Epson Artisan 835 All-in-One Printer
Artisan 835 is a very good printer
I have been using Epson Artisan printers for the last couple of years. My first Artisan was the Artisan 800 and my current printer is the Artisan 835. The printer I have has a auto-duplex attachment which reduced my paper usage and paper costs. The setup of the printer is documented well and took less than 15 minutes to set up the printer, load the print cartridges, attach to the network, and install the print drivers and included software. With the press of a button the LCD control panel will rotate up or down for easy viewing. The LCD control panel is large with great contrast colors which makes it easy to read and perform your tasks. The printed text is sharp whether printing in text-and-picture, text, or draft modes. When printing in draft mode the text is sharp but not as dark which is what is expected. When printing pictures the color is vibrant and rich whether 4x6 or 8x10 pictures. We love the scan feature which which allows scanning while standing at the printer or from a computer connected to my home network in another room through wireless or ethernet connections. The scanned images or text can be scanned to a usb drive or memory card connected to the printer or to a computer hard drive or if desired to a usb, or memory card connected to the computer. Scanned documents can be scanned as OCH, PDF, or text documents. The PDF and OCH scans are able to be set up so that multiple pages are scanned into the same document. The CD label print option will print directly on to a printable CD without the use of a seperate label. The hard wired ethernet and wireless features work very well and allow printing and scanning from anywhere, or any room, that has a wireless connection or in the case of ethernet, an ethernet port to plug into the network. The multi-sheet feeder works well whether just copying or for scanning multiple sheet documents. I have experienced just one paper jam with the multi-sheet feeder. I followed the directions in the manual to easily clear the paper jam. The printer has also had just one jam while printing which once again was quickly and easily cleared. The output shelf for printed documents is easily extended while printing and if desired, retracted when printing is complete. The output shelf could be a little stiffer but that might make it less flexible and thereby more bulky. I use high capacity print cartridges so that the ink lasts longer. I do a lot of printing but the cost of Artisan ink has been minimal compared to other printers I have owned in the past. There are six ink color cartridges. I have found that ordering the high capacity ink through Epsons' web site is easy and costs less than going to the local store. It has saved time, gas, costs, and the ink is delivered to my door.
April 19, 2011
Too many headaches!
I've had two of these within the past three years. I dont use it that often, i only use it to print papers and scan stuff. But within the first year of owning it, it stopped printing I tried everything. It's a good thing I bought a 2 yr warranty through best buy. So they replaced it for free and gave me a brand new one of the same model and now after a yr I'm having problems with it again this time with getting the scanner to work and now it doesnt want to read the usb connector to the computer and I tried buying a new one. I never had any problems with my HP printer that I had for yrs. this was the first epson I ever bought and I don't think I'm getting another one. They have way to many problems and aren't reliable. It took me hrs to print one of my homework assignments which was due that day I has to stay up all night to fix it. Too many headaches.
January 10, 2013
I needed to use printer wirelessly. It was simple to set up following the directions. I have only used scan and print options so far. The only negative I see at this point is that the printer keeps telling me that I did not use genuine epson print cartridges, which I did. This is rather annoying because it keeps giving warnings stating that it cannot check ink cartridge levels because of that.
January 7, 2013
Challenges of my Epson 835 printer
Actually, I received my Epson 835 printer as a gift from my sister who had never connected it. When I first set it up, it would not print successfully. After several nozzle cleanings, head cleanings etc., it does print beautifully. I have not been successful in connecting it to the network so I have to unplug my laptop and take it over by the printer to print anything. I had A4 paper in it and it was printing on the letter paper just fine, but suddenly it decided to print on the A4 paper, yet all the settings were still set for the letter paper. Removing the A4 paper solved the problem, but I am sure this is not the correct solution.
January 4, 2013
The Epson 835 is the best All-In-One I have ever had. It prints brilliant photos, very clear documents and is easy to scan and fax
December 16, 2012
Epson Artisan 835 Printer The Best
Epson is the Best printers I have ever owned! After going thru other name brand printers Epson is the best all around printers for home or Business! They just keep on printing!!
December 16, 2012
I have Epson printer for over 20 years. A change obsolete by another, always Epson. It is robust, economical, never needs fixing. Ages through use. It's excellent. I recommend.
December 15, 2012
very good printer for everyday use. If you use it for photo prining as I do. The printer tends to use the ink fairly quick. If you use the printer for just office use It will make a fantastic addition to your office. I gave the printer a 4 rating for the amount of ink used to print photos. I still like the quality of the photo crisp and clear.
December 14, 2012
Epson Artisan 835 All-in-One Printer
It is the best All-in-One Printer the Epson Artisan 835 I have own.
December 13, 2012
I purchased this printer for my Photography business wanting to capability to send/receive, scan and e-mail bids and offers clients and perspective clients. What I got was a powerful, quality, and extremely functional product. This printer has been with me to multiple places including Alaska. I cannot really say enough about this printer. I was so impressed that I purchased on for my father, when his alder Epson quit. Since he struggles with Cancer and Parkinson's the wireless function is great for him. Thanks Epson for put out a quality versatile product. The next upgrade will also be an Epson.
December 4, 2012