Epson has continued to produce great inks which are engineered for projects requiring rich and long-lasting color. I have used them since the 1970s and they only get better. Even on non-photo papers, the colors retain their richness and depth and produce good definition in photos and clarity in documents.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
The cartridges that came with the printer did not last very long before the printer claimed they needed to be replaced. Bought new ones. They sure run out of ink quick. After a couple of weeks, the ink is low and one is constantly encouraged to buy new ones. Printer nozzle clogged and had to have printer replaced, the new one is not any better. Now, it cannot recognize the ink cartridge. If this is new technology....Stay away.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend