Reviews and Problems with Epson Stylus Photo R1800
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An exceptionally versatile tool for creating high-quality photo images.
12 September 2013
Summary: I bought an R1800 in 2006 in connection with a business I was running. The business didn't survive, but the Epson printer has, in spite of being worked to death--or as close as it is seemingly possible to get to that. It's hard to estimate how many prints I've generated, but it is certainly at least 25,000 (yes, 25,000). For perspective, consider that I recently reset the waste ink counter for the seventh time.
Summary: When print heads aren't clogged, it produces the most beautiful prints I could ever hope for. The problem is, there are too few times when all of the print heads aren't clogged, and the cleaning cycle slurps up ink like a thirsty dog at a water bowl. A complete set of cartridges now costs me about $150-$160 so I don't appreciate it when I have to use about half of my ink on multiple cleaning cycles to get a few good prints per session.
Summary: I bought this printer new several years ago. To be honest I have never been able to get it to work properly. The drivers are fussy, and the ink cartridges run out instantly. I just installed brand new red and cyan and it reports 63% full. It's an ink monster. The heads clog easily, and when you clean them it always shows that at least one ink cartridge is empty. So you replace it, clean it, and another shows up empty.
Need a Tanker Truck for ink and trash truck to haul away
12 December 2011
Summary: Epson should be charged with crimes against humanity knowing how much consumers will wind up spending on ink. No sooner than you spend well over $100 to purchase the Epson ink cartridges and print a handful of pictures the low ink light goes on for 1 of the colors. If you just need a document in B/W - tough luck, it will not print until you replace the cartridge.
Summary: After a few head cleanings, the printer operates just like it should. Even though it is a few years old, it still performs like new. Just be sure to use only Epson ink, generic ink is not that good.
Summary: I work in graphic design and have used Epson products for over 15 years now. My experience has been consistent problems... I currently own the R1800. Everytime I go to print something out there is an issue. EVERY time!!! The paper doesn't feed, or the paper runs through but doesn't print. The ink cartridges clog and don't work. etc. etc. etc. There is always some issue with it and I wind up getting frustrated and printing it on another printer.
The Epson R1800--a black hole of ink, time, and money.
18 March 2011
Summary: I am a graphic designer and photographer, and I come to this party a bit late. After a frustrating day with this product, I decided to see what others were experiencing. Now I wish I had read all the reviews by seething, angry, frustrated, and betrayed customers before purchasing this ink-sucking pain in the ass. Really, think long and hard and do your research before purchasing an Epson product.