Written on: 25/12/2009
My parents have this printer. It is a nightmare. The buttons on the left give no indication of what any average computer user has to do to get it working! It is so noisy and takes forever to 'warm up' before it prints. Paper jams are not unknown. Steer clear of this unless you have degree in computer science and readily now how to fix the impssoble. (read more)
Written on: 23/02/2009 by Mozzahines (1 review written)
I've just reached the end of my tether with my Epson Stylus Photo 830. I've spent a fortune in ink due to constant use of the head cleaning facility, which I now understand only adds to the problem as it clogs the print heads up with even more ink. In my desperation I walked to the nearest ink cartridge shop and bought myself a Canon ip4500 and so far so good. i suppose I paid over the odds for it but I just needed to get on with some work and the Epson was seriously hindering my progress. I... (read more)
Written on: 09/02/2009 by carick1 (1 review written)
The Epson Stylus photo 830 was my first printer which came with my first PC about 8yrs ago ,it has never been any bother to me has always worked when asked,yes the inks are expensive but give excellent results every time. I have just installed a HP Photosmart D5460 - so far so good lets hope that it lasts 8yrs like the Epson which I am still keeping installed as a back up just in case (read more)
Written on: 07/11/2008
Probably the worst printer I ' ve come across on the market.
The print quality is not bad, but it uses lots of ink, lots and replacement cartridges are not cheap. It also has an annoying habit of telling you the ink is empty when you know it isn ' t (i.e. you've just change it) and refuses to print. It also refuses to print when the "service" is due.
It also has an annoying habit of taking in paper "squint" so that your document isn't square on the page and requires constant observation if... (read more)
Written on: 03/11/2008 by scene67 (1 review written)
I bought this printer brand new about 5 years ago and have hardly used it. Whenever I have it is a poor print and uses to much ink cleaning itself... never again.. now it wont print.. it goes through the motions but wont actually print... My older Epson 790 is a better printer and I have used that all the time for about the last 7 years. Epsom 830... roll on firework night. (read more)
Written on: 09/10/2008
Worst mistake I ever made buying this printer, have spent a fortune on inks & an age cleaning heads. It didn't help that the first time they needed cleaning half the instructons came up in Spanish. So today, when our daughter needed it for college & it has refused to print in colour, once again, I am now off to by a HP model & if it's anything like the monitor I bought, Happy Days. Will never buy Epson again, particularily since it's cheaper to buy a new printer than their own inks.... (read more)
Written on: 04/09/2008
I can't wait till Nov 5th as I will be throwing my Epsom 830 on the nearest bonfire. I will NEVER buy an Epson again. If I see somebody thinking about buying an Epson, I will get on my knees and beg them not to. At work they only buy HP or Canon printers so why I decided to purchase an Epson I do not know. If only I had known then what I know now. (read more)
Written on: 22/08/2008
The paper transport rollers draw less thick paper than they draw normal 80g paper.
This results in a Y-axis displacement which makes it utterly useless at printing on business card or even - ironically - 250g glossy photo quality paper! (read more)
Written on: 28/06/2008
I would think very carefully before buying another Epson product. Inks dry out very quickly. Colour not good even when printer was first installed. (read more)
Written on: 12/05/2008
Photo quality not so bad however I personally am not satisfied with the Epson Stylus Photo 830 because of the ink consumption, and the printer doesn't allow to print when just one colour is finished. This is absurd and very expensive therefore I do not recommend this Epson Inkjet printer. (read more)
Written on: 11/02/2008
Deeply disappointed - the printer decides when you have no ink and even when I put in a new cartridge it refuses to print. Dont recommend this Epson Stylus Photo printer. (read more)
Written on: 21/12/2007 by longdog cymru (1 review written)
Poor quality photo prints, the heads on my Epson Stylus Photo 830 ALWAYS need cleaning whether using Epson or clone cartridges due to banding and/or the print heads drying up. It costs a fortune in inks and then delivers poor quality. (read more)
Written on: 26/09/2007 by william mottram (1 review written)
No two prints come out of this printer the same on exactly the same paper and settings. Not recommended. (read more)
Written on: 11/03/2007 by nobody1
The Epson Stylus Photo 830 does not seem to have been perfected as compared to the 870 and 930 models. The use of clone ink is a problem and deficiencies in head cleaning result in delays. (read more)
Written on: 25/02/2007 by RoosterBooster (1 review written)
Have had this one about two years and all in all it's been very good
The printer knows when compatible cartridges are used and tends to want to clean the heads all the time.
