Summary: This printer did work well once for photos. As soon as the ink ran out (which was after only a few prints) I replaced it an it never worked well again. I've run many "tests" where the thing prints the bars to see if the head needs replacing, and after printing 6 of them and cleaning the heads 6...
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.
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.
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.
Summary: I received the printer (as a great gift) on January 16th, I set it up and it wouldn't print - the ink cartridge holder seemed stuck in place. I called Epson who shipped me out a replacement with no charge or delay. I used that printer for two weeks and it quit.