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 it's auto-load after 3 prints.) It sounds great to have the multiple cartridge option, and in practice it *almost* works well - I only replace what I need.
Summary: I have had this printer for just over a year and I must say that I am not all that impressed. All the photos I print (from several different programs) are all dark. I constantly have problems loading DVDs into the printer. Just yesterday it took me 8 attempts to successfully print 1 DVD. And this thing eats ink.
Has its good points but the bad points outweight them.
Chad Simmons "gideond", Amazon
1 December 2004
Summary: First the PROS: 1) excellent print quality on both paper and CD/DVD media. 2) Has card readers built in and ability to capture directly from it's own USB port from devices such as a digital camera. 3) card port can be used in passthrough so it acts just like a normal card reader. 4) fairly quiet overall. 5) not a bad price for the printer itself and you can get the R200, same printer without card reader basically for about $100.
Summary: I bought this printer because of the cd printing capabilities - which are awesome, IF you are running OS 10.3 or earlier. If you have installed 10.3.4 or higher, the cd printing shifts out of alignment and CANNOT BE ADJUSTED. At the time of writing this, Epson is still sporting the 1.7bA driver - which was released in October 2003 and was written for Jaguar.
Summary: This printer worked very well using the Windows XP software but when they put out Pac 2 software this printer cas become a dog. Epson has sent me a new driver and it dose not work any better than the old software. The print quality is very good but with the pack 2 software it takesd upto 2 1/2 minutes to start printing which is too long.