Summary: This is the second R340 I've purchased. I bought my first one years ago to replace an R300, and the R340 has been a real champ. Because I go through a lot of ink printing CDs, I did put a continuous ink system on the printer, as well as an ink recovery bottle on the back. These two options/modifications to the printer not only make it cheap to operate, but extend the life (as I think I got two or three ink pad resets out of my previous R340, before the black on the print...
Summary: This is by far one of the best 6 color printers I have used and owned. Photos are produced beautifully, especially on the matt paper by Epson. I really do like this machine, and have had two of this model.
Summary: I like it, I decide to buy because picture quality,light weight don't take much space like my other printer. The other thing is that I can print CD/DVD cover on this printer too. Cheaper ink cardtridges and easy to carry back and forth.
Summary: If one cartridge gets empty it WILL NOT print! And it's ALWAYS OUT!!! There is no workaround! Can't print black if any color is out! Does not like other brand ink, so you'll be stuck paying through the nose for it...and it uses a LOT of ink. I've had it! This thing has been a thorn in my side for 3 years, it's going to the dump!
Summary: Epson Stylus Photo R340 Good all-rounder. Paper seldom jams,(unlike my HP laser) prints on CD's, thin copy paper and card stock, refillable cartridges using bulk ink costs only pennies per page!
Summary: THE GOOD: This is a great printer if you are techically minded. This printer has exellent print quality and uses 6 cartridges (2 blues, 2 reds, black and yellow) which allows for individual replacement. Non-OEM replacement ink and refillable cartridges that don't need to be reset are abundanant and cheap and the inks I've found are just as good if not better than OEM. This printer can print straight from a USB, SD card and other forms of flash media.
Summary: The dreaded nozzle clog has hit me - no matter how much I clean the head and whether the ink cartridges are new or not, the printer will not print correctly. It used to print great color and worked well without any paper jams. I used cheap replacement ink and although it protested by telling me it was non-genuine epson ink, it still worked ok. The CD tray was problematic from the start and I think it's a common theme among most users of this model.