Reviews and Problems with Epson Stylus Photo R2880
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Use It Or Lose It
NY Steve, Amazon
3 August 2013
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.
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: Features: 1. Make prints up to 13 x 44 inches (via paper roll) 2. Resolution of 5760 x 1440 dpi 3. Droplets as small as 3 picoliters 4. Use various media from plain, photo, presentation and fiber paper to fine art papers and boards as thick as 1.3mm 5. Print directly to a supported CD/DVD 6. Two (2) USB 2.0 ports to connect to multiple computers 7.
Summary: In my opinion, a large format printer is mostly for the large-format printing photographer who doesn't contract out for printing services. With all the printing services available, its hard to justify the cost of this printer. However, it can produce stunning photos of large sizes. It serves it purpose well, but its an expensive printer compounded by the costs of catridge replacment.
Summary: I'm afraid this will be brief, but to the point. If you want incredible print quality for photos on gloss, satin, matt or HQ inkjet paper then look no further. Printing black and white is a dream. True b&w with the light black, light light black, and either the gloss black or matt black cartridge. Swapping over that cartridge whenever you want to switch paper from gloss to matt is a bit annoying, but hey ho, you learn to deal with it.
Summary: This printer is capable of great results but you have to jump through many hoops to get them. There are many irritating little quirks and two of the most annoying are the temperamental paper feed, which randomly jams far too often, and the fact that changing the two black cartridges doesn't always work because the printer sometimes fails to recognise which cartridge has been inserted.
Summary: I purchased my R2880 printer in September 2008 and should have known better than to purchase another Epson printer. Everybody should take note that after you have had the printer for more than 30 days, if a fault develops, they will only replace it with a reconditioned substitute. I purchased an Epson A4 printer 2 years ago and didn't remove it from the box until 6 weeks after purchase. It was faulty from day one.
Summary: Good news: superb results; use Epson paper or Permajet with Permajet custom ICC profiles and you won't be disappointed. Bad news: the printer uses 9 ink cartridges and only has 8 slots so every time you swap between matt and gloss you have to manually change a cartridge, losing expensive ink in the process. Other Epson printers intelligently choose which permanently installed black cartridge to use, why not this one?
Good quality prints but poor documentation and expensive ink
Stpehen K. Knibbs, Amazon
29 December 2008
Summary: I bought this to replace an R800 that was showing banding on photos and which the local Epson service agent was unable to fix. It was easy enough to set up and the prints look great. I used genuine Epson ink and premium glossy photo paper with Photoshop colour management (the software installation automatically added the R2880 colour profiles to the Photoshop print menu). Blacks are particularly good - the R800 blacks had a warm colour cast.
Excerpt: в целом аппарат хорош, но требует предварительного ознакомления с индивидуальными особенностями этой модели в интернете ещё до покупки, брать такой лучше после другого, тоже струйного и желательно фотопринтера, чтобы покупающий не чувствовал себя оленем, когда у него появится этот девайс.
Pros: высокое качество во всех проявлениях - как изготовления, так и печати, работает из под Винды и Мака.
Cons: очень прожорлив и разорит, если печатать на оригинальных картриджах, абсолютно не приемлет неаккуратного отношения, непрофессиональных установок альтернативных расходных материалов - снпч и перезаправляемых картриджей, могут криво встать драйверы, как на Винде, так и в Маке, свои особенности параметров печати...