Epson is a joke buy Canon unless you need the CD TRAY
15 January 2013
Summary: The Devils at Epson are being revealed! This little joker has lots of profit potential for Epson, since it has "chips in the ink" to make the printer have fits if you don't bleed $$$$ into it to keep it clean & running . (LOOK UP SPIKE CLEANING FOR YOUR MODEL) also learn to "reset" your ink cart with the SECRET RESET pin hole hidden on each cartridge. Look on Youtube for this info, before chucking them. The CD tray gets "bent" up so buy a new one occasionall.
Summary: I bought this printer for a friend as a gift, when we took it out of the box to try it out, it did not work. It gave an error "ink not recognized". Called Epson and they sent new ink cartridges, a week and half later all was OK. It was a sad gift to give because it sat there for two weeks. Once it got working she loves it.
Summary: I bought this to print black text on dvd's. I would think that it is total over kill for this but I was using a r260 before. It broke after a year. I went with this figuring that Epson made the dvd/cd feed feature better and learned from their first design. I think they did redesign the feeder because it looks like this one works different/better. I also bought the two year extended warranty. Now to the ink usage. I really can not believe how much ink this printer uses.
It's drinks ink like an alcoholic in a vat of beer!
Michael from the OC, Amazon
27 October 2007
Summary: All the previous reviews were dead on about this printer using ink like it's going out of style. It lasts a long time if your printing pages off the internet or for a term paper, but it's main use is supposed to be as a photo printer!@# I ignored the other posts thinking they were exaggerating about the ink usage. DON'T IGNORE THIS POST!
Michael Simpson "Owner of KronosRobotics.com", Amazon
27 September 2007
Summary: This printer prints a very nice photo. Its no slower or faster than any other printer in its price range. Expect to replace 2 ink cartridges for every 75, 4x6 photo that you print. That will cost you at least $32. That comes to a cost of $.42 per 4x6 print and $1.40 per 8x10 print. Please note that is the cost of ink not paper. When printing photos it only uses the LightMagenta, LightCyan and Yellow cartridges.
Summary: I have had my R380 for several months now. The print quality is excellent. I did a 50th anniversary project with it that turned out great. However it drank ink like a drunken sailor drinks booze on shore leave. I just cannot decide wether the quality offsets the cost of ink.
Summary: Over the years I have had 5 Epson printers. All have been great print quality, this one is no exception. It is the noisiest, maybe the noisiest ink jet printer I have ever seen...or heard. It is BIG. Bigger then some "all in one' printers. And the worst thing is the ink cost. I'm sure it uses the same amount of ink to do the job, but the cartridges are smaller then most and cost a more.
Died after 3 months of moderate use / replacement ok
Shayne Weyker, Amazon
16 April 2007
Summary: Mine gave errors on all ink carts at once (my second of each cart, all real epson ink, all far from empty) after only 3 months of use (printing maybe 40 discs, 20 dvd jacket inserts, 50 pages of b/w text). The printer was on a table that swayed a bit as it printed so maybe that affected it. Epson sent a refurb (not new) r380 as a replacement.