I purchased a R280 and followed with Artisan 710 and I think they are great printer for my personal use. Over the past year, my friend who also used Epson printer gave me an R1900 and Artisan 1430 because he purchased 2 new Epson printers. I have never owed any other printers except Epson printer. As you can tell by the models, there are old units but they are working very, very well so reliability is not an issue with Epson printers. If any of these printers fail, I would not hesitate to buy another Epson printer.
The best feature of the Epson Artisan 1430 Inkjet Printer is that it prints on extra heavy paper such as 130# cover. The paper also lays flat after it has been printed. The worst feature is how it goes through ink. This printer is good for low volume-high quality printing. It is non-economical for large commercial printing.
I bought this to print artwork at home and I've really liked it so far! I've had a few issues with the printer grabbing single sheets, but that in no way alters how much I enjoy using the printer overall. It prints nice, solid colors, which is exactly what I needed.
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