I had original epson inks in it, and it printed perfect, but due to the cost I then bought compatable inks from ebay, but printer says does not recognise cartridges.
I have 2 of these printers, my other one works perfect with compatable inks, but this one does not like them. Works perfect with genuine epson inks. No driver disc, but can be downloaded from web Drivers here
£20, but you will need to get ink. There are inks in it, but are compatable, and just says does not recognise them.