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Five Star Reviews:
Great all-in-one printer
March 1, 2016
My old printer bit the dust, and I was looking for a reliable replacement. This upgrade on the XP-420 works a treat. Easy to set up Cloud printing and network connections. With this printer, I can print from anywhere in my home, or even remotely when not home. The color looks good on the photos I printed, and documents come out quite quickly.On the con side, there is a limited supply of starter ink. It didn't last long. However, when I bought this printer, I also ordered the XL capacity replacement ink from (...) and just fitted it, and can report it works just as well as with the stock ink.I am very happy with this printer, and would recommend it to others, just be sure to buy ink when you buy the printer, the starter ink doesn't last very long ata ll.
A Bang for your buck
February 20, 2016
Just got it a while ago and so far so good. The setup was super quick and easy. After taking all of the packaging and tape off from the inside and outside of the printer the configuration took no more than 10min (including setting up the wifi and adding the printer to my MacBook Pro). So far so good. I've only printer 2 pages but I have about 40 to print out for school. If it jams or messes up I will update. But if it does not then you will not get an update and can assume that it's working flawlessly.It's a decent speed. It isn't as small as I thought it would of been but it's not huge. See photo to get an idea of how big it is. That's a regular letter sized paper. It's not too loud. And will do the job it's intended to do.I have not printed a photo as I don't have photo paper, so I cannot review that.Overall nice printer
EXACTLY what I've been needing!!! BEST purchase!!!!
February 12, 2016
I really wish you all could see how excited I was about this amazing Amazon steal!!!I received this as a gift from my mother for my birthday because I am constantly having to use her printer due to my old one not working. I went and looked at some in stores but the prices were nearly $100 and since I was picking it out I wanted something that did the job but at a reasonable price. I was looking around on Amazon and came across this printer and decided to try it out since it had great reviews.First off, It was very easy to set up and I just followed the instructions. My mom read them to me and I did the set up. The ink was easy to install and so far we are still using the ink that came with it (1-2 weeks s). Although, we haven't been printing off the wall either so I'm sure that helps.After we got the printer set up i've been downloaded the app which worked just fine for me. Since the computer is hooked up to Wi-Fi I am able to print things from my iPhone without having to have the app so it really wasn't needed.I printed a picture on photo paper for my grandfather who is in the nursing home and I was pleased with the outcome of the quality. I have included pictures of the printer and also of the way my photo printed.This is definitely a great deal and one that you should not miss out on!
My cats hate this foul machine
November 25, 2015
My cats hate this foul machine. My college work loves it though.The printer is kind of like Skynet, it tells you when it runs low on ink. It lets you know when it has a paper jam. Sure, the average printer does that, but this one? It lets you know on your computer. The printer sends you an instant message, but it doesn't ask a/s/l. Thank goodness for the small things!I would recommend this for anyone that is printing papers, pictures, or even wants to play with the scanner feature. Overall, great all in one printer that terrifies cats.
SIMPLY SUPERB for HOME USE
November 2, 2015
Great price ... even greater value. Comes with black and color cartridges. Un-boxed and connected it to my wifi network and google cloud print in less than 10 minutes ---without reading the directions since everything was intuitive and plug-and-play. Color and print quality is excellent. My much more expensive HP laser 6510 has never has performed as well as this little dynamo, and the 6510 requires downloading HP software and drivers ..... definitely gonna ditch the HP!!!
So far, so good!
October 24, 2015
I just got this printer, mainly for home use to print photos, coupons and grocery lists with. I have had a problem with my previous network printer automatically connecting to my computer and especially after updating to Windows 10. I was very frustrated and went on Cnet.com to check out their printer suggestions and this was at the top of the list, surprisingly. It was inexpensive and when I got it, I immediately opened it and set it up. It was so easy and connected immediately! I just finished printing a picture of my eldest grand daughter and it came out beautifully with Epson ink. I have seen complaints about the ink being so expensive and the printers being so cheap, but the printers and the ink used to both be expensive so I'm not complaining. Actually, the ink for this printer is less expensive than either my previous Dell printer or my HP printers and the printer actually works well. When printing a document, it prints very quickly and spits it out like a shot! Of course, printing pictures is a bit slower but that is to be expected. I love this little printer so far. I will update this review if my opinions change on this. So far, so good!
December 7, 2016
I rarely use a printer but I love having one for the few times I do. This is a great choice because it has all the features you could want and good quality. I had no trouble connecting it to the internet or google print. I do WISH there was a way to enter the wifi password with a keyboard. I also WISH it would stay in a hibernate state longer where it is not fully on but comes on when a print job it requested. I am not super mad about this becasue I do use it so rarely but it would be nice to have it on demand. Other than that I have had no issues. Images and text print clearly. I clean it fairly regularly becasue I don't always use it but it still works fine when I do.
One of the best quality:price ratios I've found out there, including ink replacements
March 11, 2016
Ultimately, I came to Amazon looking to purchase printer ink for the printer I've used over the last several years, and found this printer and a backup supply of replacement ink for less than the cost of 2 new ink cartridges for the Canon.Out of the box, this was the easiest wireless anything I've ever set up. Never even had to attach the USB cord to the host computer. Love how simple it works. Love the LCD screen. Nice new generation of printer. Ink prices are so much cheaper than the Canon PIXMA series I was using before. I have yet to check the scan/copy quality, but having paid less than $50 for a wireless printer, I am sure it will be sufficient.I have 3 computers in my household printing to this effortlessly via network or Google Print. I wouldn't try to print photos on it (they never turn out as well as expected, even on photo printers) but for my basic document printing needs, I am quite satisfied.
