Summary: Printer is working. It came, however, missing power and interface cables. Seller furnished these after a query. Printer obviously had not been used for a long while. I had to do numerous head cleanings to get all colors to solidly print. This used up a lot of very expensive ink.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Summary: Produces excellent photo prints when using Epson ink and paper. I just hope I can get near that quality with generics because it is pointless to spend so much on Epson's inks and paper when you can get your prints so much cheaper at a photo lab.
Summary: I bought this printer on 14th December. It is January 7th and already out of ink. I've printed less than 50 text pages and about 5 photos although the photos are excellent. Everytime I print something it cleans the heads and the indicated tank level drops by about 10%.