Summary: I bought this primarily to print CD's. I blew through 3 sets of cartridges (all colors) to print about 100 CDs with 1 page (front and back)inserts.
Pros: beautiful prints, does a great job printing on CDs and DVDs
Cons: This unit is MADE to waste as much ink as possible. Replacing one cartridge causes all the cartridges to charge, and waste ink. Then you HAVE to clean the print head, and waste ink. It wastes ink every time you power it on. It pretty much just wastes ink ALL THE TIME.
Summary: I've always liked Epson printers but the latest ones are getting very expensive to operate. The ink runs out much faster than the older models did. With the addition of each color having it's own replacement, the cost to keep these things running has gotten very expensive.
Pros: This printer works great. I’ve only printed three or four white pages with black text, but I’ve printed about 100 DVDs. The DVDs look fantastic, great color and detail, smooth to the touch not scratchy like adhesive labels. The bundled software works fine, I’ve only used pictures other people mad...
Cons: The ink is expensive, but it does let you change one color at a time so you don’t waste any. Sometimes the manual isn’t really clear on what the diagnostic lights mean. If you have the printer tray set for DVDs and you turn the power off, it won’t turn back on until you flip the tray switch.
Summary: I have the R200 on CIS and my friend has the R260. She complains about the ink consumption also compared to her previous R220, but since I recently purchased a CIS system, she is really thinking that she is going to re love this unit.
Pros: It's an epson photo printer of the R-series, so the quality is great for a wonderful price.. You can get CIS systems for them! Did I say it's an R-series epson before? LOL But for those worried about ink consumption, install a CIS and you will be good to go. These are practically disposable at th...
Cons: Yes, it does use more ink than the R200, but that to be honest isn't really bad if you know what to do.. Other than this,
Summary: Yes it uses ink. I'm sorry for all of the people that want inkjet photos at laser toner prices..... it's not going to happen, with any inkjet photo printer. It does use more ink than the previous generation Epsons, but the trade-off is quality.
Pros: Fabulous prints with colors that really POP! Longevity, colorfastness, scratch resitance on certain Epson papers. You will get better results than most any lab.
Cons: Like with any consumer, photo printer, ink costs can be high. The bundled ink cartridges are not full. You will get more prints per cartridge on subsequent sets.
Summary: Just don't buy it. You might consider the comparable HP product, that's what I'm going to try next. At this rate that will be very soon.
Pros: Prints OK.
Cons: They don't tell you that every time you power down the unit and power it back up you lose lots of ink. Where it goes, I have no idea. Even if you leave the unit on all the time, it is unbelievably wasteful, and the software is designed to be deceptive. To wit, I checked the ink levels after a pri...
Summary: Recently I bought an Epson R260, to replace my Epson R200, big mistake, after only 20 or so prints 4/6, the printer ran out of ink, I mean all six cartridges were almost empty, black was totally out, first I thought, well maybe the cartridges, that came with the original packaging were not totally...
Summary: I read several reviews of this printer before I purchased and was almost afraid to buy it. However, I'm VERY satisfied with the printer. It is large and does use six different colors of ink, but provides easy and beautiful labels for my CDs and DVDs.