Epson 4800 is garbage!!! Beware 3800 potential owners!

Started Oct 18, 2006 | Discussions thread
David Grabowski Veteran Member • Posts: 7,291
I love the 4800, it's my workhorse !!

I as others don't like the ink change idea either so tend not to go there. It would be more user friendly if you didn't have to change out inks but I think the key is to land on a few papers you like and just print. tHe iamge quality is second to none and using Qimage I can hit print and go cut the grass, do another photo session or something. When I come back it's all done.

I do have an issue that has developed with mine though. That is when changing to sheet paper the first sheet through will always give a Reload Paper Message, it did this when I first bought the printer and then went away, now it's back . At the same time, when I switch back to roll paper it will make it's first run fine up to the cut, then for the second run it gives a paper alignment message. I just lift the lever and put it back down again, it does some gyrating and runs fine for days on end or till I change back to sheets.

Anyone have this or solved this issue ? This is legit, I'm not whining just asking if anyone has worked this problem out or even had the problem or otherwise have an idea of what might cause it.

David

adydula wrote:

Stratus..

Amazing a happy Epson 4800 owner....how can this be??? Are you
sure?? Even after wasting all that ink by changing over the black
inks??

Amazing...

I have never swapped out these inks and am stuck in the Photo Black
mode. and using Pictorico BW on the 4800 is really, really
nice...as well as Epson Lustre....so the black ink swap is not as
painful to me...

When I first got it almost 2yrs ago and first found out about the
ink swap. I was not a happy camper. But in reality fina art paper
is not my cup of tea, even though I have used it several times....

I never had any of the earlier Epsons that seemed to be plagued
with issues that HP is having with there 9810 fiasco....the R1800
and 4800 have just worked and worked and worked...just keep byuing
ink.

Hope your 4800 works well for yo in the future, if not please post
back so we can throw some more stones around!!

Just kidding!
Alex

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