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.
I love this scanner. It is so much faster than my Epson Perfection 4490 photo that I had used for a decade. The software is excellent and, if you have other Epson products connected - like I do, it's nice to have one piece of software for all devices that scan. I really like the digital ice for photos. Many scanners have color restoration software but only for slides and negatives not photos, too. This scanner also comes with a nice long cord which is handy. The scan quality is excellent - which is really what counts.
I am a genealogist and previously had owned 2 AIO printers in two years because the unit(s) couldn't handle the minimum amount of copying & printing I was doing. Then I inherited 15 boxes of family photos & documents. When the 3rd AIO broke down after a marathon of scanning, I researched and bought the Epson scanner. It works perfectly! I was able to scan 400 photos in a day without one single problem! There are 4 different scan choices from "just push the button" to professional grade. Choice of labeling the photos and where to store them, automatic color-correction, clean-up options, cropping of photos. The scanned photos and documents have come out clean and sharp. I couldn't be happier with the Epson results and work ability. The unit's size is also just right for storing on the average bookcase.
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