Epson WorkForce 600 All-in-One Printer Review

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Manufacturer: Epson

Product Name: Epson WorkForce 600 All-in-One Printer

Review Date: 09/19/08

Author: Kristofer Brozio

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In my time as a reviewer I’ve gotten many products for review and I’ve found that quite bit of them don’t live up to their marketing hype, it’s not that they’re bad products it’s more the expectations are very high with some. The product I’ve got for review today though lives up to and exceeds the hype, it’s an all around great product with virtually no flaws to be found.

On the review block today is the Epson WorkForce 600 All-in-One Printer, and as soon as you open the box you’ll be impressed by this printer. My wife, who normally couldn’t care about the stuff I get for review, was thoroughly impressed by this printer, so that’s saying something right there. Anyway, the WorkForce 600 just looks great, even without powering it on you can just see that this thing means business, but yet look stylish enough to fit in your home. After all, the WorkForce 600 is meant for small and home businesses, so it’s made to be a work horse and that it is. The 600 includes some great features like WiFi capabilities, laser quality printing, fast printing speeds, built-in memory card reader, and even an LCD to preview your pictures and operate the 600 easily.

It’s just an excellent choice if you’re in the market for an all-in-one printer, personally I like these types as then you don’t have to have separate devices for all the things you need to do…

The box is huge and heavy, when the FedEx guy delivered it I heard a big thump on my porch, and I was like ‘what was that?’. Of course there are several pictures along with specs and features listed on the box. The printer itself is packaged very well with styrofoam padding, wrapped in a plastic bag and more plastic covering the surface of the printer to protect it even more during shipping.

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There’s a bit of stuff included with the WorkForce 600 including ethernet cable, power cable, driver/software disc, user manuals, sample paper, phone cable and of course the printer cartridges. No USB cable though, but that’s common nowadays for printers not to include one.. I’ve always wondered why they don’t include USB cables, I mean they’re cheap…

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The housing of the WorkForce 600 is plastic as is expected, most of it shiny, and overall the look is classy but yet subtle, it should fit in with any decor.

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The main interface of the WorkForce 600 in on the front panel, here you’ll find all of your function buttons and even a color LCD panel to make navigation, operation and even editing your photos easy. Off the the far left of the panel is the card reader and USB port as well, I found that the card reader doubles as a storage device for the printer as well. You can scan documents, save them to a memory card or USB drive and then just transfer them to your computer, no need to use any software to scan documents anymore, a very nice feature indeed.

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The top is the automatic document feeder that can hold up to 30 pages for faxing or scanning multiple documents. Under that is a flat bed scanner that can be used for scanning or as a standard copier, under the scanner is where the ink cartridges go.

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The paper goes into the back of the WorkForce 600, it can be adjusted to fit several sizes of paper and even envelopes.

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The finished prints come out the front and land on the collapsible paper tray.

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In the back of the untit we find the main power connection, ethernet jack, USB connection and telephone jack.

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Specifications:

Epson WorkForce 600 All-in-One Printer

Model: C11CA18201

MSRP: $199.99

Overview:

* 5-in-1 — Print, Copy, Scan, Fax, Photo, Wi-Fi
* Draft speeds up to 38 ppm (black and color)
* Laser quality documents about 2x faster
* Wi-Fi and Ethernet networking built in
* Extra High-capacity Black ink
* 2-year limited warranty with registration
* Smudge, fade, water resistant, highlighter friendly
* Uses up to 3x less power than a laser printer
* Fax and 30-page ADF
* Built-in memory card slots and 2.5-inch LCD

Show the world what your business is made of with WorkForce, Epson’s new line of printers and all-in-ones, engineered for the small business and home office. Get laser quality output at laser fast speeds for prints that make you look your best.

Make your business look its best with brilliant color output from the Epson WorkForce 600 all-in-one. Why waste money on a laser printer when you can get so much more for less, including the ability to wirelessly print and archive critical documents, or fax stacks of originals in seconds. Because time is money, the WorkForce 600 races through every task. In fact, it’s about two times faster printing documents than leading competitive models. And, it uses up to three times less energy than a laser printer. Fast, affordable and built to grow with your business, the WorkForce 600 does it all, so you can focus on the business at hand.

Features & Benefits:
* Boost your productivity — Fast draft and copy speeds — up to 38 ppm (black and color)
* Get speed without sacrificing quality — Laser quality documents at about 2x the speed of competitive ink jet   printers1
* Easily network within your workgroup — Built-in Wi-Fi and Ethernet networking
* Print more, change cartridges less often — High-capacity Black, Cyan, Magenta and Yellow ink cartridges; Extra   High-capacity Black also available
* Protect important documents — Smudge, fade and water resistant, highlighter friendly documents rival those from   a laser printer and photos rival those from the lab
* Send faxes fast, even in color — Fax in as fast as 3 sec per page; store up to 60 speed dials and receive up to   180 pages in memory; also faxes legal size
* Print photos without a computer — Built-in memory card slots, PictBridge and 2.5-inch LCD
* Make quick color copies and enlargements — One-touch copying with high quality scanning; reduce and enlarge 25   to 400 percent
* Do more with useful software included — OCR and creativity software to create flyers, brochures, calendars and   more
* Save energy — Uses up to 3x less power than a laser printer
* Save paper — Built-in double-sided printing1
* Do more in less time — Copy, scan or fax stacks of documents with built-in, 30-page ADF
* Get product protection you can count on — Epson Preferred program with 2-year limited warranty and 2-year toll-  free support, with registration, plus quick product exchange

Above is just the basic specs and features listed, you can stop over HERE and visit the full listing on the Epson site.

Included with the printer is also ABBYY Fine Reader OCR, and ArcSoft Print Creations software, along with Epsons own utilities and programs.

The WorkForce 600 is very easy to setup, since I’ve got wireless I opted for the WiFi installation. You need to hook the ethernet cable up to your router, then follow the instructions to install everything, then you just unplug the ethernet cable and your wireless! Setup in total took about 30 minutes, which is about average for most printers. I also connected the printer to my wifes computer as well, when you put in the disk it gives you an option to start the install for a second computer, that setup is even faster and it’s easy as well.

Using the printer is very easy with the LCD screen and navigation buttons, there is a shortcut button on well located the left of the screen to easily access the most commonly used features quickly.

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The menu choices are Fax, Copy, Photo, Scan, Backup Data, Print Ruled Papers, Setup and Problem Solver.

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and yes you read that correctly there is a Data Backup function in the WorkForce 600, you can backup whatever is on your memory cards to a USB drive. Also you may have noticed the Print Ruled Papers choice, I think that’s rather cool, you can print lined or even graph paper in various sizes..

There’s also a very cool greeting card feature, you pick a picture, print a template, fill out the template and then re-scan it, the WorkForce 600 will understand your choices and print out your cards. Here’s the template, then filled out, then the actual cards, clicking on these picture will take you to hi-res views at 1587×2187 resolution.

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Actual printing is just excellent, they were not exaggerating when they say laser quality, the print quality is truly laser quality. It just so happened that my wife had a project for school were she had to print up 15 booklets for the class for a presentation, in total it was about 90 pages. The quality was excellent all around, and they printed fast even with pictures on them.

Regular pictures printed very nice as well using photo paper, they look just like something you would get at a photo lab, my wife was very impressed by them, and it takes a bit to impress her… she still uses a film camera and send her pictures out to be developed because she doesn’t like how the pictures look when they are printed at home with our other ‘photo printers’, but with the Epson she was impressed by the quality of the pictures. One thing she said immediately was ‘no dots!’ which of course she means pixels, but with our HP Photosmart and Brother Photo printers if you look closely you can see the dots, with the Epson you can’t…

< breeze a usage and navigation makes LCD in built The do. to easy is everything faxing, scanning copying, including jobs, many for 600 WorkForce the used already>

Faxing is fast, and it’s nice that you can put up to 30 pages in there, when you’re done you can even print out a report of the things that were faxed if need be.

This thing can do pretty much anything you want it to, it truly is an all-in-on printer.

The only possible gripe I could have is that there is no handset to talk through, my previous all-in-on had the handset and I guess I’m just very accustomed to using it as a phone, but of course you can hook up a phone to the WorkForce 600 and use it that way.

I could just go on and on about this printer, but trust me, it’s an excellent choice if this is the type of product that you need.

Honestly, try as I might I can’t really find any faults with this printer… for the price it’s perfect! I’ve done everything possible with this printer and it has done it all perfectly and flawlessly

For more information about the WorkForce 600 click here.

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Conclusion:

As I mentioned I tried to find something wrong with the Epson WorkForce 600, but I couldn’t, it does everything exactly the way it’s supposed to and it does it with quality and efficiency.

If you’re in the market for an All-in-one printer then be sure to check out the WorkForce 600, you’ll be very happy you did.

Coming in at around $200 it’s well worth it, I can easily see this thing costing more really, it performs and has the features of products much more expensive than itself.

Pros:

-Fast printing

-Excellent quality printing both text and pictures 

-Wireless network capable

-Easy to use

-Easy to setup

-Numerous great features

-Low price

Cons:

-Large and heavy

-No handset

 

Grades:

Overall:

Design:

Performance: score-10-10

  • Fred Marshall

    I have an Epson Stylus Photo R260 printer which has a feature that lets you print on CD’s or DVD’s. I haven’t been able to find out if the Work Force 600 has this feature. Since I haven’t actually seen one in person, I was wondering what you found out about this feature as you were doing the testing for your review. Otherwise, this printer looks pretty nice.

  • Ellen

    How is the noise level? Printing? Scanning? What about fax if someone faxes me? I have no idea if there is any sound and what type–if screeching high pitch or silent. Ringing? I’m deaf and I live in a high rise apartment in the City. I do my work during the night because it is quieter and distract-free but for my neighbors… am I driving them crazy with the noise I’m unaware of? They have no way of complaining to me because I do not have a door bell flasher nor a telephone. Could you enlighten me what you experienced with this machine?

    Thank you!

  • Sue

    I will need to use this for both a Mac and a PC. Does the Ethernet work with a Mac? Good review. Thanks!

  • Sean

    Yes the Ethernet works with a Mac. I just got this printer today, was very easy to set up on a network using a PC and a Mac. So far I’m very impressed with this printer!

  • Steve

    I don’t like inkjets, I don’t like all in one printers, but due to circumstances (ahum, ca-ching), I had to buy an inkjet all in one. Luckily at BestBuy, the lady from Epson was there flogging these printers, so she talked me into one. This is a fantastic printer. It scans beautifully, it prints documents double-sided in BOOKLET format (you have to flip the paper over manually), it prints photos like a photo shop. My only regret was the lady was trying to get me to spend eight bucks extra on 24 pound paper and I opted for the cheapest paper available. It’s thin and the docs look crudy because of the paper. Get the 24 pound paper and you will be amazed with this printer. The print quality and speed of printing are great.

  • postpen

    Any experience with paper jams? This has been the deal-breaker, and printer-breaker, on almost every printer I’ve bought so far–
    Complications from this inevitable snafu include the difficulty in extracting jammed paper ;the resulting damage to the internal alignment; the tiny bits of paper that tear off and that are unreachable from outside and that then make the printer inoperable.
    A techie told me that it’s caused by the rollers getting worn and hardened with time so that they don’t grip the paper evenly. He said that this happens to rollers while just sitting in the months and years in warehouses, long before you purchase the printer.
    So you want a printer that came out of the factory recently (or whose paper roller parts did :-)), and one that has an easy opening up of the innards to extract the paper when it does jam eventually.

  • Kristofer

    I’ve never had a problem yet with jamming and I’ve put a couple reams of paper though it since I got it.. so far so good!

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  • anil

    i can not seem to get my mac to print to this printer–any suiggestions?

  • KJH

    Hi Anil,

    Here’s what we did with the Mac in our house.

    Head over to the Epson site, go to Drivers and Support, then type in ‘Workforce 600′ in the search box on the right. Drill down to the 600’s drivers section for Macs. You want the .dmg Driver file. Pull that down and run it on your Mac. After that, you should be able to go to Add a Printer and it should appear as long as your 600 has been set up on the network.

    Good luck.

    PS> Another positive review for the 600: http://tinyurl.com/5zkmbv

  • Bill in Escondido

    Too bad you didn’t the fax capabilities. What I have found it that if you have an answering machine hooked up to another wall jack on the same line as the printer/fax, once the answering machine picks up (as it is supposed to do because it answers in fewer rings than does the fax) then the fax fails to receive the incoming fax. The only way you can get the two (answering machine and fax) to work properly is to plug the answering machine directly into the printer/fax device EXT jack/port. The manual leads one to believe that it will work either way (answering machine plugged into another wall jack on the same line or into the EXT jack on the fax/printer device). Not true, in order for the answering machine and the fax to work properly, the answering machine MUST be plugged into the fax/printer EXT jack.

    Sounds like a step backward, as my 8-year old HP all-in-one worked fine with the answering machine plugged into a wall jack on the same line in another room. Seems silly to have to move my answering machine from the kitchen (where it is most convenient) into my home office where the new Epson Workforce 600 is located just to get the answering machine to work with the Epson.

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  • Andrew

    On the box, the Epson Workforce 600 says in fine print that some features, such as the double-sided printing, will not work with Macs. I want to know if anyone has had this problem or is there a solution to get a Mac to print double-sided on the printer.

  • Dre

    Great review! Lots of pertinent detail. I purchased this from Best Buy today and on my way out of the store stumbled upon the Canon MX850 display. I couldn’t wait to get home to see how that Canon compared to my Epson. After reading numerous reviews of both units I cannot wait to get the Epson out of the box. Thank you!