More than I expected
March 8, 2016
I kind of had two reservations when I ordered this. First was if I truly needed a printer at all much less such a fancy one. Second, could I as a pre-millennial set this thing up. The latter actually scared me so that I waited until I had a stress free day to set it up. Let me tell you the hardest part of that process was remembering my wifi password. Under a half hour for me to have it going.Also concluded I did need it. If for no other reason than I can print out pictures of my granddaughter. Do buy it as package with the color ink pack. With photographic paper it makes excellent portraits.Hope this helps you
December 29, 2015
Bought this to replace an aging Lexmark printer that would no longer accept re-manufactured ink replacement. I do not use a printer a lot but when I need one, I need it to work. This one does and does it well. I am still on the original ink after almost 3 months, so it seems to me to be fairly efficient. I intend to use re-manufactured replacement ink purchased on amazon when I need to replace it so the cost of replacement ink will be reasonable. Scanning works well as does copying. It does everything I need it to do .Others have complained about noise and excessive use of ink but that has not been my experience. All in all, this is a great printer for the price.
Great if you are okay with being specific !
October 22, 2015
Setup was less then 5 minutes hooked it up to my wifi and was printing documents the only thing I would have to say is not so great is that you have to buy very specific ink cartridges and it does not come with even a 25 pack of paper so make sure you order that too also on the second picture where you see bk make sure you remove that tape before you turn on the printer !!!!
I am happy with the product
May 3, 2015
I am happy with the product. it was delivered fast and when I purchased the semigloss paper for printing pictures, they quality of detail and color became much better.wifi capabilities allows me to print from my phone while in another room. i would recommend it to a friend for basic home printing. ink required must have a chip therefore it must be epson (there way of continuously making profits). look into ink prices before considering.the ink that the printer came with isnt full so you will need more but despite them being half empty cartridges, it has still lasted me for about 2 months despite frequent colorful printing.
Four Star Reviews:
Prints beautiful text, surprisingly good scans
February 8, 2016
I have owned Canon printers in the past but after the print head going bad on my last one I decided I needed to try another brand. I was completely sick of the ridiculous amount of time it would take to prepare to print after being idle for a couple days, and even though it wasn't used that much it seemed like it was always complaining that one of the ink tanks was low. I almost bought another big multi-function HP printer not unlike the Canon I had, but as printers tend to not have a super long lifespan and my family doesn't do lots of printing, I decided I wanted something that covers the basics with a more compact footprint, inexpensive, but reliable and easy to use. This Epson XP-420 seems to fit the bill.I have had this printer for a couple months as of this writing and so far I am very happy with it. It was very easy to set up for wireless printing, and it prints fantastic looking text. I copied some drawings my kids made with colored pencils and they were practically indistinguishable from the originals. I have only printed a couple quick photos (not enough to really judge), and I haven't run though my initial starter ink tanks yet, so I'm going to reserve the 5th star for later down the road. If it continues to be reliable (i.e. my wife never complains about it not working) and it prints decent photos I'll come back and update the rating.The only feature that I miss from my much bigger Canon is that it doesn't have a paper drawer to go with the input space on the back so that you can have both regular paper and photo paper loaded at the same time. Not a knock as I knew that was a sacrifice I was making for the nice small footprint and low price, but something to consider if that is important to you.
Nice home printer for light to moderate use.
February 4, 2016
I researched a lot of printers before finally settling on this one. Some reviews were great, while others were not-so-stellar, so I took a chance on it. I wanted something with a small footprint that I could print to from several wireless devices. Print quality was another important factor for me, while the price of toner was less important.So far, after light use, I like it. The print quality is pretty decent. It isn't super wonderful, but it works for my needs and it prints nicely. I haven't tried printing photos on photo paper yet, but I imagine it will be just fine. Navigating through the menus is easy and setup was pretty simple. All of my devices have connected with no problems, and I've have no issues printing from my phone, Surface, laptop, etc. It's small, which is a great feature to me. It's relatively quiet, I guess. I've have really loud printers in the past and this is far quieter. The scanner and copier functions are just bonuses for me as I just really wanted a printer.My only complaint so far is I have a problem with it staying connected to my home wifi. It could be my router, so I am going to look into that. Every time I turn it on, or wake it up, I have to go through the process of reconnecting it to my wifi by selecting the name and entering the password. I do wish it would store that information so I wouldn't have to type it in every time.. and, if it does, I have yet to figure out how to do it.Overall, I think this is a great printer for light to moderate use.
