Epson Artisan 1430 Inkjet Printer
Love my 1430
I've used R320's for 9 years and thought it was the cat's meow. I actually bought 4 or 5 used ones too, and have printed thousands of photos with them.
But a few months ago I bought the 1430. Now I still use and love the R320, but the 1430 is fantastic for me. I've printed over a hundred 8.5 X 22" prints on the R320 and loved it, but now I can print 13 X 44" prints and in finer quality, with Claria inks that last a very long time!
And so with far more confidence in the printing, now I'm selling the prints (in frames I fabricate.) Lots of people are asking "what do you print them with" my response is "an Epson Printer." So far, the 1430 is my little secret.
May 11, 2013
an impressive large format printer!
I had to do a fair amount of research before I decided to try this printer. I was impressed with everything I read online about it and could tell it would be worth a try. My only hesitation was if I would really like printing out scrapbook pages with it. I've been vocal about not liking the look of home printing for digital layouts in general.
Um, I stand corrected... The colors were sharp and beautiful. No streaking, even on large portions of blue sky. True to life depth and very vibrant.
It is very reasonably priced for the quality you get and I believe they have pared down the size as much as possible while still allowing you to print up to 13"x19" projects.
Like any higher end printer, it does require a full set of cartridges, but I've been pleased with how many print jobs I've gotten out of them. I've printed out several photos and at least 8 large scrapbook pages and still have not run out any of the colors of ink. I really like that you only need to replace the cartridge you run out of instead of all of them at once.
The bottom line? I won't be printing all of my layouts with this printer simply because of the really large amount of printing that I do. However, I will definitely use this printer for regular projects such as posters, prints, and also some scrapbook pages. I think it would be the perfect printer for anyone who is doing Project Life or pocket scrapping layouts on a regular basis. It would be so nice to print out your pages each week and slip them right into your album.
I'm so glad that I had the chance to try this printer out in person. As soon as I printed my very first page, I was impressed. Nothing like being able to see the magic come together right in front of your eyes. If you print out larger projects, this is definitely a printer I would recommend!
April 16, 2013
B&W? Consider the 1340.
I wanted a B&W printer to print scans of negatives from family archives. These are not contemporary, hi-res, fine art files and frequently require considerable work but, I’ve been getting beautiful prints from them. A friend had been printing them for me on a 2880 which, with its four black ink tanks produced beautiful prints, but was beyond my means. I decided to gamble on the 1430. Prints from it are far beyond anything I had hoped for and, from the file sources I work with, are incapable of being distinguished from those of the 2880. B&Ws up to 11x14, the largest I’ve produced so far, are terrific. Print surfaces are smooth and uniform even on glossy paper. Blacks are pure, gradations are smooth, whites are crisp on the premium paper I use, and resolution matches what I see on my hi-res monitor. I’ve done little color so far, so cannot speak to it, but if you’re looking for a large format, affordable B&W printer give the 1430 serious consideration. Set-up was easy (Ethernet, not Wi-Fi) and the printer has performed flawlessly.
April 14, 2013
I have been a loyal Epson customer for many years and still have an old C60 that keeps on working. I bought the artisan 1430 in may last year and have had to replace it 3 times, so I definitely would not recommend this product. I do desktop publishing and need a reliable printer .... This is NOT it!
April 9, 2013
Can't Go Wrong with the Epson Artisan 1430
Recieved my Epson Artisan 1430 about 3 weeks ago. So far I've only printed 7 13x19" photos and the colors are fantastic! The one thing I question is the printing specs....It states printing a 13x19 boarderless photo takes 3 minutes! That must be at a VERY FAST print setting! I've been averaging 20 minutes for my photos at a high quality setting! Not a complaint just a note to you all! My last Epson printer took 40 minutes at this size! Still an excellent printer to have.
March 20, 2013
Excellent CAD printer
Although I haven't had this printer for long, I can tell you that it is perfect for my CAD printing needs. I do line drawings, and the printed measurements are within 1/128th of an inch in the y direction (over the full 19 inches), and dead-on in the x direction. The ability to print 13x19 is a bonus for a CAD user. Can't speak for reliability yet, but excellent print quality. It was sooooo easy to set up for network printing - just remember you will need a usb printer cable temporarily to set it up!
March 5, 2013
best of the litter
I have owned many printers, professional and standard,this has been the best.
Printing quality is excellent.
February 20, 2013
Epson Artisan 1430 inkjet printer
I just recieved this printer 4 days ago and can tell this is a huge upgrade from my 1400 printer that just died last week. I like having the on buttons on top and having the wi-fi that works great. No more usb cord. So far it prints very good just like the 1400 but the 1430 seems to be a little better put together. I hope this will last longer than 3yrs cause I like Epson products. The reason for 4 stars is cause I just got the printer. Other than that I love it.
February 14, 2013
Epson Artisan 1430
Working with Mac Lion, this printer installed itself so easily to my wireless network, that I was printing in 7 minutes flat.
Great prints quality for a 6-inks printer. Although the paper thickness choice is limited, it is possible to make nice prints on papers recommended.
I will not use the CD/DVD printing possibility since my old R340 is doing the job.
The speed and sound related to printing is ok. Not the fastest but... if you want some quality, you'll have to wait a bit.
The Epson driver is OK; maybe lacking some nice features like the pros printers have but it is quite useful.
February 13, 2013
The Super Printer that really delivers
I have just received my new Epson Artisan 1430 wide format printer, and could not be happier! Having used another manufacturer's machines many times, I am completely blown away by the superb color and sharpness the Claria ink delivers! Owning an excellent Epson scanner for some time gave me the courage to reach out further for my printing needs as well. And I am NOT disappointed.
Thank you, Epson!
February 12, 2013