Cast your vote on the worst printerOften we write articles about the best printers for a certain year or we review a printer but what about the worst printers? We decided to take a poll to see what the general public thought was the worst brand of printer.
So far Epson are well in front as being the worst printer brand and this is definitely no surprise to us. Over the past 10 years of being in the printer industry we've found Epson to have been the most troublesome printers on the market.
Feel free to place your own vote, the poll is in the left column and as you can see so far Epson are way out in front but to my surprise Canon are in second place. This I certainly didnt expect although it could be due to the large number of Canon printers on the market. I guess to be fair we could also blame the market share for the large number of disgruntled Epson users anyway let's just keep an eye on the poll and see how it progresses.
Why is Epson Leading as the worst printer brand?There are many reasons why Epson is leading as the worst printer brand and I can almost guarantee that I know the reasons why. The main reason is the hopeless software that Epson printers have used over the years to try to combat generic cartridges. It is so bad that often it even rejects Genuine Epson cartridges. The second reason is the poorly designed Piezo printhead which clogs easily and also traps air causing missing print and even no print whatsoever.
If you've read some of our previous articles you will know my dislike for Epson printers. In saying this we sell more Epson generic cartridges than any other brand. Part of the problem with Epson printers I think is that they are churning out heaps of low budget inkjet printers to remain competitive and they seem to have a very high failure rate.
The failure rate is so high that places like Officeworks simply swap them over without asking questions if returned under warranty. I know this cause many customers have done just that and they dont even blink an eyelid when they return them.