A compact and light wireless inkjet printer with a SD card slot and some good features
January 16, 2016
I was looking to buy a wireless inkjet printer that can print a decent quality color images without spending too much money.Pros of this printer according to my needs:*Affordable price*Wireless*Has a built-in memory card slot (so you don't need to have internet or a cable to print photos) -> other printers at the same price point don't have that*Compact and space saving (15.4 x 11.8 x 5.7 inches)*Light (9 pounds)*Released in the last 12 months (released April 9, 2015)*Prints borderless photos*Has 4 Individual ink cartridges (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black ) -> other printers at the same price point come with only 3!*Higher print resolution than other printers at the same price point 5760 x 1440 dpi*Supported media sizes: 5 x 7", 8 x 10", A4, Legal (8.5 x 14"), Letter (8.5 x 11"), 4 x 6", 8.5" x 11", half letter, user definable, 16:9 wide*Variety of supported paper/media types: Envelope No. 10 Plain paper Epson® Bright White Paper Presentation Paper Matte Premium Presentation Paper Matte Premium Presentation Paper Matte Double-sided Ultra Premium Presentation Paper Matte Brochure & Flyer Paper Matte Double-sided Photo Paper Glossy Premium Photo Paper Glossy Premium Photo Paper Semi-gloss Ultra Premium Photo Paper Glossy Iron-on Cool Peel Transfer Paper -> other printers at the same price point don't support that Photo Quality Self-adhesive Sheets*Scanner has higher resolution than other printers at the same price point 10,200 x 14,040 dpiCons:*The price for the 4 ink cartridges is higher compared to other printers' ink at the same printer price point*The mobile printing app is very very limited! It prints any size of picture full page only ( I haven't found a way how to fix this, I really hope this could be fixable)*This printer eats ink quite fast - there is no Grayscale/Toner Saver Printing*Works with same brand ink only*Photo printing is not perfect and sometimes there are white lines in the pictures
Good printer. It's easy to install and a little ...
December 23, 2015
Good printer. It's easy to install and a little finicky to setup for wireless use.Printing is slow to start then quite fast. It takes some time to get the message sent wirelessly from my home computer that's 15 feet away. Once it does get the message it's plenty quick to print.Copying is a similar story since it takes a while to scan the document but actually printing the copy is fast.Like I said, scanning is slow. Whether it's to the cloud or directly to a PC. Another note is when aligning the document at the top left of the scanning bay actually cuts off about 1/8" from the top of the document. This happens even when the settings are set to automatic for the paper size. It's easily fixed by moving it over but it's weird that it's happening at all.It has a good enough interface that's easy to follow and understand. The online enabled printer side it pretty nice too. It has customizable features like naming the printer, scan destination folders, who can have access to the printer along with the onboard SD card (if you install one), and even a print option where you send documents to an email address to have the printer print it for you. I haven't tried that last feature yet, but it's nice to have there.All in all it was definitely worth the $50 i spent on black friday 2015 for this guy. Plus CNET has it as one of the cheapest printers when it comes to replacing the ink.
Nice little printer
November 5, 2015
Nice little printer, great bang for the buck. I'm not a photo-paper connoisseur, so don't go getting this based on my review if you expect perfect pics. I don't print photos often, but when I have, it does its job as it should. Relatively easy to set up, if a little lengthy. NOTE: Does NOT come with the USB cord to connect to your computer...would have been nice if they'd have indicated that in a more viewable area than it is found. I'd still have bought it, the cord is maybe $5? Just annoyed I couldn't use it the day I received it because I needed the stupid cable.
Printer great! Use ONLY 220 cartridges, not 200
June 5, 2015
Printer great ~ easy to install and use. Buyer beware, if you choose the package deal with the printer and a black and color cartridge, the black charity ugh received (200) will not fit the printer. Both the black and color cartridges are 220, not 200. I had to return and run to Staples for the correct cartridge.
Works great with Windows, not so much with Linux.
May 30, 2016
I can use it with no problems from my computer running Windows 10. I did not need to install anything, just connected the printer via wifi, and started printing. However, my roommate, who uses Linux, had some trouble getting it to work. He could connect to the printer and send jobs to it, but it would not print. Using a cable did not help either. He finally sent me the document he wanted to print, and I was able to print it from my computer with no problems.Aside from that, I have noticed that it emits an annoying high pitched noise for a few seconds after it prints. And sometimes it takes a while to turn on. Also, the first pages it printed had a stain of black ink on the corner. In summary, if you use a Windows computer and have the printer on a different room (as I do), it is a great printer to have. If you use Linux and have the printer next to you, it will probably not be so good.
Great prints harder setup
May 24, 2016
Nice look, very sleek. However, setting this up to work on my laptop through our network was a real pain in the arse! The included driver disc didnt have the correct drivers that I needed so I had to go online and search for them. Not easy but finally found them and got it installed. Prints great when you can get it all installed and running. Ink seems to last a long time even on the original that came with it...after 3 months of using them and printing hundreds (literally!) of coupons I am still going strong with the cartridges that come with the printer. I have not used the scanner YET, but I plan on it as soon as I get out some old pics in my shed. It prints great for the price and I am sure it will scan great as well. I would only recommend this printer in a case where money is a concern. I have installed it on my husbands PC to work with our network and it installed properly the first time using the driver disc it came with. So that is now a major plus for me. I also liked the capability of being able to email something to the printer and no matter where I am I can print using that feature. The email is a doozy to remember so don't forget to write it down or keep the paper that prints with the printer's email on it.
Setting up cloud printing: It can be done!
April 9, 2016
This is a fine printer for the price, but it wasn't clear how to set up cloud printing. This is great because you can print from any device that is connected to the web. Cloud printing can be done via Epson Connect, where you email your document to an email address unique to your printer. Or Google Cloud Print, where the printer will appear under your print settings. Here's how to do it. 1) On your printer, go to Setup 2) Scroll to Network Settings 3) Print a Status Sheet 4) Find the line that says "IP Address". It'll be something like 192.168.0.xxx 5) On your computer, open your browser and type the IP Address where the URLs usually go. If you input the IP address correctly, you'll see a setup page for the Epson and Google print services. Follow the options from there and you should be all set.
Does the job well!
