Karma B. Kitaj, PhD "Karma Kitaj, Life Spring Coaching", Amazon
25 November 2013
Summary: I would not recommend this printer unless you have a bottomless wallet. I hate that it won't let me print in black and white if a color is low. Perhaps it's good for photos but don't buy it for anything else.
Summary: I had my previous printer for 5+ years but my grandson needed one so I purchased this Epson thinking I could start printing photos with it. I'm ready to trash the darn thing. It uses ink like it's drinking water. I'm going to try and return it to Amazon.
Summary: I installed the ink carts on the R380 and got the "ink carts cannot be recognized" message. Found that this is a common problem when doing a search. I should have researched better. Epson junk.
Summary: I used my R300 until I got the message that it's service life was over. Ink costs ran about $100.00 per month, like my child support. Now I recieved my R380 and it arrives without ink cartridges. What kind of a deal is that? I didn't need the cable that doesn't come with it, thank God.
Summary: This printer, like most other Epsons is an ink hog. Moderate amounts of printing drains the ink cartridge and you'll be constantly buying and stocking spares. When you look at the costs of this, its far cheaper and better to have photos printed by professional photo processors than to deal with...
Summary: This printer gulps down expensive ink at an alarming rate. I printed a dozen cd's and four 5 x 7 photos and it used about 75% of the ink that came in the cartridges that came with it. The ink is pricey, nearly $14 a cartridge. Yes it prints nicely but the cost of ink is prohibitive.
Summary: Was ready to buy the R380. Our Kingston SD card did not work in the display models at BestBuy and CompUSA. The Pic demo did not work in either store. The same SD card works fine in both our digital cameras, as well as my Dell SD slot.