Reviews and Problems with Epson Stylus Photo R1800
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Mammah "Mammah", Amazon
5 August 2012
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: All I have to say is make sure if you buy one used that all the printer heads are cleaned. And be prepared to spend A LOT on ink for this printer. We're talking 8 different cartridges at about $12 a pop. And the printer eats up the ink like no tomorrow, especially if you try to run the automatic/manual head cleaner.
Pros: Beautiful output quality when working properly
Cons: Purchased the R1800 around 4 years ago, but haven't used it for maybe a year due to ink being low and having other printers. Recently re-inked (@ $120 or more) and had poor output due to clogged nozzles (not unexpected).
"The printer manual is very insufficent and incomplete."
6 November 2009
Pros: It is a medium format printer that, when working right and adjusted correctly, prints out exceptional quality 13 by 19 size prints.
Cons: Epson software seems to conflict Adobe and creates unsure operating results. Printer manual gives insufficient information realtive to using roll paper, printer setup, color correction, sizing. The ink volume information is very, very, inaccurate.
Summary: This product has been really disappointing. We have had it for over a year, and at the beginning it was great. Photos looked really nice, colors were bright, etc. But after just a few photos, it started to print really streaky pictures...so you run the auto headcleaning utility and waste a quarter of the ink just to clean the printheads. Then it works for a few more pictures and becomes streaky again.
Summary: I bought the R1800 as it was by far the most recommended for my printing needs. But within the first weeks it started to complain about media not being loaded properly and was struggling to grab onto any paper. I worked with it and patiently re-fed sheets when it acted up, but of course, it would then act fine for a few days (just so you wont call customer service...). Finally (at the worst moment, obviously) it completely gave up and stopped working completely.
Great printer until the warranty expires...how convenient for Epson
Z, B&H Photo
15 December 2007
Summary: I purchased this printer in February of '06. All went well for a little over a year until one day I tried to print some photos I'd taken at Best photo level and the printer kept giving me an error message that there was a paper jam. After making sure this was not the case I decided to test the validity of this error and set the printer preference at Text and Image. It printed the photo with no problem, but of course the image quality was no good.