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.
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 .
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%.