  • Stan

    I am happy with all features of my Workforce 600 that I bought at Best Buy for $149.00 except for receiving faxes. This printer does not recognize fax tones. It must be operated manually. To get it to answer automatically the answering machine has to be moved from another room and connected directly to the printer external port. I was able to receive a fax without connecting the answering machine to the Ext. port by turning the answering machine mode to “don’t answer” and leaving the answering machine in the kitchen. The good news is that I have three PCs (one in the garage) and a laptop and all have access to my printer.

  • Korie

    I just bought this printer today from Best Buy to replace my HP printer/copier/scanner because I hated the picture quality of the photos (visible pixels and always printed flat even though I used glossy photo paper.) Installation was easy and I immediately began printing photos. Much to my disappointment, it printed the photos just like my HP (visible pixels and flat…not glossy). I see no difference…maybe I’m doing something wrong?

  • Barbara Teichert

    I’m considering this all-in-one for my home office. Anyone have experience with it’s PC Fax feature/software included? Specifically wondering what type of file the incoming fax could be saved as. PDF? I’d love to be able to receive the fax, save it and email it on as something very usable like a PDF file.

  • Jamie Smith

    Great Printer – I can not believe it was only $150!! I do have a question that I am hoping someone can assist with… Since the printer is located near my router, I set it up w/ the ethernet connection to the router. Printing thru the network is a bit slow – which is probably my network instead of the printer. Does anyone know if it would be even slower if I set it up w/ the wirless connection? My router is a D-Link xTreme N – so it should be pretty fast.

    Thanks.

  • kristofer

    Technically wireless is slower than wired, so you should be printing fast… I’ve got mine hooked up via wireless and it’s nice and fast… you may have some other networking issues going on if it’s slow…

  • Ed Daly

    Windows Vista loads the printer driver only…you need the disc provided for the scanner and anything else.
    You have to remember to delete your previous printer driver from Vista before installing because it will default to the old printer only. Also, with the ton of support programs from arcsoft you may find deleting them may take hours… if you tested them and find they’re not worth keeping, use Windows restore and just reinstall the Workforce drivers only. Restore is time sensitve…the longer you wait the less chance of cleaning up Quick.

  • Frances

    I just installed the Workforce 600. It seems great. The only downside I see is that I can’t receive faxes while my answering machine is on. The AM is in another room. I don’t want to bring it into my office.

    I wonder if I set the Workforce up wirless if the AM problem would be solved and I could receive faxes without connectng the answering machine to the Workforce. I have a phone connected to the workforce.

  • edward richard

    i have a wireless router and my network is ecured and my pirnter that is workforce 600 is sensing the network name but while enetring the network key it comes up with alphabets ,dont know how to enetr with number ,let me know how i can change from alphabet to numbers

  • kristofer

    Thanks for all of the comments, and just an FYI, the Epson Artisan 800 just got here today for my review.. so look for that review in a couple weeks…

  • Marc

    If you hook up wireless, do you still have to plug in a phone line into the printer to fax or is this done wireless also?
    Thanks

  • Mark

    1st day Impression? Awesome! Wi-Fi is without question a huge benefit for homes that have dual computers and printing needs without adding a second printer or having to wait to connect a USB cord when someone else finishes their project.

    Printing speed=Fast
    Print quality=Excellent
    Wi-Fi=Excellent
    Scan=Excellent
    Fax=Haven’t used yet, but would love to hear comments on how the operation is performed, and set-up proceedures.

  • Joey

    I recently went out and purchased the Workforce 600. I found the manual useless.

    My problem is receiving faxes for some reason it does not work with my answering machine.
    I hooked up a phone to the Workforce as instructed in the manual.
    The only way we received a fax was to turn the answering machine off.

    I have called Epson customer service number and I kept getting the reps from Manilla and found them not very helpful. The language barrier was a strain.

    Can anyone tell me how they solved a similar problem, I am so close to returning the system,

    On the plus side the wireless capapbilities are fantastic, I was able to print and scan from other rooms in the house.

    Thanks

  • Dan

    I like almost everything about this printer except that it appears to reject non-Epson (or refilled Epson) ink cartridges. Maybe I’ve just had a bad set of ink cartridges but this is a real drag since the main expense of a printer is the ink (I’ll spend equivalent of original price in no time at all — new Epson ink going for about $15 a pop so just 2 1/2 refills and it’s the same $150 the printer costs. On the other hand, if I can use the remanufactured cartidges (at about $6 each), it’s a 250% improvement. Since this thing seems to go through the regular sized cartidges at a pretty good clip, this makes a huge difference in operating expense.

  • m1a22

    Iwas thinking about getting one of these printers but from reading all the post about them here and the talk about the print cartidges not lasting that long is making me think twice.
    Take a HP cartidge all the color ink is in one cartidge and the Epson is in separate cartidges, wouldn’t they have more ink in them than the HP ones?
    About how many pages can be printed in black before you have to re place the cartidge.

  • m1a22

    I forgot to ask in my first post, can you Fax wireless to the printer?

  • hk

    Does the scanner have a descreen fuunction?

  • peacedove

    I heard that if just one color ink cartridge runs out, the black ink cartridge will not work at all, until the colored one is replaced. Is this true?

  • kristofer

    hk=Descreen? not sure about that…

    Peacedove= as for color cartridges and black not working, that’s not true at all, I’ve had colors runs out and still be able to print fine, just the warning pops up telling me to change cartridges..

    Joey=as for the questions regarding faxes and answering machines, you need to have it set to listen for the fax tones

    Mark= I’ve used it several times for faxing with no problems, single pages and multiple via the document feeder, no problems at all

  • docb

    I hope this is a simple question: I cannot get a printed a single #10 envelope!
    What am I doing wrong, I use Word >envelopes-labels, then place a single envelope vertically
    in the feeder, tried far left, middle and far right, none print at all, just get an error
    message ‘load paper’. This happens with or without sheet paper in the feeder. HELP
    Thank you.

  • miles sanderson

    I have had nothing but problems. Can’t print 2 sheets without a paper jam occuring and the funny thing is… there’s no paper jammed into the feeder. bahhh..

  • Judi

    I have my answering machine connected directly to the external port on the Epson and still can’t receive a fax. Someone said to have it set to listen for fax tones – how do you so that? I haven’t found that option on the set-up screen

  • Keith Roberts

    I hate my epson workforce 600 I can’t get it to print without the paper jam going into jam mode.
    I hate Epson. I am going to fax a few things and then take this junk outside and beat the crap out of it. It’s brand new, and I would rather smash this junk into a million tiny pieces than to go through the bother of returning it. This is the 2nd time I got so upset with Epson. I hate you epson. I hate you.

  • kristofer

    I don’t know what to say about the paper jams… never had one yet, on my second set of cartridges now so I’ve printed quite a bit… I was printing 20-30 pages at a time and no one paper jam..

  • docbb

    I asked for help on 1/28/09. I researched/answered my own inquiry. FOR THOSE NEEDING TO PRINT A SINGLE #10 ENVELOPE ON THE WORKFORCE 600, USING WINDOWS XP (SP3) AND MS WORD:
    Control Panel: Printers-Faxes>Right mouse click on workforce 600 icon>choice printing preferences>tab (shortcuts)>turn off print preview. Now tab (main)>select #10, #10, landscape. Now tab(advanced) and select #10,#10. Now tab (paper layout)>turn on by output
    paper size>OK.
    MS Word: File>page setup>tab (margins)>landscape. Tab (paper)>#10>OK. Now to Tools>letters
    and mailings>envelops and labels>tab (envelope)>options>turn on delivery point barcode. Now tab (printing options)>select face up, (under feed method) select far right image, turn clockwise off>OK. Finally, place the #10 envelope into the empty feeder vertically far right, flap to the back
    and to the left. YEPPIE, PRINT THE DAMN THING!

  • Jim

    Has any run a stack of 5 X 7 photos through the document feeder? Is it good for this, batch converting photos to scanned images?

  • Ginny

    This is the first scanner I’ve owned. I scanned four pages with adf and saved them to a jpeg file and later emailed them. I wanted to be able to email the 4 pages as one document but was only able to email them as separate pages within the email. Is there a better way to do this? Also, I pressed “okay” to scan to PC from the epson and it didn’t go any further. If you have basic answers to this, please let me know. Thanks.

  • Harold Little

    Question, Can the WorkForce 600, scan a document in to the printer’s memory, with out me going to the PC ? I want to go to the PC to pull in the scanned document or documents at a later point in time.

  • LJ2277

    What is the max paper weight that this printer takes? I’m looking for a laser printer that can handle heavy cardstock. I would like to use up to 120lb paper weight.

  • Chris

    Does anyone know if the Workforce 600 works well with Vista Home Premium? I have an HP 7550 printer and it does not play well with Vista. What I need, besides printing, is the ability to scan and to fax from my computer. Does the Workforce 600 do this? Does it generate a cover page (not one you create in Word) and if the fax messes up, does it retain the sent faxes in memory to view or re-send? The HP 7550 used to do all of this, but has stopped. I’m very frustrated and don’t want to invest $ in a printer that doesn’t do what I want it to do.

  • Tom

    Can someone give me a detailed “setup” as to how to add this printer to a network which includes ethernet connected computers and wireless laptops, all running Windows XP (Home and Pro)? I.E., Do I plug it into my Linksys router? And then what? I want to be able to access the Work Force 600 from four computers, two desktops, and two laptops.

  • jman ct

    Dont buy this if you want to scan with it. The scan software dosn’t allow you to crop what you scanned before you save it and I place a yellow background behind the photos i scan and it scans it a dirty tan color?? Can anyone help. Printer is fast and great but I need a scanner! My old 10 year old Lexmark x73 had all these features. Would not reccomend to anyone scanning.

  • Steve Cooperman

    I’ve got a paper jam now on an Epson Workforce 600 that’s about two months old, if that.

    Just a smidgen of paper near the roller — I can see it but can’t get my hand/fingers inside to grab it.

    Any suggestions? (Besides taking it outside and bashing it to bits, as suggested above?)

  • kenR

    My 600 works fine except for receiving faxes with the answering machine(turned on) in the family room and the printer in my home office. If I turn the answering machine off I can receive faxes no problem. I have tried everything I can think of to solve the problem. Epson help has been no help. The only problem I have found is the clock is slow by 11 mins. but I can’t find a way to manually reset it. I assume the clock time is established via the electrical system like some other electronic devices. Does anyone have any suggestions??????

  • kriekers

    I just got this printer and I must say I really like it. No probs yet. For $129.00 at Best Buy. Great deal!

  • Brian

    peacedove, maybe kristopher can do something i can’t, but my cyan ink has run out and i have nearly a full tank of black ink, and it won’t let me print. i just went to epson tech support to see how to bypass it and after going through all the steps it said, “You cannot print or copy when an ink cartridge is expended even if the other cartridges are not expended.” Basically, had i known this, i would not have purchased it.

  • MustangMom

    Aaah! Thank you, thank you! In response to the issue regarding color ink running out and not printing, it is TRUE! I am sitting in Staples parking lot this very minute waiting for them to open so I can buy one stupid little color cartridge so 4 days worth of faxes MGHT print out. Grr! I specifically ASKED at Best Buy when I bought this: will it print with just the black ink cartridge or MUST we have all full color cartridges installed? The saleswoman said we NEVER had to buy color if we didn’t want to. Baloney! My other issue is the double-sided printing — how? how? how?! No instructions in the fairly useless manual. As a matter of fact, every operation is 5 steps too many & nothing is done easily. Altogether, I curse the day I bought this WorkFarce 600 and didn’t just stick with HP. :-/

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  • Maxxer

    STAY AWAY FROM THIS PRINTER

    – Print quality 7 of 10
    – Print Speed 6 of 10
    – Usability 4
    – Networking 2 Wireless works only intermittendly, cant mix wired and wireless, only either or
    – Drivers 2 Major bloatware that does not work well and is barelyu usable
    -Compatibility 1 NO LINUX DRIVERS TO DATE. IF U WANT TO BUY A LITTLE LINUX LAPTOP U ARE OUT OF LUCK. Has Vista 64 issues my Vista 64 driver prints unrelated characters

    Summary GOOD PRINTER, BAAAAADDD SOFTWARE >> DON’T WASTE YOUR MONEY

  • General

    WARNING 1 :

    THIS PRINTER CAN NOT MIX WIRED AND WIRELESS !!!!

    So if you have a laptop (work) AND wired PCs (gaming) you cannot use this printer.

    WARNING 2:

    INK SCAM : CAN ONLY PRINT WHEN ALL CARTRIDGES HAVE INK. Other manufacturers let go of this scam years ago.

    WARNING 3:

    NO LINUX AND FAULTY VISTA 64 DRIVERS.

    EPSON SHOULD RECALL THIS PRINTER FOR MAJOR DESIGN FLAWS.

    ONLY BUY IF DO USB PRINTING FROM ONE SINGLE XP COMPUTER.

  • kristofer

    Maxxer- What are you talking about? Wireless work perfectly, no drop outs or anything, I’ve been using it since I got it for review with zero problems. as for Vista64, that’s what I use, there are no problems with the drivers at all.
    and I don’t understand about mixing wired and wireless? Why would you want to? If you’ve got it hooked to your router then everything on the network can access it, so you must be doing something wrong.
    I’m thinking you’ve got other issues with your computers… maybe do a virus scan or something, update your drivers etc…

  • One of the EPSON techs

    Hi there! I’m an Epson tech for real. I work as a Level 2 tech-support for Epson. I’m happy to see many people are having fun w/ the New Epson W/F-600.

