Reviews and Problems with Epson Stylus Photo R3000
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Excellent quality prints
Beth Humma, Amazon
29 July 2014
Summary: I had my R3000 for around 3 years. All features worked very well. Excellent quality prints. Quiet. Perfect in every way. Why only 2 stars? Recently the printer started to drip black ink blobs that would smear across the paper - literally thick wet blobs of ink. Of course my machine is out of warranty. Epson tech team has alway been excellent for support; they recommended I call their local approved repair shop.
Summary: I read all the reviews and talked with some professional photographers and decided to buy this model. I have been very disappointed. No where did it mention that this printer is extremely slow to print. I am printing fine art prints that I can only load one piece of paper manually at a time and it takes 1/2 hour to print 1 13 x 19 inch print. I would never have bought this printer if I had know these 2 facts.
Summary: This was a spectacular printer when it was working. But the black ink nozzles clogged frequently and eventually deposited black blobs of ink on the edges of the paper. Because I liked the quality of the prints, I took the printer to an authorized repair shop, where they replaced the print head, at considerable expense. They (and I) thought that would take care of the problem.
Summary: I bought the R3000 22 months ago. The print quality is fantastic - but I've printed only 15 of the 20 sheets of 8 1/2 x 11" paper that came in a bundle with the printer and I'm out of one ink and low on most others. Epson charges $150 for just the color inks and over $280 for the full set - so I'm paying at least $10 per 8 1/2 x 11" sheet and maybe more like $15 (and I've printed mostly smaller prints, so a fair amount of whitespace on those sheets).
Summary: You probably do not want a review from me until I can get a decent print out of this machine. Too bad it just doesn't print well right from the start. I'm giving it the benefit of the doubt because I'm hoping it is so vastly capable that I just haven't chosen the right options yet. I miss my old Epson printer and very much wish the the Print Settings window looked the same on an iMac as it did in Windows XP.
Summary: I bought this printer 2 months ago. It lasted 1 week before it broke. First they offered me a refurbished device but then gave me a brand new one as it was within 1 month of purchase. The new printer now broke again and I got a used and refurbished model instead. (sort of like buying a new car which breaks and then you get a replacement with 20k miles on it) The refurbished model is not detected by my PC though so I am now waiting for the 4th replacement of my printer.
Summary: This is my sixth Epson ink jet printer. The quality of printing from photographs with this printer is by far the best I have had. However, there are serious problems with it. After using it for a little over a month the printer has failed to recognise three (different) colour inks, and my printer has been unusable for some days after each of the failures.
Summary: " Great expectations were dashed when trying to calibrate with Photoshop, Aperture on a Mac. I followed all instructions, asked for help, rebooted drivers and still getting dark off colour prints. Should it really be this difficult?
gute Druckqualität, sehr schlechtes Medienhandling, nicht langlebig
Andreas Gryphius "andigry", Amazon
27 June 2013
Summary: Am Anfang habe ich die Mängel beim Medienhandling wegen der guten Druckqualität verschmerzt, aber nach einigen Monaten stören sie mich immer mehr: Es ist sehr aufwändig, Kunstdruckpapier (Fine Art Paper) unbeschädigt einzulegen. Das Papier muss in einen Schacht eingeführt werden, dabei stößt es auf Widerstand. Um an diesem Wiederstand vorbei zu kommen, führe ich zunächst dünnes Papier ein und lasse das Kunstdruckpapier daran entlang gleiten.
Excerpt: такой опыт учит покупать старое и проверенное и не гнаться за техническими новинками. советую не покупать.
Pros: Замену чернил делаем редко. четкость, можно различить множество мелких линий на чертежах
Cons: черный цвет печатает отвратительно, идеального черного так и не добился - какой то темно серый оттенок, с пятнами. если печать двухсторонняя - приготовьтесь к сюрпризу - ролик потрет краску на уже распечатанной стороне. печатает быстро, но вместе с подготовкой к печати - наверное самый медленный принтер в мире, порой чтобы напечатать 1 страницу А4, приходиться ждать 5 минут. при печати без полей, пачкает обе стороны листа. в целом, с одними и теми же настройками эпсон...