February 13, 2016
So far so good, though it does seem to eat up ink quickly. I haven't printed much (less than 10 pages of word documents- and only using black ink so far), but it's already down a quarter of the way. Luckily I ordered it along with the extra blank ink cartridge, so I'm prepared for when it runs out! Easy to set up and nice that it's wireless. (You'll need to get a cable for scanning though, if you plan on using that!)
This is nice, but I would not have bought black ink ...
February 8, 2016
To my surprise the printer comes with both black and colored ink. This is nice, but I would not have bought black ink separately had I known this.The wireless set up is easy and we were able to connect all our devices without issue.Note that is does not come with a USB cord so if you want to connect it manually you will need to make sure to purchase one.While this printer is compact it loads paper from the top which means it requires more space above it than one may expect.Another annoying feature that my husband chose was the recommended software download and now we are constantly getting notifications about updates.
Epson XP-320 WiFi All in One
November 23, 2015
Bought this Epson XP-320 because we have had 2 Epson printers in the past with stellar performance. The XP-320 is an all in one with Copy, Scan, and Print (of course) functions. It also has the ability to project its own WiFi signal so you can print wireless from your cell phone, tablet or wireless computer. It also appears to have a function to connect to a WiFi router in your home/office, so all the computers on that network can print to the same device (I have not yet tested this feature).The only issue I had with it was when I cold booted the printer one day to print a single page, and it took literally 5 minutes to spool and prepare itself for printing. Not sure if this was a printer hardware issue, or a software issue with my computer. All in all I would recommend this to others. (Not to mention you can get relatively cheap aftermarket ink for this puppy on Amazon)
Three Star Reviews:
but for someone who prints infrequently like I do
July 27, 2017
Prints ok, but for someone who prints infrequently like I do, I find that I have to clean the print heads just about every time otherwise text comes out fuzzy. Also the cartridges don't last very long, but I'm not sure if that's because I don't use it all that often and the ink may dry out. I'm pleased with the price overall and the fact that it works with AirPrint, but I certainly wouldn't brag about it.
September 24, 2016
This printer is like that one friend who always has something to say about everything. My ink's low, I want to jam, I'm not ready to print, I can't find your wifi, My inks low again, I don't like that ink, More paper, What was your wifi, I'm not steady enough.It prints, and it prints fine. We bought this mostly because to replace the ink on our old printer cost as much as this guy new. It worked fine, ran out of ink quickly. We got replacement ink. It was ok. Our levels show ink, but it wont print right. I couldn't get color to print without black ink or black to print without color. Keep putting ink in there for the one time I have to print a month.
Nice decent printer with high ink costs.
September 13, 2016
It's very nice lower cost all in one printer. Works great in all ways. 3 stars for the ink cartridges. I've owned this for almost a year and haven't used it much.I've printed less than 100 pages and replaced the black ink a while back, in replacing the ink the printer recommended I clean the head in order for the new cartridge to work (if you don't then it doesn't print, so it's mandatory to clean), after doing that it spent about 20% of the black replacement cartridges just to clean the heads, the other 3 were about 1/2 full and after the cleaning it's less than 20% remaining.Ink costs and quality of cartridges aren't worth it, looks like I'll need another set of color replacement, at this rate it'll be 2 sets of cartridges for 1 ream of paper (500 sheets) That's excessive ink and or price. If you don't mind buying ink at $50+ for genuine epson or paying $20-30 for generic and doing it at least twice or more per ream then you'll like this printer, if you're wanting a decent printer with a low maintenance cost then this is not the printer for you. (That's $100 of ink for 1 ream of paper or $40-60 generic ink per ream)
There are good and bad things about this printer
December 14, 2015
There are good and bad things about this printer.Good:1) Creates its own hotspot - very easy to print wirelessly from your phone or tablet.2) decent quality for what it isBad:1) each photo takes about 3 minutes to print. WAYYY to long. We were using it at a party and it was awful. But worse is:2) can't hold photos in cue. When we tried to print a photo while the printer was operating - it could only hold one picture in cue at a time. So you could be printing one picture, and have one in cue - the rest would never print out.Didn't work for our purpose (use for a photo booth setup at a party), but not a bad printer on its own...
Windows 10 - unable to get this to connect via wifi
November 29, 2015
Windows 10 - unable to get this to connect via WiFi. I have downloaded the software and been thru the online setup guide and all troubleshooting options. No luck. Since this printer does not come with the squared ended USB cable, I need to order one. (sigh) A bit frustrating. Why not include the $3 cable? I mean, come on........Update:Successfully setup and printing via cable on windows 10 Laptop. Print quality is good. Like the 'black only' feature to preserve color inkPlease Note: When using the Scanner, the outer edges are cut off (@ 1/4 inch) if you align the doc to be scanned with the edge of the glass
and hastily decided the "buy all three together" option for printer and ink was a good idea. Didn't think amazon would pull some
August 23, 2015
Not a problem with the ink so much as a problem with amazon. Bought this in a "bundle". Purchased a printer from amazon, and hastily decided the "buy all three together" option for printer and ink was a good idea. Didn't think amazon would pull something like this, but the bundle included the printer, a package of colored ink for the printer, and this black ink, which I only realized when the printers original black cartridge ran out, does not in fact go with/work on the printer it was bundled with. Not only am I out of Ink, but wasted $$ on a cartridge I'll never be able to use. Read the details carefully! Amazon is not your friend!.
Only lasted A Year, but was good until then.
July 11, 2017
I've had this printer a little over a year. The print quality is pretty good. It has regularly had paper feeding problems, but nothing too bad until recently. About a month ago it began to print only print sporadically and always had a "Paper Jam", but there wasn't actually. It also said it was printing but the pages came out empty, no matter how many times I tried to reprint and despite full ink cartridges. I updated software and it made no difference, It stopped working 3 weeks ago. But, considering the price, I probably shouldn't have expected it to last much longer than a year.. But it was a fine printer, until it wasn't.
Will This Printer Really Have Longevity?
April 5, 2016
I've been using the XP-320 for a couple of months. So far it works well, performs quality printing, and goes through black ink rather fast. I'm using it in a wireless mode for printing. As a wireless device it scans quickly, but transfers the scanned document slowly. Bottom line on this product, its just another printer, which may or may not last a year or two. If the printer is still working three years from now and the print cartridge prices do not sky rocket upward I'll come back and give it five stars. Though I expect I'll be buying a new printer in a couple of years instead of paying for more over priced cartridges.
Good basic printer
January 28, 2016
Good for the price. It doesn't have a lot of features that my old BIG Kodak printer had and apparently I miss. But for basic copying and printing photo's, it is a good product.
The second time solved everything and I only wish I could have had a successful installation the first time because the process
December 15, 2015
The first one sent was a lemon. I followed all of the steps but kept getting an error code for a fatal scanning error. Epson sent me a new one after going through technical support. The second time solved everything and I only wish I could have had a successful installation the first time because the process is straightforward and pretty easy. The price here is good, better than other sellers. The printer itself seems kind of flimsy but functions well, just don't drop it or anything. Nice print colors and scans. Basically, you get what you pay for. I'm going to use it for light printing, scanning, and copying so it should hold up fine for awhile.
Epson XP-320 it need a easier way to just make a copy
December 5, 2015
This printer prints well but the reason I am giving it a 3 instead of a higher grade is because it requires stepping through the menu on the Display every time you want to use it.. sure you say .. hello .. thats how they work.. but I am replacing an epson that only required to press the on button then select color or b&w and boom there you go press the b&w button you get a copy.. ... Now given you do get more options with this printer.. wifi and a lot of other great stuff but ... you know what.. that doesn't replace me being able to walk into my office with the mail hit the on button .. then walk over and get an envelope to pay my bills .. fill out a check and then put the check, envelope and bill coupon in the scanner bed then press b&w and get a copy then press off and go back to my life of trying to make money to pay bills .. 2 buttons and done not hunt through the menu and the menu is not straight forward.. yes i have been using computers since 1985.. Everything from Dye Sublimation to D sized Plotters and Linotype Type Setters.. I understand easy and hard .. and I also understand .. poor design .. this is poor design..
printer is working great EXCEPT that the wireless connection was very hard to ...
December 2, 2015
printer is working great EXCEPT that the wireless connection was very hard to setup and once i got it working it failed. i reinstalled drivers and it worked again, once, then it stopped again. so we are still having to plug in to printer. this was same situation with the old printer i had. wish they could design the wireless stuff better. i am not techie but i am competent. i spent ton of time trying to get this set up for wireless only to end up with still having to plug in. but for price, which is cost of set of printer cartridges for my last printer, it prints just fine.
Two Star Reviews:
November 23, 2016
I've had this printer for 1-1/2 years and have to say I think it's the best printer I've ever used in my office. Not one single problem. NOT ONE. Love it :)UPDATE: BEST PRINTER... til it wasn't. It just STOPPED printing ink. It went thru the motions, but no ink. Google search: it's a known problem with Epson printers I guess. Soooo, after purchasing tons of ink to try to fix it, I had to ditch it. Sad day. But, I did use it for over 2 years and luckily I only paid $50 for it. Not bad I guess.
Price good, but quality is poor and printing is terrible
February 6, 2016
Printer is priced great and ink is affordable, yet the machine feels a little flimsy. My biggest challenge after four days of ownership has been getting a quality document to print. Upon startup the test page had ink missing from some spots while other areas were streaked with red and black. I cleaned the heads three times with no improvement. Epson customer support advised me to clean the heads three more times, using most of the starter ink supplied with the device. Finally, tech support advised me to leave the machine off for twenty-four hours to loosen the ink stuck in the brand new printer. The printer is useless to me as is so I am going to attempt a return and look for a better machine.
held hostage to empty print cartridges
September 10, 2015
Beware in purchasing this printer if you do not live around the corner from an office supply store. If you run out of any color ink, it will not print. I just replaced the cyan because I wanted to print--not in cyan but in black. No, this printer will not print at all if any of the cartridges are empty. I never printed in color since I got the printer except to test the print head. But it ran out of cyan. So I drove five miles to get the cyan and then when I printed, it printed in red. Now I never set it to print in red and I never printed anything in red--except to test the print head. But out comes a page in red ink. Never did that until I changed the cyan/ Go figure . . .And guess what folks? Yep, now it will not print because I am out of red. My other annoyance with it is that it takes so long to print after it receives the print or copy command. But that is a small thing to quibble about in relation to being held hostage to empty cartridges. I just bought an HP with stellar reviews--this is going bye bye .
