Reviews and Problems with Epson Stylus Photo R3000
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Replacing my R2400 with the R3000
Frank Schorr, Amazon
14 November 2014
Summary: So let me start off by saying I'm really bitter about my decision to buy this machine. I wished I could keep using my Epson R2400, but it really wastes more ink now than ever mostly because the quality is no longer good. It still prints great when it wants to, but usually between ink swaps debris and gunk get caught from somewhere and dirties the prints. Not all the time. I've printed with this machine since it came into the market.
Summary: Immediately between print jobs, my R3000 often decides to run an unrequested cleaning cycle. Not only does this drain costly ink, but it takes about 10 minutes of my valuable time, competely stalling productivity. Furhter, when you switch between photo and matte ink, it goes through another ink-pumping cycle to get purge ink in the tubes, wasting more ink.
Summary: I have been unable to fix the problem of black ink dripping on my prints. There two (2) Epson service center in Dallas, TX. I would not trust either one. The only solution is to buy a new printer.
Summary: Using it with a Mac Pro. Instructions are not great as it took a long time to figure out how to get the settings right. Still struggle with getting it to change the black ink right. My photo prints have random red ink droplets on them, usually 1 or 2 drops per photo. They are still wet on printout but leave a spot if you try to dab them off. Was always happy with printshop and windows and epson, not so pleased with new epson, printshop, and mac.
Summary: I love the printer but am not happy in the least that Epson doesn't provide icc profiles for this printer and Ultra Premium Photo Paper Luster. When that's corrected I'll give 5 stars happily!
Summary: OK, my heart was broken when I had to put my Epson R-2400 into the recycle bin. Gawd I loved that machine. Eight years of twenty 8x10s every day. 13x19s several times a week. 4x6s all the time.Not to mention all the folding card stock that went through it. I expect the R-3000 to be even better. Nice digital display on the front showing status and cartridge levels. The ink cartridges are separate from the bird that flies across the paper.
Summary: This is my 2nd R3000 in a little over 2 years. Output is very good. Clogged head is the problem. On my [just over 2 years old] R3000 the head clogged after swapping PK to MK inks for printing my Xmas cards. Swapped back to PK and it clogged. No amount of head cleaning would clear the print head. 2 weeks in the repair shop and almost $200 in bills and still clogged. I will no longer swap inks in the new unit and live with the PK ink for all my printing.
Summary: Prints nice photos. I use it with LR4 and now 5. I like the Advanced BW setting. Sucks ink like there's no tomorrow and swapping from PK to MK, well that really sucks ink. But, those are know issues and how we keep printer makers in business. For certain jobs I'll just send out to Costco, icc profiles and nice paper.
Summary: As a long time Epson owner I purchased the Epson R3000 expecting professional-level quality and reliability. On both scores this printer leaves something to be desired. For example, within 3 months, the printer jammed and then would not print. I had to take it into get repaired. It was repaired and I picked it up but it immediately would drop ink on every print. Back to repair.