    @SUE, yes this printer supports MAC and WINDOWS. =)

    @Steve, you’ll be surprised what this printer can do if you buy an Epson paper. =)

    @Postpen, the “Epson tech” that you talked to told you the truth. It happens to ALL PRINTERS. As for this printer, we are not receiving calls from people experiencing paper jam. We do get calls from people not knowing how to install printer Wireless. L.O.L

    @Anil, make sure your network is working and follow what KJH said.

    @Bill in Escondido , FAX printers of today and yesterday still relay on Analog signals. If you are using a Digital telephone service you need to have a filter. The filter will (from the word itself) filter out the analog signal for your FAX messages and send it to the telephone (if that is a voice call) or the FAX printer (if that is a fax message) from the digital signal used by your computer for your internet… It’s a long story really. If you still have problems making your Epson All-in-one FAX printer and Telephone/Fax service to work. Please call our Support Hotline.

    @Andrew, Please check your MAC OS X version and the application’s detail on how to print Double-Sided. This printer doesn’t have an Automatic Duplex unit that will turn the paper the other side to print on it. You need to manually turn the paper over. But if you do so w/o setting the application to print double-sided you may accidentally print on the other side the wrong way.

    @Korie , My advice… try printing a different photo or image. Check the print quality and check the paper. It would be to your best interest to buy an Epson paper for your Epson printer. Same issue? Call us and will give you a hand!

    @Barbara Teichert, Ma’am that is what you call WINDOWS FAXING. Please check with Microsoft or your Computer vendor (example: DELL, HP, Toshida) how to setup your computer’s Operating System for Windows Faxing.

    @Jamie Smith, printer’s slowness or fastness depends on the network. A Wired Network is more stable but not mobile like a WiFi connection. The downside of a WiFi connection is just like a cellphone sometimes it have a good signal or reception and sometimes it doesn’t. Call your router mfg. to check what is best for your router. (ei. Wired or Wireless)

    @edward richard, while on the window that is asking you to enter your Network Name (SSID) or Network Password just press the MENU button and you’ll see the green box highlighting ABC move to abc then move to 123…

    And to those other questions that I wasn’t able to answer… Please do not hesitate to call Epson’s Technical Support Number !!!

    I hope the review website’s owner doesn’t remove this post. I’m just trying to help. =)

  • The same EPSON tech that posted a comment

    Hi guys. It me again. =)

    To MAXXER…

    Sir, if you’re having issues or problems please do not hesitate to call Epson first. It is not good to say to other people to say STAY AWAY FROM THIS… as other’s would think that the printer is of no good.

    I am not saying this because I am an EPSON Level 2 technician but I am a computer technician. I work with lots of computer stuff. DELL Computers, Toshida computers… DELL AIOs… Canon SLRs… etc.

    Let people check and see for themselves if the devices they are purchasing are/is worth their while.

    And one more thing. Epson have drivers for MAC and WINDOWS only. Why? LINUX is an open-source O/S Linux people calling our tech-support # only asks what the printer can do. Why? Because they can create their OWN DRIVERS. That is the best thing about LINUX. It’s an open-source. Unlike MAC and Windows.

    OS Support:

    Windows 95 ==== for Legacy Printers & Scanner ONLY
    Windows 98 SE ==== for Legacy Printers & Scanners ONLY
    windows 2000 ==== for the not so old Printers & Scanners =)
    Windows XP both 32 & 64-bit OS (All Versions)
    Windows VISTA both 32 & 64-bit (All Versions)

    MAC OS Classic ==== for Legacy Printers & Scanner ONLY
    MAC OS X (from 10.3.x to 10.5.x)

    Good luck w/ the Legacy units! hahaha

  • Charles

    I have had this printer for four months now and I am very impressed with what it can do. My home office productivity has increased 10 fold with this printer. I use it to print invoces, reports ect.; the scan to pdf is great, I can scan in contracts and other documents to my PC; faxing is great, not to mention the copying. I have used quite a few printers over the years, namely HP, but this printer is by far the best I have used. Also it goes easy on the cartridges, not like some printers wher you seam you are changing ink more than you are paper.

  • karen

    Has anyone tried scanning? I’m looking for a scanner with ADF, and preferably duplex scanner, to scan many handwritten notes from lectures and not sure if this is a scanner that is reliable.

  • Mike

    Love my W/F-600, but have a problem after several months of wireless use. I lost the wireless connection and can’t get it re-established. Have tried to re-install from the beginning, but the install procedure can’t find the printer. If I use a USB connection, it all works, but thats a drag.

  • Kristofer Brozio

    I recently just lost my wireless connections as well, but I turned it off and back on again and then it worked, I actually unplugged it as well

  • KJ

    How in the world do you print a double-sided document with the Epson 600 Work Force printer. There are no specific instructions ANYWHERE that I can find, internet or the useless manual. I tried to print out a simple 32 page document from a pdf file (Windows Vista) double-sided so I only would use 16 pieces of paper and the pages were all jumbled and completely out of order and no HELP to be found anywhere.
    Otherwise we like the printer so far.

  • Cristiano

    This is to Keith Roberts above: man, I’m LMAO (in case you don’t know it means Laughing My Ass Off) with your review. I actually had tears in my eyes, so hard I laughed. Thank you for making my day! I needed ethat laugh! Nothing like reading someone’s outrage and laugh really hard! Your punchline: I hate you Epson! I hate you! was just too funny.

  • Chuck

    Definitely a problem printing black only when one of the cartridges runs out. I am Dead in the water, and cannot print our business critical documents in black only until I get money to go get new cartridges. Seems like the firmware could be modified to fix this problem. Anyone know?
    Otherwise a good printer. But this problem will alert me to not but a like printer in the future.

  • dwm

    I have not seen this addressed so pardon the redundancy if someone else has already mentioned this. I bought the Epson 600 today, mostly for the built-in WiFi. I set it up and it seems to work great out of the box over my wireless network running 2 PCs and a Mac in my house. I was led to believe that I would need to turn every sheet for duplex printing, but printing all odd pages of a document in reverse order, flipping the entire stack, then printing all even pages in reverse order makes duplex printing a snap (at least for Word docs and pdfs.

  • Andrew

    I agree with “do not buy this printer if you are using it on a network.” It does not work properly, when you first install it, everything is great but then it all goes away and the only way to get the printer to work is to tun it off and back on every time you want to use it. Otherwise all you get is a communication error. The printer will not respond to printing or scanning… you must turn it off and back on, that’s crap. This printer is worthless as a network printer. Please save yourself the pain of trying to get in touch with Epson Tech Support. If you do this by email, you will have the horror of them either having no clue what’s going on or better yet, sending you a random fix to print quality issues… what the hell does that have to do with network communication errors? Maybe “network” and “nozzle” are the same word in India… Good luck to all, do yourself a favor and stay as far from this printer as possible if you are looking for a network printer.

  • Bill

    I found a Bluetooth section on the setup screen, but can not find any reference to Bluetooth connection in the documentation paperwork or on-line? Does it work?

  • Nanette

    This printer eats up ink like a Hummer! I print a lot of color copies, and even with the larger ink cartridege option, I am going to the store for ink 2x a week. This printer is good for home use, but if you have to use it for office, plan on stocking up on ink. Its actually cheaper to by a more expensive HP printer with larger print capibilities than this this one. I am going back to HP!

  • LeRoy

    Bare with me on this review because it has been a long frustrating experience.
    I went to Fry’s early February 2009 for a printer. The sales person suggested the WorkForce 600 and said it was the greatest printer for the price. Not knowing much about printers and computers, I took his word for it and made the purchase.
    I went home, set the printer up and printed a few pages with no problem. About a week later I went to print a page a got the “paper jam” error. I checked the printer and there was no paper jam. I called Epson and the first thing they said was that they had not heard of that problem with the printer. Finally they decided to send me a first replacement. Days later I received it and set it up and the same “paper jam” error occurred. So I called Epson again. They decided to send me a second replacement printer. A few days later I received it, set it up and the same “paper jam” error occurred. So, I called Epson AGAIN. So, they decided to send me a third replacement printer. A few days later I received it, set it up and I got the same “PAPER JAM” error. You guessed it, I called Epson AGAIN! I was finally able to talk to some one in the U. S. that actually spoke English. Epson rep told me that the three replacement printers they had sent me were all refurbished. She said they were going to send me a new printer replacement. YES, this is now the fourth replacement printer. I just received it yesterday (4/8). I was looking forward to setting it up and having a new printer that works. So, I set it up, tried printing a page AND GOT THE “PAPER JAM” ERROR AGAIN.
    I now have the fifth EPSON WORKFORCE 600 PIECE OF JUNK IN MY HOME with the “PAPER JAM” error.
    So here is my solution. I am going to take the printer to my back yard along with my Remi 12 gauge and blow the piece of _ _ _ _ up! At least I’ll get some pleasure out of this whole mess.

  • kristofer

    I don’t know about the paper jams, I’m still using mine, and have not had one paper jam yet.

    as for networking, yes it goes off the network if you do not use it for a while, it goes into sleep mode essentially to save power, which of course means turning off the networking, but for me this is only if I don’t use it for several days.

  • Fruity Sue

    Does anyone know how to scan from the printer to the Pc? I am fine with the reverse. Could I be missing something obvious? I follow the instructions on the LCD panel. When I select scan to PC or PDF nothing seems to happen! What I am I doing wrong, who will help me????

  • Billie Ann Huber

    To LeRoy…you made my day..I laughed so hard I almost fell off of my chair….I was just looking for somone who has had problems with ink not working……..I put in 3 new cartridges and the only ones that printed were black and magenta……….terrible expense when the cartridges won’t work……Anyone else having problems with ink not “working” ……..So far only two paper jams …I could correct………..Billie Ann

  • George

    The Epson WOrkforce 600 SUCKS! I had one for a week, it was broken. SO epson sent us another for a lot more money than we payed when we got the broken one. And now on our new one, the scan doesn’t work, the inks aren’t moving, and its like its not getting a full wireless signal. IT SUCKS!!! NO ONE GET THIS STUPID PRINTER/SCANER!!!!!!!

  • LeRoy

    To Billie Ann Huber

    I have four sets of ink cartridges. You are welcome to have them if you’ll pay the postage. My email address is dindaadaa@live.com. Send me your address and I’ll send you the cartridges.

  • Sangdon

    Initially I satisfied with this printer even with couple problems of drivers & utility softwares. But one big problem I had was it failed to load paper when I tried to print couple pages and it reported kind of “paper jam” errors and continuously tried to reload paper while it still failed to do so.

    The worst problem was here whenever it tried to reload paper it would inject inks to the nozzles and it actually consumed a lot of inks. Virtually it wasted half of ink for each color cartridge in 5 mins while it was trying to reload the paper. Only solution was couple times of powercycle. Don’t know how to recover the ink cost now.

  • Jim

    Purchased on 4-22-2009.Returning the workforce 600 tomorrow 4-25-2009. Will not recieve faxes with answering machine on. I called epson they told me to call my phone provider to have distinctive ring turned on. I have cablevision it is digatal and they dont offer distictive ring. I guess it has to go back.Its to bad i liked all the features on.

  • T-ster

    I’ve been using the WF 600 for about 6 weeks on my combined Mac/PC/Linux network. Printing and scanning to both Mac/PC work fine. I was able to get the printer working via wired network printing with my SuSE Linux system (the nerve!) very easily. Although not supported by Epson, it will work with some minor tweaks.

    Very satisfied with the printer.

  • Raul

    My WF 600 gives me a ‘paper jam’ error, and I cannot use it any more. Twice it happened that it gave the jam error. The first time I I followed the instruction about opening the scan table and removing the paper. I did and then it printed again. The second time it jammed I did the same but it keeps giving the error message.
    It is possible that a small piece of paper, that I cannot see, got stuck inside, but I cannot find anywhere in the documentation how to remove it.
    The sad thing is that i got rid of my HP because it was flaky, and bought Epson.
    What do you people say is a better quality alternative?
    Thanks.

  • Frank

    Anyone know if there is a driver or override to the Black Ink issue of not being able to print if ANY color is out? This is a MAJOR deal breaker.

  • Ida Blom

    Bill in Escondido’s post has the correct answer for the Fax Receiving problem with an Answering Machine turned ON. I also struggled and finally found that the Answering Machine has to be moved from elsewhere to where the printer is. You have to plug the answering machine into the EXT port. The wall jack has to go into the LINE port. Now # of Rings on the Ans. Machine must be lower than on the fax. Epson support is worthless. After describing my problem about not knowing which line should go where, their answer was ‘the answering machine has to go into either the EXT or the LINE port’ – DUH – how much more ambiguous can one be. (Don’t quit the day job) Hope my frustration that is now solved has helped someone else. I just received my first fax and feel like I’ve graduated. What a struggle – I was about to return the Artisan 800, but now I’ll keep it.

  • Bob in San Diego

    To all the folks who are getting false paper jam alarms. Epson sent me a replacement and I got the same jams with no paper jammed. The problem is pre-drilled paper. If you are using 2 or 3 hole paper, you will get a paper jam message when there is no jam. I took the issue as high as I could with Epson Support and the answer I got is 3-hole paper is not an authorized paper. You will only get the jam message if the holes are on the right side. If the holes are on the left side you won’t get the message. I have other Epson printers that print on 3 hole paper even though 3-hole paper isn’t an authorized paper. So I think their answer is BS.

