Summary: Hey, I really want to like this printer. But how can I review anything except the fact it came DOA from Epson? After a fairly quick session with Tech Support, I got redirected to the RETURNS department. A new printer is supposed to be here in a couple of days. I will be receiving a return label via email for the bad unit. Let's see how this pans out. At least this round, their customer support was fine.
Summary: I am not one to review products in general, however, my level of frustration with this printer is immense. This printer is extremely finicky, making loading and printing on heavier paper time consuming, often stopping in the middle of a job and requiring cancelation of the job, and slow print time. This coupled with the cost of ink and the cost of paper that has been wasted on this machine infuriating.
've been using (and using up) Epson color ink-jet printers ...
Andriy K., Amazon
14 July 2014
Summary: 've been using (and using up) Epson color ink-jet printers for a very long time. My previous Epson all-in-one was a r1900 model, which I put through the ringer and it lasted five years and many thousands of pages. The r3000 lasted less than six months and perhaps a hundred pages before it simply crapped out and stopped printing reliably.
Excerpt: Recommended by the Online technology guy in Halifax to print on card stock. Could not get colors anywhere close using Photoshop or the printer settings. Had to call Epson Tech support twice. Their short answer (including saying the manual was wrong) -- never use anything other than Epson paper. Not an option. Card stock must be 13" x 17" to use front feed. Not an option. Buy HP. I print using Epson Matte Canvas in the HP with no problem.
Summary: so far my epson r3000 is not working. I've received the first refurbished replacement for my new r3000 which malfunctioned after 2 weeks of use. So my star rating is still pending. But being unable to print anything while UPS transports replacement parts ( I am now awaiting new ink cartridges that were defective on my refurbished printer), gets a little tedious. So that's my reveiw.
Summary: I hate this printer. Worst investment I have ever made. It does not sync well with an iMac at all. Always issues with it telling me the wrong ink is on deck or an ink is low when it is not. Throw yourself a roast in the crockpot when you want to print something. It can take several minutes for it to even cue or warm up to print. And hopefully it will take the print stock in straight on the first try. I am very dissatisfied with this printer and DO NOT recommend it.
Summary: My R3000 is dead in the water after 2 years of use. It's my 4th Epson, the most expensive and the quickest to die. Actually the ONLY one to die. The problem is the black ink. I have learned that switching from Photo Black to Matte Black inks will soon cause the lines and print heads to clog. It begins with black ink blobs on photos and ends with totally clogged black ink lines. There is no happy ending to this issue.
Do not recommend... read my letter to Epson support.
P. Kleinschmidt "ProPhoto", Amazon
16 December 2013
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 ([...] 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.