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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Summary: I bought this from Amazon 35 days ago and I should have waited. The price dropped less than a few weeks after it was delivered. The ink smears if it gets wet, even after drying for several days and the ink is expensive, impossible to find. I bought this printer to print directly on cd's,dvd's etc, It does an OK job on the direct to disk printing but I am less than thrilled with the amount of ink that it uses.
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.
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.