Summary: I bought this one to replace one I've had for three years. I loved the quality, but one of the print heads clogged and I couldn't get it to print without lines across the page. I had many cartridges left for it, so it made sense to buy another if I could find one. I did and got a good working one here.
Summary: EPSON THE NAME ALONE STANDS FOR QUALITY,I AM VERY,VERY SATISFIED WITH MY PURCHASE I GOT IT FOR A FAIR PRICE AND IT WORKS GREAT,I DONT THINK THAT I HAVE FOUND, ANYTHING THAT I DID NOT LIKE ABOUT IT!!!BEST OF ALL IS THAT I CAN BUY ALL MY PRINTING NECESSITIES FROM E-BAY...
Summary: This printer is absolutely fabulous. The print quality is crisp, clear and the colors are stunningly vibrant. I have had it almost a year now, and it has worked flawlessly. I use it to print CDs, letters, artist's prints and regular letters and such. The ink lasts a good long time and is very affordable. The only thing I must note is that I have read that it is strongly recommended to leave it off when not in use.
Summary: Either for those who are just getting into their own business or those who need a back-up printer, this level of quality has never come at a more economic price. If this is just for a hobby, or for secondary use for artwork, I still highly recommend it, especially due to the accuracy of its color.
Pros: Easy Setup, Easy To Use, Extremely high quality, Fast Print Time, Perfect color accuracy, Reliable
Summary: The Epson site is beyond clear about the fact that the driver enclosed in the box WILL NOT WORK for Intel-based Macs. The appropriate driver is easy to find, download, and install from the Epson site. Our set-up, including download time, was probably under ten minutes -- and I might have overestimated by half. The prints are superb.
Summary: This printer replaced an Epson Stylus Photo 960 which served me faithfully for several years. While I was impressed with the 960's output, a side-by-side comparison versus the R1800 shows the R1800 to be the superior printer. (Well, I guess there's no suprise there...) Yes it's big, yes the ink is expensive and so is the paper, but you get what you pay for, and it's the cost of doing business.
Summary: I agree completely with all the positive reviews and I used HP printers up until recently. The positive reviews are not overstated. I do have one thing to add. If you read all of the reviews, you will notice that the only negative reviews were made by non-photographers. This is important. The Epson R1800 is made for pro photographers and serious amateurs. As a photographer I know put it, HP printers are designed for mass consumer use.