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.
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.
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.
Pros: Prints CDs/DVDs very well. 77 long life ink cartridges are much better than the 78s. Finally quit printing on CD/DVD altogether, probably gummed up inside with too much ink. Had it for two or three years, fairly heavily used. Yes, the print quality gets b
Cons: Fairly slow, loud, too frequently goes into "christmas tree mode" (all the front panel LEDs flash) when printing CDs/DVDs and sometimes have to power cycle it to clear those. Print heads gum up too often, resulting in streaky printing.
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.
Summary: This printer exceeds my expectation because it does not only print, documents, photos and CD's but it can also print PVC ID's (PVC ID tray can be bought separately). I use this printer to print pocket calendar on PVC ID. I love the printing result because the color is crisp, vivid and real. Besides that it prints so fast. What attracts me to buy this printer is the low price but still it works the same as other expensive printer.
Epson Stylus Photo R280 Digital Photo Inkjet Printer
2 February 2011
Summary: This is a great photo quality printer- I use only for photo and have a laser printer for documents. No bells and whistles on this (scanner/fax,wireless etc.) printer, but it does amazing photos. - This is an upgrade to the R260 I had before- the drawback is that the printer stops working after a time as it has an automatic shut off after a certain amount of cleanings of the heads. It cant be started without a manufacturers restart using software.