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Epson Expression Photo XP-850
 
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$199.99 - $343.83
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Summary: An all-in-one inkjet printer from Epson. It has scan and copy functions, an automatic document feeder, built-in faxing, and both Wi-Fi and Ethernet networking. Works with both Windows and Mac OS.
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Community icon6 people have reviewed this model.
Type: All-in-one inkjet printers
User Reviews
User Reviews

 
1.0
Don't Bother
10/10/2014
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
This is the fourth XP-850 Epson has sent me, with every printer having the same problem described by other reviewers. It stops printing, or prints with big gaps. I've spent so much money on ink (cleaning print heads) and so much time fussing with this. Tech support tells me I'm the only one who has reported this problem. Obviously not true. Too bad, because when it works, it prints beautifully, but not for long. This is a printer with huge problems. Epson, take this one off the market or fix it.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

 
1.0
Epson XP-800 is my expensive paperweight
9/12/2014
Pros
Cons
Slow Operation
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
I attempted to use this printer for work and home. However, it has yet to print for more than a day or two straight without flashing errors that the ink cartridge is not recognized. This despite putting in new, epson catridges. I had around 8 hour-long conversations with the techs from epson, who never resolved the problem, despite sending me new cartridges directly several times and even replacing the machine! The new one did the exact same thing. They finally said they cant do anything more and left hanging there with an unusable printer on my desk. It was a very frustrating experience that was in no way mitigated by any percieved increases in photo print quality over my past HP printer. The only good news is that I have a $300 paperweight if I need it.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Pricey plastic box
7/2/2014
Pros
Printing Is Okay
Cons
Expensive cartridges
Best Uses
When There's Ink
Comment:
Printer use is largely for documents, but occasionally images.<br /><br />The printer prints quite well, but in limited supply. I am going through the first batch of ink, after printing perhaps 40 sheets of whatever. The cartridges have no ink, and of course they're specific, costing approx. $35 per colour cartridge out of six. Also, it won't print without full cartridges. That's right, if the black ink is new and full while the other 5 colours are low/empty, you cannot print black and white. Yup, will have to reset all of them at the same time, costing approximately $200 in cartridges per refill. And the value per print is significantly higher then just walking to Staples/Office Depot, etc.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
The Epson Expression Photo XP-850 is part of the Printers test program at Consumer Reports. The Epson Expression Photo XP-850 Printers features and specs include Auto-duplexing, Can print if color empty, Memory-card reader, PictBridge, Networking, Built-in fax, LCD viewer, Individual color tanks. In our lab tests, Printers models like the Epson Expression Photo XP-850 are reviewed on Maintenance ink use, Text speed, 4x6 photo time, 8x10 photo time, Text cost (cents), 4x6 photo cost ($), 8x10 photo cost ($), Ink cost/month ($), Overall score, Photo quality, Power saving, Scan quality, Text quality, Versatility, Convenience, Copy quality, Graphics quality. Consumer Reports subscribers share reviews of the Epson Expression Photo XP-850 based on personal experience. The user reviews of the Epson Expression Photo XP-850 include star ratings, pros, cons, best uses, and a bottom line review to help guide your purchasing decision of the Epson Expression Photo XP-850.
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