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6.0 out of 10

Epson Stylus Photo R260

The Epson Stylus Photo® R260 photo printer delivers Ultra Hi-De Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Epson Stylus Photo R260

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Overall 4
4.0

Not worth the price of the ink

picture taking grandma, Amazon
21 April 2008
  • Summary: Didn't wait long enough to by this printer. No reviews were available. If I had known then (when I bought it,) what I know now (it's big, NOISEY, and VERY EXPENSIVE INK), I wouldn't have gotten this model. It's HUGE. Bigger than it needs to be. It's VERY NOISEY and takes a long time to start printing when you turn it on. Epson needs to figure out a better paper feed. Takes too long to access printer utility 2 to cancel a print job or to check how much ink is left.
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Overall 4
4.0

R260 Photo Printer - Thirsty!

KeriJane "Keri", Amazon
30 March 2008
  • Summary: Pros: Prints on CDs/DVDs. Reasonably fast. The Print CD software is easy to use with great results. Works OK with included photo software. Cons: Uses a LOT of EXPENSIVE ink, especially during the cleaning cycle that occurs when turning the printer on. The "smudge resistant" Claria inks smudge easily, especially on printable disks. Has a tendency to jam the CD tray, but less so than the previous R300 generation.
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Overall 4
4.0

EPSON R260 Photo Printer

bob2, Ebay
22 March 2008
  • Summary: If I knew then, what I know now about this printer, I would not have bid on it. This printer is the LOUDEST and NOISIEST printer that I have ever heard. I don't see how EPSON stays in business, I will never buy another EPSON Product.
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Overall 4
4.0

Good print quality- everything else sucks

M. S. Kubota, Amazon
21 August 2007
  • Summary: The good: Prints great on inkjet DVDs (Taiyo Yuden + Verbatim). The bad: Everything else. Takes forever to initialize and will prime the cartridges every chance it gets. I almost don't mind the wa$ted ink... just let me print today! The software sucks so bad. For Windows, if you have another Epson printer already and want to add this one, good luck!!! I finally abandoned that and tried installing it on my Mac.
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Overall 4
4.0
Ease of use 8
8.0

Sending back 3rd replacement --defective out of box

sswo, epinions.com
15 August 2007
  • Summary: Potentially an excellent printer but ink handling/costs and printer reliability/frustration issues make one unable to recommend it.
  • Pros: Good print quality. CD printer. Premium ink$. Tech/customer support on your dime.
  • Cons: String of defective units (unreliable). Customer service unresponsive to fair customer/product satisfaction :-(
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Overall 4
4.0

Probably the last Epson product I'll buy

Awiz, Amazon
9 July 2007
  • Summary: The one and only pro:Picture quality excellent Lots of cons: Noisy Large size Uses ink up FAST!! Ink expensive $80+ direct from Epson (cheapest source I could find). (You can buy a re-conditioned R260 for $59 shipped free from Epson, ink included -saves you $21, but haven't figured out what to do with the extra printers - they sell real cheap at auction, so I guess everyone is doing the same thing.
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Overall 4
4.0

Getting the tray to work!

Sam, Amazon
11 June 2007
  • Summary: Tray rejections with the R-200 is part of the design flaw of the early models. While tech support says that the tray is warped and you need to buy a new one-or two, it usually is just worn. Try this: First check the lip for warping, if it is warped, heat it with a hair dryer on high setting and flatten it between two flat surfaces. If it's worn, place a thin, and thinned, layer of clear nail polish on the wear marks on the bottom of the leading edge.
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Overall 4
4.0

Inefficient!!!

L.C., Amazon
11 May 2007
  • Summary: Prints well.. but runs out of ink tooo fast!!! ALL my ink cartridges were empty after a month of moderate use! It actually cost more to replace the ink then to buy an entirely new printer!!!
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Overall 4
4.0
Ease of use 6
6.0

Don't Waste Your Money

linnyj, epinions.com
11 April 2007
  • Excerpt: I bought this printer 3 months ago but I am going to have to buy a new printer.
  • Pros: Price....but still not low enough.
  • Cons: This printer is noisy; Ink is very expensive and it runs out quickly.
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Overall 4
4.0

Ink Hog

Bernhardt, Amazon
10 March 2007
  • Summary: I purchased the R260 solely for the CD/DVD print feature to replace an Epson Stylus 300 (with the same feature) that broke. After printing about 6 DVDs half the ink was used up in all 6 cartridges. The Epson 300 was still half full after printing about 3 dozen DVDs.
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