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Epson Printer

Reviewing: Epson Stylus Cx5000 Series  |  Rating:
By cookiecrisp03 on
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I am reviewing the Epson Stylus cx5000 series ink jet printer. I've owned for a few months and find it very effective. The print resolution is amazing. You won't believe the details if printing from a digital camera. It is a bit noisy when printing, which can be a little startling if your not thinking about it. The speed of printing is about average.

My real issue with it is the cost of cartridges. Most printers have one black cartridge and one color. The Epson cx5000 has a total of 4 cartridges. (black, yellow, pink and blue). The problem is two fold: availability and usage. First problem is that it is difficult to find them. Walmart and Target both carry them, but they never seem to be in stock. They offer the black separately and the colors in one package. It is hard to find the individual color packages. The reason that is a problem is that they empty at different rates. I always seem to be running out of one and not the others. Just a small problem, but worth mentioning. If you don't mind that it is a good printer. Especially for the initial price.