This printer drains ink like crazy. I bought it a month ago
September 7, 2015
This printer drains ink like crazy. I bought it a month ago, printed about 100 pages on it, and the printer's now beeping at me for another set of cartridges. Cartridges aren't cheap either. You'll spend about $38 for four of them, the black ink cartridge plus the three color cartridges. That's fine, you tell yourself, I only use it occasionally, so this is convenient. Nope, the cartridges will dry up and clog, and you'll spend precious minutes of your life cleaning the nozzle.Wireless features are also not great. I've had the printer stop half way through a print job on multiple occasions when trying to print wirelessly. It got to the point where I would use a USB cable if I wanted to print anything more than two or three pages long because I simply did not trust the wireless function on the printer. I'm wising up, selling this thing, and buying a laser printer.
I should've read the customer reviews.
July 20, 2015
This WiFi model is compact, and at first, I thought, dependable, it printed okay plus it fit into my budget. However, ink cartridges have minimum capacity, you have to order frequently even if you only use printer occasionally.The worst part is if black ink is too low, IT WILL NOT PRINT! It simply STOPS! It's terrible when in the midst of project like today. I'm ready to throw it out. The new recently installed black cartridge, taken right out of the unopened packaging, would not be recognized no matter what we did. Apparently, it was ?? who knows what? I've owned a few home printers but none with this frustrating type of stubborn, expensive non performance.
Good "second" printer (UPDATED)
May 25, 2015
As others have mentioned, this is not a true "all in one," as it lacks faxing capabilities. It's also not really suitable for heavy-duty home-office use, as it doesn't have an automatic feeder, it doesn't print quickly, and let's face it… it's fairly low-end inkjet. Don't expect photo-lab quality pictures or laser-quality printouts.But it is exactly what it's supposed to be… a small, lightweight printer for personal home use. I found the setup very simple because I'm on a Mac/iPhone and Epson printers are more Mac friendly than most. It's wireless (connected to my network immediately) and geared to mobile devices. Scanning is simple, but like I said, picture printout quality is merely adequate and you definitely want to use actual photo paper if possible. Even then, it doesn't look like a real photo.This is perfect for keeping in the bedroom or kitchen when you just need a quick printout of a recipe or a map/directions, or you need to scan something but don't necessarily need the full features of--or the space for--an office-appropriate all-in-one. That's what an $80 printer is for, and considering how many features and capabilities you actually get here, this is a bargain.UPDATE 12/16: It stopped printing after relatively few pages. I only got a handful of decent printouts. I've wasted a ream of paper on nozzle checks, and now all I get are pages with a few faint splotches of ink, or entirely blank pages (image shows how a full page of text prints out). My quest for a printer that actually works for more than a few pages continues.
Printer Malfunctioned Of Third Use
February 26, 2017
The printer stopped working on the third use! Epson quickly replaced it with a newer modelCon: I had bought extra toner which are NOT compatible with the newer model!!
not a good buy
February 14, 2016
It’s a good printer. It hooks up very easily wirelessly. Does all I want it to do.****UPDATE since I have had it for 9 months now.Since I got this I have had to call Epson two times, the first time the motor went out. That was in April, I think on the 4th. They sent a new one, that one worked for 6 months.Now I have to call again October 31, yes Halloween. Because the error code the printer gives me the user’s guide says is a not existing error code, even though I am reading it from the printer screen. I called for help; the person on the Epson help line is helping, but not listening to what I am telling them. But after 10 minutes we are now going through the trouble shooting attempts. The customer service person is very polite.After going through the trouble shooting steps, it seam’s I need another printer again. He is checking to see if I have a warranty still. I do so that is AWESOME.It seems the XP-320 has been discontinued. They are sending me an upgraded model. I will let you guys know how that went after I have the new printer. But as of today I will be without a printer for a week.So the Epson XP-320 sucks do not buy it. But Epson themselves are doing a lot of good in the customer service area. And as of now I get a new and a newer model printer. Good things for warranties.The only reason they are getting a 2 star is because of the customer service person. Equipment wise they get 0 stars.
Good: Prints quickly and very nice quality
December 30, 2015
Good: Prints quickly and very nice quality.BAD: MUST have all four ink cartridges full for it to print anything it will not print at all with one ink cartridge low it will give you a message that ink must be changed and you can not use the printer until it is replaced. So if you are out or red ink you can not print a black and white document until you replace the red cartridge. The cartridges are very small as well 30 pages and the cartridge was empty!
I'd been getting a "black ink low" message for a little while and though the print quality itself seemed fine, I decided to repl
December 20, 2015
I purchased this printer about four months ago. I installed the "starter" ink cartridges successfully and have been using it without any problems. At the time of purchase, I also ordered new, Epsom ink cartridges as I'd read that the cartridges that come with the printer were just "starters" and not full cartridges, and I didn't want to find myself unexpectedly without ink.I'd been getting a "black ink low" message for a little while and though the print quality itself seemed fine, I decided to replace the cartridge while I was thinking about it. I was distressed to find that the printer would not recognize the cartridge even though it's a brand new EPSOM-brand cartridge. I spent a good amount of time retrying/adjusting the cartridge, turned the power off and on again, and finally googled to see if I could find assistance on the web. Well... apparently this is a very common occurrence, not only with this XP-320 model, but with ALL Epsom printers. There are tons of links out there about the problem, most are consumer complaints and requests for help; a few are "solutions" which seem to work for some, but not for everyone. Whether this is ultimately a cartridge problem or a problem with the Epsom software is not clear to me. But as of this review, I have not yet found a solution which works for me, except to put the old cartridge back in. The old cartridge is recognized, and continues to print as it did, but also continues to generate the annoying "low ink" message.The print quality with this printer is great and if it I were reviewing for that alone, I'd give the printer a 5-star rating. But the ink replacement issue is a huge problem. And given the number of consumers apparently experiencing this problem, it should behoove Epsom to fix the problem. The printer itself was not expensive, but the cost of the four (3 color and 1 black) ink cartridges was nearly as much as the printer itself. I cannot afford to keep purchasing and "trying" cartridges, hoping that one will finally work. I purchased actual Epsom cartridges, not a lower cost option and I should be able to expect the printer and cartridges to work properly together.
