Reviews and Problems with Epson Stylus Photo R2880
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Epson 2880 Photo Printer
3 weeks ago
Summary: I purchased two Epson 2880 Photo printers over a year ago, one I use and one my daughter uses. Both printers have worked extremely well, produced the finest photo prints we have ever printed, and had no miss feeds of the photo paper. Also, without any special treatment, the color prints accurately reproduce the pictures shown on our color monitors.
Summary: The printer arrived very quickly and in perfect condition. This was refurbished so it wasn't packed like a new item, but very acceptable. Set up was relatively simple but I had a problem with the printer not recognizing the black ink cartridge as a matte versus photo cartridge so I didn't get the right paper selection. Got help from Epson and this is corrected but still have a problem with the driver upgrade. Will have to call to straighten this out.
Summary: Have only had my printer for about 3 weeks, however it is replacing my r1900 which I thought did a great job... This one however would appear to beat it by quite a bit.. I use this to print Photographs that I sell in various locations as well as some portrait photography and have had no complaints to date.
Summary: The R2880 is a great printer and does a very credible job with all types of media. My only complaint is the necessity to change out the photo black with matte black every time a plain paper document needs to be printed. It's time consuming, wastes ink, and it takes several attempts for the printer to recognize the change. Even with that, the printer does an admirable job at a reasonable price-point.
Summary: Hey, when it works it works well, but if you buy this printer you'd better dedicate it to one type of black ink (matte or photo). As others have said, making the printer recognize that you've changed the type of black ink is very, very frustrating and wastes ink. For some reason, it will cease to acknowledge that there IS ink in black ink in the cartridge you've just swapped back into the ink caddy - resulting in massive waste of time and materials.