  • http://www.technogog.com Kristofer

    hmm.. I’ve never used holed paper with my printers… this is new to me.. just never saw a reason to use paper with holes, but I guess it has its uses

  • Bob in San Diego

    I use my phone for both voice and fax. I have a Radio Shack switch to separate voice from fax. I’m quite sure my 1st WF600 printed faxes it received thru the switch. But the replacement sent by Epson to “solve” the paper jam problem won’t receive the fax from the switch. Before I returned the 1st one, I copied all the settings over to the new machine. The switch directs the call to the WF600. I can hear the fax ringing inside the WF600, but the WF600 never picks up. I’ve tried it set to 1 ring and 2 rings. I’m going to try 4 rings but I’m not confident it will make any difference.

  • Renae

    This printer is a piece of shit. I also noticed that “real epson tech guy” failed to answer the question/scam that epson is running about not being able to use your printer if just one cartridge of ink runs out. So I have a full cartridge of black, and nearly full cartridges of yellow and the other color, but since I’m out of cyan my printer is now worthless and taking up space until i get just one cyan cartridge. I’m moving soon and i plan to abandon this bullshit printer in my old house and go purchase the ever reliable HP brand.

  • scotty

    I am trying to print a booklet on my new WF600 and the pages are coming out in the wrong sequence.

    They should be:

    sheet 1 side 1 front cover & back cover, side 2 intention blank page & last page (LP)
    sheet 2 side 1 page 1 & LP – 1, side 2 page 2 & LP – 2
    sheet 3 side 1 page 3 & LP – 3, side 2 page 4 & LP – 4
    etc

    I’m getting:

    sheet 1 side 1 front cover & page 2, side 2 intention blank page & page 1
    sheet 2 side 1 page 3 & LP-11, side 2 page 4 & page 5
    sheet 3 side 1 page 7 & LP – 7, side 2 page 8 & LP – 8
    etc

    The result being you’d have to fold each sheet separately and bind them somehow rather than folding the whole thing as a unit and stapling down the center as in a magazine or newspaper. Anybody else tried this yet?

  • Beth

    PAPER JAM!!
    That’s right – another paper jam issue. This is the 2nd time my wf600 has had this problem. I tried emailing the “help desk” & received the “take the paper out- clear the jam” – duh…. I’m guessing if you’re not smart enough to figure that out, you’re probably not smart enough to email the help desk either. Then I called the non-toll-free # (even though my printer is under “warranty”), got a non-English-speaking “tech” who basically read from a script – didn’t actually answer any questions I asked. Then, asked me for my credit card # before he would send a replacement – in 5-7 days! So…. I think not! And no, I wasn’t using hole-punched paper.
    Sorry to rant & rave, but really so frustrated!

  • WKF

    I’ve read many reviews on the Epson WF600 all-in-one unit, and have decided to hold off making my purchase of a new AIO unit. Sounds like Epson may not have all the bugs out yet. I currently have an Epson CX4200 which has been terrific, but is dying slowly, hence the need to replace. It was a great price too; free w/the purchase of our new G5 iMac computer 5 years ago. I love my MAC too! The CX4200 has been a true work horse as our company prints many sales receipts from it daily. So, for 5 years w/out fail, this machine has performed top- notch. However, the paper feed seems to be failing as it does not want to pull the paper through. After reading mixed reviews on the WF600, I’m considering seeing if my old CX4200 is fixable and if so, if its cost effective to do so. Any suggestions/comments, and/or tips are welcomed from former CX4200 users.

  • WKF

    Just a note to Epson Workforce600 users and/or those considering purchasing it regarding ink cartridges. Remans are available from inkquik.com. Price range is $7 – $8/ea. and are backed by their 30/180 guarantee w/flat rate shipping of only $3.95. I’ve purchased from inkquik for years and have never had anything but positive experiences. Any issues that have arisen have always been promptly and courteously taken care of. I highly recommend inkquik to anyone using a home or business printer :-)

  • Bill

    Bought the Epson W.F. today and taking it back tomorrow. The network set up took about 4 hours then finally starting working without me doing anything different. I thought I was happy until we tried to receive a fax and discovered it wont work with out moving our answering machine to it. We have a 13 year old Brother fax machine that works fine with the answering machine where it is. I am not moving the answering machine to an inconvenient place because they screwed up designing it.
    Then when I saw the only time there tech support is open is Monday- Friday until 6pm
    HELLO, this isnt the 60’s anymore. Tech support needs to be there on weekends and later in the evening to be called support. I don’t see how they stay in business.

  • Jerad

    I’ve been using my Epson Workforce 600 since January, and it’s been great!

    You can lay multiple photos on the flatbed and it will recognize each one, crop them, and save them as individual files.

    No paper jams.

    Photos are EXCELLENT on the Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper.

    I only have two complaints. One, I am using a LOT of ink. I”m not sure if it’s because my printing has increased, but I don’t remember going through this much ink with my HP.

    Two, it requires a good understanding of the software to be able to work it, and for those of you who returned it after only 2 days just didn’t give it enough time.

    4/5 rating from me with a 1 point deduction for ink usage.

    Jerad

  • Cleave

    I have their “flagship” duplex Artisan 800 and the stupid thing STILL won’t print 3 hole paper! Has anyone found a workaround for this. My entire reason for duplex was to print books on 3 hole. And to the guy that said he can’t see the reason to print on paper “with holes in it” I ask, how do you put pages in a binder? I know you can manually do that with a hole punch 5 or 10 pages at a time, but it’s a whole lot easier to buy a ream when you are doing thousands of sheets.

  • Jerry

    BEWARE on this printer.. If you run out of ink you are dead in the water. I needed to print and sign an important document and after I printed the ink cartridge came up with the replacement notice on the unit and that was it. No override, no scanning and no faxing. This is the flaw of this printer and bad business on Epsons part to “force” the consumer to buy their ink immediatly.
    As said before, the Epson tech is quick to ignore this complaint and cannot ansewer for an engineering team that was forced by Corp. suits to do the malicious firmware action of locking down the printer when the ink is out. Shame cause they did a good job on the rest of the printer.
    They should remember the most dangerous customer is the one that quietly dissapears with loyalty to the competition with out a comment and leave analysts, CEOS and marketing to wonder why they cannot get greater sales and market share. I am telling them what they did wrong, If they are a comapny worth doing business with they will listen, but I think greed will prevail and It will be ignored , just as the tier 2 tech support was trained to do. So I will quietly and happily hand my money to HP or Brother or Lexmark when I purchase a whole set of Color lasers for my Company next week.
    As I will reccomend to the 300 clients we service when the time comes to replace their printer units.

  • Brad in NY

    Thanks to all for the analysis of this machine. I was called in to troubleshoot the device not being able to receive a fax with an answering machine attached in another room. Sorry, Epson tech guy, not a digital line, not DSL without filters, have the Auto Answer light on. Not going to move the answering machine up to the second floor where it’s convenient to have the Epson, not going to move the Epson downstairs. Not going to either bludgeon or shotgun the device either, fleeting pleasure that it might give me. Works if you turn the answering machine off, and that’s probably what we’ll do since the box has since gone to the great landfill in the sky. Not bothering to call tech support based on your responses, wish I’d read these reviews before buying it. Not going to use 3 hole punched paper and going to make sure I have an extra set of ink cartridges onhand. Thanks to all. I’ll remember fondly, I hate you Epson, I hate you.

  • Steven

    For an AIO printer this is a very good printer, better then the Cannon and especially better then HP. There seems to be a lot of operator error in this tread and not printer issues as some of you would like to make it out to.

    Black Ink Only Printing:
    Why the Epson tech didn’t answer the black ink printing option I’m not sure but all Epson printers can print with just the Black ink installed all you have to do is go into “Printing Preferences…” (Main tab) and select the “Advanced” button. In that screen on the “Main” tab you need to check the box for “Black Ink Only” and click on the “Apply” button and you’re good to go.

    RMA Returns (Beth):
    It really sucks that we now have to deal with people in India when calling for Tech Support I sure understand your frustration. As for keeping your printer from paper jams and poor printing the manual tells you what you need to do periodically to prevent your printer from having issues of such but if as others have mentioned your pinch rollers are getting glazed, hard, and worn you may have to return your printer for replacement or repair. The only time you will be required to use your credit card is if you want a replacement cross-shipped or your printer is out of warranty. Otherwise you get a RMA# and ship it back to the MFG but this takes much longer then cross-shipping so if you are in need of your printer you would have to give them your credit card which would be charged for the printer replacement price however they will credit you back when they receive your RMA unit. That is normal operation for most companies.

    WFK Replacement Ink:
    The newer Epson’s can use generic ink but I wouldn’t suggest using them as they can foul up your printer and it just isn’t worth it in the long run. I’ve messed up two of my Epson printers using non-Epson ink and will not use generic ink any more. Generic inks tend to leak and not flow evenly which dirties up your printer fast if you use your printer heavily as I do plus it will spit on your photos and worst of all media discs (CD, DVD, & BD’s). Spitting on my expensive BD-R’s is NOT good or expensive photo paper! Once the printer get real dirty it is all over you can spend hours cleaning it and it will get better but in no time it will start acting up again. I’m now replacing my R320 with a 1400 for just that reason plus the 1400 will do up to 13”x19” photo enlargements, sweat!

    3 Hole Printing:
    3 or more hole printing is difficult with most printers jamming being the biggest issue so I wouldn’t doubt the WF600 has issue with this, I haven’t tried doing it so I can’t say the printer will do it but will try it out of curiosity. I’ve always manual hole punched my paper afterward just for that reason and that is what professionals do as well, which I am. If you have a lot of paper to punch and you don’t want to buy a good paper punch you can bring it to a service and have them punch it for you. It really isn’t a good idea to print to 3 hole paper as a general rule with ALL printers.

  • Mona

    I am looking for a new all-in-one mainly for printing photos at home. I require the option of printing pics on 4″x6″ photo paper. Does this printer accept the 4″x6″ photo paper size? Also, how is it on ink for photo printing? Are the ink replacement cartidges an average or above average price range for the number of printing projects done? Thanks!

  • Robert in NC

    Thanks Steve, I had allready bought the WF600, but after reading all the pety negative complaints (most of them irrelevant for my usage), I was tempted to return it. Thanks for setting the record srait.

  • Scott, Newcastle England

    Aye everything looked mint when it came out the box and easy to set up/run initially.

    The techy guy sounded cool but bottled what seems a core issue re the ink cartridges.

    My black ran out and having replaced with a pucka (Epson) version, even tho machine registers that black is now full will still not print black!

    Howay man techy guy what is the full score with this cartridge crack?

  • Paul

    Wow,
    I have read everyones comments, and I am so glad this site is here. I am not a rich man, and I was going to purchase my first printer today but thought I would check out this review, and comment site a friend of mine told me about who also just happends to work at Office Depot. Thank you all for your comments. I think I’ll pass!! But it looked and sounded like a great buy.
    Thanks to you all again,
    Paul

  • Scott

    OK. I found a work-around for the PAPER JAM problem with hole-punch paper. The bozos at Epson don’t even know it, as far as I can tell.

    Hole punch paper gives a jam error when the holes are positioned to the right. It does not give the jam error if the holes are positioned on the left. But then the document prints up with the holes on the wrong side.

    Go into the Printer’s Preferences, click Page Layout. On the bottom right-hand side, there is a radio button for rotating printing 180 degrees. Hit that. The document will print upside down, with the holes on the correct side.

    You would think Epson would figure this out. Tell you what — this is the last time I give Epson any of my money.

  • Scott

    PS: Steve, I don’t know what professionals you know who spend all their time punching holes in 100-300 pages manuscripts, but I don’t know any. And I am a professional writer who knows lots of other professional writers.

    Bottom line: If the printer can’t handle hole-punch paper, it should say so in the documentation so a working professional can buy what he or she needs. Not find out about it later, when they are facing a deadline.

  • gino

    i have had this printer for about 6 months and i actually like it a lot with the exception of the ink issue. this thing uses up ink like you wouldnt believe. in the 6 months i have had it i am sure i have spent 3 times more for ink than the printer actually cost. if this were a car in todays economy it would quickly be traded in for a fuel efficient model and thats exactly what i am going to do. i will sell this on craigslist and then get a more ink friendly model. as i type i am also stuck with the one cartridge out no printing. which has me pretty angry at the moment. its 10pm and all the stores are closed so i cant replace the cart till the morning.

  • Jeff

    I have had an HP for 10+ years but purchased and Epson WF600 Problem is I cannot FAX from my desktop at least I cannot figure it out. There is no FAX DRIVER is this an Epson deal or is a WF600 deal? If I cannot FAX from my desktop that means I have to PRINT

  • Jeff

    ***CONT***SORRY FOR THE BROKEN MESSAGE

    the document then FAX it using INK! Does any one have a work around? Is there a different Epson AIO that will allow me to FAX from my desktop?

    Thanks in advance!

  • Gertrude

    I just purchased by workforce 600 two days ago and have spent about 4 hours trying to get it to print. No luck. I followed the directions carefully for connecting the hardware and the installation of the printer program on my i Mac (10.5.-6). I also followed the instructions on p. 4 of the instruction manual and did the set-up part, but still it does not respond to my computer. I eliminated the previous printer that was the default printer (however, not at the very beginning). The computer lists Epson workforce 600 as the only and the default printer. I am puzzled by the fact that among the options on the printer’s LCD display (which include fax, scan, etc.) there is nothing that says “printer”. Is there some setting I should do on the printer to set it for printing from my computer? Can anyone help me? Thanks in advance.

  • Suzanne

    I am having a similar problem to Gertrude. My equipment is all within 10 feet of each other and my Epson won’t stay on line. We have WiFi and on my husband’s computer we just gave up and are using a usb so that he can print. Everytime I try to repair the problem, it throws my router off line and I have to reset my whole network. Not that computer savy but should be a little simplier. Thanks in advance.

  • Dorothy

    My Epson Stylus RX500 has died – and I loved it. Staff at Best Buy and Office Depot just don’t know enough about the printers to answer basic questions. I run lots of card stock – varying wights. I have had best luck with the straight through paper path. I need great quality photos. I also need pretty inlimited options for paper/envelope width. I don’t need a fax. Will the Workforce 600 be what I need? Is it more than I need?

  • J.R.

    Paper Jam!!! I have had my Epson printer for about 8 months now and after replacing 3 ink cartridges and finding out it wont work unless all 4 ink cartridges are full had to go purchase another ink cartridge even though I only wanted black and white… well the was not the issue after having gone a few days with the new ink PAPER JAM. I followed the instructions thinking there is a paper stuck inside but there isn’t. I have tried power cycling it, and I have checked every crevice that you could possibly check and there is no paper in the printer but as soon as I try and print anything is says Paper jam, anyone have any ideas on how to fix it other than beating the S— out of it.

  • Dave from NZ

    In NZ this unit is calledTX600FW, and yes, here it is still a pain in the rear. I have a Power PC G5 iMac running 10.4.11. The scanner driver does not appear if downloaded from the software disc or on-line, in fact using the scan button on the machine results in nothing as well. I have connected via USB. Reading the manual, which only deals with the obvious is no help. This is the 5th Epson in a row over a 12 year period I have owned, (and the last). It has now wasted about 2 extremely frustrating days of my life. Sure it looks great, but this is a huge step backward. If there are so many issues with this model they should bite the bullet and recall the lot. This can only degrade Epson’s reputation. It should be easy to operate, plug and play, as they used to say, not plug and pray. This piece of junk’s going back to the factory, now where’s that boat to Indonesia?

  • Susie from Pickens

    Thanks, Steven for the info about the settings for black-only printing. One clarification, though. You’re talking about the “Printing Preferences” under the Printers on the computer’s control panel, aren’t you?? I couldn’t find any “Printing Preferences” on the WF600.

  • Jon

    To print on 3 hole paper the correct way and without it saying, “Paper Jam!” you must insert the paper with the holes on the left side of the printer. Then, go to printer properties and under the page layout tab select the mirror image check box. Finally, save the settings under a particular printer profile if desired. Also, selecting “reverse order,” obviously, will make the document come out in a more complete manner.

  • evan

    how do i set up a workforce 600 epson with wireless.

  • J

    what are the differences between workforce 600 and 500?!?!?!

  • Joe

    Can this printer scan in legal size documents? I see it can fax them. Also generally what size are the pdf files when you scan them in?

  • VoniBear

    Bought hubby an Epson Workforce 600 on his birthday a year ago. It has been a dream and is everything the reviewer said it would be. A few months back, I purchased a laptop with wireless capabilities. I was able to get my laptop to recognize the Epson immediately and have had no problems since – although I am not too up on wireless technology.

    I am sorry to hear about everyone’s problems, but we have had absolutely no problems with ours. My mother bought one recently, as well.

    My only con is that when the cartridges run out of ink, the whole works shuts down. I’ve tried the Black ink only, but it still would not print. As for not printing when one of the cartridges runs out … I’ve owned several HP and others. None of them worked without ink, so I don’t think this should be a huge negative on behalf of Epson 600.

    Yes, I seem to go through the ink faster, but then … they are 1/2 the size of my HP cartridges and almost 1/3 the price. I just keep extra on hand.

  • jeremy

    I love my Workforce 600. I use it to print my art onto canvas paper using the dye stable inks and they usually come out really great. However I have an intermittent problem when I try to print – the image prints perfectly, except for the bottom 3/4 of an inch. That part shifts and makes a “ghost” or blurred image at the bottom of the print – anyone have any ideas, I’m open!
    I’ve tried both putting it on the floor and on a table…it happens both ways.

    Thanks!!!

  • kat

    I love this printer…it is easy and I have three computer hooked up to it! :)
    It is a little loud but other then that it rocks!

  • Phil

    Do not buy this product ! I have had this for a year and every time I print I want to throw it out the window. I never write reviews but I would hate to see anyone go through what I have been through.
    1) Don’t ever Jam this printer you will be in for it, you need spaghetti fingers to remove it due to the lack of access doors.
    2) Make sure you stock up on plenty of color if you plan to us it, they simply do not last because of the size of them.If the cartridge gets low it will shut down until you purchase more ink even if you change it to black only. ( Per Epson support )
    3) Printing is terrible, I was getting lines and fading after just a few uses.
    This is by far the most frustrating printer I have ever used..and I had plenty. I am sure that I have not had more than a couple hundred pages go through this machine and it has caused nothing but grief. Spend the extra money and buy a real multi function unit.

  • Carolyn

    Am I using a impostor Workforce 600?? This review is the reason I bought this printer and I have regretted the decision ever since. I wanted a few things- print good quality pictures from my camera, print greeting cards and fax. It only does one of these- fax. The printed picture color quality is terrible- my old printer (HP something) had better pic quality- and I thought that wasn’t so good- so I’m back to printing pics at the camera shop. The cards- what a nightmare! Went and bought cardstock to print on- the printer feeds the paper right on through and out the other side, but will not print on it (though it will print on plain paper). I contacted Epson to ask how thick the paper can be and my cardstock is well within the limit- they have no explanation as to why it will not work, and of course the “handbook” is useless. I am so disappointed in this printer that I took my old one out of the box and plan to donate this one to the local school- hope they can use it for something!

  • Renee

    I’m not too impressed. I’ve had this unit for several months. The scanner is ridiculously slow and won’t work automically with the wireless set up (you have to use a memory device). It is noisey and the screen that tells you your printer status is the most annoying thing I can think of. It is huge and always in the way. As someone else mentioned, the printer also won’t work unless all 4 cartridges are full — it is a rip.

  • Dave S

    Well have tried to set up wireless multiple times with VISTA ,XP still no luck I have tried to set it up wired with network router still no luck. I am not an expert with printers but I am more than savy with computers and networks just no luck. Not sure if it is probwm with my FIOS router or something else just n luck after multiple tries in every direction.
    On the other side of things- After speaking with EPSON’s support because of the printers failure to print in Black & Blue even after a $20 ink purchase of black and 20 mins of a phone call Epson has taken a deposit on my credit card for a full replacement 11 months into my purchase. This is pretty good of a company no riga marue for a warrenty replacement. LET”S see how things turn out on the new model- Lemonade Please !

    Just a guy and a broken printer!

  • TexGent

    Dorothy,

    Based upon your printing and quality requirements, the Workforce 600 isn’t your best fit. You want to be looking at the new Artisan 810.

    It is just as good if not better print quality as last year’s Artisan 800, rated best in class for Photography and I LOVE my 800.

    My WF 600 used to handle double sided printing over my home network but no longer. Is a simple software reinstall sufficient to resolve this?

  • TexGent

    Dave,

    I have heard from a few friends of challenges setting up with Fios as well, but they somehow or ‘nother got it up and running. Running ATT U-Verse’s router, the only challenge is that anytime something goes wrong with the service, they want to replace the router….means resetting up the printer on the network. 3 times on the phone with tech support and I’ve figured out how to reconnect to the new network using the screen on the printer.

    I have found that if I let the printer sit and sit, it doesn’t play nicely. If I use it regularly I just leave it on all the time and it prints great with high resolution beating others I’ve used in the past. If you don’t print often, two things to minimize frustrations: turn off the printer (using the power button on the printer / not the surge protector) when not in use, at the end of the day, etc…. Also, print a nozzle test every couple of weeks or so. This prevents clogs.

    Regards,

  • Oliver

    I work at office depot, and we’ve had these printers on sale for $99 for a while, because we got in some refurbished models. Finally decided to pick one up, and took it home (Got the protection plan on it as well), and I love the thing, it looks great, prints B&W really quickly, and has an endless amount of features. The Wi-Fi works excellent, no hassle there, and the quality of photos is absolutely amazing for a printer I got for $99. I mean yeah, everyone’s experience will be different but for me, its been absolutely perfect all-around.

  • YYCHomeUser

    This printer has very poor ink management, as for example it won’t allow you to print if any of the cartridges are determined low by the printer (and I’ll bet there’s still more ink in the cartridges). More significantly, the incredibly small amount of ink that’s included in the cartridges is a downright rip off, and Epson should be ashamed!! I had a chance to see the inside of a typical cartridge, and was shocked to discover that the ink occupies at most 20% of the overall available volume, with the remaining volume taken up by plastic routing and air space. Come on, Epson, treat your customers fairly!! Treat them as though you would like to keep them, and don’t gouge them with high ink cartridge prices for a pathetically low amount of ink!

  • http://NA Matt

    I bought this printer about a year ago…the first time. After about 6 months the paper jam alert came on despite there being no paper jam to be found. After talking with support, I had to pay for a new printer to be shipped, then return ship the purchased printer and wait for a refund. It was inconvenient to say the least. Now about another 6 months later, guess what? That’s right! Paper jam alert! Really! This is ridiculous! If its a bug, they need to get it worked out and allow customers to plug and log in to download the patch if its a hardware issue, these printers ought to be recalled. Obviously it is recurring and obviously they know it is an issue. Allowing or making paying customers to repeatedly go through this process until the warranty is expired is a lesson in bad faith business ethics, even if the printer was under $200.00. I also have not noted this printer to print any better photographs than any non-specialty-photo printer I’ve used in the past. I’d rather pay a little more than have to be without a printer for a week every 6 months and have another -$200.00 on hold from funds for two weeks every 6 months. I don’t care what people say about, well for a printer to work for 6 mos or for a year for $150.00 isn’t bad…that’s ridiculous! I’m tired of this disposable society that’s been trained to be happy to replace everything after a year and be happy about it; accepting this is accepting a waste of our money and resources while creating a unconscionable amount of waste and pollution!

  • Claudia

    Our company purchased this printer almost a year ago. It started out being a great printer but it started saying that there was a paper jam that was within the first 3 months. Epson sent out another printer free of charge. Within in a week it did the same thing. Again they sent out another printer. It is apparent that this printer has a flaw and needs to be corrected. We have had the same on going problem ever since we bought this printer. We have spent more time playing with this machine then using it. Apparently there is a problem with the jamming. Either companies and or individuals purchasing this piece of equipment should be compensated for all there problems. We have a older model Epson printer and it works better then the new one.

  • Novelette

    It’s great and inexspensive too

  • Kristofer

    I don’t know what to tell you guys about the paper jamming, I’ve never had any jams yet and I’ve been using it almost everyday for over a year now… as for the ink, well I always have spare cartridges so it’s not an issue to me if one runs out, I just put a new one in..

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  • Pierre Massicotte

    I,m using a epson workforce600 and i loved it until yesterday when I want to print a picture on photo paper…..the sheet simply does’nt get in to be printed. But, if I use plain white paper it prints.

    Do you have a solution

  • http://? Donna Grimes

    We have had our Epson Workforce 600 for about a year now, and it’s Christmas time and I always do a LARGE printing job for my family – individualized calendars with lots of pictures including face pictures on the date of aperson’s birthday.
    I usually do about 20 of these (that’s 13 sheets on two sides or 26 sides) It takes a lot of ink…but this is the first year I’ve used the Workforce – it has been a disaster. The ink at Office Max runs about $60 for all four colors; I went through the four cartridges in less then 4 calendars. I talked with Epson; the tech people were very nice and since my machine was less than a year old, they sent me another . I ran off 6 pages and I’m out of Magenta…and now the machine will not recognize the Epson Magenta I just put in.
    I have used Epsons for years – because they are economical – in ink usage. Until this machine. Original cost is great – looks are great – but it’s draining my pocketbook fast.

  • Angie & Dan

    I am completely disgusted with this product. Un ending paper jams and guess what, no paper is in it. I can not even turn off the stupid maching with the off button, I have to unplug it!!!!!!! I want my money back. I get no help from the people at tech support
    and the ink that I order directly from epsom cost more than office max. I pay $75.00 for it. I run a small business out of my home and MUST HAVE a printer that works at least 35% of the time.

    Now the machine is making a terrible noise.

    My husband recommends printers for his company, which is currently listed in the top 100, Guess what, they will no longer purchase any EPSON products, simply because of the trash they are peddling.
    The person that wrote such a glowing review must be on their payroll, because, I’m not finding this bit of trash effective or useful in any way.

    If any of you want a GOOD WORKING PRINTER, do what I’m going to do,, GO BACK TO HP, THEY WORK AND GIVE GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE.

    epson has cause me to default on two customer and I am certainly upset.

  • Shane

    I know everyone complains about printer ink, but I am figuring that I am getting a max of 100 sheets (of non-ink intensive content, no photos) before I have to change out all my cartridges. What is even more frusterating is the unit won’t even let you print once it thinks it is out of ink, even if your in the middle of priniting a 3 page document. Page 1, page 2, then it stops tells you need to change the cartridge. Good times when your in a hurry.

  • robin

    Well i have a work force 600and the only reason i bought it was the review it had . was just what i was looking for.low ink uses. but guess what takes a lot of ink. im on my 2nd one. what happens to me is it just stops printing black. change ink and same thing no black in printing. so there goin to send me the 3rd one..i have a xerox for 10 years and no problem at all.. updated to a newer type printer . looks like im going to have to go back and use my xerox. at least i get 5000 copys befor i have to get ink.. and then it cost me only 26.00 for it .. epson cost me at least 60.00 for one reem of paper in black only that is not good. i will probley just take the new printer they send me this time .and give it away to some one that dont print more than 5 copys a week and may be they will get at least 6 mo.use from it befor they throw it away.. i have used epson for a long time in the last 20 yrs. i have plotters with no problem at all..i will still use some epson. no more all in one ..

