The Artisan 1430 is a GOOD inexpensive large-format inkjet printer, AND with the added bonus of being able to also print directly onto CD/DVD disks. I highly recommend this printer.
When I bought my first printer about ten years ago, I bought an Epson C88. Since the C88+ printer has replaced them, this has been the only printer I buy. It does what I need it to do and since I am familiar with the features, I never have to learn how to use another printer! I do NOT want to replace this with any other printer ever and, though they don't seem to last much longer than just a few months beyond the manufacturing warranty, at least I have some idea when I will need to replace it. I LOVE the fact that the ink cartridges are separate, so I need to only replace ink that I've run out of. I also rely on the fact that this printer gives me fair warning of when I am close to running out, so I can reorder before I have no more ink. I don't need fax or scanning features, so I like not having to deal with or buy all these extra bells and whistles that I don't need. I do some printing of photos, and so far this printer has been adequate for my personal needs. In short, I hope you never discontinue this product or fiddle around with it's features. There are times when it would be handy to have 2-sided printing capabilities, but I will gladly forego this type of feature for the benefits of using this printer. If Epson ever wants to "upgrade" the features of the C88+, I hope they will just make a new printer with the extra features WITHOUT discontinuing the C88+. I consider it a classic, like Classic Coke. Don't mess around with something that works so well at doing what it does! I very much appreciate the fact that, though it is time consuming to install any new printer, being able to work on an ongoing basis with the same printer model, year after year, helps me a great deal and reduces the guesswork, stress, time, and hassles involved in learning how to install and use a new product. And it doesn't take up a lot of space. Thanks to Epson for continuing to manufacture this wonderful printer!
so far,so good....this printer seems to work great on computer printing, i have not yet worked with any photo printing but will keep you up to date when available...
Excellent color inkjet. This is my second C88+. First one failed due to serious jam caused by MY neglecting to open output door.(!) Essential to monitor placement of paper, to avoid ordinary jams. Would be helpful if could release roller pressure when attempting to extract jammed paper. If scraps missed are likely to jam mechanism which essentially kills printer because must be disassembled.( Not for the timid!!) Would welcome an updated version of this single function color printer. Willing to pay 20% extra for following improvements: Roller release Interlock to prevent printing if doors not open Drivers, for 64 OS. (Must use Win 7 default drivers only.)
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