Reviews and Problems with Epson Stylus Photo R2400
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Epson Stylus Photo R2400
5 April 2011
Summary: I like the print quality of the printer. I got it to do transparencies for my screen printing and found that it won't print on clear items. I bought it because it was a great value for my money.
Summary: Might be a little old, but still a great printer. Only issue is that it uses alot of ink and they aren't cheap. But if you want quality prints, Epson is the best way to go. With newer models on the market, picking up a used one for around $300 is a bargain! Wish it had Wifi though...
Summary: The printer arrived in better condition than I was expecting. That was a nice surprise. I bought this printer to increase the quality of the photographs That I print. The colors are amazing, they really pop out. This particular printer uses three separate black inks and the resulting quality of the photos, equals the black and white prints, that would take me hours of work in the darkroom.
Summary: I purchased this printer as a second printer to use for dedicated photo usage. My first printer is a nice color laser printer which is very good for its niche and very nice workhorse, but my experience as a photographer prior to the digital age has always left me disappointed with its use as a photo machine. I purchased the Epson R2400 specifically for photographic production.
Provides you a lot of control over printing - at a cost
Kirk "Kirk Brooks", Amazon
11 April 2008
Summary: I bought this printer to replace my Canon PRO9000. My primary motivation was the ink system - I wanted a pigment based ink system, I wanted multiple black inks for better B&W, I wanted to produce archival quality prints and the ability to print on a wider range of specialty papers than supported for the PRO9000. Finally, I wanted to keep my purchase cost around $700. This leaves the r2400, Canon PRO9500 and the HP B9180.
Summary: I've owned two other Epson printers and I like this one the best so far. It was truly plug and play with no problems. The color photos were beautiful - much better callibration than the R800. I haven't tried printing black & white photos yet but looking forward to that. Only wish the ink price were less expensive ($100+ for a full set)and that Epson would have a recycle program. I emailed them to ask why they didn't but haven't heard back yet.
Summary: Let me start by saying: YOU NEED TO CALIBRATE YOUR MONITOR WITH YOUR PRINTER TO GET THE BEST PRINTS. Also, go to Epson and download the printer profiles. I actually won this printer in a contest, and had never really used a top of the line printer like this. The first couple things I printed looked horrible, I was really disappointed. The color contrast was out of whack, they didn't "pop" at all. Then I went through the calibration process and things are much better.
Great Printer- but make sure you use it frequently.
Richard Green "dosware", Amazon
20 April 2007
Summary: The output quality from this semi-pro printer easily beats lab prints. Beautiful. The major downside to this printer (and most printers with built in print heads) is that you MUST use it weekly to prevent clogging. Especially if you live in a dry climate. Expect to spend serious money on ink to keep this printer running in top form. If the print heads do clog- you will usually be able to unclog them using the software cleaning commands.
Great archival printer for black and white & color
T. Tom, Amazon
20 April 2007
Summary: This printer is much better than the one it replaced (the Epson 2200) in that it doesn't give weird color tones for black and white prints. The black and white prints out of the Epson r2400 are wonderfully neutral, plus there are options for warm, cool and sepia toning that all look great. The color output is also tops.