Conclusion: If you’re finding even the more advanced home photo printers are a bit lacking, the Epson Stylus Photo R2000 is a good step-up into the more advanced capabilities that a prosumer printer offers.
Epson Stylus Photo R2000: A 13” Pigment-Ink Printer
14 March 2012
Summary: At the time I was finishing this report Epson was advertising a price with $150 off the $499 list price. Even at list, it is still the least costly 13” printer that can produce pigment-ink prints that will last a lifetime and more.
Excerpt: Epson has been known for providing consumers quality economic choices when it comes to multi-purpose printers, but did you know that they also make some of the ...
Pros: Excellent print quality on all sorts of media big and small. Budget wide format printer is perfect for the budding photographer. Prints quickly and is a solid built machine. Reasonably priced for what it does.
Cons: Sensitive to incorrect paper placement which leads to paper jams. You must pick the correct paper setting on your computer before printing or it will lead to the printer just hanging.
Conclusion: The R2000 is a versatile, high-quality wide-carriage printer that sells for a very reasonable price. If you’re not printing black-and-white photos, or favoring fine-art matte papers, you’ll find that it can match the print quality and speed of 13-inch-carriage printers that cost significantly more.
Pros: Prints up to 13 inches wide, Excellent price, Superb image quality, Compatible with fine-art papers, Prints to roll paper, CDs/DVDs, Wi-Fi support
Cons: Costlier ink than competing models, Inks aren’t optimized for black-and-white prints or matte photo paper, No LCD
Excerpt: The Stylus Photo R2000 A3+ printer sits just below the R3000 and R2880 in Epson's A3+ high quality photo printer range. It's the successor to the older R1900, which bagged a Digital Photo Gold Award in Spring 2008.
Excerpt: The Stylus Photo R2000 is one of the cheapest printers in Epson's A3 range, although at £434, it still represents a substantial investment. It uses Epson's UltraChrome Hi-Gloss 2 inks and takes eight individual ink cartridges.
Epson R2000 review: An A3+ photo printer with Wi-Fi, and it can print panoramas
Good Gear Guide.au
14 July 2011
Conclusion: Epson's Stylus Photo R2000 is capable of handling the needs of photography enthusiasts who want to print their digital images in A3 or A3+ sizes. The roll paper feed means panorama printing is a breeze (although there's no automatic cutter to ensure maximum paper savings).
Pros: Excellent print quality, Up to A3+ sizes and roll paper support
Cons: No roll cutter, Inks are expensive (although not for a photo printer)