Reviews and Problems with Epson Stylus Photo R1900
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A serious piece of equipment capable of producing big, beautiful prints.
1 May 2009
Excerpt: The Epson Stylus R1900 Photo Printer (or the R1900 to its friends) is a serious piece of printing equipment for the photographer who wants to produce large top quality prints. It can handle paper at up to 13 x 19 inches, and can produce even bigger 13 x 44 inch prints from a special roll of paper. And it does a great job; we found that the prints it produces were sharp, had accurate color and would grace even the most discerning photographer's walls.
Pros: Exceptional print quality (better than any other photo printer we've seen), Speedy performance, Amazing media capability (accepts matte/satin canvas, premium glossy paper, ultra premium luster paper, and matte paper), Glossy and matte black inks for glossy and matte papers, Two USB ports so you can have an office desktop and laptop connected at the same time, Surprisingly affordable
Cons: Small ink cartridges run out of ink fast when making large prints, At this price, it should have a built-in card reader too
Summary: The cost of ink, the price of the printer and the fact head cleaning uses a lot of ink are all considerations you should have in mind before you buy this printer, but the high quality output combined with good print longevity make the R1900 worthy of close consideration.
Pros: Excellent photo print quality, build, design, and features.
Cons: Slow set up and installation, slow print speeds, head cleaning uses a lot of ink, print heads need frequent cleaning.
Excerpt: Vivid color: That’s how it rolls If high-gloss color photos turn you on, the new Epson R1900 will give you a real thrill. Using long-lasting pigment inks and a special gloss optimizer, the wide-format printer puts out shiny, eye-popping photos up to 13 by 19 inches that’ll bring on the oohs and aahs.
Excerpt: (1 items) Epson’s Stylus Photo R1900 uses pigment inks to produce long-lasting, borderless photographic prints at sizes up to 13 by 19 inches. At $549, it’s one of the lowest-priced pigment printers available, but if you love the look of glossy photos, you’ll find that there’s no better printer on the market right now. The R1900 uses seven inks--photo black, matte black, cyan, magenta, yellow, red, and orange.
Pros: Supports thick fine-art media and roll paper, Excellent print quality on all paper types, Glossy output is superlative, Can print on optical media, Speedy
Cons: Doesn’t produce great black-and-white prints
Summary: For the serious photographer, Epson is tossing around words such as "sellable" and "gallery-quality" when referring to the R1900 output, terms that have long been reserved for the company's Stylus Pro printers. While we might look a bit askance at those claims - after all, the Epson Stylus Photo R1900 is a 6-colour inkjet - the R1900 does look like a solid improvement over an already good printer.
Epson’s Stylus Photo R1900; Color Enthusiasts Take Note
1 August 2001
Excerpt: Challenge is good, and Epson's new 13" Stylus Photo R1900 presents a challenge to those who want it all--great color and great black and white printing. Its color output equals anything in the Epson line-up, while black and white is less advanced, perhaps because its target is the photo enthusiast seeking colorful, high-quality, long-lasting prints.