Reviews and Problems with Epson Stylus Photo R2880
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Amazon Customer "Chi-Squared", Amazon
23 November 2011
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.
Fantastic printer with minor paper alignment issues
John Wyatt, Amazon
19 August 2009
Summary: Fantastic quality for my demanding needs as a graphic designer and artist. I could not be happier with the print quality. The only issue with the 2880 is the same that plagued the 2200 it replaced. Feeding a stack of Epson Double Sided Matted Paper (S041568) always causes alignment problems, whether it is five or fifty sheets. I produce a double sided catalog and I have to feed each sheet individually or the pages will not line up front and back.
Summary: As a previous owner of an Epson R1800, I expected nothing short of extraordinary with the R2880. The R1800 met every need I had and produced quality prints with absolutely no hassles. Does the R2880 live up to the same standard? The R2880 is not a direct upgrade from R1800 (which was replaced with the R1900), so I will not compare the two in every aspect. However, as an amateur photographer I have gotten used to the prints that the R1800 produced.
UBELIEVABLE quality, confusing, sucks ink like crazy, ICC profiles stink
E. Merritt, Amazon
28 June 2009
Summary: Long story short, the quality of this printer is simply stunning. (Am giving it four stars because the quality is literally amazing.) However, I wanted to use Moab canvas, and found out later the ICC profiles were not available for the R1900. I moved on to Epson paper with the Epson profiles and viola! perfect images. The buttons are less than intuitive, and the you have to be careful to cut rolls of paper perfectly straight or else canvas will not load. (Frustrating.
Summary: We received the printer in good order. When it was time to print the trouble started. I bought Epson brand paper with the printer. I put the paper in the single paper feed slot and it wouldn't work. I called Technical Support not 15 minutes after I opened the box. We went through the process several times with the same result. It wouldn't feed through the single sheet feeder. He finally suggested I use the multiple sheet feeder and it worked.
Summary: Before commenting on the print quality of the Epson 2880, which is astounding, I want to say a few words about moving from a letter size printer to a wider format printer (in this case to a 13"x19" cut sheet or 44" long panorama). Having owned several letter size printers, I can report it is very much like graduating from a one touch digital camera to a D-SLR and the multitude of lenses available for it.
Summary: Just made my first few prints with the Epson 2880 - the sharpness and color saturation is quite amazing. I have been printing with Epson printers for better than twelve years and this printer is the fastest, sharpest and richest color printer I have seen. Printing in 16 bit color mode the Epson profiles for Premium Lustre paper is remarkably accurate - no need for a custom calibrator to create a specific profile.
Summary: I am a "serious" amateur photographer and have used this printer for about three months. So far, my experience has been: Easy Setup, High quality prints, Durable construction, Compact Design. Only frictional points are: The black inks [Photo Black & Matte Black] have to be changed when you switch from gloss/luster paper to matte. Also, ink consumption may make Epson happy, but not my wallet.
Summary: I got the printer tonight. I was able to get it up and operating in less than an hour. So far I have printed off 6 8x10 prints. All of them are of very good quality. It took far longer to get good prints from my R2400, when I first got it.