Reviews and Problems with Epson Stylus Photo R1900
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Paper Feeding Issues, Ink Issues, High cost and not worth the hassle.
Jonathan D. Sanders, Amazon
24 November 2013
Summary: Do NOT but this printer. I have had 2 of these printers. I have so many issues with this printer. I have had the same issues with the printer not recognizing new genuine ink cartridges. I also have severe issues with the printer not being able to feed heavy weight paper. It will just not feed the paper and error over and over. I have to hand feed it and sometimes it will work but most of the time not. When it does feed the paper, it will NOT ever feed straight.
Summary: Where do I even start? I guess I should say the very first print it made was acceptable, and that it still looks good sitting, worthless, on the shelf one month and 15 prints after purchase. I am about $700 into the printer, ink and paper, and I do not have a single viable print to show for it.
Summary: Bought this a year and a half ago and wasn't even able to insert ink cartridges. Amazon replaced machine promptly (2 thumbs up!) and the second printer worked fine for the first 20 13x19 prints I printed, although it is a voracious ink sucker! I let it sit (in the box, fully protected from dust, temperature, sun etc.) a couple of months between art shows and was told by fellow photographers that this "kills" it.
Summary: I really wish I'd read this before I bought my R1900 a few months ago. Not only does it use ink at a horrific rate, more than half the time the new, Epson replacement cartridge isn't recognized. I've called Epson several times and they are really helpful and friendly and are very quick to send me a replacement cartridge when i tell them i've already gone through the troubleshooting procedures (I've become an expert by now). 3 days ago it happened again.
Summary: I bought the Epson 1900 to back up a old 2200 I have and have had nothing but problems since. To start off it eats through inks getting half the total square inch coverage I get on my 2200. I have had continuous paper feeding issues using Epson papers. Every now and then in the process of printing a image it dumps a ton of ink on the paper making the print worthless. Now in switching ink cartridges it won't recognize the new cartridge.
Summary: I'd think seriously before buying this printer. I purchased this printer about 6 weeks ago after NAPP members were offered a discount. I purchased it directly from the Epson Store. I watched the video tutorials on how to get the best results using the R1900 and printing out of Lightroom that were provided on [...] I was DELIGHTED at the output and the quality.
Summary: I have had 3 incidents of this printer failing to recognize newly opened cartridges. The printer will give you the "out of ink status" and will not function at all at that point. I called Epson and was told that the cause was a faulty computer chip in certain ink cartridges (matte black, magenta were my culprits) and that they were working on it. The printer is only good if you have cartridges that work and Epson is knowingly selling defective cartridges.
Summary: I am extremely disappointed with this printer. I got it as a backup for my old Epson 2200 and have had nothing but problems since I got it. Evidentially Epson prefers to keep coming out with new models that continue to have the same problems instead ...
Summary: The printer was sold as fully checked but failed to print correctly. It cost me a new set of inks as the ones supplied were opened. Amazon gave me back the money for the printer but refused to compensate me for the inks. Buyer beware. I will think hard before buying from Amazon again.
Summary: I previously owned an Epson 1290 which was very good. I bought this printer with high hopes. To say it's temperamental is a vast understatement. The print quality ranges from OK to appalling ( all done with Epson paper and inks ). I would say that 75% of the prints are unusable. I'm a photographer so each print is very important. The other main problems are that it drinks ink like you've never seen, and at about £10 each you are looking at serious money.