detailed printing available), if the printer is not used consistently, the ink tanks will become clogged and the printer will not be able to be used. On my first printer, the ink tanks become clogged after a month business trip where the printer was not in use. The second printer became clogged for not apparent reason. Epsoin support will replace the printer, but the hassle is not worth the purchase. The actual quality of the printer and the prints are fantastic.
By Mr Bill
from Fort Worth, Texas on 3/15/2014
Through the years I have used only Epson printers, upgrading as newer advances and added ease of use has been presented. The Artisan 50 is my latest printer. I have used it with great satisfaction. Epson is the only printer I have found that enables me to print both the covers and discs of the media that I make for the MC I ride with (Bikers For Christ). I document all our functions and make them available to our members. The quality I get from my Artisan 50 gives a professional look to my work.
By T. Rex
from St. Louis, MO on 3/3/2014
I have worn out two Epson Photo Stylus R200 printers and was delighted with the quality of the prints. The only problem was that the sheet feed mechanism started giving serious problems. I was able to fix this ( somewhat) and keep them working far beyond their expected lifetime. Then I got an Epson Artisan 50. Wow! This is so much faster than the R200s that it thrills me every time I use it. And, if anything, the picture quality is even better. I also like the software improvements.
from Boston, MA on 2/8/2014
I had one of Epson's early photo printers, the R200. It was a great dependable printer that turned out perfect photos. Lasted 9 trouble free years. I wanted a similar non-all in one printer and settled on the Artisan 50. I am running Vista 64 bit. The included driver didn't take so I had to download an updated one from Epson. That went smoothly. Then the moment of truth. I selected one of my better photo's and clicked PRINT. WOW. Excellent pro looking photo. Now if this printer will just last 9 years like the last one.
from Maplewood, MN on 2/7/2014
This printer does a beautiful job on color prints and handles CDs or DVDs reasonably. The DVD capability is the reason I bought it and it delivers. It will require restarting when errors happen and is expensive to maintain the ink supply. If you want low cost and high volume this is not your printer of choice.