The Epson Stylus Color 680 inkjet printer was built with home users in mind. Barely taking up any space, at 17.7x21.5x10.9 inches, users will find that it makes a comfortable fit in any home. The 680 is also very light weight at only 9 pounds. For most this will be a convenient addition. While it doesn't work in conjunction with Linux or Novell operating systems, those who work with Windows and Mac operating systems will be satisfied. Parallel connection and ethernet connection are both offered, and a parallel printer cable comes standard with the unit upon purchase.
As far as speed goes, there are much faster machines on the market. When printing in black-and-white, the fastest speed possible is only 8 pages per minute. When printing in color, only 7.7 pages can be printed each minute. For those who print only a few pages at a time, though, the speeds shouldn't be a problem.
In the unit, two Epson 680 ink cartridges are used. One is filled with black printer ink, while the other is a tricolor ink tank. The tricolor Stylus Color 680 ink houses cyan, yellow and magenta ink. The black lasts about 400 pages before it needs to be replaced, while the color will last 300 pages. For most home users, that means they won't have to replace printer ink too terribly often.
When it does come time to replace the Epson 680 ink, buyers may be surprised by the high price tags. However, remanufactured versions of the Stylus Color 680 ink cartridges are available from third party vendors. These not only cost only a fraction of the OEM price, but they will last just as long as the OEM product. For those worried about quality, there's really no reason to, because remanufactured inkjet tanks produce the same high quality results. If remanufactured Epson 680 ink is used, any home can stay within their budget.
Based on our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, Ink Technologies will accept returns of compatible or remanufactured ink and toner cartridges for full credit if the returned product has a valid return authorization number and is received in our warehouse within 6 months of the original shipping date. If there is a confirmed print quality issue, only 1 set of opened products will be accepted for credit returns, and only if less than 30% of the ink or toner has been used.
Ink Technologies will replace defective compatible or remanufactured products free of charge if the products are returned within 1 year of the original ship date, and provide a return shipping tag for return of the product.