After only a week of use, it's a bit soon toa rate the V600 at 5 STARS, but, I'll gamble that the features I haven't yet tested are as good as those that I've used this week. If the V600 works as well as my 12 year old "Brand X", which is still operating beautifully on my other computer, I will be very happy. The TRUE reason that I bought the V600 is to convert hundreds of color and black & white negatives up to 65 years old, as well as restore a few fading color prints from the early 1950s. Some of my 60+ year old negatives had never been printed, so it was a hoot to hit "preview" and see them appear in their original glory. Great job, Epson. I have already recommended this unit to my oldest son, while another son has purchased the Epson V330 and likes it, too.
My C88+ was the third Epson I've owned. It was 2 years old and the C88 [at about 18 months] both shut down on an "end-of-expected-life" error message - - and both became immediately useless. This time it was VERY FRUSTRATING because I was in the middle of a lengthy business document and it left me with unfinished work. If Epson is going to limit the lifetime, how about also including a warning of pending "end-of-life." One other item, earlier models had the option of a â€œstandard capacityâ€� black ink cartridge or a â€œhigh capacityâ€� black ink cartridge. This was eliminated on the C88+ model; a very unfriendly consumer decision by Epson because â€" guess what, MOST print work is in BLACK. PS: The high capacity black ink for the C88 WILL work in the C88+, it does not fit well and a little force must be use â€" but it does work. [I had left over unopened High Capacity cartridges when the C88 failed and tried one just to see if it would work â€" and it did.]
This printer is a real workhorse. Quality printing, fast, efficient, single ink cartridges and works easily with all lb paper. The draw backs are that two sided printing has to be done manually and it seems to only last 18 months. This is my fourth printer of this type. Maybe Epson will finally figure out how to make a quality printer that will last.
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