Summary: It was a disaster at first. First printer that was sent didn't work. The tec-support section was horrible and incompetent. After three weeks I finally got a replacement after having to deal with corporate folks before any resolution. The replacement printer is truly a great printer. I've had no problems with it and the colors are excellent. I'm doing giclee prints that are coming out with all the clarity of the originals.
Summary: There are not too many printers in this price range that are capable of printing on roll photo paper, but the R1900 by Epson is one of them that does an excellent job! The ink cartridges are way too small and expensive for this printer. It is much better economically to get an CISS system installed on it before the original inks run out. I bought it because I want to make my own border banners around the ceiling in my den.
Summary: I am a graphic artist in my spare time and design logos, CD's, business cards and high-res photos, flyers and banners. This printer is great for those things. The images matched the screen almost perfectly and look amazing. I printed an 8 1/2 x 11 family portrait that I had color corrected in Photoshop and it came out spectacular, really professional!
Pros: Accurate Colors, Easy Setup, Easy To Use, Great Contrast, Great Overall Quality, Mac compatible, Reliable, Sharp Tones & Colors
Cons: Large Footprint, Slow Print Time, Too much ink used
Summary: The epson printer has excellent color quality with epson paper. The colors are bright and vivid. If you want a reliable printer with great colors, this is the printer for you. Do not use paper that is not Epson or print quality.
Pros: Accurate Colors, Easy Setup, Easy To Use, Great Overall Quality
Summary: I bought this printer about 2 weeks ago. I do think this is a really good printer but I think there is space for better quality prints. I know this is one of the top of the line printers, So I hope in the future printing becomes a little more up to grade. I would suggest using photo prints on almost everything you print except text documents. Also on text documents make sure that its at the lowest printing or you will really see that it's bold or Upper case.
"Excellent machine for accurate color reproduction."
18 February 2010
Pros: I produce in-store graphics for a chain of bakery cafes. the R1900 has demonstrated great reproduction accuracy. The pigment inks are rich and bright. The images of food that I often use in my work print out very nicely and neatly.
Cons: My reasons for giving only four stars is due to the immense expense for Epson's inks. The good news here is that I order my ink directly from Epson of which tends to be 10% to 20% less than office supply stores.
Summary: The first printer was defective. Not the fault of J&R---Epson Customer Service mentioned that the unit was likely defective before it even arrived at the J&R warehouse. The replacement printer works and prints like a dream. Set-up was a breeze, as well as the placement of the inks. Snow Leopard users should not use the cd to download drivers. Go to the Epson website to download. The printer produces outstanding photos and detailed image quality---bar none.
Pros: Accurate Colors, Easy Setup, Easy To Use, Fast Print Time, Great Contrast, Great Overall Quality, Sharp Tones & Colors