Pros: Plays nicely with CISS units. Great Photo Quality, and capable of as many as 200 years of archival quality. In short, one need not worry about photo fading as long as the photos are kept in proper storage. Reasonably fast in draft mode. I use this pr
Cons: It's hard to get mad at a printer that is still working after 5 years of hard use. OEM inks are outrageously priced, in fact they cost more than the printer. It's impossible to justify paying for OEM ink.
Summary: This is a very good entry type level printer that is robust and reliable. I've used a few of them and have been very pleased. The DVD printing and the ability to use aftermarket external ink tanks (CIS) make this an excellent buy. Although not super fast, printing quality is very good to excellent. Recommended.
Summary: Originally, I bought this printer as a used unit to be used solely for printing imprintable dvd's. So far, that's a work in progress. I have done some cardstock printing and that turned out nice. This printer's lifesblood is six color cartridges that run about $15 each from Epson; on the generic market a R260 compatible cartridge set goes for $20 for all six including shipping.
Summary: I have had many many printers and this printer and the R380 print 4X6 digital photos as good as I have ever done. But I give it a 4 because Epson caused the Federal Trade Commission to ban all imported ink cartridges,(not OEM), that are compatible with Epson. My point being the OEM Ink is too expensive.I spent hours checking all the inkjet websites for compatiable R260/R380 refills to no avail. All said,"Not Available at this time.
Summary: I like the price of this printer and the functions it has for the price compared to some other brands. It has some faults like the print head starts getting clogged after a bout a year of normal use and even sooner if it is left on and not used for several days. I know how to service it and get it working again since I have 2 of these printers and have had 2 of the previous model.