By Simon Williams
Reviewed: 16 Oct 2008
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1. does it have duplex?2. how well does it work under linux? without good linux support, this printer is just a standalone copier/fax machine to me.
Shortly after buying this printer it suffered a paper jam.I removed the paper by hand, but the computer keeps telling me that there is still a paper jam when this is not the case.I dont know how to reset the printer so as to get rid of the error message.I now have a printer i cannot use.It is very frustrating.I will return the printer tomorrow.
How can Epson get away with making absolutely false claims about their printing speeds?The interface is time consuming to use and when the ink cartridges are full and the printer isn't used for some time, one or more of the cartridges has blocked or dried up.What a load of hastle. I've had to replace cartridges just to get some printing done. I'm tempted to march the printer up to the highest mountain at the back of my house and hurl it all the way down. You can see I'm not at all impressed with this particular printer.
just brought it so so sorry paper jams all too frequent for no good reason takes a compatible uses for a day then says replace cartridges as cartridge not recognized cant work out how to add an answer machine never again its back to hp for me
help does anyone know how to get this monster to accept compatables
Epson BX300F Office printer doesn’t even do something as simple as print on the back of a business card: what use is that?Don’t waist your time and money buying one even though the name of the printer incorporates the name office. I wish companies would think more before naming there Crummy machines these office friendly machines when there clearly not. It don’t even have a network input or wireless printing. So where did the office name come from? What a load of junk I wish I never paid out for it now. Waist of moneyThe fax answers when it wants and sometimes don’t even print the fax at allGetting board of Epson and there clams to office use, my £29 Lexmark printer printed on the business cards no problem, yet my Lexmark was a cheap machinePeople say you get what you pay for! Not always true as my Epson cost 3 times more
I bought one for my accountant's workstation as a standalone machine. It's been used every day for well over a year now, and it keeps working (using only compatibles). It's very prone to banding, but over all, it's been a good workhorse
These printers work fine for a couple of weeks, maybe a month. Then they start throwing up error messages 'cannot recognise ink cartridge' even when the cartridges are still half full. We have very low usage; printing maybe 20 pages a day at most and yet we have to replace cartridges 2-3 times per week at £10-11 per cartridge. That makes it about 15p per page. It seems like a racket to me. But worse than that is the aggravation and stress it causes. Everytime you want to perform a simple task like print an invoice you have to spend time checking the nozzles, taking the cartridges out, puting them back, replacing them, charging them etc etc etc. At the minimum wage this added time pushes the cost per page up towards 20 or 30p per page. This has happened on 2 Epson printers I have bought. I will never buy Epson again.
I've has one for over a year. printed probably 1 screenplay per day, so in the region of 50,000 pages using the cheapest paper (£2.39 a ream) and cheap Chinese compatible cartridges (£4.80 for 5 on eBay, 19ml - as opposed to 7.4ml in the genuine Epson ones) - costs about 80p per 110-page screenplay.It *is* slow (3-4ppm standard, 25ppm draft) but what the hell, at that price, I'll wait :-)
Generally very good value for money for the small user. Does not reject budget ink cartridges. But you need the patience of Job. It is seriously slow. I just printed off a bank statement, admittedly with a little colour on it. It took 3 minutes! For one page!!
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