Reviews and Problems with Epson Stylus Photo R2880
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Don't buy this one--buy a newer Epson with the same print technology and an improved paper feed.
J. G. Heiser, Amazon
18 November 2014
Summary: This printer makes absolutely beautiful prints, especially on matte finish fine art paper. But the rear feeding mechanism that you need to use for these higher quality papers is fatally flawed.
Summary: Our moving plans caused me to shut down the unit while we sold the house and moved. I followed the directions exactly. After 3 months of downtime, I hooked it up an hour ago. I printed a photo and it came out PERFECTLY on the first try. NOT what I expected.
Summary: Epson Stylus Photo R2880 Wide-Format Color Inkjet Printer is a excellent printer. My major is graphic design, so I need to do a lot of print works. This machine can totally reach my requirement.
Summary: This is a 5 Star Printer if you use it every week. The prints are great, both color and black and white. There isn't much more you could want. This is not for an unthinking amateur. It is going to work best if you use a good software program, use custom ICCs for paper and select from Epson papers.
All the hassel of a $50 disposable printer but only for $600
Clerics of the Midwest, Amazon
7 July 2013
Summary: I used to be a big fan of Epson, but this printer has thoroughly ruined the brand for me. The print heads clog constantly. It supports 8 color printing but the additional 4 heads just multiply your chance for a head clog. When you do try to clear it you cannot just clear the one head.
Summary: I've had my R2880 for a year or so (Amazon doesn't remember when it sold it to me, so I guess it was a while back.) I was marveling over the appearance of an 11 x 14 as it emerged from the printer. Started the next print and 3/4 the way through the printer stopped.
Summary: Needing a good but "lower" end printer I did some research and settled on this model mostly based on its black and white features. I am generally happy with the decision but after working with it for a few months I have found a few things that make the printer review less than it could be.
Summary: I have used Epson 13X19" color printers for a dozen years. Several years ago I bought the Stylus 2400, which is the predecessor to the 2800 I'm reviewing today. I still have the 2400, and it still works perfectly, but I know it won't last forever.
Summary: Once you get the R2880 calibrated, the printer produces excellent color results. With the UltraChrome K3 pigments, you can get long-lasting prints that will impress for years to come. My problem with the R2880 is bang-for-buck. This printer GUZZLES ink like a large SUV.
Summary: This is a review of the Epson 2880 photo printer, not the 1900. I seriously considered the 1900 but I'm very glad I chose the 2880 instead. This is the sixth Epson photo printer I've owned. They've all been excellent, but this one is the best by a wide margin.