Reviews and Problems with Epson Stylus Photo R1900
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takes a bit of work, calibration wise... most important: USE GOOD PAPER
Amazon Customer "Chel Micheline", Amazon
24 July 2012
Summary: I purchased this printer so I could make larger-format prints of my watercolor paintings, which are pretty detailed and vibrant. I'll skip the technical details and get right to the stuff that always vexes me as far as printers: color calibration.
Summary: I gave this printer (Epson R1900) 4 stars for one reason. INK! The cartridges are so small you'll be ordering ink all the time. Amazon is about the only place to get this ink. On one hand, I should of waited and got the Epson 3880 with larger ink cartridges that cost MUCH less by volume.
Summary: If you need/want a printer thats a step up from the everyday inkjet printer, for printing high quality photos, this printer may suit your needs. I do not recommend this printer for everyday documentation printing, you will be wasting the ink and capability of the R1900.
Pros: High resolution printing for a printer in this price range. Prints on a variety of substrates with nice results. Manual gives clear setup instructions for usiing this printer with Photoshop. The red, magenta and orange cartridges, plus yellow, and matte and gloss black make your photos really pop...
Cons: Roll feed is a little flakey, still have not mastered it. Ink cartridge capacity is low, and the ink is pricey. If you run out of one color, the printer will not allow you to continue printing. So, no single color or black and white printing. Also prevents you from running a head check/nozzle cle...
Summary: I've owned this printer for about a year now and I think it performs reasonably well. There are two significant issues with the unit I own: 1) Occasionally it will refuse to recognize a replaced cartridge, but Epson has been very good about sending free replacements.
Pros: I really don't use this printer everyday, only when I need photos printed. I wanted to be able to print photos without having to upload them somewhere. Printer works very well, is very quiet.
Cons: This printer is huge, although I knew that going into it. I wanted a printer big enough to print on my wife's 12x12 scrapbook paper which it does quite nicely. It also seems to drink in very quickly, but I guess that goes with the photo-printing territory. One of the carts (I think it's the gloss...
Summary: This is a complete re-do of my earlier review, having now had over a year's experience under my belt with this excellent printer. First and foremost, if you aren't profiling your monitor and your printer you will not get good results.
Summary: I had the Epson R1800 for 6yrs. before it finally gave up, so I purchased the R1900 because it is the next step printer post 1800. The 1900 eliminated the blue ink and replaced it with orange, other than that it is basically the same machine.
Summary: I received my Epson, fired it up, and it made a horrible whining/grinding noise. I thought, man, this thing is toast. I tried a few more times and the print head wouldn't engage. So I called Epson, and they sent me a brand new unit right away.