Reviews and Problems with Epson Stylus Photo R1900
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Epson R1900 printer
8 April 2011
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 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. On the other hand, the 3880 doesn't allow roll paper and won't print on CDs or DVDs. So...
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.
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. The 1900 is geared toward glossy printing, as was the 1800, and the orange ink is for better skin tones, but I dont use glossy. I print on epson ultra presentation matte and the prints are BEAUTIFUL.
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. The only issue is the waste of time and frustration when this happens. So far it happened to me on two occasions. Both times Epson replaced the defective cartiridges overnight.
Perfect pigment printer, pricewise; please ponder purchase point
P. Land "analog guy in a digital world", Amazon
16 March 2009
Summary: I chose the R1900 over Canon and HP because of the three, Epson's pigment-based printer comes in at a much lower cost.. .. if you get the $150 rebate, that is (available at least thru March). Although Amazon's price of $475 or so is good, the Epson rebate slip specifically *excludes* printers bought from Amazon, BestBuy, CDW or OfficeMax. Other vendors (Frys, where I got mine) have the printer at $499 online *and* support the rebate.
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. I asked if it was new, because I heard they will send you refubs sometimes; but it was new. The second one printed no problem, and I was off and running.
Summary: I have owned the R1800, and I was very satisfied with the result. I got an R1900, and it is fantastic with color pictures. It took me a while to get all the settings right, but once I got them dialed in, Wowow! I've not tried it on black and white, but Epson says that if you are considering black and white, the R2880 is the way to go. The only problem I have is the cartridge size, it runs out of ink so much faster than my old R1800.
Summary: Epson R1900 Large Format Photo Printer 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. Spend the money for a colorimeter (like the X-Rite Color Munki) and it will pay for itself in ink, paper and time; not to mention better prints overall.