Reviews and Problems with Epson Stylus Photo R2880
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Epson Stylus Photo R2880
30 June 2010
Excerpt: The Epson Stylus Photo R2880 is a new professional photo printer on the market from the printer giant, Epson. It prints professional quality photo prints at a size up to 13 x 19-inches or even on a roll. While the price tag may seem expensive to the average consumer, to the professional or even the amateur photographer, it's well-worth the money.
Pros: Stunning color & grayscale printing, Large paper sizes supported, Very fast printing, Many individual ink colors
Summary: Last year we reviewed the 3800, Epson’s A2 printer, and it produced stunning results. We also liked the R2400 printer, but was never 100% happy with the construction of the printer – parts felt flimsy and never inspired confidence for professional work. The R2880 is Epson’s 4th generation pigment ink printer and enjoys the same design and build quality as the 3800 and R1900. The overall finish and attention to detail is first rate.
Pros: The compact printer design – when closed it takes up very little desk space. Print colours are exceptionally good and vibrant. The new printer interface and Photoshop Print plug-in. Black and White printing.
Cons: The small ink cartridges (11ml). Purging Black inks when swapping media types (Glossy to Matte and vice versa). PictBridge on an A3+ printer, not something a serious photographer would use. Roll media on an A3 printer.
Summary: The Epson Stylus Photo R2880 has emerged as the new standard for high quality photo reproduction. With a relatively low initial price point and decent consumable efficiency, the R2880 is a must-have for any semi-professional photographer looking to print their own photos at home.
Pros: Fantastic photo printing, great build quality, A3+ media capability