Fortune on Ink.. even if you only want to use black ink
Michael Stefancic, Amazon
7 August 2007
Summary: This is a piece of junk. I mostly only use the black ink however, I am forced to replace all my colours when each of the other ones dry up which is every couple months. The software prevents the user from printing, even if the image is all black and you tell it to use black ink only.
Summary: This printer produces wonderful photo prints and does a great job with printable CDs, too. Here are the negatives: 1. VERY expensive inks. As is the case with most inkjets, Epson expects to make its money with ink cartridge sales.
Summary: This printer is teriffic for labeling CD/DVD and has made my LightScribe obsolete because of its ability to print in color. I am able to print as many pictures as I like or am able to put on the disc and then title it in any color I desire.
Summary: This is the second Epson printer that I've had and the second time I've been unhappy. However, the printer often has trouble with just basic printing. The paper doesn't feed right or gets jammed, picture paper and CDs must be placed just right or they are completely messed up (the CD tray stopped...
Excessive Ink Consumption - VERY expensive to operate
D. Smania, Amazon
28 March 2006
Summary: The ink consumption in this printer is beyond unacceptible. I am CONSTANTLY replacing ink cartridges and this is a very low-use printer. In my opinion, what many of the printer manufacturers are now doing to FORCE excessive ink consumption is borderline criminal.
TERRIBLE FOR CD or DVD PRINTING - GULPS INK AS WELL
19 January 2006
Summary: After using this for a month and doing everything possible to try to get it to print CDs under OSX, I am forced to reconsider my initial review of this product. Downgrading it from 3 stars to 1. This is my 3rd Epson printer.
Summary: The Photo R300 is easy to use, provides wonderful pictures, and can be used for decent text, too. If you develop technical problems, technical support is quick to provide complete instructions to help you rectify them.
Summary: When I bought this printer, I only had Windows (XP) computers. It installed easily and worked very well, with excellent print quality. I've since begun using an iMac G5 and hooked the Epson to it instead of my PC.
Summary: This printer is a good value and has always done a flawless job on paper for me. It also prints very nicely directly on CDs. The only problem I have is that it often takes me 3 or 4 tries to convince it to print directly on a CD. It keeps telling me the tray isn't loaded properly.