It only plays up when you need it most!I'm actually in agreement with most of the other negative comments about this printer. It tends to play up frequently, usually at critical times when you haven't got much time left to make mistakes. It freezes up quite often too and sometimes I wondered what it was actually "thinking" about when the entire machine is designed purposely and solely for printing, and printing only. And yet it can't print very well.
The ink is definitely expensive. So I started using after-market branded ink replacements. They work very well. And yet once I r... Read morean out of the aftermarket cartridges and was desperate to print some important documents so I purchased a packet of genuine Epson ink made for the 410xp. It was very expensive (about 10x the aftermarket price). The best part is after installing the genuine ink, I had all sorts of printing problems, from blurry smudged images, to lines across my text, to no images at all!! Did a head clean, nozzle clean, check this check that, then print successfully for a few pages, then all my colours went wonky (green was slightly blue, red was slightly yellow etc...). Checked ink level - all at least 90% full. I have had more problems with the printer when I used the genuine ink than with the aftermarket ones....how ironic. One of the worst printers....it was relatively cheap, but to replace the ink was awfully expensive relative to the printer. But the printer looked quite good and compact when first purchased but that impression soon wore off as the frustration took over due to all the errors and problems I had with it. I'm scarred for life with this brand. Still using it today after 4 years because can't afford a new one yet. It definitely lasts. But dont think you can save money by buying a cheap printer.
Don't buy it. It's not good printer at allI am not satisfied at all with this printer. Never able to get it work when you need it most. Extremely unreliable. Always have some error happening. I wonder why printer companies does. It almost seem like it's on purpose Show details
Piece Of Dog Sh!#Disgusting waste of money, constantly buying ink...may the company go broke.Soooooo painful...nozzle check, head cleaning...needs sledge hammer so I can have some satisfaction..tonight I will pour a nice glass of red and get to work on this hideous machine.
Discontinued Surprise (NOT) seen the reviews!Refuses to print in monochrome, only prints in photo or best photo option for a BW doc.
Scans 1 page to a file, for readable reproduction you have a 1mb 1 page file!
I would not recommend buying new or used XP 410 as the ink will cost you more than the printer for less than 200 pages
Not impressed but can't find better for the priceI know you get what you pay for but I would have thought that Epson could make a printer that at least has print heads that don't clog up all the time resulting in
a) constant lines across your print followed by
b) excessive use of ink dues to having to constantly clean the printheads.
... or maybe this is their plan.
The genuine ink is so expensive that I feel you might as well buy a new printer when the printheads start playing up because it's cheaper than replacement cartidges and using all your ink to clean them.
I have had no con... Read morenection or scanning issues and if it wasn't for the printhead problem I would be quite happy with this printer. Reading through reviews of others at about the same price, they all seem to have something wrong with them so better the devil I know.
An Average PrinterI have always had HP printers but my last one swore me off ever buying another one again because everything broke on it just out of warranty. I decided to switch to Epson and bought the XP-410 because it was a good price and looked like a good compact machine. The scanning feature is good and works well but the printing is very hit and miss. Quite often I will print something and it is blurry or not even printing things on the page. I then have to go through multiple processes in the setup area cleaning the print head nozzles or doing head clea... Read morening to be able to get it to print normally again. I never had this problem with any of the HP printers I bought! For this reason alone I dare say I will not be buying another Epson printer again. Also the printer cartridges are very expensive!
Not the greatestMy first one of these did not work returned for a replacement that one was good at first it printed ok not the clearest, it does go through ink including the XL ones, as you have to constantly clean nossles as they leave lines across the page. I have tried different brands still no different. its ok if you just want to print non important documents but not good for photos as its not clear.
Piece of RubbishWill not buy again keeps getting clogged if I go away for 3 weeks the printer nozzles get choked and have spent a fortune on nozzles. Never buy an Epson again. Spend your money on anything but an Epson.
Not good printing quality at allI will never Epson printer again. donesnt print properly . need color inks for black printings... I will never Epson printer again. donesnt print properly . need color inks for black printings... I will never Epson printer again. donesnt print properly . need color inks for black printings... I will never Epson printer again. donesnt print properly . need color inks for black printings...
Do not touchDo not touch, prints poorly you end up with lines thru your page. You have to use the usb cord wont work on wifi to print or scan, now it has stopped scanning altogether. On the up side the ink tends to last awhile and cheap cartridges are avaiable thru wholesale online companies.
Terrible printerThe print quality is atrocious, lines accross the page, no matter how many times I've adjust and cleaned nozzles and any other maintainence suggestion given. The lines started within months of actually getting the printer.
Have to manually feed papers as has no feed drawer, which means if you leave paper in feed tray they curl and then get jammed.
Connectivity is non existent, again a few months after purchase wifi connection started dropping out for scanning, only suggestion for trouble shooting is to uninstall/reinstall software but... Read morethat gets a bit tedious after a while. Now won't scan using USB either, just becoming useless. Once inks have run out will be purchasing new and never looking at EPSON again. Only plus is inks seem to last; but i honestly don't know if that is because I avoid using it (and pay for expensive colour prints st the library instead).
Terrible printerAbsolutely terrible printer. Will not print at all after ink change with genuine cartridges $30.00 each. epson didn't care at all. In total I probably manage to print about 20 pages. Thought I was upgrading from my $30.00 HP but I will be going back to K Mart for the cheap printer now. So disappointing - don't go near epson.
Avoid at all costsWe have hardly used the Epson XP-410 due to its inability to remain connected WI/FI and its refusal to recognise touch by fingers.
My parents lost the usb cable but that's not the point as it operated fine without a direct connection for a couple of months after it was purchased. Now it only shows an error message and does not function AT ALL.
Worse printer ever. Will never ever buy from Epson againThis is the worse printer I have ever seen. Would give it a 0 rating if it is available.
I usually buy HP printers but thought of trying out this one since they have the option to change the ink catridges individually. I never expect the ink to use up so fast even though I am not a heavy user. I only print a few invoices or statements every month and the most annoying thing is each time when I turn on the printer I have to do alignment and clean the heads etc before I can get my documents printed out nicely.
Will never buy from Epson ever again!
GarbageThis printer is the biggest load of garbage i have ever owned. Never buy this one it has printed about 10 pages and is completely stuffed when i really need it. Worthless, Rubbish Not reliable at all.
|Print from Phone
|Epson Expression Home XP-420
|Epson Expression Home XP-420
- MPN: C11CC87401 and XP-410
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