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Written on: 02/12/2010
Epson Stylus Photo RX420
Make no doubt about it, this is the worst piece of hardware that I have ever bought. But just to clear up a few issues for those poor souls who bought this horrid thing...
1. Printer only prints half the page and paper fed in at an angle:
rx420 tries to detect page size automatically, if the paper is flush to the left it assumes its half its actual width. Paper needs to be flush to the right and the "PAPER EDGE GUIDE" on the left moved towards the paper on the right… Read Full Review
Written on: 28/05/2010 by rcrossley (11 reviews written)
This printer is absolute trash avoid at all costs. I have just put it in the bin after just 2 weeks, it drains ink like so other printer you will ever buy oh and if you just want to do black printing if any off the colour cartridges are empty or close or even half full it says replace cartridge. You can have colour cartridges in and even if you don't use them once they will run out and you will need to replace. This printer was only bought for black and white printing nothing else and I could… Read Full Review
Written on: 21/09/2009
I bought this Epson RX420 printer from Comet after a chat with the salesman as to what was a good all round printer.Within 2 days,it had started to print randomly & went back for repair.After being returned,i had to buy some more ink as it had apparently used it in the repair process.....
Summary since then:Very heavy on ink usage-clarity of colour when printing is not very good (ie:lots of light red & blue where there shouldn't be) - & now,having recently changed the ink cartridges… Read Full Review
Written on: 12/12/2008
I paid under £50 for the RX 425 just over two years ago. For its specification it was cheap. I had an Epson printer before that and was happy with that. I was moved to write this review when I saw the overall hugely negative reviews that have gone before. I am at a loss to understand how the reviews can be so bad unless people are reviewing what is a budget machine using premium machine expectations… Read Full Review
Written on: 11/12/2008 by Southern Star (1 review written)
This is a budget printer that I picked up cheaply for under £50. I get Think+ cartridges from Choice and their performance is identical to the originals at a fraction of the price. The only reason I wrote this review was because I was amazed by the hugely negative tone of most of the earlier reviews… Read Full Review
Written on: 29/11/2008
Epson seems to be a big brother company which adds spyware to your system. Never again. If you want a printer that always lets you down when it is most important, buy an epson. Any excuse, it stops… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/09/2008
I wish I never bought it. I only wanted a simple printer. Was persuaded by slick salesman to get rid of my cheap, small, perfectly working HP. Now (because I have not yet accepted that it is a dud and I need to get rid) I have no working printer, which has caused untold hassle in my life and career. Never again… Read Full Review
Written on: 09/09/2008 by SlartyUK (1 review written)
I have owned many epson printers and found them all to be very good, yes they do use a bit too much ink and yes it is expensive, but I only use genuine cartridges and have never had blocked heads etc. I am still using my epson r200 very succesfully and print most days… Read Full Review
Written on: 31/07/2008
Was working ok but now after less than 2 years it pulls the paper in crookedly and them prints only half the page very ertically... plus the print is blurred. I've tried to trouble shoot but to no avail... very disappointed… Read Full Review
Written on: 16/03/2008
Good until it just started printing strips of colour.
Uses ink too fast, just prints strips now no text or images. Pain in the neck as far as I am concerened. Never buy Epson printer again as far as I am concerned.
Never been used that much and is totally useless now, its for the bin in my experience. I do not recommend this model Epson RX420… Read Full Review
Written on: 03/02/2008 by geoffk (12 reviews written)
My Epson printer go through a routine each time they are turned on, so it uses ink even if you don't print any thing! The cartridges are very small capicity about 6ml each. Mine ran out after 3 months and I just use the scanner now. I recovered my old HP deskjet from the loft and now use it on draft b/w only.
Remember there two printer manufactures HP and the rest!… Read Full Review
Written on: 25/01/2008 by simpletron (1 review written)
Due to not being able to print black text even though the cartridge is full I will not buy from this brand again. It is bad enough that it consumes ink like there is no tomorrow… Read Full Review
Written on: 22/12/2007 by Mr Fussy (1 review written)
It is so frustrating you just want to smash it to pieces. It uses huge amounts of ink to clean heads - cannot clean heads without over 10% ink in all 4 cartridges - doesn't always work after 6 or more cleans… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/10/2007 by data (1 review written)
Will not buy another all in one printer by Epson rx420… Read Full Review
Written on: 07/10/2007 by PrimeTime (6 reviews written)
No complaints in general. Nothing impressive, nothing too bad. Can't comment on the ink consumption much, got a good deal with Cartridge Monkey and got something like a total of 25 cartridges for 50 pounds, and still have not used them. Printer is OK, software for scanner is OK, and it is a lot cheaper now, I guess… Read Full Review
Written on: 18/08/2007 by mikecres (1 review written)
The Epson RX420 is unreliable, uses huge amount of ink, very poor value for money… Read Full Review
Written on: 27/05/2007 by nomoreepson (1 review written)
We have had 2 Epson printers in the past both ended up in the bin due to new cartridges every 2 weeks even though printer was not used.
We thought that maybe Epson had sorted this out by now and tried the RX420 as we were looking at an all-in-one and guess what? We were wrong... 3 months old and 3 sets of replaced inks and all we did was print 16 photos 4 to an A4 page thats 4 A4 pages then blue would not print had to clean heads 3 times guess what red ran out new set of cartridges at £29.00… Read Full Review
Written on: 07/02/2007 by Swampcroc (1 review written)
Will not print after only 18 months of fairly light use - and the Epson service centre have quoted me £60 to fix it - this is to replace some shaped foam pads! Often had to replace half full cartridges as the heads had become clogged. This will be my last Epson printer… Read Full Review
Written on: 07/09/2006 by hazeldinka (7 reviews written)
I have owned three successive Epson printers, and to be honest, I have been disappointed with each. More fool me I guess! The Epson RX420 multifunction printer is definitely the better built and most reliable of them, but there are three things that are definite disadvantages:
1) I cannot get it to print black documents when there is ample black left, but no colour ink remaining - this REALLY gets me. I rarely do photos, but frequently print documents out, and it is very inconvenient when I… Read Full Review