Is it possible to fall in love with an electronic device? The answer is yes. Living in the heart of Silicon Valley and being a nerdy techy couple, my husband and I have tons of electronics between us (it's kinda embarrassing), but I would trade them all--even my iPhone, especially my iPhone?--for the Epson Artisan 800 printer.
Just look at it. Ain't it a beaut?
We've been limping along with what I thought was a "just fine" HP desktop printer. Documents look...fine. Pictures look...fine. I really had no idea what I was missing until I started playing around with the Epson Artisan 800.
It has a pretty touch panel, and a full-color, tiltable touch-panel LCD display. It is goood-looking, too. Not only can you print, copy, scan, and fax, but the printer is Wi-Fi-enabled so you can do it from anywhere! And, you don't need a computer to print photos: print from memory cards or from your Pict-Bridge compatible cameras or mobile phones.
What I like about it: It's like having my own personal Kinko's at my disposal. I can use it for work and I can use the included software to create cards, invitations, calendars, photobooks, collages--any crafty project I can think of. No more sending away for photo books (something I like to do after a fun family outing or adventure), I can make my own! Also you can adjust, crop, edit etc. photos right from the LCD display. How awesome is that? It prints photos quickly (in seconds) without loss of quality. I love the Wi-Fi compatibility. Now I can sit on the couch and browse the internet for recipes and print them without having to get up and connect my laptop to the printer. Cuz let's face it, when you're on the couch, the last thing you want to do is get up.
What I don't like about it: Minor detail: It's bigger than our old printer so it takes up more space. When you have a small house and your office is also the guest and play room, things like the footprint of a printer matter. But again, that's minor.
Cost to you: $299.99
Cost to me: Free