If you use genuine Epson cartridges you will have few problems. (read more)
Written on: 22/01/2007 by kall67 (1 review written)
The Epson Stylus Photo 830 is a pain in the backside when you buy new ink and spend most of it on cleaning the heads - I actually went through 24 cycles and even then it had minor faint lines - I think I've beaten someone else's record here of 20 cycles. The paper jams were getting frequent, and even though I had the printer for 3 years, it wasn't heavily used until about a month ago. The only pleasure I got was last night when I took a hammer to the damn thing and threw it in the bin today!... (read more)
Written on: 03/12/2006 by bbwoolfy (1 review written)
I bought this Epson Stylus Photo 830 printer about 3 years ago when it first came out and it has never worked satisfactorily. Until now I thought I was alone, but from reading the other user reviews, it seems that this printer is a duff model and it isn't just my printer - like I've been led to believe by Epson customer service, who ask whether you're using genuine Epson ink cartridges right off. Presumably so that they can blame the problem on you if you are using 3rd party ones!
The... (read more)
Written on: 27/12/2005 by Gervais Sawyer (1 review written)
I will never, ever, buy another Epson printer. I had seen the quality of a colleagues Epson and was impressed, so I bought the Epson Stylus Photo 830 inkjet printer.
You spend your life cleaning the heads and using ink (and expensive paper). The cleaning utility is obscurely hidden in the software. It is slow, and the colour balance is usually poor. By contrast, my HP 5550 that is only three colours and black (Epson 5 colour and black) is fast, reliable, and gives better prints. I shall... (read more)
Written on: 04/07/2005 by bau98171
Although this gives great output when the printer is working, I am constantly wasting time and money cleaning the print heads. My record so far is to have to clean the print heads through 20 cycles, before I even got a half decent test sheet. By that time, I have wasted so much ink, I then have to change to a new cartridge. What a waste of time! (read more)
Written on: 01/07/2005 by caffers (1 review written)
Epson Stylus Photo 830: I was disappointed with the ink drying out all the time, needed half of full colour cartridge to get heads clean again. (read more)
Written on: 03/05/2005 by bigmanted (1 review written)
You cannot win with this Epson Stylus Photo 830 printer. The inks are expensive, so you decide to use them as little as possible, but then the inks dry up so you have to replace them anyway.
You need to constantly clean the inks to get a good photo.
Buy the canon iP4000 instead. (read more)
Written on: 12/02/2005 by Reino (1 review written)
This Epson Stylus Photo 830 printer seems to be a lemon. I use all my ink just cleaning the print heads. If left for any period of time after cleaning it doesn't print too well. I'm going to throw it out and buy a new printer of some other description. This one is costing the earth in ink. But I guest when printers are so cheap they have to make their money somehow!! (read more)
Written on: 05/04/2004 by avator (1 review written)
Have to head clean my Epson Stylus Photo 830 Inkjet printer pretty much every time I use it... even when going through periods of using it every day, Used Epson help line (on hold for 15mins) and their instructions were to run through a cycle of 6 head cleans.... it does work okay after completing this... if there is any ink left.
Pretty pictures though.. (read more)
Written on: 15/03/2004 by glsammy (2 reviews written)
My output from this Epson Stylus Photo 830 inkjet printer has been almost perfect, colour matching with my HP 618 digital camera is spot-on, I never need to adjust anything to get superb results every time.
If photos are your requirements, this one is hard to beat. (read more)
Written on: 17/07/2003 by ally54.
Picked this Epson Stylus Photo 830 up for £49 99 online at Currys to replace my ageing HP693. Wow for under £50 quid this is a cracker with outstanding quality as you would expect from an Epson. 6 print catridges (not seperate so a bit pricey but not as expensive as HP)takes a few mins to print A4 but what the heck speed is not that important to me its the result that counts nad if you are looking for a cheap printer then put the 830U on the list. My ratings take the price into... (read more)
Written on: 20/04/2003 by jonsails.
I am not a happy bunny as I thought it would outstrip my Lexmark Z11, which is 4 years old, but it doesn't seem to be an improvement at all even when I use the best photo paper. I had hoped that a "dedicated" photo printer would be "the works". There seems to be a green shade in all the printouts which I cannot remove, even using PaintShop Pro 7; however the photos do seem perfect in PP7. (read more)
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