Printer don't accept new cartridge
December 13, 2015
I purchase this at a good price but payer beware, the new cartridge don't work. The printer will not do anything without it I even went a purchase another one thinking it was something wrong with the first one I had but no the same thing happen the printer is not reading the new cartridge. I will not purchase anything else from Epson. I'm stuck with a printer & cartridges I can't return😡
NOT FOR PRINTING PHOTOS
December 1, 2015
Ugh... I'm really struggling to try and compliment this printer but it just wasn't for me. I ordered this purely to be able to print photos directly from my phone. I am a hobby photographer and know how photographs should be printed. I was in no way expecting professional grade looking photos but honestly the print quality for photos from this printer is laughable. I waited to post my review until I had a fresh client to photograph with my DSLR. I was hoping a better camera would produce better images but much to my surprise there is no difference. The photos printed from my DSLR were just the same poor quality as the ones that were taken from Iphone. HOWEVER I don't think the printer should be considered a total loss. Printer set up was extremely easy. The app is easy to navigate through and installing the printer to my computer was also very very easy. I am debating on keeping the product as just a regular printer for documents or selling it to make some money back.
One Star Reviews:
then it worked fine. FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY
October 4, 2017
I bought this in February 2016, however only took it out of the packaging in June 2017. It took awhile for everything to sync and be able to print, then it worked fine. FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY. When I awoke the next day and went to print again, the printer would not even start. It's as if the "ON/OFF" switch is stuck. I've tried everything I could think of to fix it, even called the Epson Customer Service Center. Epson had a Tier 1 level employee trying to assist me, and I knew more than she did about electronics. She offered me a discount (for a one week period) off of another printer (the discounts was only from their site, and was a small percentage off), and she gave me the name of some service centers to take the printer. The representative informed me that if I took it to be fixed, that I would be responsible for all repair costs. What a waste of time and money!
I was stupid enough to buy another one yet just to make ...
September 28, 2017
I bought this for my dad on December 9, 2015, so it's been less than 2 years. It worked out okay initially, the only complaint was the ink cartridges are so small that my dad had to change the cartridge 3-4 times during his ownership.Then about a month ago, this printer stopped printing black color. The weird thing is that if we copy a document, it seems to be printing black (although looks just a little bit light-ish), but when printed from a PC black texts are very faint. This is not an issue with specific PC, because I also connected the printer to my computer and the same time happened.This happened right after we put a new black ink cartridge, so the logical thing to do was to doubt the cartridge (even though it was Epson genuine cartridge also purchased via Amazon). When he ordered a new cartridge he ordered a bundle of two, so we tried the other one. The same problem.I was stupid enough to buy another one yet just to make sure, and the printer still refuses to print black text.We did a numerous cleaning and alignment checks - so much that now we used up all blue ink that the printer refuses to print anything until we replace it with a new cartridge. No way I am going to waste more money on it.It's a shame that this product did not even last 2 years. My very first printer was a dot matrix printer (you can probably guess my age, lol) from Epson, and that thing kept on running. My next printer was a laser printer, so that tells how long my first Epson printer lasted - more than 10 years, and it was still working fine when I finally got rid of it.They used to make high quality stuff, but I guess that has changed. I just so happened to have purchased a golf swing analyzer (one that you put on your club) form Epson, and that one did not last very long, either. Fortunately (?) that swing analyzer started malfunctioning rather early, only a few weeks after I bought it, so I was able to get my money back (but had to pay for the shipping to return it, which made me quite unhappy). Unfortunately, this printer is out of warranty, so I don't know what I am going to do with it.I really liked its small form factor. I have another all in one printer from Canon which was a bit more bulky and takes up quite some more space. Well, I had that one for more than 5 years now and it is still working very well, so I guess I shouldn't complain.I will never buy another product from Epson. The next printer I buy for my dad would probably be from Canon.
May 17, 2017
We have had this printer for almost 2 years, and it has been nothing but headaches. Setting up was not a breeze, it uses ink ridiculously fast, and it WILL NOT print in just black ink, so even though we have a full cartridge of black, I can't print anything until I replace all of the color inks again. The ink for this printer is very expensive. At this point, we are probably just going to get rid of it rather than replace the color ink yet again. It has never been easy to print something- which is the whole reason we wanted to own a printer, to make our lives easier. Luckily we bought it marked down on amazon at $60, but even that was a terrible purchase.
AVOID THIS PRINTER!
October 26, 2016
I would give this printer no stars if possible. I run a business out of my home and the ink quality is TERRIBLE! After replacing all new cartridges, the printer still fails to print properly. If you would like to avoid lines across your page or it being so blurry that it is unreadable, then AVOID THIS PRINTER AT ALL COST! I wish I could contact someone directly (like a store) to return it, but no such luck here on Amazon. It has been a hassle for months. You WON'T want to deal with it!-Sincerely VERY DISAPPOINTED customer-
Two Epson XP-420 / Junk / DO NOT BUY!!!
