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6.6 out of 10

Epson Stylus Photo R280

Print brilliant, 4“ x 6” photos in as fast as 11 seconds or text Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Epson Stylus Photo R280

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Overall 10
10

Great printer. DO NOT 'upgrade' to the artisan 50 from this printer

g. johnston "g. johnston", Amazon
11 April 2014
  • Summary: Epson will tell you that the Artisan 50 is a newer version of the R280. It is simply a crappier version. In fact, 'crappier' does not begin to explain how horrible the Artisan 50 is. The R280 is a wonderful printer, stick with this model. My R280 died, I went with the 'newer' model, and have been horribly disappointed. When I can afford it, I will switch back to the R280. A reliable printer that actually prints the colors and contrast you ask it to.
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Overall 2
2.0

Item not as advertised

Mike Greene, Amazon
28 December 2013
  • Summary: Although the item was advertised and listed as new, it is/was not new. The outside showed fairly extreme signs of use and the installed ink cartridges were almost completely expended - i.e., less than 10 percent remaining. No way to tell if these were the originally-installed cartridges. Not all the parts were provided with the item. The CD/DVD tray is missing.
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Overall 2
2.0

Aviod like the plague

chris cameron, Amazon
9 March 2013
  • Summary: PIECE OF JUNK. It uses six ink cartridges and if you are running low of a color like cyan it will not print black and white. I am in a jam and just trying to print a simple document and Epson will not let me print unless I buy a new Cyan cartridge.
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Overall 10
10

FLAWLESS

Peter, Amazon
10 December 2012
  • Summary: This printer is a god. If you need high quality color prints on a WHOLE MESS of mediums (PVC card, CD, etc) this is the printer for you. If using for creating personal ID badges, the pigment ink adheres to special inkjet PVC cards and makes them virtually waterproof. Even buying it used, the printer has still never failed me thus far.
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Overall 4
4.0

Annoying

Fifi1628, Amazon
13 November 2012
  • Summary: It can only print when has ink from all colors even when I want to print a resume and letter that only needs black ink.
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Overall 4
4.0

No one honored warranty

Robert A. Zelkovsky, Amazon
11 August 2012
  • Summary: I have used Epson for many years, usually reliable. I bought this printer from Amazon but through a third party. I did not know this was a discontinued item. Six months later product failed and no one will honor warranty. I am stuck buying a new printer.
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Overall 10
10

Good Printer

Marie Daniels, Amazon
2 February 2012
  • Summary: I've read a lot of negative reviews on this product and don't understand why. I bought the Epson R280 from Amazon on September 2010 and its still working great. People need to understand that printers do different things and as such this one is great for printing on DVD's & CD's. I've also used it to make I.D. badges for employees. With the CISS attached I didn't have to refill any ink for a year and a half. So that means it only cost $35 in ink. Now that's a great deal.
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Overall 2
2.0

Worthless

blankleaveblankIIIII, Amazon
24 October 2011
  • Summary: I don't have one single reason to recommend this printer. Came free with a camera. Wasn't worth the price. The photo quality is 4/10. Better than nothing, but for the cost of the ink you could just order photos from you photo software "order prints". Who wants low quality photos? The printer doesn't accept 8 x11 paper. Why in the world? Text printing is mediocre - if for some odd reason you need to print on smaller than 8 x 11 paper, which is the only size it takes.
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Overall 6
6.0

Excellent quality low durability

threshold22, epinions.com
27 August 2011
  • Summary: Maybe I just had the 5% of the printers failure. Chances is that you may have the 95% of it.
  • Pros: Excellent picture quality with CD printing feature.
  • Cons: The motor is directly where the ink might leak.
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Overall 2
2.0

So Bad

Denise K "Denise", Amazon
28 June 2011
  • Summary: I write reviews on the biggest curve, if I give a bad review, its because its REALLY bad - usually I just keep my mouth shut. This printer is awful. I have to do a nozzle cleaning every time I print. I've wasted so many printable dvds over printing, seeing lines or weird coloration, I'll clean the nozzle which wastes a ton of ink and then I'll print with no lines but really, no saturation or contrast.... the printer is awful even when it's doing a good job.
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