Reviews and Problems with Epson Stylus Photo R2880
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Epson color printer R2880
Bob Deffeyes "Amateur photographer", Amazon
6 October 2014
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. I expected a couple weeks of grief and messing around with plugged ports. This printer has done a great job for me. I was amazed it worked after three months of shutdown.
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. Color correct your monitor if you want to make sure you get images that look as you see them.
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. Epson drains ink for all your cartridges with each head cleaning.
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. That part of the print I can see looks great, but what happened? Oh, there's a clue; the ink light is now on! I wish the printer had warned me that I was running low BEFORE it started.
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. Cost- I do the majority of photo work in B and W photography and the printer is excellent at printing but is a real ink hog.
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. The 2800 makes prints that seem identical to those from the 2400 (which can no longer be obtained from Epson, although the extremely permanent Ultra Chrome inks can). So far, so good.
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. At a cost of $100+ a set of ink carts, this printer becomes expensive fast. It loves to go into cleaning sessions on its own, and it will soak through your inks quickly.
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. I'm extremely fussy about print quality, and the 2880 exceeded my expectations "right out of the box". I had read about that, but I hadn't expected it to be true.
Summary: If you are considering the purchase of an R2880 and are going to print on canvas (My Preference) to print one 13x19 you will need to start with about 3-5 sheets as after it jams each sheet multiple time they are mangled, I wish I never sold my HP B9180 printer it rarely jammed tech support was great and the HP Hannemuhle paper with the supplied ICC profiles were flawless. The print driver in photoshop was also an added benefit with the HP. I am going to go back to HP!