Epson Artisan 730 All-in-One Printer
I was looking for a printer obviously, but wanted a high quality scanner as well. I very frequently have a need to scan a document for email purposes. It took about 30 minutes to install everything, including the WiFi (no USB cord required). Everything worked wonderfully and I was actually amazed at the quality of the full color PDF scans. Ink for this machine is expensive however. It uses black plus 5 color cartridges.
December 27, 2011
Worst printer I've ever owned
Worked fine for the first week. Since then it has been nothing but trouble. Constantly getting paper jams. Grabs more than one piece of paper as it prints--spitting out some blank sheets and some partially printed sheets.Doesn't print photos well--leaves lines across the picture. Wish I'd never bought it.
December 8, 2014
This printer will not work if any of the ink tanks are empty. I need to print black and white pages and as far as I can tell I can't force it to print black and white with an empty cyan ink cartridge. This is unacceptable. The color cartridges are consumed despite printing only black and white, and I am constantly replacing them.
This was my first and last Epson printer.
November 16, 2014
Not worth the money
I spent a lot of money on this when I first graduated high school thinking I was getting the best one that would last throughout college. It worked for one semester and then won't work for months and months then I will fix one problem and print one thing and it'll have a new problem. SO many frustrated nights thanks to this product.
September 7, 2014
Worst printer ever
If the printer doesn't recognize a color ink cartridge, it can't print a black and white text document.
The cartridges run out of ink very quickly.
The photo quality is terrible.
We will not buy an Epson again!!!
September 4, 2014
Best of the Best
I loved my Artisan 730 in fact I just worked it to death. I used it primarily for photos and I must say I received compliments from everyone who saw them on their quality. It printed them much faster then the XP 610 I just had to replace it with. I printed primarily off of my iPad but the pc was just as easy too. As with all Epson's ink is a little expensive. If you can find a 730 at a regular price I would recommend it.
September 1, 2014
I've had this printer for a few years now, and most of the time it prints just fine. But the issues I have with it are that the paper feed, for whatever reason, grabs 2-5 sheets when it prints so I waste a lot, especially when it partially prints on each staggered sheet. And yes, I fan my paper thoroughly before putting it into the cartridge. Also, I work in graphics and the fact that this printer mixes colors to get black rather than printing only from the black cartridge means I don't get a clean black, and I use up ink from the other cartridges when I don't have to. So be aware of that. And finally, although I can print wirelessly from my iPad, which I love, it appears that I cannot change my printer settings for things like printing in black/grayscale only, without turning on my pc. So I would not recommend this printer to anyone, and I will definitely not buy another one if these qualifications are not met.
July 20, 2014
10th Month of Ownership
OK Great! I bought this printer because of all the great reviews....10 months in and problems begin. First the bleeding of ink till it's empty, then the new OEM replaced ones aren't printing. Now it won't recognize a particular cartridge. I've done my due diligence of websites and help videos. Good bye EPSON inkjet, hello competitor laser printer!!!!!
June 9, 2014
My Artisan 730 is Awesome!
This product may represent the highest value per Dollar of any Electronic purchase I have ever made... The quality is Amazing and its connectivity cannot be beat by any other printer/scanner available...
March 15, 2014
Worst Printer EVER
I have owned 3 printers in my life. The first reliably printed thousands of papers. This model, the Epson 730, has been the most frustrating, non-productive machine ever. You are constantly re-stocking the ink (and you are ALWAYS out of one of the ink cartridges) no cartridge - no printing. The paper is always jamming up. I never could get it to scan anything. We gave up on trying to make a copy and went to Staples. I've never wanted to take a sludge hammer to an appliance before.
February 2, 2014