  • http://testfreak Brian

    I have been through 3 of the workforce 600, first one failed and while waiting for service (which is the worst I have ever experianced) we picked up a 2nd one. Epson replaced the original one with a refurbished one. None of these printers worked more than a few weeks, started not printing, paper jaams every time and everything comes out red, tons of ink usage, and we don’t use them a lot. I would not reccomend this printer.

  • Loony2nz

    I almost bought this printer based on good reviews from editor’s and from a price point. But, after reading blog after blog about the experiences from people who actually use the product (for a long period of time), I’m siding with the trenches. I’m going to look for another printer. Sorry for your loss everyone, but you’ve saved this soul :)

  • Lori

    We have two of these printer because we seen the good review. The review are wrong. We have had these printers for 6 weeks and the stopped working. We can printer or copy. When we send it to printer it prints a blank page. We pick in new cartridge it still did not print. Espon is send us new one we will see if they work. If not I am go to ask for my money back and go back HP or Xerox. My Xerox print is great no problem.

  • Kristofer Brozio

    I don’t know what to say.. I’ve had the 600 for well over a year a now, I use it almost once per day for something or other and never had one issue with it… Now I also have the 610, for a couple months, and I’ve had no issues with that one either…

  • Sharon

    It’s horrible printing pictures. Lines across the photo’s. I too bought based on reading reviews. Good for basic printing but NOT FOR PHOTO’S

  • http://Edgewood809@aol.com Sharon

    Well I finally figured out the PHOTO lines. Never before on any printer have I had to circum around for this option. OK. I went to My Computer, opened printer and the Epson Workforce icon. Select PROPERTIES . Select PRINTING OPTIONS. Ypu will see Quality OPTIONS ( Draft-Text-PHOTO). SELECT PHOTO. It instructs you to choose the printing paper you will be using. Did all this and FINALLY , prints without lines.

  • Toni

    I bought the printer about 10 mos ago … thought it was great at first, but now, not so much. When I purchased it, I specifically asked if it would take cardstock – very lightweight cardstock, and was told that it would. But, I can’t get it to take any!! Just keeps trying to “pull” paper in but does not go forward. Now, the latest problem, the colors are not printing true. It looks like, judging by the printed piece, that maybe one color is out, either blue, or maybe black. But when I check ink levels, it shows all are good. I can’t figure out how to fix this!

  • Tony

    Geez, wish I’d read some of this first. I might have bought an Artisan, but then isn’t it all in the timing. It seems to be challenged with beefy semi-gloss paper (270 GSM – MOAB Lasal Photo Luster) and the head seems to hit the lower right hand corner of the paper as the image identification info is printed and the sheet is about to be ejected, leaving a mess behind. This was not an issue when it was new. It may be simply that I didn’t get the black smudges I now get because the sponges were not saturated.

    Using inexpensive glossy photo paper (210 GSM) does not exhibit any issues. Cleaning the printer addressed streaking issues (open the printer and clean the sponges too!). My print quality on this paper is good, and I’m on about my 4th set of cartridges (I figure 2000+ photos), so cartridge life is as expected.

    Complaints:
    1. the sponges are fairly important and are not readily user serviceable.
    2. doesn’t seem to handle heavier 4×6 photo papers well

    Comments:
    1. it is relatively cheap – The printer came free if you bought the cartridges (sort of)
    2. contrary to common belief, they were actually high capacity cartridges and had good life
    3. I was after a networked/WiFi printer/multi-page scanner/fax – it works well for that

    ***

    I may replace it with an Artisan (a) when they are on sale, and (b) when my cartridges are low. Questions regarding ths:

    1. Does the Artisan 800/810 have a better paper path or is it the same?
    2. Do any of these undestand ICC codes, … Is the Artisan the same as a or close to Stylus 1400?

  • SANDY

    I CAN’T FAX ANYTHING IN COLOR, ANY HELP.

  • Queenie Mullinix

    Bought this printer new….It was challenging to set up and never would work wireless, the ink is costly. It prints pretty well, but one year to the month it stopped printing black ink. I cleaned the heads numerous times, replaced the half empty cartridge with a new one, still no black print. Customer service was incredibly hard to understand due to their accent, they asked 20 minutes worth of questions before offering that we send it back in original box. (which I don’t have anymore) to be fixed or a new one sent. We decided to get another HP instead. Much easier to set up and has some more practical functions, like auto saving faxes to a folder on your computer. I would not recommend this Epson machine.

  • Ron

    Paper Jam problems as other have had. I have had this printer just over a year. Just after Christmas it had the paper jam error. Some web site suggested that I try to clean it with air. I did that. And it worked. Yea. But then 2 days ago. Paper jam error, again. No paper or even little pieces of paper in the product. Tried to blow it out again. No luck this time. I guess the thing is just dead. Now I’m past my year warranty. If anyone at Epson is listing your getting a black eye on this one.

  • Adrian West

    I bough a new Workforce 600 and is the biggest piece of junk I have ever owned. It was cheep and is cheep except for the need to replace the ink cartridges after 200 copies.

    My H P was a good unit but I made the mistake of giving it away, but now I need to buy a new H P and trash this junk. I would say that almost any printer would do a better job.

  • velma

    I’m having problems with my WorkForce600. I did have it set up to print pictures on glossy paper and now i don’t know how to get out of glossy print. I can’t copy letters because it’s still up on glossy print. Can you please give me instructions on how get out of glossy? Thank You

  • Matt

    Epson printers suck!!!! Once any single color is out the entire printer (scanner, fax, copier, printer, etc) turns into a brick until you replace it! This printer is going into the trash. Cheaper for me to buy a new printer of another brand then to keep replacing Epson ink.

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  • Sharon

    I too have the Epson Workforce 600. The Paper Jam error is displayed but there is no paper jam. The printer won’t print while that error message is displayed. It seems several people have mentioned the same problem but I haven’t seen a solution. I am not using 3 hole paper and I have checked every crevice of this printer and there is no paper jam. Any suggestions?

  • Sharynn

    I too had the lines in photo’s. What a difference when you figure out what your doing. You need to go into printer PROPERTIES, if you change your printing project. Select PHOTO. Very Important to also select the TYPE OF PAPER ( such as glossy etc). No more lines in my photo prints!!!

  • Sam

    Epson… There’s POS in there if you look closely.
    My black ink went out. I stuck in another, and it stopped printing black ink for good. In my attempts to use the system provided by having the system flush itself it used up all the colored ink. I couldn’t do anything with the blasted thing until I replaced every single cartridge, then still the black wouldn’t work.
    I tried flushing the print heads 3x and finally got some lined black to print off (a fraction of what it should have) and now all of a sudden it won’t recognize my magenta cartridge (no matter what I do) which is far from empty.
    I’m about to pull an Office Space on the damned thing.
    So here is my debate: Do I continue to sacrifice my sanity and money trying to get this damned thing to work, or do I go blow a bunch of money on an HP printer that I know will work, swearing off Epson till the day I die and tell everyone I know to NEVER EVER BY AN E(POS)N….

    Seriously… DON’T EVER BUY EPSON!!!!!

  • Vinny

    I am having the same problem with the black ink. It went out (or so I thought), I replaced it. No luck, it still does not print black. My color cartridges were low so I replaced them as well, still no black ink will print. I can get color to print but no black. Come on Epson, take care of this!!!

  • Terry

    I just bought the printer without reading the reviews.. So far it is working, but it is new.. I have not been able to figure out how to hook it up to the wireless network. I printed out about ten pages, and the black ink is just about empty… scary stuff. I am hoping this is just a cheap cartridge they stuck in that runs out fast. Otherwise, I will not be keeping this long… replacing a cartridge every ten copies for $20 bucks is not something I look forward to.. I was told by the saleperson this was a copier that would cost less than .02 per copy. NOT…

  • Rudy

    Any printer that stops you from printing black and white when a color is low is no good. Black ink level is full and I cannot print a shipping label? Are you kidding me? I will NEVER buy another Epson printer. I am so pissed that I will replace this piece of crap rather than purchase more ink.

  • Keith

    I was very pleased with the WF 600 at first. It’s a nice package, the wireless feature is awesome, though tricky to setup, and it printed and scanned fine. Then it just stopped printing. Epson sent a new unit and we returned the defective unit. Everything was more or less okay for about 9 months and then we started getting the mystery jam and some awful noises. Now the friggin’ piece of junk won’t print. Despite the overwhelming number of people experiencing this problem, Epson refuses to do anything about it because it is now out of warranty.

    In addition, I will concur that the printer is very noisy, periodically prints with streaks and other artifacts, struggles with anything but 8 1/2 x 11 paper, won’t print on 3-hole paper, uses LOTS of very EXPENSIVE ink…. Should I continue?

    I know some people have not experienced any problems, but trust me, they’re just the lucky few.

    This printer has some serious design flaws and should be recalled. DO NOT BUY AN EPSON WORKFORCE 600! PERIOD.

  • Aaron

    I am another victim of this POS. Basically brand new. Won’t print black. Even tried putting windex on the printer nozzles and waited over night. What a waste of money.

  • Shelley

    Yes, I concur with the negative reviews. I thought it was a pretty good printer until I realized how quickly it went through the ink, and how it will stop printing when just one cartridge is empty. However, the real issue is that the print heads seem to be very touchy. They clog easily. First the yellow, then the blue….. so now I am left with a printer that prints black or red – and is not even a year old. I’ve tried the usual maintenance – both automatic and manual cleaning – to no avail. I’ve seen on so many web sights other people with the same issue – clogged print heads. Too bad I didn’t do my homework before I bought this one.

  • Joobith

    My experience with this piece of garbage is the same as the others. No black ink after the first change. I have used Epson printers for years and they seem to be getting worse and worse.

  • whoaaaa!!

    Dang!! I wish I’d seen this article 2 hours ago…I just placed an order for a WF 600 a reconditioned unit for $69.00 plus tax and shipping…This doesn’t sound good at all. I’ve had good luck with the old Epsons but looks like I may have bought a lemon here. Waaaaaa ….Going to try and cancel the order..Wish me luck :)

    Kali

  • Danny B

    Same problem here as of today. Stopped printing black, tried 3 different cartridges, 1 used, 2 brand new, 1 generic, 1 epson cartridge. Nothing. This is very irritating.

  • Bob M

    This printer is a very BAD piece of equipment! – While when working it seems to print fine, relatively fast, very compatible with various operating systems etc… I’ve been getting this ‘Paper Jam” message on and off for a couple of months, and finally it’s ALWAYS stopping the printer from powering up. – It automatically goes to the paper jam message as soon as I turn it on. no available support, I’ve replaced it with a CANON Printer, which has been a dream and a little cheaper than this one was originally. I’ve seen this paperjam problem on several sites as I tried to fix it…wish I had seen them BEFORE!

  • Chris

    Same problem as above. I must admit I was using generic ink. The printer said it didn’t recognize the ink cartridge, and then it did when I reinstalled it. Next, some of the nozzles appeared clogged so I performed a head cleaning. It didn’t work, so I tried it a couple more times and then I needed to change 2 more cartridges. Anyway, within an hours time my printer went from working fine, to having black, cyan, and magenta 95% clogged based on a nozzle check printout. I feel I have a right to use cheaper ink if I can find it and its a crime to make a printer that won’t function unless you use ink that costs 10 times more. I’d like to drop it from a plane on Epson’s doorstep.

  • Tom

    POS. Stopping printing black ink with new cartridge in it. Tried cleaning nozzle, etc…nothing. Now two other colors are low…and I just replaced the darn things. Makes me want to smash it with a bat!!! Got for an Xmas present…hard to throw out…but reading the other reviews, it may get tossed. Upset my mom wasted her money on this POS. May try forcing rubbing alcholo thru the ink port…if that doesn’t work…then its tossed. Total BS.

  • Cely

    Paper has never jammed, but the paper usually doesn’t feed straight. Right, when one ink goes out the whole thing stops. NOW…the yellow is not working so the pics are all weird colors. I’VE TRIED EVERYTHING….replace the cartridge, clean nozzle, problem solving page. This was the first time buying an Epson…said it worked well with Mac, wireless, and price was right. It was their first wireless so I needed to wait for 2nd generation like I do everything else. I haven’t had it quite a year and no one in the family likes it. Back to HP or may try Brother.

  • http://www.bannorphotography.com TBan

    We’ve had one of these for almost a year with no issues. Then we got a document feed jam error without any paper in the feed. Hitting OK per the error message did nothing. Then I hit on something that fixed the problem.

    I opened the document feed cover (opens from left side of printer). I slid a piece of paper into the feed from the right and closed the cover. Then I opened the feed and removed the paper and hit OK. Bingo, the printer reset.

  • Susan

    This printer is junk! It was difficult to set up on our wireless network but once we got it up and running it was ok, not great, for a few months. Then it stopped printing black. Tried everything, new ink, cleaning, etc.. It’s costing us a fortune in ink, not to mention aggravation.

    Will NEVER buy another EPSON product. I guess it’s true what they say, “you get what you pay for” — cheap $$, but crappy product.

