I have had a lot of different brands of scanners and printers and I still return to Epson because it is simply the best and easiest to work with. Most reliable too. This one can scan medium format negs.. and I am sooooooo excited about that.
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.
Good scanner, works great, price is right. All is good with this unit in terms of performance as a scanner. Instructions leave much to be desired, way too intuitive, not enough written about "How to scan" , "How to copy". etc. All is learned by trial and error.
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