Summary: The Epson line of printers that allow you to print on CDs and DVDs have always had a problem with ejecting the disc tray. Some improvements were made between the original R200 and the R260. The R380 seems to have taken a step backwards in reliability of operation. If you print a lot of discs, go with the 60 series.
Summary: In my usage of this printer, I believe Epson is making a killing on ink sales. I only print on DVDs and only print black and just a few lines of text at that, yet the other colors also show the same decreased print level. I don't believe there is any actual sensor that detects the amount of ink in the cartridges. It is a counter so whether you use the color or not, each print counts against the cartridge.
Summary: I bought this Epson R380 printer to print DVD labels, something it never managed to do completely, which is why I returned it. Epson seems to put all its technology into preventing Epson owners from using generic inks. Not only did this printer not print DVD labels, it was unable to print without problems JPEG images I had with over 20 MBs of data. To get it to do anything took time, the printer is in slow speed most of the time.