Reviews and Problems with Epson Stylus Photo R3000
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Do not recommend... read my letter to Epson support.
P. Kleinschmidt "ProPhoto", Amazon
3 days ago
Summary: Hi, I can't believe I am writing to you. I have been a loyal Epson client for years. I have used every Gemini printer and then some. I have a portrait studio in Summit, NJ (www.peterwallburgstudios.com)and last year purchased an R3000 printer. In the past two months I have been sent 3 replacement printers. Today the last one stopped working properly. When I called tech support they informed me that I am now out of warrenty and that I have to take it to a repair center.
Summary: My R3000 worked great (5 stars) over the first 1.5 years. BUT then began to deposit blobs of black ink and/or streaks on photo prints. Nozzle cleaning worked at first, but the problems returned after a few days at first and then after an hour or less. I used the product for personal photo printing on a regular basis taking care to use only Epson inks and quality papers.
Summary: If you are a fine artist who does their own prints on Epson Velvet Art Paper single sheets, DO NOT BUY THIS MACHINE!I have had this machine replaced & it still will not load paper from the front loader into the back loader for printing. Tonight , I have been trying for over an 2 hours to get ONE sheet loaded and all I get is errors of not loaded corrected.
Summary: Purchased this printer for printing heat transfer papers. The ink bled and I could not get a decent print when printing to these types of papers. I own an Epson Pro 4000 and until it stopped working I had no problem printing on this type of paper. The instructions for this printer when using larger than standard US paper was poorly written or explained. I was very disappointed with this printer!!!
Front loader does not work. Complete loss of time and money.
27 May 2013
Summary: I bought that printer for the paper front loading capabilities and this simply just does not work. For this budget, you basically get a cheap consumer printer that weight a tons. I spent countless hours feeding paper and looking at videos online to find out what could I do wrong. Adding to this that my printer was probably already used when I open the box. Somewhat too expensive of an item to be purchased on Amazon.
Summary: Compared to the R2400 the R3000 is a downgrade, imo. Working from Mac OS Mountain Lion its necessary to download printer drivers rather than insert a cd. Down load took over 2.5 hrs. - an unacceptably long time.