July 8, 2016
This has to be the worse printer out there. The printing is the worse. It started acting up before the black ink was low. I purchased more ink from Amazon thinking the ink cartridge was the issue. It was not. So I went to Wal Mart to buy a basic printer to get my work done. I forgot about this printer until the other ink was low, so I worked on it again trying everything to make it print correctly. I did the head cleaning, etc. Nothing helped.I then decided to return it and the time expired to return it. So I have a printer that does not print and lot's of ink.I was at Staples looking for a printer and saw a used XP-420 and talked the manager down just so I could use up my ink I had left over from this printer that is worthless.I got the new used printer home and guess what, it does the exact same thing. The print is terrible. I use a Macbook Pro and a Macbook Air and a iPad Pro and everyone of them produced the same bad printing. Both do the exact same thing.Don't waste your time buying this junk. If Epson is reading this, buy back this crap that you know is bad, and take it off the market.Yes the Wal Mart printer (cheap) works great, Yes the HP works great on all my devices, but not Epson.
I hate this printer
June 2, 2016
At this moment, I hate this printer. Let me explain why:Epson requires you to have ALL color print cartridges full in order to print, even in black and white. This means that if the Cyan or Magenta cartridge are out, you cannot print in black and white until you have replaced it.Not only that, but these cartridges run out quickly AND they still have ink left in them when they do. Some older Epson models allow you to reset the chip so that the printer thinks it is full again, but not this model. With this model, they've created a device that keeps you paying for more ink cartridges.I wish I had done my research and bought another printer.
Save your self the time and frustration, don't but this!
September 13, 2016
This is the worst printer I've ever owned. Every single time I go to print something there's an issue with the drivers, software, etc.I have to continually re-download the software, re add the printer to my computer, etc. It's such a pain. It's not worth it.On one of the many calls I've had with Epson support they mentioned that sometimes the drivers and software just come uninstalled....what?! Why would I want a product where the thing that makes it run just randomly stops. Imagine if your iPhone did this? You wouldn't keep it if you had to re-download it's software every few days, would you?DO NOT BUY THIS PRINTER.
WORST PRINTER DO NOT BUY
June 21, 2016
Bought this because it's small and fits under a desk...BUT: The printer came and did not work. Called Epson, they walked me through a bunch of things and determined it was faulty. So they sent me a new one. Still, printer works very sporadically. It will print a few pages well, then stops working properly. Clean print heads, it works for a few pages. Basically won't work unless you constantly clean print heads. Unacceptable. Also eats ink like no other printer I've ever owned. Called Epson, had me clean print heads a million times, still not working right. They said, sorry it's no longer under warranty. Really? It costs Epson $4 to make this printer, you can't just send another? I said this is the worst printer I have ever owned and I will never buy another Epson product again. Idiot tech support guy reading off of a script could care less. "Sir, you can take it to one of our authorized repair center," he says. "No, I'm not wasting time bringing it anywhere," I say. "Sorry sir, but I can only offer to bring it to an authorized repair center..." etc, etc, etc. Sorry Epson, but you've lost a customer for life. And probably more since others will read this and I will certainly spread the word "DON'T BUY EPSON!"
CONSTANTLY replacing ink cartridges - not worth the low price of the printer
April 10, 2016
This printer comes at what seems like a great price, but you will more than make up for it in the cost of ink. I print maybe 10-15 pages (not photos just normal documents with some color) a week and the ink cartridges run out in a few weeks. The black in cartridge still showed as about 1/3 full when the printer started printing poorly, so I could not even use the full cartridge. With the small amount of documents I am printing, I should not need to replace the cartridges every month. I wish I'd known this, or kept the box long enough, it would have been returned. I would much rather spend twice or three times as much for a printer that can print more than a few pages before running out of ink. A complete scam.
April 6, 2016
If I could give this a -10 I would. Had to replace colored ink after first use. When I replaced the colored ink, printer showed REPLACE BLACK ink! Yes! Sold separately. What a freaking waste! Once all ink was replaced (at more than the cost of the printer) another REPLACE ink showed on printer! No matter what I did, wiping off bottom of ink with clean cloth, shutting printer down, etc. NOTHING worked. Complete disappointment. Should have listened to the reviews. This printer is in fact A WASTE OF MONEY!!!
This printer worked great for about 5 weeks
December 17, 2015
This printer worked great for about 5 weeks. Replaced the black cartridge and now it doesn't work. Amazon only give you 30 days to return. Now have to go through Epson, not happy!!!
This is one of the worst purchases I've ever made
December 2, 2015
This is one of the worst purchases I've ever made. It goes through ink really quickly but that's just where the trouble begins. I had this printer for about a year (right out of warranty) when it just started doing stupid things, liking making me realign the ink heads after every print. And then, the ink head for black just stopped working. And in order to fix it, you need to print things out...in black. And then the network connection just got lost, which you can only really trouble shoot through printing out statuses...in black. I hate this stupid printer so much.
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Easy setup and navigation - large, 2.5" color LCD
Compact, space-saving design and great performance
Print from iPad, iPhone, tablets and smartphones
Individual inks - replace only the color you need
Scan to Facebook, plus built-in card slot
Compact, space-saving design and great performance
Print from iPad, iPhone, tablets and smartphones
Scan to Facebook and cloud for easy photo sharing
Simple setup and control - 1.44" color LCD
Built-in card slot, plus photo enhancement tools