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6.2 out of 10

Epson Stylus Photo R220

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Reviews and Problems with Epson Stylus Photo R220

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Overall 2
2.0

Epson = ripoff

Damien B., Amazon
12 May 2009
  • Summary: I have had this printer for a year or so and just recently the black ink cartridge ran out (colors were fine because I never use them, and refuse to pay the crazy amount for 5 different color cartridges). Anyway, long story short, even though my printer is set in Black Ink Only mode, it REFUSES to let me print anything whatsoever because one of the color cartridges is too low. What a ripoff.
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Overall 2
2.0

This printer thinks it's "smart". But it's not

Mordecai Carroll "hairyreasoner", Amazon
11 February 2009
  • Summary: If you like a printer that has to think for about 5 minutes before printing out a job (all the while making an annoying series of noises), than this is the printer for you. Another irritating feature is that if you run out of yellow ink, it won't allow you to print, even though what you're printing is black and white and doesn't involve any use of yellow ink. Speaking for myself, I'd rather have a printer that didn't feel the need to make decisions for me.
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Overall 2
2.0

I will never buy an EPSON product again

Paul Gardyasz, Amazon
24 December 2008
  • Summary: I could not believe it when I read other reviews, that the printer will refuse to print Black & white if one of the 5 color cartridges runs out of ink. All of my other printers (HP, Samsung, Lexmark) will print B&W even if the color ink runs out. And because there's 5 color inks, I frequently have 1 of them run out, and the printer will not use just the black ink cartridge to print B&W.
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Overall 2
2.0

Only worked for one month!

J. DeVan, Amazon
30 September 2007
  • Summary: I bought this printer to replace my Epson 890 which I've used for over five years with no problems. I wanted a printer that printed on DVD's. It worked alright for one month and then jammed and never worked again. Other people have complained about this same problem so it's some type of defect in the design. I've had to go back to my old 890. Most of the new Epson printers cost more than $100 for a full set of ink cartridges which is crazy for a consumer model printer.
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Overall 2
2.0

Do Not Buy Epson Printer, Programmed Instantly To Shut Down 4 Repair!!

Schroeder (Cult Movies Magazine), Amazon
11 August 2007
  • Summary: DO NOT BUY EPSON PHOTO R220!! PLEASE READ ALL Reasons: 1. Approx in one year a window will pop up & message will "EXACTLY" state, "Parts inside your printer are at the end of their service life. See your printer documents". After this window keeps popping up EVERY time you print, approx 2 weeks after your printer will COMPLETELY shut down forcing you to repair/replace the ink waste pads.
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Overall 2
2.0

Built in failure!! Beware if you buy the R220 and maybe

jimmcjr, Ebay
20 June 2007
  • Summary: Got no complaints with the printing job done by the R220 - had mine about 18 months now and it has done a very good job for me. BUT - it started showing the internal parts are ready for replacement message after about 52 ink cartridges - then it quit - that's it. Costs more for the dealer to install the internal parts than it is to just go buy another printer.
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Overall 2
2.0

Missed out on the class action lawsuit

Dalkin Sedgewick "osmotic", Amazon
7 April 2007
  • Summary: Burn me once shame on you, burn me twice shame on me. My first Epson printer clogged all the time. After a few years went by I made the foolish choice to give them another chance and bought the R220. The prints were fine but I found out the hard way that the printer disables itself when it determines one of the cartidges is low. So even if I wanted to just print B@W it won't do it.
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Overall 2
2.0

incompatable with new Apple computers.

Alan Mclane, Amazon
12 January 2007
  • Summary: I can't get this unit to print when used with a new Apple iMac with Intel chips. My old R200 will work, but can't get Epson menus for DVD/Photo printing choices. And, no choices for type of paper, quality of prints, etc.
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2.0
Ease of use 8
8.0

Horrible Printer. Flintstones... meet the Flintstones.

rdhbuyer, epinions.com
27 December 2006
  • Excerpt: This is by far the worst printer I have ever owned. It is slow, noisy and clunky.
  • Pros: None.
  • Cons: Slow start-up. Slow printing. Noisy. Excessive ink use.
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Overall 2
2.0

A piece of garbage

Guy R. Tetro, Amazon
10 July 2006
  • Summary: This printer broke down after a month of use. The CD tray is awkward and was problematic as soon as I bought it. It will get you frustrated and its very slow. And with the 6 ink containers, it can cost you $75 just to refill. The software is poorly written and tells you that you can print 20 more pages when they really only mean 1. Honestly, after 2 months, I threw it out and bought another printer.
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