  • http://www.technogog.com Kristofer Brozio

    Let me share something with you, the date on this review is September 19th 2008, which means I got the printer about two weeks before the review was posted, which means I got it about the end of August… The point is that this printer still works fine, it’s still in use right now. I’m personally using the WorkForce 610, I gave the 600 to my wife who prints literally a couple hundred pages per week on it for school related things. No paper jams, no issues at all, it still works perfectly fine, why you guys are having these issues I don’t know. The same goes for the WorkForce 610, I’m using it with no issues either. Sure you run out of ink you don’t print, but I always have spare cartridges so this is not an issue for me, and I don’t understand why it is for other people.. And just an FYI I use both Epson branded cartridges and generic ones with both printers and still no issues, so I don’t know what to say about the problems you guys are having, except that there’s always bad pieces of equipments everywhere, it happens…

  • Devon

    I got this printer around june 2009. I haven’t got none of those paper feed or jam errors all the time. yeah, printers don’t always feed right. it is only a machine. but the thing that pisses me off about it now is the printing. i printing some pictures today and now if refused to print yellow after the replace it. I used just a cheap cartridge so went out to buy a actual epson cartridge and still nothing. the printer says that the cartridge is full. now all of a sudden, the printer is refusing to print blue or red now for no reason. the cartridges worked fine before, but now they don’t work. the only one that works is the black which is low, due to being a high capacity cartridge almost a year old. i have got a lot of pages from the cartridge but think that if i replace it, it will stop working also. now very happy with this printer. now have to call tech support assuming that i can find my receipt because i bought the extended warranty with it. what a mess, and am thinking about trading it in. if a printer only works for a year, it is no good. nice design and interface, but it is what is inside that is failing hard.

  • Bengi PC

    I’m on my 4th replaced Workforce 600, this one just stopped printing black, replaced the black cartridge 3 times, went through multi-cleanings, used up a yellow and 2/3 of blue and red. Black is just barely printing now, with the printer set for best photo quality. Looks like another call to Epson tech support. I’ve already wasted 4 hours on trying to get this thing to print, and it will take another hour to get through the tech support process. They will likely send out another refurbished unit. Each one in worse shape and noisier than the one I’ve sent back. Each one I’ve received operates for a shorter time before it breaks down, usually with a not print condition for either the black or yellow ink. I have an older Stylus CX6600 as a backup printer, which also was replaced 2 or 3 times under warranty. The CX6600 also does not print yellow, but at least I can get black output, that is until the ink runs out… it might refuse to accept the next black cartridge. I’ve learned that you have to reinstall the black cartridge at least 3 times, and if you are lucky it might be recognized by the printer. I had a Panasonic laser printer for over 20 years, without problems, with Epson you are lucky to get 6 months.

  • Mike Denison

    Do not buy this printer. I drinks the ink. With my HP I could choose economy printing and on just letter printing it was good quality and the ink lasts. But with this one if you put it one notch down on quality, it’s faded. So your stuck paying through the nose for ink.

  • http://whippoorwillhillweddings.com linda

    Pretty printer but uses way to much ink! The ink is just too expensive, I hate it but I think I’m gonna shop for another printer that is more ecconomical this is rediculous! Is Epson any relation to Exxon sure seems like it.

  • Karena

    Wow! Had my printer over a year, changed print cartridges last month, it didn’t work at first and I discovered that I hadn’t seated one cartridge properly, fixed that and it’s still working great in spite of the fact that I am too lazy to read instructions. Don’t know what to say, I don’t consider myself lucky, I’m usually unlucky. Have to agree with Kristofer and his wife. This is actually the best printer I’ve had in 30 years. I’ll definitely stick with Epson, if I ever have to replace this printer. And I’ll look for Kristopher’s reviews on any product I’m considering purchasing.

  • Misti

    For those giving this printer a positive review, I would have to say you are certainly among the fortunate! I bought one several months ago and was totally impressed with the quality even though it consistently gave me an error message that I was trying to send a fax and I had to cancel it and okay it every time I turned it off (I don’t even have a land line). Ahhh then it came time to change the ink… it refused to recognize my genuine Epson cartridges. Thinking I had gotten defective cartridges, I returned them to the store who fortunately were willing to exchange them. Same thing… told me to buy genuine Epson cartridges… which these ARE! I also began getting a paper jam message even though there was NO paper jammed in it and I was certain of that as I had been last printing with photo paper and it would have been obvious. Also, every once in a while the printer would shoot through a piece of blank paper. I tried EVERYTHING… went online and researched for solutions to the “bad ink cartridge” problem. In desparation I tried removing the chips from the old cartridges and placing them on the new ons. Then I unplugged the printer and back in… FINALLY three of the cartridges register as Epsons. Unfortunately they now also register as EMPTY and in any case the fourth one still is rejected. My email to Epson resulted in an email asking me to phone a toll number at my own expense so they could try to “diagnose” the problem and if necessary send me new cartridges. I have now had NO printer for two months and I am NOT going to spend another dime just to get them to send me more defective cartridges for a no good piece of junk printer. When I phoned Best Buy (from whom I bought the entire mess) and told them of the problem, and asking if there was any consideration they could give on the new Canon printer I want, they offered me a $50 discount on the $500 printer I am looking at. However, I can already buy this same printer at another store for $100 less than BB is selling it. I emphasized to the sales rep at BB that I not only had a worthless $200 printer that was a few months old… but $150 in worthless ink cartridges he basically said sorry and nothing they will do about the cartridges. He said they are unaware of any Epson cartridge problems. I challenged him to google and find this kind of thing has been going on since at least 2005 he would not take me up on my offer. I am through battling Epson… I will have to PAY someone to dispose of the printer for me. But I am NOT through battling BB for the return of my $150 for worthless ink.

  • Susan

    Same paper jam problem as many of the rest of you; have already replaced it once. Just changed the black ink cartridge after making only 5 or 6 black/white copies. Now it won’t even turn on. Wireless won’t work and paper doesn’t feed straight. Don’t want to go another 2 or 3 months without a printer but also hate to navigate through Customer Service again for an hour at a time just to be told it’s a software problem and they’re putting a $200 hold on my credit card until I return the defective one. Will NEVER again buy or recommend an Epson product!

  • http://www.RightAfterThis.com Bruce

    My Workforce 600 finally died after a solid year of good service. It’s very finicky with aftermarket cartridges (I finally found a non-Epson brand that worked, but beware that many don’t), but the print speed and reliability suited my company’s needs perfectly. This Epson replaced an HP whose internals came apart during a paper jam. Yes, one sheet of paper broke the metalized plastic strip that guides the print heads on the Hewlett-Packard! The Workforce 600 has been a far better printer in every respect, although now I’m facing the same problem as so many other posters here: it won’t print black ink, and repeated cleanings (both automatic and “manual”) aren’t working. That said, call me a dummy, but I’m buying another 600 to replace this one. Not just ’cause I’ve got a huge amount of new cartridges to use up… but I really do like this printer. Sure hope Epson comes up with a cure for the no-black-print issue though.

  • Joanie

    Have had this printer for almost 18 months. I got that paper jam message. I looked at the instructions to fix the problem. Wish I had read this review before I bought it! Since it is over a year old, and past my warranty sounds like I will have to buy a new printer! After using HP for years I decided to try the Epson! Not sure if I will buy one again based on this. So there is no way to fix the paper jam issue? I will keep searching.

  • Nancy

    My Epson 600 that I have had since Nov. 2008 died today. The intermittent paper jams became a constant paper jam. It just wads up the paper time after time and it is impossible to get access to get it all out the last time. I also never got the wireless to work and it was always running out of ink.
    I did like the Fax and scanner, although scans could not be saved to Word, like my old HP used to do.Is there anywhere that I can take this piece of junk for a repair?

  • ilyas

    my printer will opt turn on
    i press the power bottom some light s come on. the it dies after few secons

    no screen on nothing else

  • Deb

    This is my 10th Epson printer. I have never seen a printer go through ink like this one does. I bought it based on high ratings. What a mistake. The ink is expensive, and I’m replacing a cartridge every time I turn around. And not just one. It always has two colors running out at the exact same time. Now who believes that?

  • Jen

    I am so glad I found this site. The paper jam message when there is no jam is so frustrating. I just can’t get it to do anything and there are no instructions on how to fix this. I’ve only had this for one year and it wasn’t cheap and I have a lot of ink too. I can’t believe epson knows of this and still sells this product. I wish I could get it fixed as I liked it while it worked. Funny, it seems the one year mark – which is also the warranty mark – is when these start to break down. Can that be rigged?

  • Rhonda

    Yep, paper jam too. My husband is trying to take it apart while I’m reading these reviews. No paper jam. Just past warranty. Ugh.

  • Lor Pittman

    epson . they sent five printer I have printed 40 pages and spent 500.00 so far. I have had it I want the ex conceo’s hide hanging with the bucks in my family room today. I want to class action lawsuit this american rip off con of a company . The money they spend in indonesia to build this retard project is probably .25 cents a unit. They pay their employess $1.00 a month. Epson’s customer satisfaction is number one to them, The american customer is the dummest market on the planet so how high is that standard ? fools This generation of idots including me can’t do a thing about it. do you want to get together with me and anyone else who has the american balls to stop this rip off against us once and for all? I didn;t think so , LETS just let these companies directtv att lexmark epson dollar stores food retailers gas stations and the arabs all make idiots of us. taking our money and selling us nothing short of a brain deads therapy project over and over again, and the cust service. AHRRGGGH! CAN i PUT YOU ON HOLD CAN i PUT YOU ON HOLD CAN i PUT YOU ON HOLD CAN i PUT A GUN IN YOUR CEO;S MOUTH TIL i GET MY MONEY’S WORTH no then they hang up and you have to wait a week to get no where anyway. and they send another .25 printer they can send 1000 epson nx 415’s to me and I still wont get my money’s worth. We do nothing about it time in and 11 hours of time out trying to get the nx415 to work. They laugh while they have no worries filling up their jags wih gas and never wondering if they have enough money to pay. we do daily. we are the dummest generation of American’s on the earth. I am ashamed of it. we never get together and shut these cons down, our grandparents and great grandparents would have. all we do is bitch to a chat wall or talk to a brain dead loop lost jerk they put on the other end of the phone and call it ha ha ha custoner service. Are you tired of being the dum asses America? are you going to let them make this generation the dummy down generation ? Or are you sick and tired of being 55 years old and not one of you has owned your first home yet or bought a new car but you have a college degree and you work three jobs, ARE YOU? I am! We need to get it together , start a class action lawsuit and shut epson down make presidence now! stop being the generation that let third world countries dum us down, take our money and laugh all the way to the bank . Remember when you got junk at the store in those gum ball machines at the door. now it is everything in the store don’t see the gum ball or dum ball machines that much do you? we are the dum balls America! and we fat asses let it happen, wake the hell up and just one of you with enough quid to do something start a lawsuit please I will sign , we have to put our feet down! this is out of control, DUMMING AMERICAN’s DOWN AND THEY LAUGH AT US WHILE OUR MONEY FILLS their pockets from selling unworthy garbage to us and we let it happen daily yearly! We do nothing about it but chat, and blog to a tv and get no where still. arghhh! Is anybody out there? they are all dummy done on facelessbook. ha hah haa . sad

  • hurricane lorraine

    DON”T BUY ANY EPSON< LEXMARK< HP SHUT THESE CONS DOWN TODAY or lets put the crap in a huge high lift go to the golf course where the ex con ceo is playing golf with our money and make him a hole in one or all in one with the dump of crap he ripped us of with. how does that sound AMERICA? think anyone of us has the cartridges to do that? I do! Better than standing in court waiting our turn to get nothing with their big slick lawyers that lie just as bad as their ‘Customer’s are number one to us’ crap and then lose more money. Are you sick of getting your wallets and shirts blown to smithereens trying to beat them there? Are you letting the cons make dummies out of us any longer America orWHAT?

  • John

    I have an epson NX510, In the wifi settings I am not able to create a password in the adhoc mode settings(create a password on the printer itself) it give me a invalid operation. I wish i could use the encription feature on my printer adhoc mode but i gess ill have to get a nother printer if i want to use the option without the bug.

  • Truthfinder

    I purchased my Epson Workforce 600 NEW 9 months ago. Two weeks ago I began to notice that my black ink looked as if it was typing in the draft mode, even though I had it set to BEST print quality. I installed a new Epson ink cartridge, but no improvement. A week or so later the yellow stopping working altogether. The ink was nearly full, but like an ass, I bought a replacement and put it in. No luck. I ran so many cleanings that I burned through a full set of cartrieges. $60.00 bucks.
    I called Epson and they sent me a referb unit. I’ve had it for a week now and so far so good. BUT, for how long.

    If Epson is aware of a defect they should recall this junk and offer a upgrade such as the 615. We need to start a class action law suite….. We, the American public are getting screwed for sure. Also, Customer service is a waste because you can’t understand a world of what they are saying. Plus, they make you run the same tests over and over and put you on hold over and over. I spent 2 1/2 hours on the phone with them… What bull shit SHAME ON YOU EPSON. No more Epson for me…..

  • http://www.helvis.com/ Brian

    Completely discusted with this printer. First one clogged the black ink within 4 months. My bad. I did not print enough I guess. Who wants to run a printer that you have to print with to keep the jets clean. Waste of paper/ Waste of ink. Waste of time. Epson set out another one. Guess what. First job, less than 60 pages, the black inl needs to be replaced and it ate the corner of a sheet and there is no way to force a clear if you can’t see the paper.

    Usualy don’t keep it as simple as, “This printer sucks,” but this printer sucks. Don;t buy Epson. It looks great for the first few copies but based on this thread and what’s happened with the two Workforce 600s I have the displeasure of using, they don’t keep up and that’s just a crime that hard working people are still being tricked into giving these guys money for such crap.

    Epson, you SUCK!

  • http://N/A Chris

    Paper jam nightmares. No paper took the entire unit apart and used compressed air on every component and it still says paper jam along with the other 100+ complaints on this page. I will contact EPSON and request that it be recalled and hopefully you all will do the same.

  • http://www.rubymoondesign.com Rubymoon

    I have the same issue. Paper Jams all the time or even when there’s no paper inside. Plus it doesn’t take any kind of cardboard I just don’t know what to do :(

  • Marc

    The same problem on paper jam… It’s already there when you turn on the printer. But there’s no paper inside. I think this is garbage?

  • unhappy customer

    PLEACE OF CRAP! TOO LITTLE INK! TOO SLOW! PAPER JAMS! TOO COSTLY!
    CLASS ACTION LAW SUIT FOR BAD PRODUCT IS NEEDED HERE!

  • http://louise221@hotmail.com louise swift

    i bought a printer from office max this year the paper want print
    when it wants to print all i hear is a rolling like noise but the printer want print
    i am a writer and i need my printer
    it is not working like it should can i return it back to office max
    i heard that the Epson printer were not a good buy
    can i return it back
    paper jam

  • http://www.Ngraving.com Ngraving.com

    I just started a new business so I replaced my old Brother with a new Workforce 600. What a mistake that was! I am having the same general issues after replacing the ink cartridge it stoped printing. It happened right when I was printing out my invoices. I can’t tell you how frustrated I am. Back to the store, hopefully I can return it.

  • Hilali

    I am having the same problem everyone else is having. The LCD reads paper jam when there is absolutely not a paper jam. I would agree that it uses too much ink but that really isn’t my major concern. It isn’t using ANY ink right now because it won’t even feed the paper! I’m really disappointed because I love everything else about this printer. Piece of crap…

  • gary hurst

    black just flat stopped printing. printer is 3 months old. more chinese junk for us to choke on, walmart shoppers.

  • Diane

    I have had this printer for over a year, and use it for work. No jamming problems, unless I fill feeder with too much paper, no image problems at all, but oh my, does this go thru the ink. I print almost exclusively in black only documents. So where does the yellow go… I’m not sure. I did find out that it is set to use a bit of blue ink with every black printing. If you have plenty of black and no blue… no print. You can also buy high capacity black which is double the size of the regular cartridge, and high capacity of the other 3 colors that are the same size as the regular capacity. They are just “filled more.” God forbid I were printing pictures. This would go thru entire cartridges in a flash. I don’t know if I could have found any of this out before purchase, but next time I will focus on ink usage and cost of ink.

  • Ken

    This is the biggest POS that is on the market. Epson customer service lies to you the whole time you are on the phone (and on hold). I think they are in partnership with the phone companies keeping you on phone so long without suppling a toll free service number. Like most others I am having a paper jam issue when there is no paper jam. This is the 2nd replacement that they have sent me in three WEEKS! They told me that this is something that they never heard of before and couldn’t understand what the problem was. The first unit did last just over one year but luckly I registered it online when I got it and it extended the warrenty to 2 years. They don’t tell you that when you call in for service. They tell you that you are out of warrenty and that you have to pay for service until I informed them that the warrenty was for two years since I did register it online when it was purchased. Them they said oh yes that right. I will never buy another Epson POS in my lifetime. Epson sucks and so does their customer service suck. Remember if you registered your POS online bug them with the 2 year warrenty. Let’s make their life as miserable as they are making ours.

  • http://epson.com Pam

    Love this printer and the software that came with it EXCEPT for one fatal flaw – paper jams. EPSON, FIX THIS PROBLEM! This printer has otherwise been perfect, perfect, perfect and suited our every need in a small office. If the paper jam problem wasn’t an issue, I’d tell everyone I know and even some I don’t to go out and buy this fabulous printer. That not being the case, don’t waste your money on it. The paper jam problem is quite literally fatal.

  • http://kevinspencer.org Kevin Spencer

    We’ve had this printer for close to 18 months and it hasn’t really been used all that much. We now have the dreaded no black ink issue that a lot of people are reporting here. Tried brand new cartridges, head cleaning, but nothing works. Will have to call tech support tonight. As I’ve never had this problem with any other printer I’ve ever owned, I can’t recommend it and would advise anyone to buy something else.

  • Dawn

    I purchased the workforce 600 less than a year ago, and it has broken down. The company made me go through all of these stupid things to try from technical support. Nothing worked and then they took 179 dollars to hold until they received my printer that I was claiming was broken. I got a refurbished one, and that worried me. I hooked it up and low and behold, the same message the one that I sent back was giving me! My mom said that she hates Epson. I was just going to buy a printer. This printer has turned into a nightmare and I will never buy anything by Epson again. Their customer service does not listen, they are not careful, and they probably need to recall the product.

  • Eric Public

    How to print with three hole paper.
    As you may know if you put the paper in with the holes on the right side (proper way) you get the paper jam error.
    If you put the paper in with the holes on the left side it will print ok, you just need to rotate the document so its upside down. For example adobe pdf reader has an option to rotate the document.
    Cheers

  • Steve

    Between wireless problems, ink problems, (replacing on cartridge and then another stops printing and supposedly needs cleaning, but never is fixed as I use up ALL the ink as it attempts to clean…) paper loading and jams and on and on. I finally bought a wireless Canon Pixma MX350 (excellent and doesn’t lose the wireless signal) and took the “Workforce” 600 and threw it in the trash, (new cartridges and all,) even though it was still on warranty. I have purchased printers since 1985 and this is, unequivocally the WORST printer I have ever had. I can only guess the “expert” reviewers set it up and used it for the review only.
    Horrible, and a big waste of money.

  • Penney Griffin

    I bought this piece of junk because my last piece of junk was a piece of junk. Guess what it was. A LEXMARK. I just found out that they are one in the same company. I swore that I would never buy another LEXMARK after going thru two in 6 months. Now I have an EPSON. If I added up what I have spent in printers and ink that doesn’t work and wasted paper from cleaning print heads and paper jams, I estimate I can afford about $2000.
    Can someone out there tell me a good printer to buy for my small business? Simple, Reliable, fairly inexpensive. Thats all I want. COUNT ME IN ON THE CLASS ACTION.

  • http://www.technogog.com Kristofer Brozio

    You see the date on this review? September 2008? This would be to Steve of course, this printer that I reviewed is actually still in use today. I’m actually using the WorkForce 610 myself and I gave the WorkForce 600 to my wife who has literally printed out thousands of pages on it due to school work. I don’t know why there are so many problems with it, I’ve not had any. Sure the occasional paper jam, just that’s to be expected in almost two years, and ink well, we use a lot…

  • B. Shofner

    I’ve had the WtF 600 for over a year and aside from the issue of drinking ink, I’ve never had any problems with jamming. I also had to assign it a fixed IP address to get it to work consistently on my wireless network; when using DHCP half the time it wouldn’t respond on the network. I do have two major complaints – and either one would keep me from ever buying another Epson – not printing ANYTHING when it thinks a color cartridge is empty (even though it has a “Black Ink Only” option, that apparently doesn’t override the “BUY MORE INK!” option) and the damned monitor window that pops up EVERY TIME I start a print job. The first indication I have that this printer isn’t 100% up to speed, it’s going in the trash.

  • Steve

    Kris, that’s great, but I wrote REVIEWERS, with an S. There have been many reviews that praised this disaster of a printer. If you’re having good luck with it, consider yourself fortunate.

  • Sean

    same problem – printer worked flawlessly for about 2 years, noticed the black ink cartridge was empty and then tried to replace it and suddenly the black ink no longer works – tried to troubleshoot by cleaning the heads (per the menu bar on the printer) and nothing work……..HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT

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  • Phil

    Hey everyone – I have the Epson Workforce 610 and my experience is that you get the dreaded paper jam error when using three hole punch paper. It doesn’t seem to be able to print on it. When you switch to normal paper without the holes – it does just fine. Frustrating flaw – but this seems to be a workaround. Happy hole-punching. :)

  • IamTheGre

    I too have become a victim of the Epson WorkForce 600. After 9 months of good service I ran out of ink and had to replace the ink cartridges. When I installed the new black ink cartridge it made the print very light and unreadable. I attempted to clean the printer nossles and ran the head alignment program but to no avail. Then during the process of printing the head re-alignment page for the umpteenth time…the magenta ink cartridge all of a sudden couldnt be recognized? I tried re-seating it, rebooting the printer, etc. and nothing.

    I am very disapointed with Epson for releasing such a piece of junk, contining to sell it, and then not providing some sort of support or technical troubleshooting.

    Shame on you Epson. You lost another customer for LIFE.

  • Jan

    Same problem as the others. This printer goes through ink terribly and now after replacing the black ink cartridge it will no longer print black. So VERY, VERY frustrating!!!! I will NEVER, EVER purchase an EPSON printer again….this kind of quality is irritating and horrible!!!

  • jesse

    I purchased the workforce about 8 months ago, always getting error messages for paper jam when there isn’t, i go through a black cartridge every 2-3 weeks, as of today got an printer error message and every time i turn off /on i get same message. I would return for the warranty,but i will throw this POS in the garbage and never buy an Epson again.

  • Brent

    DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT!!! My Wife and I bought this printer about a year and a half ago. The price we thought was reasonable and we found out why when we saw the price of epsons ink. The “epjunk” as I call it, worked for maybe 6 months and then would not print, copy, or scan. The only thing the epjunk would do is fax. I called the manufacture because the epjunk was still under warrenty and of course talked to someone who does not speak english. After about 2 hours of jumping through hoops to try and fix it, the rep. asked me if i was using epson ink. I had previously purchased a cheaper version of the ink prior to the epjunk going south on me. When I told the rep. this he voided my warrenty and told me by using ink other than epjunk ink the warrenty is void. When I told him there ink was to expensive he said the reason why was their premium ink will last 200 years; and thats when I told him I was not writting a constitution or any other document that would need to last 200 YEARS! and that I would never buy another epjunk product! PERIOD! So consider my loss your gain and steer far away from any epjunk products. And what ever machine you buy never tell them you are using any other ink besides theirs, this will void your warrenty and you will be on your own.

  • MikeH

    Yep, another past-warranty paper jam victim here. Amazing that they still can’t figure out a work around.

  • http://none louise swift

    hello all you people that use the epson printer i am fedup with
    this printer.
    i buy new ink cost 70.00 dollar and it still don’t work
    i don’t have that kind of money to give away
    i need to send my printer back
    where should i send my printer to so i can send it back
    to the company
    i have clean and it still want work
    what should i do?

  • zana

    I purchased this printer almost a year ago. Tried to print envelopes and got paper jam message, called epson tec support and they sent a “new printer” (not new but refurbished junk to trick you how great they are). Got “new printer ” to work for literally a week and got the exact same message (paper jam), called epson and they told me that I am out of luck because this printer that they sent me is not under warranty, did not offer any technical support to try to repair it on top of that the supervisor I talked to was a really unprofessional and rude. I will never buy from epson again!!!

  • Tblasingame

    Good luck getting paper jam cleared. There is no way to easy clear a jam and they just get worse and worse.

  • Vgirl

    so depressing now that I have the paper jam warning with nothing on the inside to indicate any paper jammed, and what a huge list of complaints! mine is also about one year old…Jeeze, I am stunned! too many ink cartridges(I have fully replaced them all at least 6 or 7 times)..it really is thirsty! The scanner is excellent for a machine that isn’t terribly expensive, but I can’t take the low usage issue here, I feel like I have hardly used it, and now apparently there is no fix, I have tried to restart (I even held the power button for 3 minutes to “reset” it as one person suggested, but that didn’t work either. Am waiting for epson to email me. I have used Epson printers forever, I have a large scale one that is 8 years old and still works amazingly, so I don’t see how my one year use of this little thing could have worn it out already!!

  • unhappy

    I would have posted a great review for this printer, right up to today. Even with the excess amount of ink & not being able to print black when we were out of color-BTW-only used Epson ink. We’ve had this printer for about 1 1/2 years and had no problems, not even the occasional paper jams. Then all of a sudden, I get a message of a paper jam, right after I just had a paper cleanly come out. Now, it will do NOTHING but tell me to clear the paper jam. I have been fiddling with it for over an hour, even reinstalled software. NO GOOD.
    VERY UNHAPPY!!!
    Wish I’d seen these reviews before buying.

  • claudem

    Well i have the same problem… I used it for about 1 year and did relatively well despite the problems with the fax and the wireless… Now the paper jam is on and I can’t print… I can’t fax…
    I get the turn the printer off message and clean the paper path…. the problem is I don’t use paper with holes….
    I do not see any paper jammed in the machine…. there is nothing there to clean out… this is my last epson

    I will get rid of it and buy something else

  • http://www.TonyMayo.com Tony Mayo

    I also had issue with spurious “paper jam” warning on my Workforce 600. After calling Epson learned that printing onto 3 hole drilled paper causes the problem. Sensor gets confused by the hole!

  • Mrtrout99

    Just got off the phone with an Epson tech. Somebody with bad english just told me that my workforce 600 was out of warranty. the false paper jam error could only be solved at a repair center at my expense! The Epson tech generously directed me to a “customer loyalty” web site, where they would gladly sell me a replacement printer at a highly inflated price minus the loyalty discount, which equaled a price that is higher than shopping the internet!. All in all Epson Sucks! They chew ink. and now an almost new condition printer is ready for the heap because of a false paper jam error! Goodbye and good riddance Epson!

  • epsonsucks

    my 13 month old epson wf600 paper feed failed too. what a waste of money..

  • Asadrizvi7777

    ye machine kitne ki hai

  • Tired…

    The same problems exist in the Workforce 610.  I got one for my office and loved it.  So I picked 1 up for home use.  The office 610 simply quit printing properly after replacing an ink cartridge.  It acts like the print head is clogged.  Cleaning, etc., does not help – had to toss it.  The home printer now jams every time I print.  Can’t print one single thing.  I owned both for less than a year.  I will NOT buy Epson again.

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